Pre-press

The UPC offers a full range of pre-press production services and electronic prepress services to help clients publish books, directories, technical documents, newsletters, and journals in both print and electronic media. The UPC has provided these services to industry-leading publishers for more than 15 years and maintains a full staff of skilled production specialists as well as an extensive array of state-of-the-art equipment and systems. The prepress workflow is designed to make the production process easier for you and your company.

Page Composition and Typesetting
The UPC's experience in typesetting and page composition is unsurpassed in the industry. As an authorized QuarkXPress' service bureau, we are able to compose pages utilizing cutting edge technology. We also offers hands-off, round trip production, enabling our clients to update and preview composed pages via FTP.

Page Production
The UPC can produce composed pages to suit your preferred output media including Film, Postscript, PDF, RC Paper, or Plain Paper. We also support the latest Computer-to-Plate technology, enabling you to further reduce time to print.

Graphic Design
Our staff of creative graphic designers is proficient in the latest Mac and PC-based print and Web graphic design applications, providing you with creative and visually pleasing pages that will attract your readers' attention. We specialize in custom page layout and high quality color output in deadline-intensive environments.

The UPC graphic designers are experienced in the Adobe suite of applications including Illustrator®, Photoshop®, Acrobat™, Pagemaker®, InDesign™, and Streamline™, along with other state-of-the-art packages including Claris Home Page, Macromedia®, Freehand®, Macromedia Director®, and Extreme 3D.

We can create a number of outputs and interfaces including print or online directory ads, CD/DVD labels, and Web or CD user interfaces.

Scanning
The UPC provides comprehensive scanning services including copydot, continuous tone descreening, image editing, proofing, and color correction. Equipped with a diverse array of modern equipment, The UPC can accept a wide range of originals, can output to almost any digital file format, and can accomplish a wide variety of image processing tasks on several platforms. We can correct and enhance printed originals, as well as edit and process digital images. In fact, we scan more than 100,000 images each year.