T&N Printing enjoys working with designers, advertising agencies and PR firms – those meticulous clients who always want a press proof and top-end color and image quality. Tomorrow. Lynwood Napier, founder and thirty plus year’s owner said, “Without fail, upon seeing the Heidelberg results, they okay the job.” Lynwood says he wouldn’t have a Heidelberg press without the Rutherford Graphics Products Color Console and closed-loop system. With some amusement, he claims even he can operate it, “Which,” he said, “means
anyone can.” Lynwood Napier founded T&N Printing in 1982, in Charlottesville, VA. Today, with 18 employees, the shop occupies 10,000 sq. ft. of space and produces high quality work for particular print buyers. In addition to the Rutherford-equipped Heidelberg Speedster 52, it runs two Canon digital ImagePresses and a Konica press.
The shop utilizes Rutherford Graphic Products (RGP) IntelliLoop™ closed-loop, color-control system on a Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 sheetfed press. The IntelliLoop system depends on the fully automated spectrophotometer, IntelliTrax, from X-Rite. Taking color
data scanned by the IntelliTrax, the RGP system automatically adjusts ink keys on press to get color right, the first time, every time. It is this press equipped with the RGP system that makes particular clients ecstatic. Rutherford Graphic Products, a Dayton, OH company, is a leading developer of closed-loop, color-control systems that automatically assist commercial and offset print shops manage color on-press. The firm retrofits advanced, color-control systems to most brands of presses.
“By presetting ink keys with IntelliSet, we reduced make-ready by 66%. We gave the pressman a load of plates and the press was up to color in less than ten minutes.”