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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!

  • Pros and Cons of Photopolymer & Elastomer for Flexo Printing

    Elastomer blend or photopolymer: Which image carrier material will work best on a flexographic printing job?  Answer: It depends. It also matters to your bottom line.  So it’s important to know the difference to determine which applications call for which kind of image carrier.

  • The 5 Major Types of Printing Presses

    Every business regardless of industry, size, or age, invests in product packaging, marketing materials, or a combination of both. As such, the printing industry and the methods and technology fueling it has seen steady growth over the past several decades.  To meet the growing and ever-changing needs of the industrial, manufacturing, and distribution markets, the printing industry features several different operational methods and types of printing presses, each with its unique use depending on the size, color, effect, and quantity needed. 

  • Anthology of Flexo Printing | Part 2 of 2

    Modern-day flexography has come a long way since its invention some 130 years ago. From the invention of the first rotary press using rubber plates to print to the commercialization of UV pigments in the 1990s, this two-part series covers the origins of Flexo printing as well as its growth in popularity through the present day.