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Digital Prepress

israel digitalprepress stampThe printing industry is one of the five largest industries in the world. Since the 1980’s, Israeli companies like Scitex and Indigo have integrated innovative digital technologies into production processes, thereby contributing greatly to increasing the efficiency of the industry

The prepress process enables the integration of all the various elements that comprise a printed page – images, graphics, text and background colors – into one single entity. The end products of this process are the printing plates which are mounted on the printing press, a separate plate for each color. Until 1979 this was performed through a manual process based on the work of graphic artists using scissors, rulers and glue.The Prepress industry underwent a dramatic change in 1979 when Scitex, which was founded by the late Israeli entrepreneur Efi Arazi, unveiled the Response 300 system at the GEC in Milan. This was a significant breakthrough that integrated a digital computer into the process for the first time.

Digital Printing

israel printing stampThe printing industry is one of the five largest industries in the world. Since the 1980’s, Israeli companies like Scitex and Indigo have integrated innovative digital technologies into production processes, thereby contributing greatly to increasing the efficiency of the industry. Thanks to this pioneering work, Israel has become a global force in the printing field and continues to be a fertile base for numerous start-up companies that continue to promote and adapt the technology to the needs of the 21st century.

Using an image of a pomegranate, this stamp illustrates the Indigo digital printing process where every image can be different in both color and shape. It also features a diagram of the inside of an Indigo press.

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