Also see CTP Plate specs
and storage tips.
to Plate Benefits
CTP gives almost instant
colour register on the press and there is no need to worry
about stopping the press to delete dust marks and scratches
that sometimes came from the film.
In a world where reducing run lengths
mean that many press runs are getting shorter and shorter,
the benefits of CTP are getting increasingly important –
specifically the improved make ready times allows printers
to get the jobs on and off the press faster.
CTP allows printers to increase the
yield and quality of their main asset – the printing
press. CtP allows these improvements to be done without a
need to increase labour costs, if anything the automation
often frees up labour for other tasks.
Benefits of CTP:
• Labour costs. Busy plate-making
rooms can be done away with as plates are delivered to your
door ready for the press.
• Quality. A first generation dot
imaged directly on a plate bypasses the film intermediate
and allows new levels of quality to be achieved. For some
publications this means more advertising revenue since the
overall print quality is superior.
• Press productivity. Particularly
for colour work, the rapid make-ready and register means that
jobs are turned around faster and the printers’ main
asset (his press) becomes more productive, increasing revenues
CTP Specs and Requirements
CTP File Submission form here