Jon received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Ohio University in 2004. He graduated in 1980 from OU with a dual-degree in photography and printmaking. Jon is a digital explorer, digital innovator, and a digital pioneer. He was the 1997 PDN/PIX Digital Innovator of the Year for his invention of quad black inkjet printing. A Master Printer in intaglio, silkscreen, and photogravure, Jon founded Cone Editions Press with Cathy Cone in 1980. During the 1980s and 1990s they printed and published the works of many painters including Norman Bluhm, Stanley Boxer, Emily Cheng, Lydia Dona, Willy Heeks, David Humphrey, Lester Johnson, Wolf Kahn, Archie Rand, Carole Seberovski. In 1984, he launched Earth's first digital printmaking studio "The Digital Ark" at Cone Editions Press in Port Chester, NY. He was the Development and Marketing Partner of IRIS Graphics (from 1994-1997) where he demonstrated IRIS Giclee printing at the Royal College of Art in London, and then established the first generation of more than 40 fine art digital printing studios here in the USA. Jon began developing color inks for IRIS Graphics printers producing one of the first archival ink sets (ConeTech WGFA inks) and invented quad black inkjet printing in 1994 (Digital Platinum for IRIS). As a printmaker he has been involved with some of the most important exhibitions of the past four decades. He is the Master Printer of David Bowie's New Afro/Pagan And Work 1975-1995, Norman Bluhm and John Yau's Poem Prints, Richard Avedon's last living portfolio Mr & Mrs Comfort: A Fabel in 24 parts, Gordon Parks Half Past Autumn, and Gregory Colbert's monumental Ashes and Snow exhibitions in Santa Monica, Tokyo and Mexico City (the most widely viewed art exhibition in the history of mankind). Recently, Jon and war photographer James Nachtwey collaborated for three years to produce the Currier Museum 2015 exhibiton Witness to History: James Nachtwey - Afghanistan, Ground Zero, Iraq. He founded InkjetMall in 1998. Jon is an exhibiting fine art photographer. Not requiring much sleep, he can be found late at night answering customer emails. He makes a wicked good paella, slow smoked ribs, and a basque style hake. Favorite music remains roots reggae. Jon's conceptual I'm a Road Racer project resulted in his finishing 2nd in the Lightweight Superbike AMA Grand National Roadracing Championship in 2008. The leathers now hung up, Jon is an avid MotoGP fan. He maintains a darkroom, shoots both film and digital. Has become addictied to platinum and palladium.
Dana Ceccarelli - SENIOR Technical Support Manager
Walker Blackwell - Research & Developement, Technical Support
Sally Coffin - Office Manager
Spencer Cone - Production Manager