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OUR CAPABILITIES

PREPRESS & AUTOMATION


Our prepress team is equipped with cutting-edge Mac systems, along with Adobe Creative Cloud and Esko software. Automation, in conjunction with firm QA policies, ensures that we minimize our potential for human error and that our imaging is consistent from prepress to plating.

Our prepress & automation services include:

3D Proofing for Corrugated

Corrugated printers can take advantage of this useful tool, which renders a preview of the box folded up with its artwork. Available as an interactive PDF or via web-based digital proofing.

Web-Based Digital Proofing

Digital proofs are rendered and made accessible via web browser. The proofer receives a link and can then perform various tasks and submit approval on digital proofs, all from within the web browser.

Barcode Generation

We create barcodes based on your printer’s capabilities, so you can rest assured that the final product will scan high-grade without issue.

Color Management


Our color management department consists of several tools to ensure accurate color profiles are created for each press we produce plates for. By “fingerprinting” each press, we are able to adequately predict the color our plates will produce when they are used in print production.

Our Color Management Services Include:

Contract Proofing

Using either a custom profile created from your press fingerprint or an existing standard such as GRACoL or SWOP, contract proofs provide a consistent color target for your production environment. ASK US about getting started with a press fingerprint!

Halftone Proofing

Halftone proofs, also referred to as dot proofs, simulate the screening of the plates we will produce. This can be especially useful to show the effect of screened dots on an image prior to production for low line screens (110 lpi and below).

Extended Gamut

We now offer extended gamut press profiling and plates to be used in conjunction with 7-color process printing. This process helps eliminate spot colors, reducing ink, plate and setup costs, while maintaining high-quality print.

Plates & Imaging


PLATE MATERIALS

We support the following 50” x 80” plate materials and keep them on hand:

0.045” Cyrel® DPR 0.067” Cyrel® DPR 0.107” Cyrel® DPL 0.112” Cyrel® DPL 0.112” nyloflex® ACE 0.125” Cyrel® DPC 0.155” Cyrel® DPC 0.250” Cyrel® DPC

DIGITAL IMAGER

ESKO CDI SPARK 5080

  • Screen rulings up to 200 lpi
  • Resolutions up to 4000 ppi
  • Halftone 1-99%
  • HD Flexo technology
  • Pixel+ Solid technology
  • Flat-top Dot technology

EXPOSURE UNIT

DUPONT™ CYREL® DIGIFLOW 3000 ETL

Exposes high quality photopolymer plates.

SOLVENT PROCESSOR

DUPONT™ CYREL® 3000 PS

High dot resolution, excellent line definition, deep reverses and clean floors are achieved to meet the highest flexographic standards.

Plate Mounting (Corrugated)


Preflex has the ability to mount on PVC, foam, mylar or magnetic carriers. Multiple lock-up systems available.

Mounting Equipment:

  • 115” Harley Opti-Check
  • 125” JM Heaford video registered flat mounter with proofer