Rick Lugg

Written on March 5th, 2020

Rick Lugg started his career in 1979 in Richmond Virginia working for a Pre-press and Graphics supplier in the cylinder prep area. In 1981 he made the move to pre-press as a conventional film stripper working on line art separations, stepped film prep for chemical etching and image prep in film. In 1985 Rick took a position in Lansdale Pennsylvania taking on additional responsibilities preparing camera line art, conventional film stripping and mechanical step and repeat.

In 1988 he returned to the company where he started his career, to start up a new facility using exclusively electronic engraving. After getting the electronic engraving line up and running, he moved into the pre-press department. In 1990, Rick was promoted to manager of the gravure pre-press, programming and engraving departments. In 1992, he was an instrumental part of the team that transferred the conventional pre-press area to digital pre-press. At the same time also installing the first Flexographic plate making operation in the organization.

In late 2001 he went to work with Ed Bernier to expand the Digital Graphics Division to include a full Computer-to-Plate Flexographic operation. This operation has been very successful from inception and was instrumental in setting them apart from the competition.