Which Is Cost-saving: PS Plate or CTP Plate
At present, CTP and PS plate offset printing are the two main methods of book printing with different costs and different economic benefits. Which is more cost-effective? Learn more.
In book production, printing is an important production link, and printing costs account for a large proportion of book production costs. At present, CTP and PS plate offset printing are the two main methods of book printing with different costs and different economic benefits. Which is more cost-effective?
It can be seen from the CTP printing process that in the CTP printing method, since the layout information of the publication is directly output to the printing plate, compared with PS printing, its printing cost only has the cost of outputting digital samples, CTP plate making cost, and the cost of printing.
Under the PS plate offset printing, the cost of the printing process includes: output film, PS plate proofing, PS plate cost, printing cost,etc.
Which one to choose
Which method is the right choice? When choosing a printing method, publishers must consider factors such as quality and cycle, but it is more important to reduce costs. In the above two modes, the film output fee, proofing fee, and printing fee are the main reasons for the cost difference.
Through data comparison, it is found that under the CTP printing method, except that the cost of a single book in one edition and one printing is slightly higher (because there is a digital sample fee), the subsequent costs are the same.
However, PS plate printing is different. During the life cycle of the book, the film output fee and the proofing fee under the PS version printing mode are fixed costs (that is, the total cost remains unchanged). In the cost calculation, it needs to be allocated to a single book. In this way, with the increase in the number of prints and the cumulative number of prints, the cost allocation for a single book decreases gradually.
At the same time, the comparison data also shows that the cost of CTP is much lower than that of PS printing when one version is printed once, but it is basically the same when it is reprinted for the second time, and the cost of PS version is lower than that of CTP printing when it is printed for the third time.
Therefore, in the selection of CTP and PS plate printing, the number of reprints is an important selection condition. Haomei Aluminum has both CTP and PS plate. Welcome to leave message below to inquire PS plate price.
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