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Advice on building a dream preflighting work station.

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Hi Folks,

I want to help a client design a dream preflight work station, and I am not a prepress expert. I'd love your advice.

Cost is not a factor. They want the absolute best state-of-the art. I'd like to know the best:

Monitors
Software
Software plugins
Desk
Chair
Shelves
Any other considerations

Many thanks, in advance.

Frank
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Re: Advice on building a dream preflighting work station.

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Here are some of the things that would be ideal for any flexo shop. Some of this is personal preference or seen at other shops that I have visited.

Eizo CG227
Mac Pro (any config)
Adobe Creative Suite
Esko Deskpack or Prinergy
Epson Stylus 9900 with Oris or GMG RIP Software
Laser writer that has tabloid size paper for separation proofing

Herman Miller Aeron chair (most desirable) or Mesh Chair
Any L Shaped desk

GTI D50 Light booth
Light table
Beta 20x loupe
Xrite i1iO
Xrite eXact


and if you want to get fancy.... BetaMax Pro
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Thanks Richard!
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Re: Advice on building a dream preflighting work station.

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RichFlexo has described a pretty sweet flexo prepress setup.
I'd guess he meant Betaflex PRO on the last line, if you want to get fancy. :)

As plates, imagers and RIPS move to satisfy the requirements of High Definition flexo, older plate analysis systems are no longer able to offer the resolution needed to control these systems. New features such as the completely automated analysis of laser focus tests simplify the oerator's task and eliminate subjective judgement.

Check the FlexoDepot for pricing and ask about the Ten Day Free Trial

Larry Goldberg
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Beta Industries
http://www.betascreen.com
larry@betascreen.com
800-272-7336
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Larryyyyyy!

richflexo is always a big help and generous with his time and knowledge. I appreciate you, Rich!

Your ears must be burning, my friend. I'm on my third gig in as many months in Saudi Arabia, writing from the hotel, on my way back to my client's plant, but I had to say "hi!" (I prefer the British rules to quotation usage, but I don't wanna be accused of poor grammar in the U.S.) :)

Either you or a distributor of your will be selling those things, over hear. Count on it. A key part of the workflow.

When I return to the U.S., next week, I'll give you a ring. Much to get caught up on.

Hoping you, your boys and your wife are healthy and happy.

Warmest regards,
Frank
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Re: Advice on building a dream preflighting work station.

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Hi Larry,

I didn't know there was a new version out! The company who sold it too us hasn't tried selling it to us yet. Is there that much of a difference?
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Re: Advice on building a dream preflighting work station.

Post by ljgoldberg »

Hello Rich,

Sorry about my late reply. :)

The world of flexo never stops turning and the Betaflex PRO helps you keep up with the latest in RIP, plate, and related technologies.
3D imaging is the most significant new feature of the Betaflex PRO. Whether a tiny little highlight is 0.5% or 0.7% is not the most important factor; will that dot withstand the abuse heaped upon it by the heavy-handed press operator and continue to print cleanly, or will it fall over, print on its side, and produce dirty print.

There's too much to list here, but visit the website;
https://betascreen.net/collections/flex ... x-pro-html
and contact us, or Frank for information on pricing, Free Ten Day Trial, demo software, unlimited technical support, or anything else that comes to mind.

Best regards,

Larry Goldberg
Technical Director
Beta Industries
707 Commercial Ave.
Carlstadt, New Jersey, 07072 USA
Tel 201-939-2400
Fax 201-939-7656
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