Matthew J. Beals
(206) 618-2537

Summary of skills and accomplishments

Enfocus Certified Trainer, Instant PDF 3.0, Pitstop Professional, Pitstop Server, Certified PDF
Markzware Recognized Trainer
Member, Edmonds Community College Advisory Board for Washington State D.O.C., Monroe
Correctional Center for Industrial Training
Member of Enfocus Phoenix 2004 Advisory Board
Panelist on PDF/X-1a workflows at Seybold San Francisco 2003
Panelist on PDF/X-1a at the 2003 IPA Technical Conference
Invited to speak at 2003 Creo User Association meeting on PDF/X-1a workflows
Invited to speak at Seybold 2001 San Francisco on PDF/X-1a and Enfocus Certified Workflow
Speaker and commentator on Enfocus Software’s Enfocus Certified Workflow
Named one of the most valuable contributors on Print Planet user forums in 2001
Interviewed by and published in Printing Impressions and Electronic Publishing on workflow,
preflight and PDF/X-1a
Helped develop and beta test PDF/X-1a support in PStill from Stone Design
Beta tester for several different prepress hardware and software companies
Certified Creo PS/M 6.1 operator
Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
Excellent communication skills

Matt Beals Consulting, owner
November 2004 - current

Independent prepress workflow and software trainer specializing in PDF/X-1a based workflows, Enfocus
and Markzware product training and integration as well as workflow consulting and optimization. Product
development support for several prepress software developers. Active board member for EDCC advisory
board for prison education reform for WA D.O.C.

Paizo Publishing, LLC, Director of Production & Manufacturing
October 2003 - August 2004

Manage all aspects of production for four magazines and supplementary projects
Responsible for all vendor selection, relations and contracts
Responsible for all purchasing of print, paper, supplementary projects and budgeting
Asses needs, specify requirements and evaluate products and processes for creation, printing,
mailing, and distribution of magazines
Evaluate performance and overall quality of projects throughout the process
Evaluate new technologies in electronic production including PDF/X-1a, color management,
digital proofing, soft proofing and digital file transmission

Paizo Publishing, LLC, Prepress Manager
October 2002 - October 2003

Manage workflow for four monthly magazines and supplementary projects
Assist advertisers and partners with prepress issues regarding file preparation
Interface with printers, art directors and advertisers regarding specifications and art for magazines
and collateral materials
Maintain color management and PDF/X-1a workflow

Kaye-Smith, Preflight Engineer
May 1998 - October 2002

Preflight all incoming jobs for rotary/web or sheet fed printing and Docutech publishing
Provide customer support and service in our facilities or at the customer site with or with out
sales person being present
Assist prepress operators with technical issues, or lead special departmental projects
Train department team in new software or techniques including operation and configuration of
our Creo Brisque and PS/M
Maintain physical and logical network, maintain AppleShareIP servers, Window NT servers,
Windows 2000 workstations, Macintosh workstations, software library and all RIPs in Portland and
Renton facilities.

Trademark, Prepress technician
Dec. 1997 - May 1998

Output film from customers discs, or create layouts from customer mock-ups.

Consolidated Press, Prepress technician
May 1997 - Dec. 1997

Prepare customer supplied art for web or sheet fed printing, trap jobs with TrapWise
then output to film through PressWise
Scan and or color correct customer supplied images
Preflight incoming art, maintain workstations and maintain tape library of previous jobs
Provide technical assistance to customers and sales people pertaining to their print jobs

Shoreline Community College, Part-time
1993 - 1995

Setup, maintained and ran internal prepress department in the Visual Communications
Taught electronic prepress to print production students
Assisted instructors of advanced prepress classes in teaching basic trapping, imposition,
imagesetting, troubleshooting and prepress equipment maintenance.

Seattle ImageSetting, Prepress technician
May 1993 - Jan. 1997

Operate Linotype L-300s. & 330s, RIP 40s, Vulcan RIP 20s, SelectSet 7000, Star 400 &
Multi-Star 600 RIPS, Scitex PS/2 and Dolev 800, Iris SmartJet 4012, CLC 800 with Fiery RIP
Run jobs from customer supplied art from both Macintosh and Window based software to
Check film and paper output for accuracy, proof film using T-Naps, Bluelines and Pressmatches
Responsible for calibrating all paper, film and color proofing printers