CEO ARTOPTION GmbH
Dirk Simanek, born in 1966, lives with his wife and family dog in East Westphalia-Lippe.
Simanek trained as an offset and letterpress printer and printing technician and is also a qualified media designer. In addition to numerous technical presentations, he has published various training videos during his more than 20 years of self-employment (video2brain) and has been a strong advocate for the practical and understandable use of color management in digital printing.
Having developed and implemented the workflow at one of Europe's largest online printers, this know-how is now available to all printers as an intuitive cloud-based solution. Since 2019, Simanek has been managing partner at Artoption GmbH and, together with his team, developed the first global, professional cloud-based print data check "3CPDF". In addition to this data check, Artoption is focusing on another world first, which deals with checking malware in PDF print data, and will offer this as an option in "3CPDF" in the future.
Simanek is a recognized expert in the field of PDF prepress, a member of the Ghent Workgroup and the PDF Association.
Further information on "3CPDF" can be found at http://www.3cpdf.com