Pre-press Services

Data Reception

Portable Document Format (PDF) or PostScript (PS) data formats are accepted on a standard data storage media (CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW), or via our FTP server (4 Mb line speed).

CTP System

Computer to Plate - Agfa ApogeeX v4.0 is a comprehensive production system based on PDF format, with an integrated Enfocus PitStop 6.5.3 tool. Auxiliary to this, there is a PowerMac G4 s DTP graphic station with QuarkXPress and Adobe Design Collection applications; PDF file preparation applications and tools for ApogeeX (Apogee Create, Adobe Acrobat).

Preview and Proofing Devices

Epson 9800 andEpson 9890 preview devices for dummy preview production. Epson 4880 for certified proof printing, including GMG software using X-Rite Eye-One Pro gauging spectrophotometer.

Imagesetter Units

Two Kodak Magnus VLF imagesetter CTP units (both with a max. format 2083 × 1296 mm) equipped with developing automatons Kodak Mercury T-HD 1550 and Kodak T-HDX1250 with a thermo-line for hot plates processing.


Softproof is a new, modern method of approving print colouring. Softproof offers the possibility of checking the proper colouring of all the pages in a  printed job. To make Softproof function properly, certain criteria (using calibrated monitors, displaying pages with an ICC profile matching the type of printed paper, proper lighting) must be met. In Severotisk, all of this works to perfection and the system is calibrated regularly.