Prepress

Agfa Xcalibur: Jewel in Converter's Crown

The Xcalibur VLF "breakthrough" system reportedly brings new simplicity and quality to the demands of package printers, says its manufacturer, Agfa. And one of Agfa's customers, Superior Lithographics—a 15-year-old, Los Angeles, California-based operation—is quick to agree. The package-printing plant reports the Xcalibur CTP (computer-to-plate) system has been a jewel in its production crown.

CIP4 Releases JDF Developer ToolKit

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND -- CIP4 (Intl. Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress) annnounced today the public release

CreoScitex and DuPont Promote Proofing

CreoScitex and DuPont say together, they now offer customers a complete proofing system. According to CreoScitex, the companies have established a worldwide, strategic alliance "to promote and enhance thermal halftone proofing systems based on DuPont WaterProof thermal halftone proofing media for CreoScitex CTP (computer-to-plate) proofing systems."

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

PGI Provides Industry with Price-Friendly Proofing Product

Polaroid Graphics Imaging (PGI) LLC announces a pricing "breakthrough" in its proofing system offerings.

CreoScitex Breaks into Asian Packaging Prepress

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA--CreoScitex Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the first Asian installation of a CreoScitex Trendsetter VLF platesetter for the

Delivering Digital: CTP Carries Flexo Printing to Competitive Quality

I want a T1, DSL, digital cable line. That doesn't make any sense, right? For some of us, indeed, it doesn't make any sense. For others of us, well, we're

Barco to Demo Prepress and Proofing Products at Print 2001

At the upcoming Print 2001 show in Chicago next month, Barco Graphics will bring together the three units that comprise its business: package printing, industrial printing, and commerical printing.

Agfa Expansion Brings Digital Platemaking to North America

Agfa is expanding its plate-manufacturing capacity in its existing Branchburg, NJ, facility.

Q&A with Prepress Provider Agfa

Integration, standardization… What's this all about? And you thought you had enough worries with your web site and e-business! In an effort to make prepress integration easier to understand, PFFC posed some questions to Agfa Corp.

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS NEWS

Agfa announces first European Xcalibur installation, CreoScitex America names new president, Vendor Agreements Eases Color Conflict, and more...

Digital News

News from: American IS&T, DAX, DPI 2001, GASC, GretagMacbeth, Heidelberg, Hilgraeve, IPA, VuePoint, and Xaar.

Label Converter's Business Is Prime Labels & Pride

Striving to be not the biggest but the best, award-winning Premiere Labels values its customers and its suppliers, including press manufacturer Mark Andy.

Converter Can't Seem to Stay Out of Business

When Robert Curran sold his three label companies in 1987, he figured he was out of the converting business for good. Today, he not only owns a folding

Shorter Turnaround Time Drives Move to CTP

Founded in 1928, Steketee-Van Huis (SVH), Holland, MI, produces high-end folding cartons for customers across the US

Converters See Hurdles Ahead in Digital Printing

Last May Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER and Intertec Publishing conducted a focus group on the topic of digital technology and its impact on the converting

Bag machine adds value to customer-oriented operation.

A new FMC servo draw bag machine fits right in at All-Pak, a company that takes customer needs very seriously.When Fred J. Faletti founded All-Pak Inc.,

Label converter controls quality from the inside out

Walle Corp. attributes much of its success to keeping tight control of operations at the company's three plants.Listen to the latest crop of advice coming

A rather narrow-minded view of wide web printing.

Duralam lowers costs and adds efficiencies to its short runs with a narrow version of a wide web press from PCMC.In business for nearly 30 years, Duralam

Advances in prepress are making heads spin.

The technology of prepress is changing at such a dizzying pace, that converters keep up or quickly get left behind.Speaking recently at the 12th Digital

Plate advances bring flexo closer to offset

Developments in all aspects of printing plate and platemaking technology continue unabated. This article, because of space constraints, will be limited

Traditions fall as prepress moves into electronic age

Electronic prepress is growing up and replacing the traditional prep methods in most graphic-arts applications, including most segments of the converting

Reassessing market brings growth to this converter

Looking at its niche market six years ago brought a Maine converter to realize it needed to expand to maintain growth. The decision to add high-quality

Sun Chemical HD Plates

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