Truprint Media upgrades pre-press with Prepress UK

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Truprint Media, Margate, has announced details of an upgrade to its pre-press department with new software and hardware provided by Prepress UK. The upgrade follows previous enhancements installed by the same supplier back in 2014.

That investment has served the business well, but this summer its studio equipment was starting to show its age with problems on the graphic design Macs.

After a remote pre-press audit Prepress UK was able to recommend moving theAdobe Creative Suite applications to new custom built, high specification PCs along with a new file and preflighting server, with double the Raid storage, running the latest Enfocus PitStop Server 2020.

During a review of the processes by Andrew Aldridge, technical manager of Prepress UK, unnecessary steps were identified and eliminated providing an additional boost to productivity.

Truprint Media managing director Anthony Underwood, commenting on the new solution, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Andrew and Nic at Prepress UK again. It is vital to the smooth running of our business to have our systems audited by professionals, who are then also able to update our pre-press equipment to the very latest technology.’

Commenting on the work undertaken, Andrew Aldridge said: ‘While the printing industry has long had a love affair with Apple computer equipment, there is no doubt that since all the required applications are available for Windows 10 you can achieve greater performance, and so greater longevity from your investment, for less with a Windows platform.

‘We have provided similar upgrades to a number of other customers around the country this summer. I would strongly urge printers to conduct their own systems audit. How old are the various components, and are there any elements of the system causing a bottleneck? We are happy helping people recover from a disaster, but wouldn’t it be better for your business if we could be helping you to avoid one?’

Commenting on the system improvements Anthony Underwood added: ‘With a highly competitive marketplace, speed improvements and reliability of a pre-press system are essential! With the new system productivity has been greatly increased. It gives me peace of mind knowing that our pre-press is fully up to date, faster and with plenty of storage, with a secure back-up in place to keep clients artwork accessible for as long as is needed.’

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