Fort Dearborn offers a variety of in-house prepress services as well as partnerships with leading prepress houses to provide seamless capabilities to our customers.
Creation of label artwork from a sample or new design including colors, layers, images and nutritional graphics.
Adjusting, manipulating or changing a color image (hue, color balance, contrast, saturation).
Verification and final check to ensure files are print ready according to print specifications.
In-house platemaking capabilities for litho printing and some flexo platemaking capabilities. We maintain partnerships with the leading prepress houses for additional flexo plate and gravure cylinder engraving.
Copy Revisions / Line Extensions
Changes to customer supplied files including: copy revisions, logos, colors, nutritional information, UPC code placement and setting.
Prep files to be print-ready including: trapping, setting overprints, assembling final color retouched images.
Epson color contract proof submitted for approval before printing. For litho labels, a proof can also be provided on metallized and synthetic substrates.
Online Prepress System
Our SMART (Systems Management and Retrieval Technology) tool is a web-based system for managing the front-end prepress process of print jobs.
Our company-wide total color management system ensures color accuracy and consistency from design to print.