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For example, Lafayette Printing now has an imagesetter that creates single negatives encompassing four pages that will be printed from the same plate.
In the typical print-production process of today, computer files are output as film from an imagesetter. Then the printer makes plates from the film.
uses six PowerMacs, three Quadras, a Screen drum scanner, Screen imagesetter and Kodak Contract Approval System for its prepress work.
Direct access to an imagesetter for film output is often not an option.
The full Alfa UV recombine system, as supplied, includes the recombine machine, imagesetter and software, the UV curing cabinet for the large production master and a small cabinet for the master, a laminator, precision hole puncher, and a magnetic template to hold the metal master.
Sun Chemical Ink (GPI) has purchased of a Barco Gigasetter -- the largest-format imagesetter available and the only one for packaging applications on the West Coast -- to be installed at Sun Graphics' operations in Concord, CA.
Nearly every printer now has at least two pieces of electronic pre-press equipment: a color scanner and an imagesetter.
This format has become the current standard for excellent graphics work on the computer because the objects so drawn will print out at the level of resolution of the printer used -- from 300 dots per inch (dpi) on a standard laser printer to 1,200 dots or more on an imagesetter.
The shop should also use a densitometer to compare the imagesetter output against expected values.
Your high-resolution imagesetter will produce as many negatives per page as the job requires, and your printshop will simply shoot the plates and roll the press.
GMG DotProof and GMG FlexoProof produce genuine, absolutely color-accurate halftone proofs by directly processing 1-bit imagesetter data.