Mike Young – A specialist in high-definition graphic and high-performance industrial screenprinting for 40+ years. Applications include graphic arts, large format graphics, 4 color process, graphic overlays, membranes, OEM labels/decals, electroluminescence, CDs, nameplates, dial/gauges touchscreens, force sensors, ceramic transfers, rigid & flexible printed circuits, and flat glass (automotive, appliance, gaming, furniture & architectural).
Young has worked alongside major European and leading domestic screenprinting machinery manufacturers in sales & marketing, a judge for the SGIA Golden Imaging Awards, legal expert witness, and a frequent seminar speaker in all aspects of sophisticated and high-definition industrial printing. He has penned over 170 technical articles and presented numerous papers worldwide – many of which have been published in a variety of industry trade magazines.
The internationally renowned Troubleshooting Chart, either as a promotional printed wall chart or slide-rule, is Young’s creation. He has published several technical books on advanced screenprinting techniques, including The Register Guide about achieving print excellence.
Young operates Imagetek Consulting International, a Connecticut USA-based consulting firm, which uniquely trains, troubleshoots, problem-solves, and enhances the performance of screenprinting operations worldwide. Imagetek has become a leading authority in the areas of obtaining superior performance; by providing unique process training to advance skills, improving overall quality, close-tolerance, and productivity while reducing operating costs and waste.
Young is a Fellow of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association and a recipient of the prestigious Swormstedt Award for technical writing.
He is a 1997 inductee into the Academy of Screen & Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT).