Pre-Press
Our Digital Imaging department takes your idea from concept or computer file to print-ready.

We offer a wide range of pre-press services including:


Screen Platerite 4300-E.
Up to 2540 dpi, thermal imaging, 12.8"x14.5" minimum plate size, 26"x32.7" maximum plate size, external drum, up to 11 plates per hour @ 2400 dpi. Combine that with the InkSync software below, and in the end, the result is a BETTER job.










InkSync Heidleberg Color Console Management Software
We are very excited to now be using InkSync software from Pre and Press Consultants. It is a software which allows us to emulate the capabilites of a fully-automated Heidelberg by having the software set all ink keys and fountain sweeps for each job automatically.  This eliminates the pressman guessing where to start the press settings for the job, resulting in less waste, quicker set-up and a more consistent job throughout.

Epson 7880 Ditial Color Proofer
Digital color-accurate proofs up to 24" x 36." Great also for posters, photo enlargements, maps, etc.

Type and Design
We start with your ideas (or previous samples) and fashion a complete design for review and approval. Our work includes a wide range of projects such as newsletters, brochures, menus, flyers and forms, business cards, stationary, and many more.

Over the last 5-10 years, we have been actively upgrading and revolutionizing the way we process jobs. From paste-up artwork to four color imagesetting, we have the experience to do it all.

Scanning
Our Howtek CMYK scanner provides top quality scans from 35mm slides or transparencies to 8.5"x11" sheets.

Using Mac technology and software, we can color correct your photos to enhance the proper colors.

Pre-Flight and File Adjustment
Experienced pre-flighting of customer files is critical to the successful transition of information from files to press.

Proficient in all major design programs, SGI evaluates files and works with customers when necessary to ensure successful imaging and printing. We can accept files produced in Quark, InDesign, Pagemaker, Word, MS Publisher, Illustrator, Photoshop and PDF. For a complete list of applications we accept, please click here.

Epson Professional 7880 Proofer
Our Epson Professional 7880 proofer allows us to show you a beautiful, accurate color proof, made right from your job's digital files. This color correct proof translates to fewer mistakes and fewer problems getting your job's done right.

Digital Copier Proofs
Fast and economical color pre-proofing is done on our Ricoh MC/P6000 High Speed Digital Production Copier. Its Fiery RIP provides accurate color calibration, and uses the latest PostScript 3 technology.

Trapping
Correct trapping provides a slight overlap between adjacent colors that prevents gaps between the two colors on press.

Here we trap all documents with our Scitex Full Auto Frames trapping software. This system provides accurate traps from composite color files -- from either native applications or PDF.

Platesetter and Proofing
Incoming files are laserproofed to check that all page elements and type are correctly positioned, then plates are made one  our Screen Platesetter.

The plates are checked against the lasers, and ready for your review and approve prior to printing.