In order to print a printed matter, it is necessary to process the image and text information before printing. Pre-press processing includes plate planning, cover planning, text typesetting (including text input and image shooting, scanning, reproduction), cover production, correction, film production and proofing processes, during which Chengdu Printing Factory needs the expected charges as follows.
1. Planning fee
Plate planning is a layout that the planner makes in harmony with the content of the book by understanding and grasping the customer's intention and the nature of the original manuscript. This is also a key step to satisfy the effect of the product. Therefore, the cost of plate planning belongs to the planning category, and the price naturally does not necessarily exist. Planning requirements are high, natural costs are high, according to the size of the start-up, face-to-face valuation.
2. Cover Planning Costs
Cover planning is the appearance of book covers. It needs to reflect the content and nature of the book. It also needs to give readers the enjoyment of beauty, and also plays the role of protecting books. The book and picture album cover planning includes the name of the book, the name of the editor, the name of the publishing house, and so on. It also needs to be decorated, colored, composition and so on.
3. Correction Fee
In order to ensure the quality of printing, it is necessary to make corrections. According to the relevant regulations of the state, professional correctors should read three proofs and one reading, that is, four corrections for printing.
4. Monochrome and bicolor typesetting and production costs
A. Monochrome Printing
B. Two-color printing
5. Cost of four-color card making, production and proofing
6. CTP Printing Fee
The difference between CTP direct plate-making and traditional plate-making is that CTP omits the process of film-making, plate-making and plate-drying, because the process is shortened, the loss of pictures and colours is greatly reduced, the quality of printing, the reducibility of colours, the accuracy of overprint are improved, and the printing cycle is shortened, but because of the large investment of equipment and the high cost of plate printing. In addition, the cost of reprinting has also increased due to the need for high-cost printing plates.
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