James Printing’s PDF workflow system combines speed, accuracy and quality. We have state-of-the-art software and hardware designed to meet rigorous color and special effects demands. Other workflow systems may rely on larger file sizes, which can cost precious production time. If a file needs to be corrected, our system allows us to quickly and accurately accomplish this and similar tasks.
With our custom-designed PDF workflow system, we’re able to quickly generate proofs. Our goal is to show proofs within 24 hours.
Every job that enters our production facility is typically reviewed within one hour. Our preflighting operations are supported by software that enables us to examine files that arrive via FTP, e-mail or disk. Our preflighting process quickly allows us to determine if any elements are missing, or if there are any structural problems with any of the files. We carefully examine what we receive and compare the job to its original quoted specifications. We also check for correct resolution and physical dimensions. After inspecting each file, we will contact you right away to make you aware of any problems. If the file is accurate, it moves immediately into production.
The James Printing preflight process is much more involved than just looking for missing fonts and graphic images.
After our prepress technicians work on your file, you’ll receive a color accurate proof. You’ll also receive a mechanically accurate proof so you will know what the piece will look like after folding, die cutting, saddle stitching or whatever post press options you require. We use Epson 10600 and 9800 digital proofers supported by the Oris color management system. Both devices are carefully calibrated to our presses so what you see on the proof will match what you’ll later see on press.
Proofreading: A James Printing Extra!
Our customers have discovered a unique James Printing benefit: We read what we print! Over the years, you’ll appreciate having another set of eyes proofread your projects. No doubt, we’ll catch something important for you sometime. Everyday, our skilled employees catch unintended spellings, grammar and the like, and suggest corrections, made only with your approval.
Our prepress department is led by a team manager Mike McKee who has more than 20 years experience. Our skilled prepress team specializes in finding solutions to complex challenges. If issues arise, we will be only too happy to offer options.