Premedia / Prepress
Prepress is the beginning stage in the printing process, and it greatly impacts the final product.
At Tucker Castleberry we offer prepress services that include:
- Design and Color Manipulation
- Automated PDF Workflow
- Automated Trapping System
- Web-Enabled Proofing with online collaboration functions
- Web-Base File Transfer - FTP based or Direct Transfer with automatic stuffing & encryption
- Computer-to-Plate Technology
- Digital Color Proofing
- File Archiving
Today, prepress communication can be sent via email to clients for evaluation and approval. Through our Kodak Insite online proofing, customers can collaborate online, mark changes, and sign off for approval 24/7 from anywhere in the world. This accessibility allows our clients to become an integral part of the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is premedia?
Premedia is a term used to describe the design process. It is the process of how a design is created from the idea phase through the completion. It encompasses all of the differences in terms of changes and upgrades to the initial scope. In short, premedia is the very beginning stage of the printing process, including things like the design and color manipulation, automated PDF workflow, and automated trapping systems. There are many other components of this process that are evaluated and approved before it is actually printed.
What is prepress?
Prepress is another term for premedia. The prepress stage is the start of the printing process when all aspects of the project are considered and planned for, such as proofing, color selection, and digital color proofing, among other components.
What is digital prepress?
Digital prepress is simply the process completed in a digital format. There is no need to go back and forth on paper or other forms of communication. Rather, using a wide range of digital tools, it is possible to send information and communicate about various parts of the project digitally, streamlining efforts to create a better overall result. The digital prepress stage uses tools like web-enabled proofing, online collaboration funds, web-based file transfers, and computer to plate technology that can generally speed up the process and streamline it. Typically, this method allows for the sign-off of the project in a faster manner, especially when very specific details need to be considered.
Julie HarrisAnsley Atlanta Real Estate
...I really depend on them to walk me through my options, look at my budget, help me decide what the cover is going to be, what the paper quality is going to be...it means a lot to me that I can trust what they say, and that they are good communicators.
Insung KimThe Atlanta Braves
...It was really cool to meet a printer who understood what designers are looking for. After talking to Tuck I felt very comfortable that we were working with someone who understood that quality was very important for designers like myself. We love working with Tucker Castleberry because they're not just a vendor, or a printer, they're a real partner.
Darby WeylandUnited Colaborative
...They are an integral part of what we do...keeping our clients happy. At the agency I work at, we try to say "we can do anything, even if we've never done it before" and Tucker Castleberry has made that possible.
Stuart TurnerEmory University
Tucker Castleberry has a real dedication to quality and to service that is often missing in larger print facilities.
Kathy GunterUnited Collaborative
It is vital to the industry, and to our industry, that all of their technology, all of their printers, all of their machinery is top-notch. Because at the end of the day, it makes a better product. And that is what we need.
Kim JacksonRoyston Group
I know that they always have my best interest in mind when they are giving me suggestions on how to do things...you can't ask for anything more than that.
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