Target - DRUPA 2000
Solutions such as Preflight Online make this possible. Instead of printers having to wait for files to arrive from customers in order to preflight them, preflighting can happen online as a seamless part of the file submission process. This has the ability to truly revolutionize the prepress industry.
John O'Rourke, consumables product manager at Presstek, on not compromising on plates when it comes to low-cost printing.
It has become evident to all that direct imaging is not just for quick printing any more. On-press imaging yields the fastest makeready, and therefore, highest productivity. Add lowest cost-to-print to the equation and you truly have a solution that fulfills technology's promise to make cumbersome, expensive processes highly efficient and without quality trade-offs. In plate technology, customers will not have to compromise on quality or environment-related risks.
Presstek's technologies enable all of the world's DI presses. In fact, there are more Presstek thermal imaging modules installed than any other system in the industry. Presstek thermal plates, platesetters and proofers reduce waste, optimize cost, and ensure quality and efficiency—in the most environmentally conscious manner. This is adding value.
To survive in 2000 and beyond, printers require economically feasible, high-quality and productive systems. And they have become more intelligent about their technology choices—whether something is merely hype or a genuine solution. The bottom line is that they need to satisfy their current customers, bring on and maintain more customers as they become more efficient and stay profitable in a highly competitive environment.
Christie O'Malley, product marketing manager at Harlequin, on DRUPA 2000 and its promise for all-digital workflows and CTP advancements.
As we move into the new millennium and closer to DRUPA 2000, the 1990s' promise of computer-to-plate, computer-to-press and all-digital workflows is finally becoming reality. The Internet is becoming a tool for digital prepress and printing, rather than just a threat.