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Maria Mejia • 4212 Maybank Av. • Lakewood, CA 90712 •

home 562-425-4949 • cell 562-857-1307

Computer-to-plate, proofing, Mac stripping, graphic design


My focus is on obtaining a position in a commercial printing pre-press department where I can expand my skills in electronic page imposition and layout and increase my knowledge of practical graphic applications.

During my career in pre-press, I have had the opportunity to be part of the new wave of technology in the printing industry from hands on manual stripping and conventional plating and proofing, to digital imaging and electronic prep. My most recent experience is in digital plate and proof output.

I have entry level knowledge of the Rampage Ripping system and an introduction to Preps 4.0 layout in the Mac platform. I'm proficient in Quark Express 4.0, Photoshop 6.0 and Illustrator 9. Other skills include step and repeat operation, four color stripping and proof assembly. Additionally, I have excellent communication skills and proficiency in writing and editing copy and speak Spanish as a second language.

In the last four years, I have helped implement a digital working environment for two service bureaus that wanted to offer computer-to-plate services to their customers. I worked closely with clients, press personnel and mac operators to determine the exact plate specifications needed to create templates and grids for both sheet fed and web press plates. During the process, I developed an in house How-To manual, describing the process of digital plate output using the Rampage ripping system. My duties required that I maintain the Creo Trendsetter and Kodak plate processing line. I also ordered and kept track of all supplies and parts and performed routine diagnostics of the entire computer-to-plate system.

Most recent experience

9/2000 - 4/2002 Studio Image Burbank, CA

8/1998 - 9/2000 Southwest Color, Van Nuys, CA


2002 LinoGraphics school, Orange, CA

1988 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

1980 California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA


Lisa Mays, Studio Image, Production CSR 818-886-8661

JC Preuss, Linographics, Instructor 714-639-0511




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