: Digital Print Services
Calders have a comprehensive digital printing service centred around the Xerox DocuColour 2060 digital press. The printing is complemented by a complete finishing service including folding, stitching, creasing, wiro-binding and laminating.
: PDF Workflow
Calders design and pre-press workflow is predominately PDF with some postscript to the digital printers. Designers generate PDF files from their workstations to firstly check the files before further processing. This eliminates 99% of human error due to size, orientation, bleed etc.
: Supplying Files
Calders encourage customers to supply PDF files for printing to digital and offset presses. Provided that the PDF files are correctly produced, most problems that normally occur with native program files are eliminated. Nevertheless, all supplied PDF files undergo a rigorous preflight through Enfocus Pitstop Professional®, the world's leading PDF editing program.
Calders has a comprehensive range of software for Macintosh and Windows platforms and can accept native program files from programmes such as QuarkXpress™ 6.0 (Mac & Win), Pagemaker 7.0 (Mac & Win), InDesign 2.0 (Mac & Win), Freehand 11.0 (Mac & Win), Illustrator 10.0 (Mac & Win), Photoshop CS (Mac & Win), Coreldraw 11.0 (Win), Office 2003 (Mac & Win), plus many other minor programs too numerous to mention.
Xerox DC8000 and the latest Xerox 700 Digital Printing Press
The Xerox DocuColor 8000 raises the bar for digital colour image quality and productivity - 80 colour pages per minute at 2400 dpi resolution. It is optimised for just-in-time colour printing, personalised printing, and printing for e-commerce and Internet delivery.
Spire Colour Server
: Large Format Printing
Calders HP DesignJet 2500CP Inkjet Printer produces high quality, photo realistic large format posters, banners and display material for internal and external situations.
HP's integrated system of printer, ink, papers and films to print stunning, 600-dpi, photo-quality images with millions of bold, brilliant colors and smooth, subtle skin tones up to 91cm (3 ft) wide and 45 m (150 ft) long. Automatic color calibration gives you the same great output every time.
It is recommended that InkJet prints be laminated for their protection and longevity. Calders laminator runs a film width of 1 metre and uses a non-reflective adhesive top sheet, with a choice of Clear or Self-adhesive bottom sheet. We do not laminate clients own work.