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Markus Hager of
Medienhaus Ltd: «We
have always been
Since the end of 2010 Digital Information has
their latest Preproofer generation to customers. The
Epson-based double-sided imposition proofing system stands
out against its predecessors
with 40 percent faster print speed and extra precise front-to-back
registration. Among the initial users to take full
advantage of the new Preproofer developments are two familiar Swiss
print shops: Jordi Ltd.
located in Belp and Appenzeller Medienhaus Ltd. located in
Appenzeller Medienhaus Ltd.
from Herisau, Switzerland have been working with the new Preproofer
770 since March 2011. They generate formproofs for two 20"x28"
format presses and an A3 format machine on the single 4-up
Preproofer system with a feed width of 23" (59 cm).
Markus Hager, head of prepress, describes the new Preproofer
generation’s intelligent register control as an enormous advance due
to its camera system employing a 128-bit code: «We use our
formproofs not just for internal control – we also keep sending
these folded-up printouts to our customers. Thus it is of vital
importance that the quality of the proof is right in every respect
and that includes front-to-back registration». Markus Hager
continues about the unrivaled concept: «We have always been
convinced about Digital Information’s Preproofer technology because
only an imposed form proof, originating directly from the data RIPed
for platesetter use, can give us the confidence that our on-press
color okay will yield the same results. Compared with the previous
Preproofer model we can now work at least twice as fast. This speed
factor becomes even more important against the backdrop of ever
shortening order times.»
Klaus Gasser of Jordi Ltd: «Investing
a Preproofer system will pay
itself in a very short
When expanding their offset
press production format from 4-up to 8-up, Jordi Ltd. in Belp have
upgraded their plate production accordingly. At their newly-erected
building a Preproofer 970 for the 8-up format delivers the imposed
proofs for a new, perfecting eight-color press as well as for a
two-color machine in A3 format. Since production started,
approximately 6,000 printing plates have been imposed and proofed
with the two-sided Preproofer.
Klaus Gasser was responsible for the printing
plate production at the former location and worked with a Preproofer
740 there. He has always appreciated the possibility to check
imposed print forms as two-sided digital proofs before they are sent
to the platesetter. «With the hectic nature of each day, sometimes
mistakes are discovered at the very last minute. In such a
situation, the plates are already on press and the likely
consequence will be downtime and higher costs. Prevention of bigger
mistakes is obviously desired – for instance a job where errors are
detected only after an order has been completed, with the only
remedy being repeating the whole print run. We believe that
investing in a Preproofer system will help us avoid just these sorts
of issues, and therefore pay for itself in a very short time», the
experienced professional declares.
The most prominent feature of the Preproofer concept is that it
is based on the data that has already been calculated by the
original imagesetter RIP, thereby guaranteeing full content and
layout accuracy to the plates and accordingly to the print job.
Unlike booklet proof solutions – which can only refer to single,
isolated PDF pages and never to an imposed and RIPed print form as a
whole – a Preproofer printout which has been printed on both sides
in just one pass can easily been folded, cut, stitched, assembled
with other forms and evaluated as if it were a printed sheet coming
from the press delivery.
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