CTP Troubleshooting--Covering All Bases
And whatever the format—plate, film, digital press, video, electronic media or the Web—the more consistent the process, the easier it is to control.
As an example, Donovan cites stochastic screening, where the tone reproduction curve is more radical. According to Donovan, repurposing allows a printer to alter that curve.
Repurposing also allows more consistency between press set-ups. For example, he says Print Direct might be running a job on two presses, with interstation UV drying between each unit. "With repurposing," Donovan explains, "we can run either press and still get consistent results."