In four-color CTP, digital file preparation is more complicated and time-consuming; scanning, image editing, trapping and other prepress functions require more capable (and expensive) systems as well as highly-skilled prepress operators.--
--Frank Ervin, vice president of training and technology at Phoenix Color
The biggest ad-vantage of CTP--better print quality--is most dramatic with four-color.
--Steve Franzino, who is vice president of technology, Courier Corp
"A black-and-white book typically is about 100 MB. A four-color book of the same page size is typically about 4 GB."
--Craig Bauer, facilitator of information technology and digital prepress, R.R. Donnelley Roanoke
A switch to a CTP workflow requires increased levels of expertise as jobs grow more complex.
--John Calvano, editorial operations manager, Time Inc. Home Entertainment
"We went the CTP route for a variety of reasons: Number one was the de-mand of our customers. We also recognized a significant acceleration in turnaround and a dramatic increase in quality."--
Rick Wills, electronic prepress manager, Banta Book Group