Prepress


As one of North America’s leading prepress companies, Colour Technologies provides exceptional service with a fully integrated PDF workflow. Our award-winning company will transform your concept to finished product with quality control procedures and leading-edge technology.

The Kodak Prinergy system allows clients to upload files securely to our ftp servers. Our prepress specialists will preflight your project source files or industry standard print ready PDF files. Have a last minute edit to content or colour? No problem, our technicians can assist in page assembly, type changes, colour correction, image retouching and manipulation. Services include high resolution drum and flatbed scanning, digital image capture at our in-house CJ Photographic Studio, and a wide variety of proofing options including:

  • Remote soft prooding.
    • Kodak InSite Prepress Portal System.
    • Secure web access to the Kodak Prinergy Workflow
  • Epson Stylus Pro ink jet plotters.
    • G7 Master/Kodak Matchprint Certification.
    • High resolution contract colour proofs.
  • Two sided lower resolution ink jet plotters and Xerox printers are used for project imposition and mock-up proofing.
  • Certified running to GRACoL standards.
  • IDEAlliance G7 Master Printer Qualified Facility.

COMPUTER TO PLATE

Our computer to plate department can produce many different plate types and sizes. Featuring automated loading, processing and a variety of screening options including 10 micron Stochastic screening. Colour Technologies employs state-of-the-art computer workstations with Kodak, G7 and Heidelberg process controls. With project automation, secure digital asset management and a high speed broadband Internet connection, projects can be processed with speed and accuracy, minimizing turn around time.

Equipment & Services

Prepress

    • Two Kodak Magnus 800 Quantum Platesetters with SQUAREspot thermal imaging technology
    • Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Inkjet X-Rite SpectroProofer in-line colour measuring
    • Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Inkjet
    • Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Inkjet with Kodak Double-sided Media Guide
    • Canon ImpoProof iPF8400S two sided Inkjet
    • Canon ImpoProof iPF8400S two sided Inkjet
    • Xerox Color 550 Production Printer
    • Scitex Eversmart Series II Flatbed Scanner

Photo Studio

  • Nikon D800 Full-Frame 36 Mega-pixel cameras
    • Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm ƒ/2.85F-ED Full-Frame Zoom Lens
  • Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
    • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G VR II
    • Sigma 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens
  • Elinchrom portable studio lighting system with and without flash attachments

Computer Software & Infrastructure

  • We accept Mac and PC files
  • Electronic Imposition/PREPS
  • Kodak Prinergy PDF Workflow – utilizing Stochastic screening technology
  • Kodak Virtual Proofing System – Ask about our Kodak InSite Remote CPS
  • Kodak InSite Remote Client Proofing
  • MetalFX® metallic colour printing system
  • High-speed broadband Internet connection
  • High-speed broadband FTP connection

File Submission

To help us deliver your proofs faster and problem-free please read the links below on how to prepare your files properly before submitting them…

File Construction…

Desktop Application…

Information About Printing and Publishing…

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