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Fujifilm Canada joins Fujifilm North America Corp.

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Fujifilm (Valhalla, NY) announces that effective immediately, Fujifilm Canada Inc. has joined Fujifilm North America Corp. as a subsidiary of the company

Presstek to expand Dimension Pro CTP portfolio at Ipex

Mar 19, 2010 12:00 AM,

Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) will add a new 4-page platesetter to the Presstek Dimension Pro family at Ipex 2010

Xanté to debut 3 new Ilumina models at GOA

Feb 19, 2010 12:00 AM,

The North and Latin America debut of 3 new models in the Xanté (Mobile, AL) Ilumina series will take place in Xanté booth 1008 at Graphics of the Americas

Gray matters

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Ron Ellis

GCR benefits include Improved reproduction Better neutrals Consistent TAC Ink savings Faster makereadies Improved stability Easier color space transformations Ink optimization software uses gray component replacement (GCR) to change the separation of an image. The software will take color from the file and increase the black channel. It can be set to take more or less color out depending on the user's

Automation advantages

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Curry Printing (www.curryprintinginc.com) serves a variety of industries in the Dallas, TX, region. We do a little bit of everything, says owner Cody Curry. From business cards to annual reports and everything in between. Curry knew it was time to make a change when the shop's CTP device went down one morning. We got it fixed the next day, but we were incredibly backed up, he says. That's when Curry

New DM screening

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

UK-based Hamillroad Software has announced a breakthrough in screening technology that it claims will greatly enhance the output quality of today's computer-to-plate (CTP) platesetters. The new Digitally Modulated, or DM, screening technology is called Auraia after the Greek word for beautiful.

Computer centric

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Driving connectivity EFI's (booth 2500) new Web Control Center combines centralized color management to ensure accurate color reproduction with the ability to remotely proof and print through geographically dispersed printing centers. It acts as the link between any geographically remote sites participating in a supply chain, and it is a key application for remote proofing (and printing) as it connects,

Presstek's PRINT 09 CTP highlights

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Look for a new thermal printing plate announcement from Presstek (Hudson, NH) at PRINT 09.

Compromise-free plates

Apr 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

It's easier than ever to go green in prepress as ecofriendly plate technology steps up to conventional CTP benchmarks.

CTP is getting leaner & cleaner

Sep 1, 2008 12:00 AM,

Prepress equipment and plate manufacturers made several CTP debuts at Drupa 2008. If you didn't make it to Dsseldorf this spring, you can see them up close at Graph Expo 2008, October 26-29 in Chicago. Next-generationinkjet CTP Glunz & Jensen (Elkwood, VA) launched the next generation of its inkjet CTP (iCTP) technology, the PlateWriter 2000, at Drupa. The platesetter targets small and medium-format

No going back

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Not many people want to deal with a startup company anymore, says Gary Crescenze, president and CEO of Delmarva Printing (Salisbury, MD). But when another company bought the printing company he worked for, he and some of his fellow workers decided to take a chance on a new venture. They found support and a reliable equipment source in Heidelberg (Kennesaw, GA). With 27 years' experience in the industry

Cruising to the lead

Feb 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Phoenix Marketing never wanted to be pigeonholed. It is not just a prepress and printing shop which is why the word was included early in its history. The 30-year-old, 150-employee firm is a complete marketing communications company, and as a result, Phoenix is flying high as a leader in its Southern California base for the diverse, high-end clients it serves. The firm has been serving the cruise

Presses plus a whole lot more

Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By AP staff

You never know what you'll find at Graph Expo. Consider this story: Impressions Printing (Oklahoma City) is a small commercial printer specializing in everything from monochrome and color digital to full-color offset printing. In October 2006, company president John Braaten and vice president Jason McWilliams spent three days at Graph Expo. One item on their agenda was a follow-up visit with Spiel

Hitting color

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Dan Remaley

You know the common statement when the proofs don't match the press: It must be a film, plate or proof! I've been the person who had to visit the printer, conduct a press check and determine what was wrong. This helped me understand the entire printing process, from scanning to proofing, platemaking and printing. Through process control measurements, we can define where the problem lies. The control

The CleanPlate Club

Apr 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By John Zarwan

At drupa 2004, Agfa, Kodak and Fuji joined Presstek as suppliers of chemistry-free plates. Over the past few years, these vendors have commercialized their products today, they are used in a wide variety of printing plants around the world. Most chemistry-free plates share some common characteristics but are based on different technologies, and they are not necessarily appropriate for all printers.

Fits like a dream

Dec 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Affordable I-Trap powers prepress for Car-Lin Graphics.

Peer 2 Peer NETworking

Dec 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Using phpBB, an Open Source bulletin board package, Corey Smith launched www.prepressforum.com in March 2003 to create “a place for people working in the prepress industry to get together and share ideas, help troubleshoot files and talk about technology.”

Going with the flow

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Associates Graphics Services embraces lean manufacturing, the team-base systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste. The facility was designed to streamline the movement of jobs through the plant. Potential bottlenecks have been eliminated, and there's almost no inventory sitting on the floor.

Processor-free CTP

Mar 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

An update on processless plate imaging technology.

Computer-to-plate & one hot metal holdout

Jul 1, 2005 12:00 AM, By Katherine O’Brien

When I joined AMERICAN PRINTER in 1996, CTP was in its infancy. We wrote many articles about concurrent workflows, choosing the best technology and so on. Now, almost a decade later, CTP is commonplace. We recently asked our InRegister readers about their digital evolution.