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Pre-Press, Press and Post-Press

3-Part Workflow 

Our workflow at A-State Printing Services consists of three main areas:


Prepress is the term used in the printing and publishing industries for the processes and procedures that occur between the creation of a print layout and the final printing. This procedure includes the manufacture of a printing plate, image carrier, ready for mounting on a printing press, as well as the adjustment of images, photographs and texts or the creation of a high-quality print file. In today's prepress, either a PDF or native application files are created from programs such as Adobe Creative Suites, QuarkXPress, etc.


Arkansas State's award-winning Printing Services Department with state-of-the-art technologies offers a complete range of document production services in both offset and digital environments. Whether you have a simple one-color job or a complex four-color piece with aqueous coating, you will receive the same high level of service, quality, convenience, sensitivity to deadlines, and competitive pricing.

Post Press

Our full-service bindery can provide saddle stitching and other popular binding methods and folding to suit your needs. Since its creation, Printing Services has adapted to many changes in technology and customer demand. We strive to continue to grow and advance as new technologies become available and as our customers demand new services. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions before submitting a job.

  • Pre-Press

    Supersetter ctp

    Heidelberg SuperSetter 74 & Raptor PRO 68 Plate Setter CTP System

    The unique design with state-of-the-art technology, the Heidelberg SuperSetter 74 computer to plate system is a chemical-free system. Our SuperSetter 74 uses the laser technology, a technology developed      exclusively by Heidelberg, and offers reliable and excellent imaging quality.

    wide format printer

    HP Latex 360 Wide Format Printer

    Exceeds client expectations with production speeds ideal for handling urgent jobs. The HP Latex 360 printer produces indoor and outdoor prints on a variety of traditional signage substrates - even textiles, perforated vinyl, static cling and self-adhesive vinyl. The high-quality, durable prints provide scratch resistance comparable to hard-solvent inks. 

    Xerox j75

    Xerox J75

    The Xerox Color J75 Digital Press is a full color/black and white machine. It has the capabilities of inserting sheets, collating, printing single and double-sided sheets, and is equipped with a professional finisher that can produce booklets of multiple-sheets that are collated, folded and stapled. The J75 can run from 20# copy paper up to 110# cover stock of any color and can run from 8.5” x 11” sheet to a 13” x 19” sheet along with the indexed tab sheets.


    GBC-Titan 110 Laminator

    It provides an asthetic and protective layer to a wide format printed product, in order to improve its durability. The Titan 110 is capable of finishing prints with both heat activated films as well as all pressure sensitive films and adhesives up to 43" in width. 
    The built-in sophistication ensures a professional finished job - thermal or cold, every time.

  • Press

    Speedmaster SX 74

    The 4-color plus aqueous coating, Speedmaster SX 74 combines the innovative and future-oriented technology of the XL range is capable of highest possible quality with a very high speed. The high-energy efficiency and the careful use of resources make it the most eco-friendly machine in its class. The Star System peripherals are perfectly coordinated with the press. They are highly efficient and designed to conserve energy and resources. Reducing or completely eliminating the use of alcohol by equipping the press with special rollers in the dampening system and recommended peripherals makes another important contribution to ensuring environmentally friendly print production.


    Heidleberg Printmaster QM 46

    This 2-color Printmaster QM 46 is ideally suited for small-format offset printing. It provides ideal conditions for ensuring outstanding print quality, from business cards all the way up to 18" posters with minimum make-ready.


    Heidleberg SORM

    Excellent printing press for printing jobs up to 20" x 29 " sizes.

  • Post-Press

    MBO Folder T-49

    A bindery machine dedicated to folding printed materials. The machine can also be used in scoring, creasing, and perforation.


    Müller Martini Presto - Saddle Stitcher

    The Müller Martini Presto is a semi-automated saddle-stitching machine, producing high-quality bound products at the maximum rated speed of 9,000 copies per hour. It is excellent for binding multiple pages document in sizes as big as tabloid.


    Polar 92 EMC - Cutter/Trimmer

    A high-speed cutter delivers excellent finished products with great efficiency and is capable of storing 99 different cutting programs and 1024 functions in its memory for future use.