May 16, 2022 / Employee Spotlight

Dawn Jahnke makes sure files are “up to snuff” for Prepress

Written by Walsworth Staff

For the rest of this year, Walsworth will be featuring an Employee Spotlight series on its websites as part of the company’s celebration of its 85th anniversary. Walsworth’s people are our most important resource and the Employee Spotlights will give you a chance to get to know them better.

Dawn Jahnke

Prepress Department – Ripon, Michigan

I started out in the Bindery as a Jogger. For the next seven years, I worked my way up to a Saddle Stitch Operator. I then moved to do finishing work in the Traxion Department for a short time before settling into the Prepress Department doing file prep.

In my day-to-day work, it’s my responsibility to make sure the files we receive are up to snuff for our presses and up to the customer’s standards.

I have worked in the printing industry for 8 1/2 years. First 6 years as Ripon Printers, and the last two-and-a-half as Walsworth. At the time, I was fresh out of college. The pay was good with a lot of opportunities for overtime and advancement.

Walsworth has kept me in a community that is close to my heart and close to my family. I plan on staying in this community for years to come and Walsworth helps keep me here.

If I had a personalized coffee mug at work, it would say “Smile juice”

A favorite memory I have here was painting pedestrian walking lanes on the floors during a Friday that we were shut down. Peaceful yet fun work. Very rewarding.

Jahnke's husband and her daughter What I love most about my job is the challenge of something new and accomplishing it. I am constantly learning new things with every advancement and position shift I make.

A fun fact about me is my previous work experience was being a stereotypical camp counselor.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy things that involve having my daughter and dog outside, going on walks and visiting parks.

I have a two-and-half year-old daughter, Evelyth, who loves dancing and going down slides at the park. We have a two-and-a-half-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer named Otto who loves to run around at the dog park.

I like to give back to my community by getting involved in what the community has to offer.


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Walsworth Staff

These Employee Spotlight posts were written and submitted by Walsworth employees from all over the company. This series is intended to give you a look at all the wonderful folks that make our company what it is.