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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

Digital Prepress Services for Flexo Printing

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!

  • Mottled Print: Understanding This Common Flexo Printing Defect

    Package printing often requires a great deal of solid-color imagery, even in the most intricate of design patterns. That black backdrop behind a picture of a product? Solid image. That large, single-color logo affixed to the side of a cardboard box? Yup, essentially a solid image. As you’re printing these singular color schemes, you’ll encounter mottled print. Among the 12 most common defects we recognize, it’s one of six often attributed to issues with ink transfer. And true to form with many of these defects, there can actually be other causes of mottled image in flexo printing due to a variety of factors:

  • How Flexographic Printing Works | A Step-by-Step Guide to Flexography

    Flexographic printing is everywhere and has been for decades. You can see examples of it on candy wrappers, candy bags, snack bags, labels, cereal boxes, plastic shampoo bottles, peel-able double-sided medication labels, in your notebooks, legal pads, and desk calendars, and on your seasonal roll of printed paper towels. Almost everything printed today can be produced flexographically. It might seem like magic, but the steps to flexo printing are best explained as a carefully choreographed science, yielding a final printed product that is both beautiful and functional.

  • Flexo Vs. Offset Printing: Inks, Maintenance, Cost, Convenience

      Package printing comes in many shapes and sizes. Printers and label makers use four main types of printing processes packaging: flexographic, digital, gravure, and offset.