Equipment

Sound’s prepress customers can upload files directly to our dedicated FTP site so our staff can quickly process your files for production. Our prepress department features state-of-the-art technology for color correction, digital proofing and Computer To Plate (CTP) processing. Our prepress department features four workstations utilizing PREPS, Pitstop and Adobe Acrobat for file processing. We can proof files to one of three HP 36-inch DesignJet proof plotters and then output plates on one of our two Kodak Trendsetter platesetting processors. This PDF workflow allows us to preflight, proof and print files to plate quickly and efficiently.

Web Printing

Our DGM 440 press line can print up to 36 broadsheet pages or 72 tabloid pages with 4-color process on 20 or 40 pages in one pass, at up to 40,000 impressions per hour. Our DGM 430 press line in combination with our Goss SSC press line is capable of printing up to 24 broadsheet or 48 tabloid pages with 4-color process on 12 or 24 pages in one pass. We offer printing on a variety of uncoated stocks including newsprint, high bright and book stock, and with our UV printing process we offer customers coated glossy papers as well. High-intensity UV lights allow the inks to quickly cure and dry, producing a glossy finish with vivid color and vibrant detail – a process that’s more environmentally friendly than traditional heatset printing technology.

Postpress

Our postpress department features a Heidelberg 630 main line inserter capable of putting 15 sections into one package in one pass at 20,000 copies per hour. Our second line is capable of putting 13 sections into one package in one pass. We also offer bindery and packaging services.
The plant’s distribution department provides complete labeling services and U.S. Post Office compliant mailing capabilities, allowing us to handle the mailing and shipping needs of our most demanding customers.

 

Sheet Fed Printing

We can handle many smaller sheet fed printing projects with our in-house department, making us a full-service print solution provider. In addition, thanks to a strategic partnership with AdPro Printing, Inc. in Everett, Sound Publishing is able to offer large volume, full-color sheet fed printing at very competitive pricing.

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