John Jay College Goes CTP

A new Xanté PlateMaker5 is making life easier for Mario De Leon and his team at John Jay College in New York City. Gone is the smell of processing chemicals in this five-employee in-plant, since the new platesetter is chemistry free.

IPG Editor Bob Neubauer visited this 10th Avenue in-plant recently and talked with acting manager De Leon about the shop’s transition to a computer-to-plate workflow. Plates from the PlateMaker5 are used on the in-plant’s one-color Itek 9510 and Hamada 600 presses, and De Leon reports improved quality and speed on its forms, letterhead and envelopes as a result. The PlateMaker5, he said, has made it practical for his shop to continue providing offset printing.

In addition to offset presses, the in-plant boasts an arsenal of 12 Konica Minolta digital devices, the newest being its C500 color digital imaging system.

Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 130 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Graphics.

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