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Proofing System

Trade Secret Prepress is powered by HEIDELBERG Prinect and AGFA ApogeeX workflows
and the SCREEN ULTRA 16000 PlateSetter
Our Prepress is Renowned for it's Cutting Edge Technology and Turnaround.


All our proofs are output from the same Raster files that are used for making plates, ensuring the highest possible level of integrity in a proof. This process eliminates any “surprises” on printed pieces due to using different proofing workflow RIPs.

For high-resolution colour contract proofs the raster files are colour managed to NASS (North American Sheetfed Standard) profiles, and output on dual Epson P9000’s.

For every job a low-resolution proof is output, backed up, folded and trimmed as a mockup for proofing page trim, page order and content.

On request, or as turnaround time dictates, single page or imposed PDFs proofs can be emailed or downloaded to be annotated or approved.


  • 1 – Epson 11880 – 60” Hi res 12 up “contract” inkjet proofer
  • 2 – Epson P9000 Hi res 8 up “contract” inkjet proofers
  • 3 – Epson 9800 Lo res 8 up “imposition” inkjet proofers


  • PDF:   v. 1.3 - 1.9 & X1
  • Quark:   v 10: Mac
  • Indesign:   v.CC and Older Mac
  • Illustrator:   v.CC and Older Mac
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint:   PC & Mac
  • Corel:   v.13


FTP upload is "blind" meaning that neither you, nor our customers can see your uploads.

Email to for any FTP upload issues or to have your own self-managed FTP account.

Mac and Windows:

Yes! We can output files with transparencies!