Prepress Becomes Digital

2000
<p>A photopolymer printing plate for flexography</p>

A photopolymer printing plate for flexography

By about the year 2000 prepress became, for all printing processes except traditional letterpress, an entirely digital process. Prepress entails the processes and procedures that occur between the procurement of a manuscript and original artwork, and the manufacture of a printing plate, image carrier, or, in letterpress, forme, ready for mounting on a printing press.

When a photopolymer printing plate replaces the forme in letterpress that prepress may also be considered a digital process.

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