“We sought Darren’s help in fine tuning our UV printing and coating processes on our KBA 105 as well as helping us with some specific ink adhesion issues. I was truly impressed with his knowledge, practical problem solving skills, and his equal effectiveness in communicating with production crews and management. Darren is a great resource, and I would definitely recommend him for a broad range of pressroom issues.”
President, MARSHALL & BRUCE CO.
“Darren has been involved with implementing UV technology and advanced training, working with multiple crews. Availability to work around our schedule has been a great help. I would recommend Darren to anyone looking to sharpen their skill levels.”
Vice President, COLOR INK
“Darren is one of those rare individuals we all want on our team: competent, passionate, professional, and able to empathize with the business owner and their goals for their operation . . . he has developed a well-rounded perspective that is unique in our business. In applying his knowledge, he has earned the respect of both the production and management sides of our business. I highly recommend Darren as a resource for any printing owner considering improvements or enhancements throughout their organization.”
President, CROWSON STONE PRINTING CO.
Columbia, South Carolina
“Darren performed a general overview of our plant and personnel and completed a very extensive study of our operations to determine the most effective way to invest in growing our business. He interviewed managers and department heads to determine our personnel and equipment needs, and visited with leading equipment builders. Within a short period he had our press redesigned and built to meet our needs. Additionally, he saved ABOX over $150,000.00 in equipment we did not need. I know we will incorporate the services of D.G. Print Solutions again in the near future.”
President, ABOX PKG
“This is written to express my complete satisfaction with the services provided by D.G. Print Solutions in helping develop our UV expertise. The services of Darren Gapen were provided in a professional manner, within predetermined time constraints, for a very reasonable fee. D.G. Print Solutions provided us with insightful workflows and processes, which helped us, birth one of the best UV printing firms. Over the years Darren Gapen has grown to be a personal mentor to me and most important a great friend. We have received countless awards and work with some of the most prestigious clients. These accomplishments were made possible by the assistance of Darren Gapen and a host of great vendors and most important our employees.”
Vice President, CLASSIC COLOR
“I have known Darren for 5 years. We met at the Print UV Conference. Darren impressed me with his knowledge of UV Printing as well as the pressroom environs. Over the last 5 years we have had numerous discussions on UV printing and have no reason to believe he would not be a valuable asset as a consultant.”
COO, CURTIS PACKAGING CORP.
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
“Darren is one of the most knowledgeable people that I have worked with in our industry. He has a drive to get things done and done right while watching the bottom line. I enjoyed the time that we worked together and would love the opportunity to collaborate with him again in the future.”
Senior Account Executive, RGI INC.
“After an extensive search for a qualified resource to help us train our pressmen during the start-up of our new press, we selected Darren Gapen. Darren came highly recommended by respected individuals in the press services community as well as from previous clients. He played a big role in helping us bring our new press on-line within our planned timeline. Following the start-up of our press, we have engaged Darren on several occasions to provide additional training to our staff. In addition to on-site support, Darren has also fielded and responded to multiple inquiries from us via phone and e-mail. Darren’s ability to add value is not isolated to just the pressroom operators. He is equally comfortable and competent dealing with executives on a wide range of press related and business topics. Darren has become a trusted business partner of JBM and I would have no reservations recommending his services.”
COO, JBM ENVELOPE CO.
“Being a high end commercial printer that is used to taking on new ventures, we thought that we would have no problem conquering the world of UV. Even with the hours of preparation and seminars that we attended, we found out quickly how much we had to learn. We called in Darren to reassure that we would get off to a good start in our new world of UV. What I found out was that Darren brought great knowledge of UV printing to the table along with the communication skills necessary to work well with our press crews. I feel Darren had a great impact on getting us started with UV printing and I would recommend him to any printing company looking for a consultant in any aspect of the pressroom.”
Daniel F. Murphy
Plant Manager, LAKE COUNTY PRESS INC.
“I would recommend Darren to any printer that is looking to move into the world of UV offset. He knew exactly how to diagnose our issues, and worked well with the pressmen, the pressroom supervisor and myself. It’s refreshing to work with someone who has an extensive press background as well as the management experience to understand the “BIG PICTURE.” The transition to UV isn’t easy, but Darren certainly eased a lot of the pain.”
Operations Manager, GLOVER PRINTING INC.
Raleigh, North Carolina