Joe Marin started his career in print 25 years ago after graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Communications from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Printing Industries of America in 1995, he worked in the industry as a prepress technician for Herrmann Printing and Litho, Inc.
At PIA, Marin held progressively senior positions within the organization and developed expertise as a prepress technologist and production specialist. He managed, created, and delivered custom training programs for major industry manufacturers and suppliers on such diverse topics as best business practices, software technology, digital printing, and print production workflow. He developed curricula for graphic arts instructors across the country; managed all of PIA's public workshops, webinars, training programs, and graphic arts educator conferences; and consistently ranked as one the organization's most well regarded speakers.
He is a veteran presenter at GRAPH EXPO and other industry venues on the topics of color management, PDF workflow, preparing print-ready files, web-to-print, process control, and other business-related issues.
Marin is the author of three books (Process Control Primer, Digital Prepress Primer, and the PDF Print Production Guide) and has written more than 60 industry articles, white papers, and technical reports for various leading industry publications.
Following a brief stint as Executive Director of the Western States Printing Alliance, a PIA affiliate, Marin joined Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) as a Production Solutions Consultant. He provided pre-sales consultation, assessed client business and workflow requirements, and recommended solutions to streamline workflow and increase profitability, and followed up with post-sales training to optimize equipment use. During his time at KMBS, Marin acquired deep knowledge of high-volume monochrome and color printing equipment, software solutions, and digital finishing solutions.