Geoff McCue – Currently the Digital Product Manager for KIWO, Inc., Seabrook, Texas. A well-respected and well-known industry member who, throughout his career, has contributed to the industry’s advancement. His achievements include several product inventions – including a patented registration system, a die-cut stencil systems, and several test films – although his most notable invention is the first digital screenmaking system that was marketed by Gerber Scientific Products as their Gerber Screenjet. With this invention, McCue became the “father” of computer-to-screen systems. Further patented inventions currently under development also relate to digital screenmaking and are expected to further advance the industry as well.
A former columnist for Screenprinting magazine, he has actively promoted screenprinting through frequent contributions to other industry publications ranging from UV printing, textile printing, stencil making techniques and production efficiency. He has also served on the SGIA education committee and is a frequent speaker at SGIA conventions and various trade magazine and product distributor functions. McCue has over 27 years in the screen printing industry with a background in typography, printing, sales, marketing, production management, and sales management. His experiences as a graphic printer, textile printer, supplier and manufacturer gives him a unique perspective and vast technical experience.
McCue is a 2000 inductee into the Academy of Screen Printing Technology (ASPT). Established in 1973 by the Board of Directors of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, the Academy of Screen Printing Technology recognizes individuals who have contributed to the technical growth and/or advancement of the screen printing industry. The ASPT is an international body of experts which honors qualified individuals through election to membership for their distinguished, long-term contributions to, and application and promotion of, screen and digital printing and associated imaging technologies for graphic, textile, industrial and electronic printing applications. Academy members regularly submit, review, recognize and recommend technical papers for publications under the auspices of the Academy. ASPT members are also active in providing technical education, consultation, adjudication of printing image quality, and promotion of the technical and commercial development of the industry.