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The Kongsberg Has Landed

Posted by Scott on 10 March 2011

                         We added this fancy bit of kit to our arsenal last month. It's a digital cutting table and does whole lot of really cool stuff. Without getting all technical on you, this table is deigned to cut out and crease stuff. It utilises a whole bunch of tools and knives to chomp through and cut up materials like corrugated card, corflute, aluminium composite, plastics and acrylics, card and paper. It can cut and crease materials to make boxes, ideal for mock-ups or short runs. Rigid panels can be cut to shape as opposed to standard old straight cuts. Need straight cuts, we can make your panels perfectly square. Having this facility in-house also increases our capacity for fast turnaround of cut to shape goods. It is a perfect match to our printing capabilities.

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True Colours

Posted by Scott on 7 October 2010

                           In previous articles, I covered how we control colour with software and hardware using design programs and the printers. There is another important piece of hardware too. It's a colour matching booth. Not a weird device that you climb inside and lock the door, but rather a station that has special fluorescent tubes that illuminate vertically mounted prints and proofs from above. The big problem to overcome with manual hardcopy matching of colour is the lighting conditions. There are so many different conditions, fluoresecent warm to cool tubes, halogen, daylight sunny and cloudy, incadescent blubs and now led lighting which all emit different colour. There is no easy solution but a good start is an industry standard, which just happens to be D50 or more commonly known as daylight.

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Turbocharged prepress

Posted by Scott on 19 August 2010

                    We've given our prepress department a turbocharge. Prepress is a key step in the process to make sure your stuff looks good. It's pretty much a translation centre. Your files are handled in prepress where they are dissected, turned inside out, then delivered to the printing machines ready for perfect output. It's really critical that we've got good hardware and software to handle the latest file developments and do it with speed (files are getting bigger and more complex by the day). This update has included new PC's with more hard drives, processors and ram than you can poke a stick at for crunching the numbers at lightning speed, teamed up with new software from Onyx. We've given our Mac's a spruce up and they are loaded with Adobe's latest suite CS5 to be fully compatible with your requirements.

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Adobe CS5 Friendly

Posted by Scott on 25 May 2010

                        Our prepress department is up to date with Adobe CS5. We still prefer you to send your files to us in the native format (see our file prep form). Keep in mind that although Pdf's are very versatile, we can give you way better and more predictable results by working with your native files. Often files need tweaking to preserve the colour and image integrity, before processing through to the printer. This we cannot guarantee if files are supplied as pdf and eps. We are still compatible with older versions, so if you're on an older version keep them coming in that format.

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New HP L25500 for Christchurch

Posted by Scott on 29 January 2010

We are proud to announce the newest addition to our family of printers, and the first Latex printer technology for Christchurch. This 60" L2550 is the latest offering from HP in their latex line-up. This printer is the fourth HP printer in our stable. It's a testament to our commitment to Quality, Reliability and Consistency.

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