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DIGITAL PREPRESS
Preparation of Digital Files for
Commercial Printing, continued...

Currently, SED supports the following formats: Quark®, Pagemaker®, In-design®, Framemaker®, PDF®, MSWord®, Illustrator®, Photoshop®, Freehand®, and MS Publisher®.

Raster Image Processing (RIP)
Once the file is “worked” as described above, it is submitted to the Nexus® workflow. In this step, the file is RIP’d (meaning the file is converted to a language that will drive both the proofer and platesetter), the colors are trapped, and a final file is created for imposition.

Nexus®, a product of ArtWork Systems®, is one of the most highly regarded and predominant systems in the graphic arts industry. We are proud to make Nexus® an integral part of our refined commercial printing process.

Electronic Imposition
In this step, the RIP’d pages are placed into a template that has been pre-programmed to lay precisely on the ultimate press sheet. All considerations of trims, bleeds, lips and size are taken into account. This consideration ensures that the resultant proof is of the entire press sheet not just individual pages and that it can be evaluated for both printing and binding factors.

Serving clients in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and across the United States, SED’s proofs truly prove that the job will be successful through subsequent stages.

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