about WYSKA

We have expertise in media of all types. 
Software Architects, Media & Production Technologists

Hi, I’m Chris Heric... nice to almost meet you. WYSKA is a philosophy as much as it is a name. We are passionate about software and technology. Our experience working with software developers and print & media production facilities large, and small give us a unique insight "from the trenches", of production professionals .  We've spent more than 30 years to help them to make awesome tools that meet their customer's needs more perfectly. We take the User Experience and Capabilities side of software, solutions and workflows very seriously. Software should be intuitive, not arcane. We study the way that people involved production work. From print, to www, to 3D, we am an experts in how things are made, produced, & published.

3D print in particular has great potential for the printing industry to use our extensive experience in imaging manufacturing, to become expert in 3D manufacturing.

With decades of work in the standards communities for graphic arts, we also help to drive the future. Feel free to browse this site for some insight, and please do not hesitate to contact us. We help to develop... and we can take your Legos, and turn them into many things. We focus upon a simple philosophy:

Digital Systems... for Analog People.

production, automation, & integration 
3D Printing



education & Work history
Western Kentucky University
1985-1988 | Bowling Green Kentucky

Computer Science studies,

PostScript Imaging Systems Consulting
1989-90 | Omni Nashville, Atlantic Records Nashville, Bailey Typography

Configured PostScipt Imagesetters for film and proofing output workflows

Capitol Engraving Nashville
1990-1993 | Color prepress facility

Configured, and managed digital prepress department for more than 30 monthly magazines of color accurate film and proofs. I worked with these magazines to teach them optimal digital production techniques.

Consulting & Authoring
Australian & New Zealand Printer
1999 - 2017 | Monthly Column

Authored well over 100 monthly columns on print, and imaging manufacturing technology.

Scientific American Magazine
1993 - 2003 | Digital Production Consultant

Transitioned the 150 year old publication from analog to modern digital production techniques.

1993 - Present | CJH & Co. Consulting

Clients world-wide, working with software developers and professional print and imaging.

What We Do...

We work like you work...

I've traveled the world, and I know global and local working habits from Asia to Australia, and Europe to North America

Imaging, and 3D PRint

 3D printing is a technology in its infancy. It has similarities to the birth of the Desktop Publishing that are striking.
I have been active in 3D printing for a number of years, and I am increasingly focused upon the software used in 3D as modern "print". The history of how desktop publishing evolved from a garage/lab experiment into a refined process. Using history as our guide, we can plan for the futue.
3D Printing is evolving into a manufacturing process.

UX/Featureset Design

How your users use your applications and tools should not be an afterthought. I specialize in user-based application design that meets those needs perfectly. I have spent years in the trenches of production, and as a result I know how workflow, and efficiency can be maximized to help your customers become more profitable.

Application Architecture

Software is a modern artform. It is most common for applications to be designed by engineers. Often that leads to tools that are not user-friendly, or lack the full feature requirements of a user or customer. Becaue my focus is on how work gets done, I can help to make your tools that much more appealing, and appropriate to your customers needs.


We have a lot of experience in print and publishing workflows, and JDF/MIS consulting. Modern workflow requires standardized methods and tools. JDF brings that and a lot more with its MIS-centric workflow. 

ANALYTICS & Workflow

It was a short honeymoon between the first film output, to fully-imposed plates. We went from "Wow, you got a digital page out of the imagesetter, and it worked!", to "Ok, how many plates can you impose or output an hour?" in a matter of months. Due to that heavy pressure of production efficiency, it is now more important than ever to work in a clever, efficient manner.


Happy Clients


  • European Address:
    Carrer de Marcè Rodoreda, 8
    Sant Cugat del Vallès
    Barcelona, Spain
    USA Address:
    1811 Russell Street
    Nashville, TN

  • European Phone: +34 64 99 75 722
    USA Phone: +1 615 973 5471

    skype: ChrisHeric
    twitter: @ChrisHeric
  • info@wyska.com