QUALITY GRAPHICS CENTER -- An Office Romance
"We made the shift to CTP four years ago, while other companies are just now beginning to research computer-to-plate," she notes. Quality Graphics does still offer a conventional prepress department for those who still require film output, but Yeats believes the future is CTP. "We put a lot of research into CTP and, ultimately, we decided that the Agfa unit would work well for us. Our customers are thrilled with CTP; they can make any needed changes right up to the last minute," she adds.
Always willing to lead the way in new technology, Quality Graphics recently installed a Harris & Bruno LithoCoat tower coater conversion on one of its 40˝ sheetfed presses. Quality Graphics claims it is now one of only three printing facilities in New Jersey that offers in-line UV coating. "We've always been a pioneer when it comes to technology. We're always ready to look at the next step," she says.
Yeats credits Quality Graphics' willingness to embrace new technology as key to their growth and success. "We keep going to all these seminars and various industry top management conferences because they give us a look into the future. Instead of being paralyzed with fear, we are excited. We know we have the capabilities to harness the technology and to profit by it."
Yeats sees a future full of potential for Quality Graphics. "We plan to develop a distribution system, as well getting more into mailing services. We want to expand our finishing capabilities, so there is less and less that we have to send outside," Yeats notes.