Printech Archives, April 1997: Computer-to-Plate

Computer-to-Plate

Wayne Pferdehirt (
pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 09:19:51 CST


I just read an article titled "Computer-to-Plate: Justifying Your
Investment," by Frank Romano, inthe March/April GATFWorld. The
article presents a sobering view on the costs of implementing
computer-to-plate (CTP), but says CTP systems are "reducing rework by
60-70% and improving makeready times 11-25% because the plates have
sharper dots and register faster."

Any direct or indirect experience by Printech subscribers to compare
with these savings? Other reflections on relative costs and
benefits?

Wayne P. Pferdehirt, P.E., AICP


 

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