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Tamas S. Frecska

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Tamas Sandor Frecska was born in 1939, Budapest, Hungary. In 1956 he participated in the Hungarian uprising against Soviet occupation and subsequently escaped to the West. He’s lived in the US since 1957 and is a graduate of Beloit College (1961/ BA in industrial design) and LaSalle University (business management). Frecska is the author of many important technical articles for the screenprinting industry. His book, Troubleshooting the Printed Image, has been a mainstay of screenmakers and printers for many years.

Tamas spent all of his adult life working directly or indirectly for companies producing screenprinted goods. He was a production- or department-manager for American Decal, Chicago, IL, Stewart Warner, Chicago IL, Fosco Fabricators, Dixon IL, and Pro Arts Co., Medina, OH. His fascination with screenprinting drove him to become a self-educated engineer and soon started designing both equipment and production programs for his employers.

Education

  1. 1961

    BA Industrial Design

    Beloit College
  2. Business Management

    LaSalle University

Professional Experience

  1. 1974
    Founder
    Technical Services and Fabrication, Inc.
  2. 1981
    Editor
    Screen Printing Magazine
  3. 1985
    Founder
    Screen Imaging Technology in Electronics Magazine (SITE)
  4. 1989
    Founder
    TSF Associates Consulting and Training
  5. 1989
    Founder
    Screen-Structor Magazine
  6. 1992
    Founder
    Encore Engineering Inc.

Awards

  • 1985
    Inductee
    Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technologies
  • 1985
    Swormstedt Award for Excellence in Techical Writing
    Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technologies
  • 1990
    Swormstedt Award for Excellence in Techical Writing
    Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technologies
  • 1993
    Swormstedt Award for Excellence in Techical Writing
    Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technologies
  • 1995
    Swormstedt Award for Excellence in Techical Writing
    Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technologies
  • 1996
    Swormstedt Award for Excellence in Techical Writing
    Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technologies