An Introduction to CTP

Since 1978 when I started working for Compugraphic I have witnessed quite an evolution in the prepress slice of the printing industry. Since my days as a service technician with Compugraphic, I have witnessed the advancement of platemaking technology from a multi-stepped process that involved typesetters with RC paper (remember the Compugraphic Editwriter), cameras and film, to today‚Äôs technology of imaging directly to the printing plate. This journey has resulted in an abundance of knowledge, in these upcoming articles, I hope to impart as much of that knowledge as possible. Although by no means all-inclusive, this information should prove practical to those who are considering purchasing CTP equipment in the near future. [Read more…]