Equipment

We have a skilled team of professionals who want to deliver a quality product. We utilize the most current technology and our advanced equipment allows us to provide our clients with high quality product faster. We realize that most people couldn’t care less about what models of equipment we use. However, we can’t help but  be proud of our toys and our product.

When it comes to quality, we found conventional screening just doesn’t cut it. This is why we use Staccato screening and have been using this technology since 2003. What is staccato screening? In the early 1990s, an innovative method to applying dots to paper began to make waves in the printing industry. Known as stochastic screening, this new technology promised to break through the limitations of halftone screening and deliver finer detail and more vibrant color.

For extraordinarily fine image detail, you cannot beat staccato screening. Here at Snyder Printer, we print Staccato 20 (microns). This is the equivalent to 450 line screen. This cutting edge printing process is a sophisticated method of representing a continuous tone image by converting shading and colors into a random pattern. Similar to rotogravure, this process has the effect of "piling" ink on paper for improved print quality.

Conventional screening utilizes round dots and screen angles. Staccato printing utilizes random dot placement and various dot sizes, allowing a closer look and feel of the digital or analog photograph. The result is smoother flesh tones, finer details, elimination of moirés and a 15% wider color range. Our knowledge of printing from our skilled team along with new technology such as Staccato screening are just a few things that set us apart from the competition.

Below is a list of equipment and detailed descriptions, so if you dont don’t know what it is or how it works, you will now. If you want to see more of what sets us apart, check our equipment list. We are more than qualified to deliver our clients the best product possible.

PRESS ROOM EQUIPMENT

Offset Presses

  • 6 Color – Heidelberg Speedmaster CD102 with Aqueous Coater and Extended Delivery and CP2000
  • Heidelberg Connect Prepress Interface (Print Link Software)
    Maximum Sheet Size - 28 x 40
  • 5 Color – Heidelberg Speedmaster 102FP with CPtronics
    Perfector (2/2)
    Maximum Sheet Size - 28 x 40
  • 2 Color – Heidelberg QM46 Maximum Sheet Size - 13 x 18

Digital Press

  • Xerox Color 1000 Press Maximum Sheet Size - 13 x 19
    Xerox EA Low Melt Dry Ink - CMYK + Clear Dry 2400 dpi x 2400 dpi
    Full Width Array
    Xerox FreeFlow™ Print Server 100  PPM
    Maximum Stock Weight: 130# Cover - 350 gsm

Cutters

  • Polar - Model 137ED
    40 x 54 with Micro Computer
  • Schneider Senator - Model 115MC 40 x 45 with Micro Computer

Folders

  • Stahl TD78
    8 Page, 16 Page & 32 Page Units Continuous Feed
    Maximum Sheet Size 30 x 50
  • Baum Folder - Series 726B
    8 Page, 16 Page & 32 Page Units + Gate Fold Attachment Continuous Feed
    Maximum Sheet Size 26 x 40

Binder

  • Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST350 Saddlestitcher
    6 Pocket + Cover Feeder with RIMA Counter Stacker 3 Knife Trim + 4th & 5th Knife Attachment
    1 to 4 Stitches
    Bar Code Signature Recognition System for Feeders Camara Signature Recognition System for Cover Feeder Head to Foot Size 6'' to 18''
    Backbone to Face Size 3 1/2'' to 12''
    Rosback Saddle Stitcher 1 or 2 Stitches

Die Cutting / Scoring Equipment

  • Heidelberg Cylinder Diecutter Maximum Sheet Size 22.5 x 32.25
  • Heidelberg Windmill Diecutter Maximum Sheet Size 13 x 15
  • Folder/Gluer (Pocket Folders)
  • B&R Moll - Regal Folder Gluer with Final-Fold Attachment

Auxiliary Equipment

  • D & K Model 2760 Laminator Single Sided
    Maximum Sheet Size 27 x 30
  • ASMARC - Accufast KT2 Wafer Sealer with Feeder & Delivery Units
    1 or 2 Wafer Tabs per Pass X-Rite Shrink Wrap Machine Maximum Size 12 x 18
  • Rhin-O-Tuff HD7000 - Electric Punch 14 Inch Open End Punch
    4:1 Oval Die for Coiling Binding Punches up to 40 Sheets Maximum Size 14”
    Foot Pedal Operation
  • Akiles Finish - Coil-E1 Electric Coil Inserter & Cutter/Crimper up to 50mm Coil Size
    Adjustable Roller for Easier Friction for Inserting Coil Foot Pedal Operation
  • Beseler Shrink Wrap Machine (Model T-18-8)
  • Nygren-Daley Drills (2)
    1 Top - 5 Heads
    Various Hole Sizes
  • Ty-Pac String Tying Machine Bundle Tying
    Bostitch Stitcher
    Wire Stitching Machine
  • Pantone Computerized Ink Mixer

