recognition of your continued value as an esteemed partner in
the production of Blue Shield's marketing collateral, you have
been named Print Partner of Distinction for the fifth
consecutive year. Patsons has earned this certificate as testimony
to your consistent adherence to quality, service and price performance.
Your help and guidance has been invaluable to the smooth production
of the many projects on which we have worked. It continues to
be a real pleasure to work with you.”
James H. Fraser,
Marketing - Creative Services
Blue Shield of California
Pre-press at Patsons From scanning to digital proofing to imagesetting, our state-of-the-art
electronic prepress is the nerve center of our facility. Our
prepress makes it possible for you to upload your files to the
Internet through our FTP site and view your proofs via PDF.
You may also submit your files on any of a wide range of electronic
media, including flash/thumb drives or CDRs.
Accepting files in all standard formats
Our prepress department can
work with Mac OS or Microsoft Windows files in all standard
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Photoshop
Direct-to-plate image setting Our state-of-the-art Agfa imagesetting system transfers images directly to plate in 8-up, 16-up, or larger formats.
GRACoL 7 at Patsons Patsons has implemented CMYK color calibration certifiable to the GRACoL 7 standard. Adherence to this standard, based on an unambiguous definition of a neutral gray in the midtones, ensures color quality, consistency, and repeatability because it relies on lab values rather than ink densities and dot gain.