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Curriculum Vitae

Marinus Knap

Behind the horizon lies a new horizon



First name



Staniasingel 29

Postal code

NL-9062 GL

Place of residence

Oentsjerk - The Netherlands


+31  58  256 39 71


+31  58  256 39 72


+31  6  22 19 55 85



Date and place of birth

26th of September 1950 at Vlaardingen (NL)



Martial status



Independent entrepreneur



1974 - 1980

Academy for fine Arts

1966 - 1971

Rotterdam Graphic Arts School

1963 - 1965

Technical school


Courses organized by the Ministry of Defence


Training centre for Officers in Breda; Military management.


Training platoon commander KNATRES.


Training instruction competence.

1985 - 1986

Training deputy platoon commander KNATRES.

1979 - 1980

Training rifle squad commander infantry.


Courses organised by businesses, trade and industry


Basic course large caliber ammunition, REASeuro, Riel (NL).


Seminar effectively commercial behaviour, EPC, Naarden (NL).


Scan techniques, AGFA Nederland, Rijswijk (NL).


Digital color reproduction/separation AGFA Nederland, Rijswijk (NL).


Reproduction technique techniques GAF Nederland, Delft (NL).


Printing in Offset-I/II, Tetterode, Amsterdam (NL).


Training period month offset print techniques, The Hague (NL).


Private study

2011 - present

GSR (Gunshot residues)

2011 - 2012

Programming in ActionScript 3

2003 - present

Forensic ballistics

1999 - 2003

Animation techniques 2D / 3D

1997 - 2002

Programming with HTML + Java

1995 - 1998

Programming with C++

1985 - 1987

Programming with BASIC, and C.

1989 - 1990

Programming with PostScript.


Desk Top Publishing.




2011 - present

Managing director at PolderbitS Software CV.

2004 - present

Independent entrepreneur. Under the name Knap Visuals technical animation are manufactured for education aims, CartWin and other software further perform developed and moreover still graphic activities.

1995 - 2003

Head of the department PrePress at engineer office VIRO North Ltd at Leeuwarden (NL). As graphic advisor act at customers and give also graphic courses.

1989 - 1995

DTP-department set up and as a head of it operative at the GCO in Leeuwarden (NL). Graphic trainings developed and given to businesses (application course professional graphics - man and computer, QuarkXpress, Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and colour techniques).

1988 - 1989

Editor/designer of a computer magazine at Database Publications in Gorredijk (NL).

1981 - 1988

Head pre-press department and later head studio of the Handelsdrukkerij van 1874, at Leeuwarden (NL).

1980 - 1981

One of the founders of advertising agency Markant, that became Thor in Wijnaldum (NL). As art-director and deputy manager.


Short time operative as a designer at Offsetdrukkerij Fedde Dijkstra, Leeuwarden (NL).

1979 - 1980

Designer/work draughtsman Libra BV, design & product development, Groningen (NL).

1977 - 1979

Layout man/designer Handelsdrukkerij van 1874 at Leeuwarden (NL).

1975 - 1976

Responsibly for the introduction of the of the offset print technique at printing shop Eisma at Leeuwarden (NL).


Worked as a work draughtsman on a advertising agency Grijseels and at printing shop Weero in Rotterdam (NL).

1974 - 1975

Qualify in reproduction at printing shop Dorsman & Ode, Vlaardingen (NL).


Responsibly for the introduction of the offset print technique at printing shop Dorsman & Ode, Vlaardingen (NL).

1966 - 1972

from student to master book printer, at printing shop Dorsman & Ode, Vlaardingen (NL).

1965 - 1966

Warehouseman at V&D Rotterdam (NL).


Other activities:


Presentation ”It is easier to understand the language of a talking gun” held for the 21th International ANZFSS 2012 Symposium at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society).


Conducting an masterclass for ammo ID by the Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS), Ministry of Justice, Bangkok Thailand.


Presentation and posterpresentation held for the 20th International ANZFSS 2010 Symposium at Sydney, Australia (the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society).

2009 - present

Member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society Inc. (ANZFSS - ACT Branch)


Conducting an masterclass for ammo ID by the Royal Thai Police, Forensic Center, Bangkok Thailand.


Presentation and workshop held for the 19th International ANZFSS 2008 Symposium at Melbourne, Australia (the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society).

2007 - present

Lecturer Forensic Ballistics at Life Science/Forensic Science of the school for higher vocational education Van Hall-Larenstein-institute in Leeuwarden (NL). .

2007 - 2011

Vice-President of the Dutch association for the study of ammunition and ballistics NVBMB.

2004 - 2005

Chief editor of the magazine of the Dutch association for the study of ammunition and ballistics NVBMB.

2003 - present

Governing board member of the Dutch association for the study of ammunition and ballistics NVBMB.

2002 - present

Member of the International Ammunition Association (IAA, Inc.)

1997 - present

Member of the Scandinavian Ammunition Research Association (SARA)

1993 - present

Developper of the computer-ammunition-identification-program CartWin.


Readings kept concerning legibility of educational tools. Article written concerning font technologies.

1992 - 1993

Substantive cooperated in 1993 appeared ‘PrePress-begrippen gids’ the prepress term guide.


Appointed by a Royal Decree of Her Majesty the Queen as an officer of the infantry.

1990 - 1993

One of the founders of the information project CapStan (Computer Aided Publishing Standards), thereby test-trail developed for graphic software.

1989 - 2000

Member of the international date workgroup of the European Cartridge Research Association (ECRA)..


Instructor at the graphic reproduction course of GAF-Nederland.

1985 - 1992

Initiator and developer of the computer ammunition identification program CartCol.

1985 - present

Member of the Dutch association for the study of ammunition and ballistics NVBMB.

1985 - 1994

one of the founders and President of a marksman club.

1984 - 1987

Editor at the weapon magazine Kaliber.

1975 - 1996

As a member of the National Reserve of the Royal Dutch Arrmy several executive functions held.

1973 - 1979

Member and later secretary are at the graphic art industries jurisdiction commission for disagreement between employers and eployees.

Creatively busy is with form and is captivated thereby by technical developments and precision has me formed to what I am now. Problems solve, in contact is with people, that my passion. People to organise and motivate to the implementation of seemingly impossible tasks are something that I have learned in my military career. With the same treatment of team building I have had much success in the civilian life. The tempestuous developments in the graphic world I as a challenge have always considered. On this anticipate, and a contemporary organisation set up in which these and other new techniques have been grasped, a logical step in my career is.