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What is prepress?

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What are prepress shops?

A Prepress company makes a set of files and non- press proofs of print projects. The printer is the mass production implementation of the final prepress work. Prepress companies try to make proofs of your print project look just like the printed material after the printer completes your project.


Three prepress image capture devices?

Three examples of prepress image capture devices are drum scanner, flatbed scanner, and scanning back for large format camera. The price of changing a print image during prepress is normally 10% of what it would cost on press.


What is the meaning behind the term prepress?

The term prepress is popular in the printing industry. It involves all the work required before the printing press is ready to print. This could include making printing plates, or receiving an electronic file.


What has the author Takahisa Kodaira written?

Takahisa Kodaira has written: 'A development project of a prepress company'


In the OPI nail polish what does OPI stand for?

open prepress interface


What is EPS format full form?

EPS stands for encapsulated postscript file format and its used in prepress and printing process.


Where does the waste in prepress industry goes?

Well, it's been almost ten years since I've been associated with prepress (in a different line of work now) but I can say that over the years, disposal of waste products has probably become less and less of a problem. The prepress industry has changed dramatically over the last 20 years - even the last 10 years probably. I say that it's become less of a problem because compared to years past, there are less "waste products" involved in prepress, as more and more of it is done electronically and digitally, and goes direct-to-press, with with litho presses that have DP capability, or directly to digital printing presses. Back when I first started in the traditional prepress industry back in the 1980's, you had film that was recycled for it's silver content, and also the spent photographic chemicals from the darkroom that also had some silver in it. Recyclers would actually pay you to take it all off their hands and they would make their money getting the silver out of it. Another area was in plating - the spent chemistry from the plateroom had to be sent out to special recyclers who would dispose of it since the chemistry was toxic. Nowdays prepress deals with digital files received from clients/customers, and most, if not all, proofing and printing is done digitally. When I ended my prepress career about ten years ago, we were at the point where all of our prep work, including proofing and plating/imposition was done digitally with PDF files. The only step that involved chemical waste was the plating process. The plate was made digitally on a Creo imagesetter DTP/RIP but at that point it still had to be developed and gummed for press. Printers at that time were just on the cusp of eliminating even that, and just going direct to press or to digital printing itself. So the "short answer" to this question is these days prepress waste is not really much of an issue anymore. The whole process nowdays involves very little physical material to create waste byproducts.


Where can one search for pre press jobs?

There are many websites and companies that offer prepress jobs online. Some of these websites and companies are Career Builder, Simply Hired, Monster and Indeed.


What is the process for custom boxes?

First of all choose your printing option and then further see what else is out there and then design your artwork and finally be the prepress process to make custom boxes.


What is the U.S. Navy gray pantone number that is used on warship paint?

I served in the Navy for 6 years, and have now worked as a prepress operator/graphic designer for about 11 years now. I believe the closest Pantone color officially recognized by the US Navy for use is PMS 430. -Shawn J


Where is Walsworth Publishing Company located?

Corporate offices of Walsworth Publishing Company are located at 306 N Kansas Ave., Marceline, Missouri 64658. Theys have a prepress location in Brookfield, Missouri, two printing and bindery facilities- one is Marceline, Missouri, and one in Saint Joseph, Michigan, as well as a Yearbook Sales and Marketing Office in Kansas City, Missouri.


What packages is used for composition in printing press?

In a printing press, various materials such as paper, ink, plates, and rollers are used for composition. The specific packages used may include design software like Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress for layout and design, as well as prepress software like Adobe Acrobat for preparing files for printing. Additionally, specialized tools such as imposition software may be used to arrange multiple pages for printing on a single sheet.