Avalon N8-50 Thermal Platesetter

Quality from the Start

At Hopkins Printing we see our company as a toolbox. We utilize the best pieces of equipment to do the job at the best cost and still meet the quality the project demands.

Our Capabilities include:

Estimating Department:

  • Computer-generated to ensure consistency.

Scanning:

  • Epson Perfection 2580 flatbed scanner.

Computer Work Stations:

  • Macintosh Workstations (9) including Intel MacPro, iMac’s, Mac Mini, and PowerMac G4.

Supported Software:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Freehand
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • QuarkXPress

Server:

  • Dell PowerEdge R730 (Windows 2012) with 1 TB RAID storage.

Network:

  • HP ProCurve 1810-G high-performance Gigabit network switches (2).

Workflow:

  • AGFA :Apogee Prepress PDF Workflow featuring native transparency rendering via Adobe PDF Print Engine, automated trapping, and NORM (Normalize Once, Render Many) capabilities.

Proofers:

  • Epson 9890 (2) 8-up digital contract color proofer.*
  • TechSage SpinJet automated, dual-sided 8-up digital dylux proofer.
  • Epson 9890 8-up digital dylux proofer.

Platesetter:

  • Agfa Avalon N8-50 8-up thermal platesetter.

FTP Site:

  • With Over 300 GB of temporary storage.

*Epson proofers are color calibrated to match press color via G7 methodology.