At ColorGeek.com we love color, as much (probably more) than you do. We are your source for all your color management needs. We provide our clients with best in class products and pre and post-sale guidance and support.
Our technicians have varying and diverse backgrounds. Of course, we’re familiar with all the most popular RIP, printer, measurement and quality control products. We’ve got years of experience, working for RIP manufacturers, running printing presses, repairing inkjet printers and doing IT support. Having this wide range or experience to draw from we can give you the best possible support in your color management journey.
Ben Starr is a Color Management and Workflow Specialist, with a BS in Printing Management from Western Michigan University. For over 15 years he has provided color and workflow installation and training services for many leading creative agencies, pre-media, and print production facilities. Ben has also had several opportunities to work in color management research and development, and some of the findings from this research has been published in various industry publications. Additionally, Ben’s research has yielded new efficiencies at the companies he’s worked for. Ben has also spent several years leading pre-media departments for traditional and digital print. Ben’s certifications include Adobe, EFI, GMG, Onyx, IDEAlliance G7 Expert/Professional, IDEAlliance Color Management Professional/Master and SGIA DIgital Color Professional/Instructor.
Ginny Eckert has over 45 years of experience in the graphic arts. She worked for Gretag Macbeth for 27 years until they were purchased by X-Rite after which she was immediately deployed to train the new team at X-Rite which is in place today. Serving as a customer advocate, Ginny is the best of the best. Sourcing product and providing excellent customer service on a day to day basis includes welcoming customers, providing pre-sales support, preparing quotations, processing incoming orders, placing purchase orders for products that are not in stock, tracking shipments, handling returns, and even talking to a customer’s customer on their behalf. Ginny has faithfully served end users, channel partners and consultants for over 4 decades across all disciplines of the graphic arts. Ginny is on board with ColorGeek.com to help the technical team better serve the needs of their customers on the Eastern Seaboard and the MidAtlantic regions of the United states.
Jimmy Marschke has been working in his family’s color management businesses for over 3 years and currently helps with shipping, receiving, logistics, website updates and the delivery and set up of Epson printers. He is certified on the Onyx RIP and has been certified by SGIA as a Color Management Qualified Technician. He is finishing up his undergraduate studies in business and aspires to take over the day to day management of his family’s group of color management companies. Jimmy has worked alongside some of the best color management consultants in North America and keeps good company with mentors such as Randy, Ben and Kevin. Prior to working for us, Jimmy worked for the Color Management Group and taught martial arts to students age 6 to 60. With 4 black belts in Tai Kwon Do and the Eagle Scout Rank from Boy Scouts of America, Jimmy has a proven track record in being highly motivated and prides himself in getting the job done well and with great efficiency. He is also a voracious negotiator. In his spare time, Jimmy loves working on the wheel creating pottery and studio ceramics.
Kevin Robert Kays is a color management technician, with certifications from prestigious RIP manufacturers such as GMG, Onyx and Serendipity’s Black Magic. For over 8 years he has been working with color management products and provided color and workflow installation and training services for creative agencies, pre-media, and print production facilities. He has been certified by SGIA as “Color Management Qualified”. Prior to working for us, Kevin apprenticed with one of CMG’s founding members (among the most experienced in the industry) providing tech services for RIPs and printers and developed techniques that yield excellent results with color management workflow. Prior to working with color management technologies, Kevin spent 4 years working in IT, providing help desk and tier 1 and tier 2 tech support.
Randy Wright is an experienced printing and color technologist with over 36 years of commercial printing and Ad Agency experience. He is certified in EFI, Onyx, GMG, Wasatch, Black Magic, and Caldera in addition to being a G7 Expert. Randy was a leader in in the beginning of digital retouching, page layout, desktop publishing and the building/managing of production departments. An early adoptor with extended gamut reproduction, he is experienced in working with Hi-Fi, NColor and different screening techniques. In addition to Color Management, Print Management, Pre-Press, and Digital Printing, Randy also has knowledge and experience in the Information Technology and services industry and can help figure out complicated problems related to Computers, Networks, Security and Asset Management. His formal education is in Graphic Arts at Los Angeles Trade Technical School and Photography from Cerritos College.
Founded with the purpose of sharing more than 25 years of graphics experience, HenryGT specializes in Color Management Services including, G7 Expert and perform G7 Master Qualifications, RIP & Proofing installs, Training in Prepress and Pressroom Process Controls, Workflow Solutions, Consulting on all types of new technology with the purpose of providing education and guidance during the decision making process that best suits the customers needs.
As a production manager and a designer, Erica Aitken was mortified that she could never properly explain (bad) colors to her customers. A bit of reading, a talk with her future business partner, and a few too many seminars convinced her that she would better serve her fellow designers by starting a business that would bring beautiful, predictable and accurate proofs. The rest, since the beginning of Rods and Cones in 1996, is written in color management history. Always pushing the bar, Erica designed, published and launched Out of Chaos, the first app based magazine for color management professionals. Erica’s formal education includes a BFA from the Ecole de Recherches Graphiques, a MFA from the University of Baltimore, and, a BDE from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Erica serves as an Advisory Board Member for PIA’s annual Color Conference and is both an Advisor and Founding Member of the Color Management Group.