Established in 1990, PDS International has become a major international screen print training provider. The PDS Team is dedicated to building on the foundations they established as pad and screen print consultants, to help further the understanding of those within the printing industry. In the last 10 years PDS has also incorporated digitial printing into their offering.
PDS believes that printing companies need to know more that just what buttons to press or how to manage a system. Our clients benefit from understanding the fundamentals of a process so that problems can be avoided rather than just solved and are then able to create a solid operational base to get the very best from their chosen process. This down to earth approach from PDS has paid dividends for hundreds of companies.
Over the 20 years of trading PDS International has become the foremost consultancy in this area with clients, many of who are household names, throughout the world.
"Encourage and develop best practice in all aspects of production and associated processes in printing"
An engineer by training, a printer by choice and a teacher by instinct. Peter's engineering approach to print, with close process control to maintain consistency, keeps machine downtime to a minimum with the aim of zero defects.
Peter joined the industry in the 1970's, after having his own printing company he set up PDS. He’s gained a vast knowledge of operating and managing of screen printing and pad printing in a tough market place with household names and multinationals as clients. With the birth of digital printing he has merged his analogue and digital printing knowledge to the benefit of clients.
Carol is a very practical individual and loves the cut and thrust of the production environment, planning, organising, avoiding problems, etc. Pad printing is her first love and she is never happier than when she is teaching people about the process.
Carol wanted to be a pilot in the RAF but women were not accepted so she started her working career by completing a Mechanical and Production Engineering Apprenticeship at the EITB in Sheffield, the only female apprentice amongst some 200 apprentices. Carol went on to work as a technical support engineer visiting customers carrying out demonstrations and machine installations. Then Carol joined Peter as his Technical Director of Product Decoration Services and was responsible for managing two printing facilities, before becoming his business partner in PDS.
Mark is the administrative anchor to the team. He is a systems man who revels in the intricacies of databases, websites and programming. Mark has been responsible for the development online learning structures that are so important to individuals and companies in building their knowledge of screen printing.
He also works constantly to maintain current and relevant information on our website. Mark is our Webmaster and can answer any queries with regards to the operation of the site.
Mark also controls our ftp site that enables clients to communicate securely with PDS in tracking of actions and activities on specific projects and initiatives.
Dave or “Jacko” as he is known in the industry is a key member of the team with his encyclopaedic knowledge of pre-press technology used in screen, digital and litho printing. Colour management and image definition is a skill that requires not just theoretical know-how but real practical experience that “Jacko” has in 30+ years. Originally Dave worked with manual separations in the darkroom, now he uses the latest software. Running software is only part of the issue; a real understanding of print is priceless as is the practical interpretation of the nuances of colour and how ink performs on the substrate. Dave is insistent on profiling the various processes for any substrate. Only then can you have a stable print process.
Dave is a cycling addict travelling at extraordinary velocity for over 100 miles a day around the North Yorkshire Moors. After you Dave!
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