Our prepress department, like many others around the country, has changed significantly over the last decade. Technology has greatly improved the speed, consistency and reliability of throughput...
...Computer to plate technology, imposition software, Rip proofing systems, undercolour removal and pdf checking software are just a few examples of technology that has assisted in the improvement of the finished product, but that is not all...
...we pride ourselves, not only in prepress, but in the whole of Yorkshire Web, in good customer relations, quality and reliability.
We only invested in Computer to Plate (CtP) when the time was right. We use a Kodak thermal imaging device which gives us a hard dot image - this allowed us to output at 133 lpi as opposed to the conventional 100 lpi giving the appearance of a much more continuous tone of the pictures.
Undercolour Removal is another product that has proved invaluable in prepress. Simply put, it reduces the amount of ink in the cyan, magnenta and yellow in the 'black' area of pictures and increases the black, giving the image a much more contrasted appearance, reducing the rub-off and helping the environment by reducing the amount of ink used.
Speedflow (Pdf Checking software) finds and corrects any anomalies in the pdf, converts the text to lines, embeds missing fonts and flattens the pdf, making it 100% accurate on output.
We proof out colour pages using Reelcolour (formerly seecolor) It takes the ripped file that will be produced on plate and prints out, using readings taken from our press, an accurate proof the press can work to, ensuring constant masthead colour, not just for the issue on press, but for each issue, time and again.
For prepress technical advice contact us
either by phone on 01226 734500/734501 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org