Business Services

Pre-Press & Proofing

Pre-Press & Proofing

Our fully equipped studio features the latest hardware coupled with current versions of all major applications, enabling us to handle your files with ease. We operate both Mac and PC workstations using software which allows us to not only generate awe inspiring artwork from a design brief, but also edit, preflight and output your press-ready PDF’s. We run Studio Rip pre-press workflow which is fully integrated with our press ensuring colour accurate proof to print reproduction. Once imposed contone proofs are approved, the print ready files are released from Studio Rip and output via our Screen Platerite 43005 Thermal CPT System to the latest Kodak Sonara processless plate which is completely chemical free. The Cip3 data is generated and automatically sent to the press enabling automatic ink duct settings for each job. This reduces make ready times and saves on consumables.

Technical Data
Accepted Files
• Adobe PDF • Quark Xpress • Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Indesign • Adobe Illustrator • Microsoft Publisher, Word and others

Print Ready Files
Adobe PDF’s are our preferred choice. For best results and the quickest turnaround time, please enquire about about our Distiller options set which is tailored for our Studio Rip. In all other cases, please use the highest resolution options available, and ensure that under images, all downsampling is off. This will increase the size of the file. Also ensure that all fonts used are set to embed. The PDF must also include a minimum of 2mm bleed (if required) and set to the correct colour space, ie CMYK, spot pantones or a combination of both. Any cutting lines or non-printing guides must be set in a spot colour and set to overprint throughout. Image data must be a minimum of 300dpi.

Lithographic Printing

Lithographic Printing

Our 5 colour Komori press is ideal for longer lithographic print runs, larger sheet size and, if required, pantone and metallic colours.

The Komori can print upto 15,000 SRA2 sheets an hour on a wide range of materials and weights. We use high quality papers and inks to achieve perfect results every time.

Benefits
• High speed • Pantone, metallic inks available • Wide range of materials
• Large volume print runs • Accurate colour reproduction

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Digital Print

Digital Print

Our Xerox DC260 and Océ CS665 digital presses produce litho quality with all the flexibility of digital, enabling high quality, short run colour print.

Digital print makes short run, colour printing easy. Jobs can be printed on both coated and uncoated materials and as the setup time is minimal, delivered far quicker than conventional litho print.

Personalised print on demand is also available. From your supplied database we can personalise any literature, with changes to names, addresses, even images, making mailings bespoke and cost effective.

Benefits
• Short run, cost effective print
• Quicker turnaround
• Litho quality
• Print on demand
• Variable data
• Less wastage
• 97% of pantone colours matched

Large Format Print

Large Format Print

Exhibition graphics, custom shape vinyl’s, banners, posters, giant media production and digitally printed wallpaper are just a few of our large format print capabilities. Using the very latest in digital printing technology we are now able to offer short run custom shaped graphics as well as printing in metallic inks which produce stunning results.

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Finishing & Delivery

Finishing & Delivery

The majority of finishing is completed in-house and thus, enables us to meet those all important deadlines.
Once your job is complete our logistics department will ensure your print is dispatched in the best possible way, either by us delivering ourselves, or by one of our carefully selected courier companies with the added service of online delivery information. If required, we will dispatch your print to your client direct under ‘plain wrap’ and even with your own delivery paperwork.

Services
• Laminating
• Stitching
• Cutting
• Drilling
• Creasing
• Folding
• Collating

Plant List

Plant List

• Epro Estimating and Production Software

Pre-Press
• 10 Mac and PC Workstations
• Studio Rip Pre-Press Workflow
• Screen Platerite 43005 Thermal CPT System
• Heights Blue Amber 85 Processor
• Epson Pro 7900 Proofer

Press Room
• Komori Nl526 ES 5 Colour Max Sheet Size: 480mm x 650mm
• Canon Imagepress C6011 Digital Press With On Line Hi Capacity Delivery and Bookletmaker
• Roland Versacam  Print & Cut VS-640 Large Format Printer
• Zerox Colorcube 9303 Digital Printer

Finishing
• Heidelberg Cylinder
• Polar Guillotine
• Duplo System 5000 Collator & Booklet Maker
• Komfi Delta 52+ Laminator
• Morgana Business Card Cutter
• UFO Folder
• Neopost DS 200 Mailing & Inserting Machine
• Horizon Cross Folder AFC-566AKT

Please contact us for a quote

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