PlateRite 4000II’s Efficiencies Have Dramatically Improved This Las Vegas Printer’s Ability to Meet Tight Deadlines
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — In Las Vegas, where each year millions of pleasure seeking tourists are drawn to the glittering resorts and dazzling lights, Gill’s Printing & Color Graphics has won over many clients in the hospitality industry with its superior half-size work. Gill’s Printing, a family-owned commercial sheetfed and narrow-web shop, is known for fast turnarounds in a city known for its dizzying pace. When Victor Gill, the company’s president and chief operating officer, decided to make the move to computer-to-plate, he wanted a system that could keep up with the demand for speed.
After eight months of exhaustive research by numerous company officials and manufacturing staff, the firm chose the Screen USA PlateRite 4000II four-up thermal platesetter from Screen and made the CTP transition almost overnight.
“Our transition to direct-to-plate was phenomenal,” Gill said. “Within one week, we were up and imaging plates for most of our presses. Customers want jobs to be produced quickly and efficiently, without compromising quality. The PlateRite has only been in operation since September, and it has worked amazingly well for us.”
The PlateRite 4000II features optional automatic internal punch block systems and a choice of semiautomatic or fully automatic plate handling. It has a maximize exposure size of 32.7 inches by 24.4 inches and supports output resolutions from 1,200 dpi to 4,000 dpi. The PlateRite 4000II produces 17 four-up plates at 2,400 dpi.
Quality, speed and cost were main criteria in Gill’s decision to purchase the PlateRite 4000II, but he also required a system that employees could easily understand and operate.
“This equipment is so simple to operate,” he said. “It virtually tells you what to do every step of the way. That is important for our second-shift press operators. If necessary, a press operator can remake a plate without having to contact a prepress technician for assistance.”
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