ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH
As we see it, the Commercial Printing sector comprises all printing services in which the printed product is identical to the end product. In this case, the printing process is the core service provided. As a result, Commercial Printing includes the processes of Digital Printing and Conventional Printing. The difference between these is the different techniques (digital or analog) the printing systems use.
Prepress covers both of these processes
Commercial Printing includes:
The market segment for Digital Printing covers all printing services that are provided on digital printing systems. In addition, we differentiate between Large Format Printing and Small Format Production Printing.
Wide or Large Format Printing (LFP) is the designation for the production of large-format print products with typical printing widths of between approx. 1 m to 5 m on a wide range of different substrates.
Small Format Production Printing designates all professionally produced digital print products from job printing to a final format of approximately DIN A3.
Thanks to latest technologies, e.g. the current Adobe PDF Print Engine and the DeviceLink color management, Productionserver products cope with requirements of all large and wide format applications and printing systems. Productionserver can be tailored and customized to the machinery. Versatile features ensure maximum product profitability and excellent print quality. The software interface is very simple and recurring processes can be automated. Outstanding functionalities besides the accurate color management for rapid profiling are quality control, recalibration and the Ink Saver, which reduces ink consumption to an optimal minimum. The Cost Calculator enables exact forecasts of operating costs for each printing job to provide precise quotes without proof, and the container function positions each job optimally to ensure throughput of collective prints with minimum material usage.
Conventional Printing is the term used for the conventional printing processes of flexo printing, offset printing, screen printing and gravure printing.
Flexo printing plays a major role in the packaging printing segment. The printing of a large number of non-absorbent substrates at raster widths of between 60-150 lpi and sometimes high dot gain characterize flexo printing.
Offset printing is a technique that uses process inks at line resolutions of 150-300 lpi. Offset printing is also often used to produce large print runs.
Screen printing generally uses line resolutions of up to 85 lpi. It also usually uses spot colors and a large range of different substrates.
In gravure printing, the elements to be reproduced are engraved onto the image carrier using high contact pressure and adhesion force on the paper at high speed and usually in large print runs.
Today’s printing industry is characterized by exactly these mixed production environments. It is important to use the advantages of printing processes in that way, they can address almost any customer requirement. Applying ColorGATE products, you have ‘one solution’ to serve any workflows in the best way.
Prepress covers digital- as well as conventional printing processes.
Prepress designates the different processes and procedures used to prepare for printing (data preparation, layout, image processing, color management, trapping etc.) to create digital artwork masters (PDFs) or printing forms (plates, stencils, blocks) for the final digital or conventional printing process.
ColorGATE RIP software solutions include a variety of functions for different applications.RIP Software
Find here our list of drivers for printers, cutting- and color measurement devices supported by ColorGATE.Supported Devices
In the Commercial Printing, ColorGATE works closely together with the following worldwide operating cooperation’s as well as with more than 50 additional manufacturers. All manufactors.