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Prepress Department FAQs

What format should files be sent in?

Please send files in their native format with the font zipped. All images should be included in high-resolution (300 dpi).

What platforms do you currently support?

We support both Mac and PC, preferably Mac.

Which software applications does JohnsByrne’s prepress department use?

Adobe Creative Cloud. We keep our Adobe Creative Cloud updated so you will not have any difficulties sending any updated files.

Are PDF files acceptable?

Yes, we accept all PDF files. All imagery should be at 300dpi. Please no RGB files. All RGB files will be converted. Please send single pages as opposed to spreads.

What types of proofs do you offer?

G7 high-resolution proofs for color and low-resolution mock-ups of the actual piece.

Folding & Gluing FAQs

How do you monitor glue patterns?

JohnsByrne provides the most advanced glue monitoring systems. Our systems detect glue patterns depending on the structure we’re running at the time.

These monitoring systems collaborate with other controllers such as mixed detection for mixed copies at high speeds. This process detects any mixes that would come to the line that are of the same structure but a different copy.

How do you prevent mixing product?

We have several things in place to prevention mixing product. A couple are:

  • Bleeder Bar –
    A bleeder bar is a visual to alert personnel if mixing occurs. If different titles were placed on the same skid, then a bright barcode would appear to alert personnel before the product even reaches equipment.
  • Barcoded Glue Flaps –
    Each glue flap contains a barcode. Scanners integrated into our gluing system, read the barcodes at high speeds and reject anything that might be of another copy.

What styles of folding and gluing can you do?

JohnsByrne provides a variety of folding and gluing styles.

Historically, there are a lot of structures that are done by hand. Within the last 25 years, we’ve worked to make this process more machine-capable so the process can be more efficient.

Do you recycle your waste?

Yes, we recycle. With our system, we keep certain items separated on the shop floor and then recycle accordingly.

Can you apply a window to a carton?

Yes, we can apply windows to cartons. Our advanced technology allows us to window and fold cartons in line.

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