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Old 04-19-2007, 04:36 AM   #1
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what is ctp and what are the remuneration in using ctp?is any one know about it reply me
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:55 AM   #2
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Andrew,

You could have saved yourself a lot of time just by using Google. I assume you are talking about computer to plate?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_to_plate

As for remuneration - you will have to be much more specific if you really want a sensible answer.

BTW, if you need a technical author to write some professional and coherent copy for your web site, this is the place to ask.
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Andrew,

You could have saved yourself a lot of time just by using Google. I assume you are talking about computer to plate?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_to_plate

As for remuneration - you will have to be much more specific if you really want a sensible answer.

BTW, if you need a technical author to write some professional and coherent copy for your web site, this is the place to ask.
thanks for your replay and site mentioned above...
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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Computer to plate

You save money by missing out on the film stage of production.
You save money as its faster than producing a film etc.
You save money on materials.

It's easier to make a replacement plate if the plate is worn or damaged.

There is talk about jobs going straight to press rather like a colour laser printer so missing out on the plates altogether.


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Old 04-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #5
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You save money by missing out on the film stage of production.
You save money as its faster than producing a film etc.
You save money on materials.
But you now have to get the PDFs right yourself. Can't blame the repro chaps any more, damn it!

   
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:36 AM   #6
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Hi Lois yes you are correct its about computer to plate
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:47 PM   #7
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Andrew - we all knew it meant computor to plate -
The benifits though are huge.
We can image from one CTP machine 20 - 30 plates an hour.
We dont have dust spots we had with film
We dont have fit problems we had with film
Printers can produce a plate themselves if a plate has a scratch
BUT that is all minor compare to the real benifit
When we had film we ptd most of our work to fit the cost of producing the film - not to be economical in the bindery - so work that should have been ptd sheetwork (say 4 fronts to view ) was ptd work and turn - 2 front and 2 backs to view) this has changed and can now be printed to suit finishing equipment - it has revolutionised the way we print our job
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But I think u know this - what benifit do u think ctp gives u
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:43 AM   #8
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I agree with Peter.

Film costs keep rising. With the CTP you have half the chemistry (no chemistry if you're developing your plate on the press) and half of the consumable material.
The image quality is far superior compared to film. So any time that you can produce a better product with less cost pushed on to your consumer, it's a great thing.

   
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I agree with Peter.

Film costs keep rising. With the CTP you have half the chemistry (no chemistry if you're developing your plate on the press) and half of the consumable material.
The image quality is far superior compared to film. So any time that you can produce a better product with less cost pushed on to your consumer, it's a great thing.
And no need to pay to dispose of the chemicals. That was a nuisance for me back when I was a one-woman shop with a stat camera; I can only imagine what it must be like for a printer with larger usage.

   
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We still have to process the plate and with the new Envitomental standards - it costs lots to get rid of chemicals. - We have to drop our chemistry about every 4 days - its areal pain
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