We don’t scare easily.  Be it a sketch on a napkin, or a seemingly impossible deadline.  Our Pre-Press department is one of the best in the Midwest, enabling us to complete jobs of virtually any size and complexity.  Our cross-trained operators use state-of-the-art technology 24 hours a day to prepare your files, keep turnaround times short and meet your sensitive deadlines.  Our customer assistance, special project handling and teamwork set us apart. By plugging into our efficient all-digital work flow, your job travels a highly coordinated path from scanning and high-end retouching, to digital proofing and ending with a laser imaged plate.  Achieve end-to-end project coordination by having EGT do your Pre-Press.

Here are the specifics:

• We accept all file delivery methods including Encrypted FTP Upload (unlimited), Email (up to 10 MB), CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, External Hard Drive and Flash Drive. We also support PGP encryption for all transfer methods. We keep those encrypted files secure throughout our process.

• Did you just upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite or Quark? Don’t worry…we did too! We always support the industry’s latest popular formats for both MacOS and Windows.

• Need your art digitized? We scan in high resolution on a flatbed Epson 10000 XL plus. 12.25 x 17.25 image area.

• We have a real human flightcheck all your files for you. Our preflight team knows printing end-to-end and examines your files with prepress, press, and bindery in mind. If they find an issue they’ll help you resolve it right away. JDF digital imposition of your job is also programmed by this team.

• Variable data programming can be tricky. That’s why our experts do it all for you! We use XMPie to program some of the most complex variable programs that you can imagine. We do the variable projects that other vendors shy away from.

• Trapping and Ripping of your files is done on our Rampage System by experienced operators. It’s quick, accurate, and can handle your page layout program files or multi-page PDF files with no problem.

• Proofing: Our contract proofs are G7 Master qualified Epson 9800 proofs using Oris Colortuner. We also provide two-sided imposition Agfa Sherpa 2 proofs and Canon imagePRESS proofs which can be folded down to represent the finished product. Can’t wait for delivery? We’ll email you PDF proofs.

• Plating: Because we are G7 master qualified by IDEAlliance we calibrate and maintain all the equipment used to produce your job. We uphold these standards on our plates using our calibrated Screen PlateRite 8800 CTP device.

• Archiving: Your data is irreplaceable. We securely archive your data on our high speed disk-to-disk archive system so that we can quickly retrieve it when we need it. Need the data from that job we did a few years ago? We still have it in our onsite archives and our secured offsite storage location.