PRE-PRESS EQUIPMENT

Workstations:

  • Apple iMac #1 27” iMac OS 10.8.5 16 GB Ram
    1TB GB Hard Drive w/2TB External USB3 Drive
  • Apple iMac #2 27” iMac OS 10.8.5 16 GB Ram
    1TB GB Hard Drive w/2TB External USB3 Drive
  •  Apple iMac #3  20.5” iMac OS 10.8.5 16 GB Ram
    1TB GB Hard Drive w/2TB External USB3 Drive
  •  Apple iMac #4 27” iMac OS 10.7 16 GB Ram
    1TB GB Hard Drive w/1TB External USB3 Drive
  • Apple iMac #4 20.5” iMac OS 10.7 16 GB Ram
    1TB GB Hard Drive w/1TB External USB3 Drive
  • Apple Power Macintosh G5:
  • Dual 1.8 GHz CPUs Mac OS 10.5.8
    1 GB MB Ram
    1 TB Hard Drive w/160 GB External Firewire Drive 16x Superdrive
    20'' Apple Cinema Display
  • Apple Power Macintosh   G4/450
    Mac OS 9.2
    320 MB Ram
    80 GB Hard Drive 24x CD Rom
    ​22'' LaCie Electron 22 Blue Monitor
  • 8. DELL Optiplex GX270: Windows XP Professional 1 GB Ram
    120 GB Hard Drive 48x CD Rom
    External 250 MB Iomega Zip Drive 19'' Monitor
  • 9. Toshiba PC Notebook
    Plate Process Control Tracker (Quality Control) Client Software for Epson 9880

DFE (Digital Front End):

  • Kodak Prinergy Evo (Version 6) Running on:
  • Dell Power Edge T620 Server 64 GM Ram
    4TB Hard Drive (Internal SCSI RAID) 24x CD Rom
    17'' Monitor

Platesetter:

  • Kodak Trendsetter 800 II Quantum
    Resolution: 2,400 dpi
    Minimum Plate Size: 9'' x 12''
    Maximum Plate Size: 33'' x 45'' Kodak SquareSpot Technology
    Kodak Staccato 20 Micron Screening

Scanner:

  • Kodak EverSmart Pro
    Flat Bed CCD Scanner
     Features Full XY Stitch Scanning Tech
    Maximum Scanning Resolution: 8200 dpi Maximum Optional Resolution: 3175 x 8200 dpi Color Depth: 42 Bit
    Maximum Density: 4.0
    Maximum Original Size: 12'' x  17'' Maximum Original Thickness: 3/16'' Scaling Range: 20% - 2700% with:
  • EverSmart Oil Mounting Station
    For Transparencies over 500%
    Scratched Originals EverSmart Final Touch Software
    Automatic Retouching for Dust, Scratches and Other Defects
  • GTI Viewlight Table TopViewing Booth

Proofing:

  • EFI Digital Matchprint Proofer (G7 Certified)
    Single Sided - 8 up Format
    Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Print Engine Inkjet Technology
    Maximum Image Area:  42'' x 99'
    Maximum Resolution 720 x 1400 dpi
    Inks (11): Orange + Green + Cyan + Light Cyan, Vivid Magenta + Vivid Light Magenta + Yellow, Light Black + Light Light Black + Photo Black
    Epson UltraChrome Inks
  • Kodak Digital Matchprint Proofer
    Single Sided - 8 up Format
    Epson Stylus Pro 9880 Print Engine Inkjet Technology
    Maximum Image Area:  42'' x 99'
    Maximum Resolution 720 x 1400 dpi
    Inks (8): CMYK + Light c + Light m + Light Black
    + Light Light Black
    Epson UltraChrome Inks
  • Kodak Integris Proofer
    Single Sided - 8 up Format with Double Sided Imposition Option Epson Stylus Pro 9600 Print Engine Inkjet Technology
    Maximum Image Area:  42'' x 99'
    Maximum Resolution 720 x 1400 dpi
    Inks (7): CMYK + Light c + Light m + Light Black Epson UltraChrome Inks
  • HP -  LaserJet Professional P1600
    Laser Printer
    Maximum Sheet Size: 8.5 x 11
    Resolutions: 600 x 600 or 1200 x 1200 dpi Ink: Black
    PostScript Level 3

Graphic Software:

  • Quark XPress 10.2
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional CC Enfocus Pitstop 12
  • Preps 7.1 (Floating License)
  • Kodak Process Control Tracking Software X-Rite MonacoQCcolor Suite
  • X-Rite Monaco Profiler Gold 4.8 GretagMacbeth Eye-One Others...

Miscellaneous

  • GretagMacbeth Spectrophotometer (Model D19C) GretagMacbeth iCII Plate Reader
  • X-Rite Spectrophotometer (Model DTP41) X-Rite Film Densitometer (Model 361T) Road Runner High Speed Internet Service