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GATF Certification Awarded to Grit’s Newest Pressman


Jordan Freezer, Grit’s latest addition to our pressroom team, has successfully completed his Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Sheetfed Offset Press Training.   Under the close supervision of Rick Stryker, Grit’s Head Pressman, Jordan has trained once a week for 36 months to pass and receive this certification.  We would like to congratulate Jordan on his hard work and dedication in completing this training and receiving his certification.

The Sheetfed Offset Press Training program is a combination of textbook learning and hands-on real world pressroom experience.   Pressmen learn everything from performing preventative press maintenance and safety to color theory and comprehensive press operations.

Jordan averaged a 99% accuracy rate on his exams. Jordan is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Technology Graphic Arts program and has been employed by Grit for the past 36 months.

Rick Stryker earned his GATF Advanced Pressman Certification in 1997 and has been a pressman for 31 years.   In 2007, Rick won the GAA Pressman of the Year honor.

PIA/GATF is the largest graphic arts trade association dedicated to advocacy, research, education, technical information and cost saving resources and is focused on serving the advancement of the graphic communications industry worldwide.

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