“Behind the scenes” of typography: Prepress
The prepress department of a typography or lithography workshop is a bit like the “behind the scenes” of a show; it is crucial for making a product extraordinary in every detail. In other words, it represents the link between the creative idea of the graphics department and the actual offset or digital printing process.
“You can’t go back.”
So prepress is essential in guaranteeing a top-quality result, which best reproduces the idea studied during the graphic design phase. Also, because, once hundreds or thousands of copies have been printed, going back is impossible. For everything else…there’s prepress!
“We’re a very strong team.”
When they say that unity is strength…well it’s true. The presence of an in-house graphics department makes all our operations leaner and more efficient. In fact, those who handle the graphic layout, thanks to continuous exchanges with prepress, ensure that the file is immediately set up with a view to production, with considerable benefits in terms of work optimisation and time savings.
“We shape your ideas”
Do you have a project in mind and want to see it brought to life? In the Prepress department, thanks to digital printing and the cutting plotter for packaging, we are able to create a prototype of your product, to show you a preview of what the final result could be.
Certified colour proofing.
The perception of colour, as we know, is very subjective. That is why, during the Prepress phase, we carry out certified colour proofing, to guarantee the quality and fidelity of the actual print.
This involves a digital print calibrated on the Fogra 39 colour profile, which complies with international standards. The proof is considered “certified” if colour deviations, with respect to the Fogra 39 profile, are no greater than the established tolerances: in this way we come very close to how the colour will be reproduced on the final printout.