Pre-Press Services

Scanning

Your originals can be scanned to digital images through our DS Screen SG-747 hi resolution drum scanner with two different size drums; a small drum for enlargements up to 3000 percent, and a large drum for originals up to 22 x 25 in. A Screen SG-SCSI interface connects the SG-747 to a Macintosh G4 375 mhz. computer with 500 megabytes of RAM. Your digital files can be transferred on any media including Jaz, Zip, DAT tape, or CD ROM.

 

Design and Retouch / Film Output

We offer a wide variety of design and retouch work including photo retouching and image composition, professional design and typesetting, and special color enhancement. We support both Macintosh and PC platforms with all the latest software including Photoshop 5.5, Quark XPress 4.1, Illustrator 9.0, Pagemaker 6.5, Freehand 9.0, Acrobat 4.0, CorelDraw 8, and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. In addition, publications can be easily handled with our Imposition 2.5 publication software, saving you a tremendous amount of money on your printing / stripping costs. We have a large font library with typefaces such as Adobe, Fontbank, Fontek, Key, Opti, and Truetype fonts. We can also generate UPC codes for your convenience. We have state of the art hardware including four Macintosh G4 computers with 500 mhz. dual processors, two Macintosh G4 computers with 500 mhz. single processors, and an 800 mhz. Pentium PC computer; all our machines equipped with 500 megabytes of RAM.

Our imaging department is highlighted by a Scitex Dolev 4Press with a maximum image size of 22 x 28.5 in., and a Scitex Dolev 400 with a maximum image size of 19.5 x 25.5 in. Both imagesetters can output film up to 600 lines per inch at 3600 resolution. Your files are ripped on two Macintosh G3 300mhz. computers with 500 megabytes of RAM, using Scitex PS/M 5.0 software. We can also trap your files using Scitex 2.1 Full Auto Frames software. Our entire facility is completely networked with an Asante IntraStack 100 megabit switch hub for speed and efficiency. All files reside on a 1.2 terabyte RaidZone NAS server, which is connected to our network, making it possible to work on your files from virtually anywhere in the building. The server is backed up weekly on DAT tape, giving you the option to retrieve old files for your future projects.

 

Digital and Conventional Proofing

We offer the highest quality of digital proofs, from die sublimation color prints to large format plots. Our die sublimation prints are output on a 3M / Imation 2740 digital proofer with prints up to 12 x 18 in. Plots are handled by a Hewlett Packard DesignJet 3000CP large format plotter at 600dpi. with plots up to 54 in. x 100 ft. We can print your images on a number of different substrates including gloss and matte paper, canvas, clear and backlit polyester, and transferable vinyl. Other media is also available. We also offer lamination and mounting using a Seal 60 in. laminator / mounter. We can laminate one or both sides of your plot with a gloss or matte finish, and mount it on white or black foam core or gator board. Conventional proofs can also be created for true color and film integrity. Laminated and overlay color proofs are available through our 3M / Imation Matchprint and ColorKey proofing system. We offer both Matchprint and ColorKey proofs in all sizes up to 25 x 38 in. We also offer Velox prints for your one color projects up to 20 x 24 in., as well as Blueline proofs up to 25 x 38 in., which are ideal for two-sided jobs that require a backed up proof for checking registration from front to back.

 

Normal Turnaround: 24 hours • Rush Charges 50% (Same Day)
Free Pickup and Delivery • Volume Discounts Offered