For many commercial printers and publishers computer-to-plate production is already a reality, but for a great many more it is not. There are many reasons for this, but for most people the biggest barrier is uncertainty. The Guide to CTP is all about helping printers, prepress professionals and their customers understand CTP production.
In the second edition of this guide we are looking more carefully at the cost of ownership, chemistry-free and processless plates, as well as explaining everything you need to know about digital metal platesetting.
We consider the effects of various production factors on a CTP workflow, using real world examples to explain how and why CTP was implemented. The Guide concludes with an overview of the latest CTP developments.