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DIGITAL PREPRESS SERVICES FOR FLEXO PRINTING

What Are Digital Prepress Services?

Prepress services involve all the steps taken to prepare an idea for a print run. These processes used to be done entirely by hand, but new technology has allowed for the digitization of the process, making it faster and more accurate. 

Some of the digital prepress services we offer include:

  • Layout
  • Proofing
  • Seamless Textures
  • Graphic Design
  • Design Consultations
  • Color Management

Our Graphics Team

Whether you’re working from a rough sketch or a final RIPped bitmap, the Luminite graphics team is here to ensure that your files are optimized for the best possible print.

Our state of the art facility is staffed by a team of highly trained graphics professionals with many years of experience in both computer technology and the flexographic process. Don’t know where to start with graphics for flexo printing? We do. Reach out!

Digital Prepress Services for Flexo Printing

Dawn Lombardi

Graphics Technician
P | 1.814-817-1420 x 134
F | 1.814-817-1421

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Kelli Taylor

Graphics Technician
P | 1.888-545-2270
F | 1.814-817-1421

File Requirements For:

Rasterized Screen Work
8-Bit – Grayscale
300 dpi – Screen only
1270 dpi min – Combo screen & line work
Minimum line weight of 0.002”
Minimum font size of 0.75pt
Compensation curves

 

Rasterized Line Work
1-Bit – Bitmap
1270 dpi
Minimum line weight of 0.002”
Minimum font size of 0.75pt

 

Vector Screen/Line Work
Fonts: Outline or send with files
Embed placed art – no anti-aliased images
Trapping to be included
Each separation assigned a unique ink
Minimum line weight of 0.002”
Minimum font size of 0.75pt

What Are Digital Prepress Services?

Prepress services involve all the steps taken to prepare an idea for a print run. These processes used to be done entirely by hand, but new technology has allowed for the digitization of the process, making it faster and more accurate. 

Some of the digital prepress services we offer include:

  • Layout
  • Proofing
  • Seamless Textures
  • Graphic Design
  • Design Consultations
  • Color Management

Accepted File Formats

Our graphics team primarily use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Press Quality PDFs*. To ensure the fastest processing of your order, you should include the following information:

  • Image Dimensions: Repeat (cylinder circumference), Design Width
  • Stepping requirements
  • Margins required (Bleeds, registration, etc)
  • Orientation of design on cylinder (“Right” or “Wrong” reading)
  • Gear Side (if applicable) 
  • Curves that have been applied

*Other formats that are compatible with Photoshop or Illustrator are also accepted. Files received in formats other than what is listed will be subject to additional art charges. Use the buttons below for printable versions of our art specifications.

Try Our Digital Prepress Services

If you’re looking for a full service printer, someone who works with you from initial design ideas to final product, Luminite is your partner!

Additional Resources

Find more information about flexo printing, sustainable materials, and prepress services on our blog!

  • Flexographic Ink Consumption: Calculate and Save Money

    Knowing how much flexographic ink you need for a particular job and making sure you use that ink most efficiently can make a significant difference in your profitability.  It’s important to look at some ways to calculate ink amounts and examine steps you can take to make the whole printing process more efficient. One word of caution: While online ink consumption calculators are good for estimating, be aware that accurate estimates of how much ink is needed require a thorough production consumption test with the press-ready ink, substrate, image carrier, and press to be used.

  • Behind the Scenes: Flexographic Image Carrier Production

    If you've ever wondered how the flexographic printing process works, an important component is the image carrier services. After an image has been provided and edited for the printing process, flexographic printing plates or cylinders are created. Behind every image carrier that leaves Luminite Products Corporation, there is a carefully engineered process of creation. We’ve outlined this process below to take you on a virtual tour of what happens behind the scenes on our shop floor, and to show you how we maintain quality and precision through every step of the production journey.

  • Breaking Down An In-Line Flexo Printing Machine

      With a wide range of substrate materials & sizes, as well as a plethora of different applications, different styles and types of printing presses exist to serve the wide-ranging flexographic printing industry.  Of all the press types, the most common flexo press found throughout print houses are inline printing presses. To garnish the full potential of your artwork and ensure that your printer’s inline-press is capable of handling the design of your next product packaging, poster, or other goods, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the components/sections of an in-line press and how they operate together.  Below, we’ll break down the 6 major components of an inline flexo printing machine.