Out with the old, in with the new.
So this last week we have taken delivery of a brand new CTP (computer to plate) machine, replacing the old machine and processor. The CTP supplies our offset printing press with metal plates that contain an image which ink sticks to and then gets transferred onto the paper (1 plate = 1 colour).
The new machine has chemistry free plates which is much better for the environment (in fact it's carbon neutral) and saves us a heap of time...and its lovely to get a new toy to play with!
-Paul (Pre-Press Department)