Prepress at Tri-State Litho involves both the conventional craft of film stripping and the complex digital preparation of computer files in advance of printing. Since all services are integrated at Tri-State, our clients are assured that all prepress services will be handled cost effectively and smoothly. Our experience with troubleshooting and color correction will identify any glitches before the project hits the presses.


A few of the prepress services we offer are:

  • Complete digital/electronic production - from typesetting through composite film

  • Digital color separation providing superior quality
  • Complete image editing and retouching
  • Both digital and conventional color proofing
  • Complete service bureau output

Our camera room can accommodate the following sizes:

  • Maximum size of original for copy board 24" x 30"

  • Stats maximum size 20" x 24"
  • Film maximum size 22" x 28"
  • Positives maximum size 20" x 24"

The imagesetting department offers you the following:

  • Capabilities to produce both IBM and Macintosh files

  • A comprehensive library of the industry's leading desktop and prepress software
  • A complete understanding of the production principles required to ensure a job prints correctly
  • Complete command of color theory to ensure accurate color
  • Wide variety of disk and storage formats available

We offer a variety of proof styles:

  • Digital Color Laser from Disk

  • Digital Black and White from Disk
  • Color Match Prints from Film
  • Blue Lines for one or two color jobs from Film