{ELECTRONIC PRE-PRESS}

Pre-PressThe Electronic Pre-Press Department is the first central step in the production environment. Our EPP technicians have diversified backgrounds in printing, graphics arts and  extensive computer abilities. Beechmont Press always maintains the current versions of all major software and hardware for both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.

 

Description

 

Equipment

Special Features

File servers

Dell & Intergraph

300gb, Raid Level 5

Workstations

3 Macintosh G5

4 Macintosh G4

6 Macintosh G3

2 PCs

 

 

 

Accepts files from Floppy, CD and ZIP Windows XP – Windows 2000

Computer-to-Plate

2 Screen Plate Rite 8600

TrueFlow RIP

Plate Processing

2 Kodak Polychrome Processing Lines

 

Exposure Frames

1 Douthitt

1 Stoesser

For exposing furnished film

 

Digital Proofing

1 HP 5000

 


1 HP 1050C

 

 

High-end ink jet proof
Heidelberg Meta Dimensions RIP

 

Two-sided content proof
TechSage SpinJet

Scanning

1 Linotype-Hell Topaz

 

 

 

1 La Cie scanner

High-end digital flatbed color scanner
12” X 18” maximum input size

With Lino-Color software

 

Flat-bed scanner
8.5” X 14 maximum size

External Drives

Iomega ZIP

DVD & CD

Superdrive

Our preferred method of archiving

 

 

 

  
  ELECTRONIC PREPRESS SOFTWARE

Software

 

Version(s)

Main Use

Mac

PC

Quark Xpress

3.32,4.0,5.0 & 6.5

Page Layout

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Pagemaker

6,6.5 & 7

Page Layout

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Adobe Illustrator

9, 10 & CS2

Drawing

*

 

FreeHand

9, 10 & MX

Drawing

*

 

Adobe PhotoShop

5,6,7 & CS2

Photo Manipulation

*

 

Adobe InDesign

1.5, 2.0 & CS2

Page Layout

*

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Preps

5.1.4

Page Imposition

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