Press Department
Experienced craftsmen utilizing advanced technology and high performance presses control the pressroom at Thomas Printing.

CIP4 Server

Mitsubishi's ColorLink CIP4 server takes the automation of the makeready process to new levels of sophistication. The Mitsubishi CIP4 system manages the flow of makeready data from any CIP4-compliant front-end system, creating a seamless digital bridge between Mitsubishi presses and electronic prepress. The result for printers who have made the leap to computer-to-plate is sharper dot structure, increased throughput, reduced labor and material costs and production that is less prone to error.

Hardware

For medium and long run jobs our two Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 presses, a 5-color and a 6-color, are equipped with Aqueous coaters, X-Rite Spectrophotometers and perfecting. These state-of-the-art presses print exceptional high quality press sheets using Staccato screening and the X-Rite Spectrophotometer to maintain accurate color throughout the press run.

Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 5-Color 28x40 with aqueous coating X-Rite Spectrophotometer

Prepress

Mitsubishi Diamond 3000 R-6-C-DIS with perfecting and aqueous coating

Short Run Color

For short run 1, 2, or 4-color jobs we use both Digital and Computer-to-Plate presses.

For digital short run color work our HP Indigo 5600 Digital Press delivers high quality press sheets to a maximum size of 13x19 inches. The HP Indigo is equipped with variable data software and mailing programs, which add an exciting frontier for direct mail marketing campaigns. Other short run jobs are produced on the 2-color press.


HP Indigo 5600 Digital Press

In-House PMS Ink Mixing


CD14 Carousel Ink Dispenser

The CD 14 Carousel Ink Dispenser is a computerized PMS ink mixing machine that accurately mixes PMS inks in our plant and stores the formulas for future orders. This guarantees brand color consistency from job to job.