Prepress

Prepress Workflow

In today’s competitive environment, many factors affect your capability to preserve your share in the printing market:

     - Speed

     - Quality

     - Consistency

 

Youssef Allam Integrated Printing Solutions provides you with “Heidelberg Workflow”, the optimum tool to manage your printing processes for consistent results effectively.

Using Heidelberg Workflow enables you to apply system integration which ensures consistency and quality in your work.

 

Heidelberg Workflow works through the entire printing process, starting from the design phase and flows down through the montage, RIP, PPI ending with the quality control phase, making sure that all printing jobs are delivered alike and according to the standards you identified.

 

  "CTP Workflow"

 

 

1- The RIP software sends information of preset data to the CTP machine to produce the plates accordingly.

2- The RIP software sends information of preset data to the Plotter to make a prova.

3- The first quality control step is to check the plotter’s print job result. If the measures detected by the Printing Densitometer do not meet the requirements, the measures are delivered to the RIP once more to adjust the data.

4- The second quality control step checks the image printed on the plate to match it with the original data. If the measures detected by the Plate Densitometer do not meet the requirements, the measures are delivered to the RIP once more to adjust the data.

5- The RIP software sends information of preset data to the PPI “Prepress Interface” which translates the information in an understandable language to the Press Machine.

6- The PPI sends translated information to the Press Machine to print the job accordingly.

7- The third quality control step checks the final print job result.

 

If the measures detected by the Printing Densitometer do not meet the requirements, the measures are delivered to the RIP once more to adjust the data.


Workflow products:

1- Design phase:

Prinect PDF Tool Box – Pre-check the software for designs exported on PDF files.

2- Montage phase:

Prinect Signa Station – Produces a complete signature on the PDF file, taking into consideration all aspects including folding methods, binding methods, margins, etc.

Prinect Signa Station Packing Pro Design – a module of Prinect Signa Station for packaging jobs.

3- RIP phase:

Prinect MetaDimension– Color separation software.

Prinect Metashooter – A substitute for Prinect MetaDimension, depending on the number of the laser heads in the CTP machine.

4- Prepress Interface (PPI) – Intermediate link software between RIP and the Press machine.

The PPI has all machines models embedded in it, it receives the information from the RIP and delivers it in an understandable language to the machine.

5- Quality Control:

X-rite Plate densitometer:

     - IC Plate 2

X-rite Printing densitometer & Spectro Photomter:

     - DensiEye 700

     - SpectroEye

     - SP 64

X-rite Color bar measuring device:

     - Intellitrax

     - Easytrax

X-rite Ink Software:

     - Ink formulation

     - Color quality

X-rite Quality Control Software:

     - Print Check

X-rite Color Management Solutions:

     - i1 photo

     - i1 photo pro

     - i1 publish

     - i1 publish pro

 

CTP Machines

Quality CTP machines are a main player in the quality of your work; whether your work requires a small format, a large format, or a very large format CTP machines; we provide you with the suitable machine that enables you to produce high quality thermal plates.

By acquiring a Heidelberg CTP Machine, you enjoy the following benefits:

     - Outstanding quality
     - Maximum availability
     - Expandable modularity
     - High flexibility
     - Perfect integration with our Prepress workflow

 

Heidelberg CTP Machines include:

     - Suprasetter A52/ A75

     - Suprasetter A106/ 106

     - Suprasetter VLF 145/ 162/ 190

 

Prepress Consumables:

Youssef Allam Group provides you with all the consumables you need through the prepress phase; all high quality, original consumables directly from the manufacturer.

Due to our big customer database and the continuous need for different consumables, we are keen on ensuring the availability of the products to secure your business continuity.

We offer the following range of prepress consumables:

     - Plates
     - Chemicals
     - GUM
     - Cleaning materials

 

Prepress Spare Parts:

We offer genuine Spare Parts from the manufacturer. Commonly needed spare parts are available in our warehouses and if the requested part is not available, we can order it immediately from the manufacturer upon your request. We put business continuity in a high rank in terms of priority and you can rely on us.