Project Preparation

Prepress

Training & Consulting

A&H Lithoprint provides training for graphic designers to help make files ready to convert to direct-to-plate printing. A&H also provides consulting for marketing and communications specialists during the pre-planning project phase. Ultimately, your marketing and communications budgets could be reduced by working with our graphic consultants.

Job Submission

Your projects can be uploaded to our FTP site. To set up a new folder on the site, please contact A&H Lithoprint at 708-345-1196, ask for the PrePress Department. We also take e-mail transmissions, CD’s, DVD's, and Flash Drives.

Traditional Proofing

A&H Lithoprint provides Epson color proofs for content proofing and Epson Stylus Pro 9900 proofs for match proofs.

Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Proofer

A&H Lithoprint's Epson Stylus Pro 9900 (44-inch) proofer with in-line Epson SpectroProofer™ incorporates the latest achievement in photographic ink jet technology. By combining the precision of the MicroPiezo TFP™ print head with the extraordinary performance of Epson UltraChrome® HDR ink, this newest generation of Epson Stylus Pro printer continues to represent a level of technology unprecedented in Epson's history.

Epson UltraChrome HDR represents the latest generation of pigment ink technology. Now utilizing ten colors - including an all-new Orange and Green - Epson UltraChrome HDR ink produces the widest color gamut ever from an Epson Stylus Pro printer.

Developed in partnership with X-Rite, the in-line Epson SpectroProofer™ can automate the color management process in your proofing workflow.

Monitor Proofing

Monitor Proofing is streamlining the prepress workflow for the graphic arts community. A&H Lithoprint is leading this revolutionary workflow transition with its Blue Dot Instant Proof™ and Blue Dot Match Print Proof™. Contact us for more information.

Online Proofing

PDF proofing is available and can easily shorten the time to proof your project.

Asset Management

A&H Lithoprint maintains archives of your projects making it easy for you to order reprints and for us to repurpose your digital files for your mixed media campaigns.

Color Management

After years of research, A&H Lithoprint has decided to simplify color management for our clients. There are several different approaches to color management. A&H color manages by ensuring that our presses are running to density and to bring each press into a specific tolerance. Test forms are then printed on the press and printed to the densities as outlined by the SWOP standards. The form is also printed on the Pro Stylus 9900 after it is calibrated.

There are many different methods of profiling presses for color management. Ultimately, the client will make the final decision on how they see and want their project to look. This is why we highly recommend press checks. (Visit our Education Library to view “What to do at a Press Check.”)

Stochastic Printing from A&H Lithoprint

Stochastic printing, also called frequency modulation (FM) screening, uses small (10, 20, or 25 Micron), same size dots in a random pattern and varies the density of the dot to create an image that is closer to continuous tone.

Direct-To-Plate

A&H Lithoprint was one of the first sheet-fed printers in Chicago to acquire the direct-to-plate technology over six years ago. A&H Lithoprint uses the CreoScitex Trendsetter 3244+E with Prinergy Connect Workflow for direct-to-plate technology.