We’ve all heard about computer-to-plate systems and know that CTP is a proven technology. CTP technologies have been in place for over a decade. Lee Zerfass, Digital Business Manager for Anderson & Vreeland, has written a white paper explaining why investing in CTP technology continues to be beneficial.
Why CTP and why now? “CTP can reduce make-ready and waste, reducing raw material, labor and resources to create the same job vs. film and Imagesetters,” explains Lee Zerfass. “When you add a workflow, we improve the consistency and speed of how jobs are prepped for press. For higher volume environments, a workflow expedites the time to press, regardless of the operator’s experience level as all jobs are treated the same. Then, by adding the benefit of High Resolution Imaging for instance, at 5080dpi, the quality of the dots or overall job is improved creating a distinction from the competition,” added Lee.
More brand owners are demanding CTP as part of their requirements to capture their business. By having a CTP offering, converters have the confidence plates going to the pressroom are predictable and repeatable, certainly more so then film-produced plates. In contrast, we are seeing film imagesetters becoming less relevant.
Want to know more? Lee’s white paper explains the added benefits of CTP and, once the decision is made to go CTP or expand the CTP offering, how to proceed. To download the entire white paper for free, visit https://www.andersonvreeland.com/white-papers.