You confused CTP decided to invest or remain with the analog film photography? You can see the following experience.
Computer-To-Plate, which is the process of image or images on the print plate. This process is done in stages "prepress" - the process of preparation of the print. CTP or also called "direct-to-plate" means the process of plate printing directly from the (file) the computer.
Industry trend is moving toward digital, the use of CTP increasingly found in the printing and especially the country forward. The use of computers in addition to economic issues, given the cost of labor is so expensive aspects of the flexibility of the computer that eliminate the photographs become important consideration changes to CTP.
Below are a few things that need to be for printing in the CTP, the advantages and kekurangannya as an effort to anticipate.
Appropriate term direct-to-plate, the process of the plate image without using the process of film photography, image printed directly on the plate directly from computer files.
A digital file does not need to be modified or changed files kebeberapa different processes on the making of the film is all done using the mouse click and enter data via keyboard. The concept of the plate berimage exactly the same, but in a way that is utterly different.
CTP plate making time to improve more quickly, consistent image quality and image printing. This takes time is shorter than offset printing litografi how the two combine for the analog process into one. Manpower clearly reduced because there is no need to make a film photography. At least the time savings can be 20-30% with the CTP. The resulting image is also more clear, sharp and accurate compared with the traditional analog printing the dot that appears more clean and the first derivative image - direct to plate printing, dot-gain effect is also reduced.
Savings from other aspects of the material that is less supply, the employee is reduced, photography equipment that no longer exists, it means more space so small. This savings can be made incentive for printing the print and the price factor into the competition to attract new customers.
Generally, people with a picture printed with the dot-gain is large and appears darker. No customer will rarely find a bit strange with the results of the good "that is not normal" is. Need for printing to provide a good understanding about the goods to this new customer, so that habit.
CTP is also the responsibility of the quality of the pattern printed on the original full printing, switching to "digital file creator" - people who create image file. See explanation on the issues under the general found.