Graphic Designers

Have your own prep department

Never again be told your file won’t work,
or deliver printing that doesn’t match it.

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Photographers

Focus on the next great shot

Post-production services help you correct color,
retouch images, and manage/distribute assets.

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Commercial Printers

Keep the presses running

Preflight, prep, and proofs, to perfection.
Now just print.

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Publishers

Meet deadlines free of error

Add to your team decades experience
producing books and magazines.

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Creative Studios

Automate Productivity
and Consistency

Adobe Creative Cloud scripting from
simple tasks to complete workflows.

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Graphic Designers

Have a prepress expert on demand. There is no project too large or small, or need too little or great. Whatever the project scope, you’re the boss, directing a skilled assistant who is always willing to share his know-how.

  • Preflight and prep to printer’s specifications
  • Solve file problems and technical challenges
  • Experienced with all layout and supporting applications
  • Image scanning, color correction, and retouching
  • Complex data import into layouts
  • Press-match color proofing
  • Text and layout corrections
  • Print-ready PDFs delivered to printer

Photographers

Decades experience in graphic arts and photography, along with talent at web technologies, provides clients a range of support services.

  • Color correction and retouching
  • Subject masking, image compositing
  • Images prepared for print and web
  • Mars Cloud online asset management
  • Create e-commerce websites to promote sales of photographic prints (see example)
  • Production of photographic prints (44" Epson) and online order fulfillment

Commercial Printers

Depend on a former pressman and film stripper, now expert prep operator, who witnessed first-hand the industry’s transition to digital.

  • Preflight, document prep, solve file problems
  • Color correction and retouching
  • Signature imposition for sheetfed and web presses
  • Press-match color proofing, single pages and imposed signatures
  • Set up jobs for Agfa Apogee workflow, ready to render and plate
  • Able to feed plate data to any workflow that accepts 1-bit TIFF

Publishers

Not only prep for output, book and magazine production starts before layout. Images are collected and selected, captions written, and content is reviewed by editors. When the design is final, files are prepared and PDFs are confirmed to have all corrections applied, no surprises. Only then are proofs and PDFs delivered to the printer.

  • Collect and organize project assets, and provide online access to team members
  • Color correction and retouching
  • Preflight and repair of submitted ad files prior to and during production.
  • Version control from layout submission to end of project
  • Perform late-stage text corrections
  • Deliver press-ready PDFs to printer’s specifications
  • Press-match color proofing
  • For magazines with digital version, convert and post articles and images to website
  • E-book programming

Creative Studios

Studios tasked with delivering product images can boost productivity through the power of Creative Cloud automation, and at the same time, ensure teams produce consistent results. Web design agencies have access to an independent contractor skilled at modern web technologies.

  • Script tasks in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Solutions for general use or customized to your workflow
  • Automate uploading deliverables to third-party online asset storage
  • Proficient at JavaScript, PHP, HTML, CSS, JQuery, AJAX, and MySQL
  • Also familiar with Xcode/Swift, C, C++, and C#
  • Create and maintain sites for Shopify, WordPress, and boilerplate HTML5

Mars Premedia is William Campbell, a prepress operator and programmer who began his career in graphic arts as a paste-up artist back in the days of rubber cement and Letraset. During his early career, William was also tinkering with computers, making natural the transition to digital when computers revolutionized the printing industry. In the decades since, William has amassed experience in both graphic reproduction and computer science. His expertise encompasses all aspects of prepress, color management, print production, and the computer systems that make it all happen in this modern age. A Photoshop operator since 1992, William is a highly-regarded talent at color correction and image retouching. His knowledge of book production and color reproduction contributes to lavish coffee table books, corporate backgrounds, and historical volumes. As a programmer, William develops websites, process automation, and management information systems.

Contact William Campbell

Call 503-908-7854
Contact online