For this month’s Faces of Kingston, we sat down with Commercial Printing Sales expert Dan Fagan.
Dan has been with Kingston for over 15 years now, and has love for many things, including the printing press, golfing and traveling to warm destinations. Learn more about Dan below!
- When and why did you join the Kingston team?
I joined Kingston in 2004. I had worked with Dick Johnson, former owner of Kingston, at a previous printing company before he started Kingston. The company I was with was not working out, so I called Dick and he was looking for another salesman. The timing was good.
- What is your favorite part about your job?
The best part of my job is the people I work with and all the nice people I have met through out the 38 years that I have been in the business.
- Coolest print project you ever worked on and why?
The most involved project was a color swatch display for Hills Pet Nutrition out of Topeka Ks. We printed 18 match color swatch square chips on a vinyl stack and applied to a display. The display would be put into every Vet co. across the nation. Huge project and involved actual press proofing to get the colors on the swatch color just right. Kingston did all the fulfillment and did a great job! Hills loved the displays!
- Favorite machine and why?
My favorite machine has to be the printing press. It is amazing how the press takes 4 colors to print so precise to create dots angled just perfectly with each other to form perfect images. The press has so many elements that have to come together to produce these beautiful images. We all take for granted what all goes into a project to create a high end brochure or booklet.
- Any tidbits about yourself outside of work – kids? Hobbies? Fun facts?
I am from Kansas City and went to Rockhurst High School and college at KSU. Started in the printing business selling printing paper in 1980 and started with a printing co. in 1982. I have two wonderful girls, Kelsey (30) and Madalyn (21). Hobbies include golf, kayaking, biking, and enjoying anything in the outdoors. I am fortunate to have lots of great friends and family. Favorite vacations are cruises to various places such as the Caribbean Islands.
Ready to tackle your next commercial printing project? Contact Dan to get started today!