Prepress


Our Electronic Prepress department supports a complete digital workflow and can process files directly to plate or to our digital print equipment.

Utilizing the highly advanced Agfa ApogeeX technology and the latest Adobe PDF print engine, Maple Press provides high speed prepress solutions to support smooth processing of files. Our FTP site allows our customers to quickly and securely transfer files to our prepress department. Files can be supplied on Thumbdrive, CD, or DVD as well.

In the Prepress area, all files undergo an extensive preflight process which includes virus checking, off-line file checking, digital imposition, and post-RIP preview prior to plating and printing. Our Adobe PDF workflow also provides soft proofing to help expedite the prepress process. Maple Press also can provide printed digital proofs which are hard copy laser proofs of the files provided.

Illustration quality is maintained through the use of high resolution digital scanning technology. Our scanning technicians take into consideration paper selection and the press that will print each title. Digital halftone proofing services are provided for prompt and accurate review of scanning completed in the Prepress operation.

Electronic files are imaged directly to plate for the most cost effective press platform for each title. Our systems provide the flexibility to move titles between digital, sheetfed and web presses throughout the life of a title to support cost effective book manufacturing.

EPP technician Platesetter