This paper explores the specific areas where Presstek DI presses offer environmental and economic advantages over conventional offset, digital toner and inkjet printing technologies Presstek DI presses redefine printing and integrate new innovations, which lower its environmental impact while creating new business opportunities for printers.
To be successful, printers must learn to manage their businesses in a manner that addresses today’s market conditions. One of the challenges this presents is a reconfiguration of the print production platform to efficiently and cost effectively produce the full gamut of run lengths. This white paper authored by WhatTheyThink.com’s Cary Sherburne discusses how to meet this requirement.
In 2003, Dr. John Zarwan published his benchmark study of operating costs for CTP - “CTP Plate Making: Understanding the Real Costs.” Dr. Zarwan’s study revealed some important truths about CTP plate making - that incremental post imaging costs for CTP systems were neither well tracked nor fully understood.
The move to computer-to-plate has increased the productivity and efficiency of printers by simplifying the production process and streamlining workflow. Despite the cost savings achieved by moving from film-based plate making to CTP, there are still important costs incurred in getting the plate from the platesetter to the press. Most printers accept these as unavoidable costs of doing business, and therefore do not track these costs very carefully.