Press passing

Here at Gomer Press we are always pleased to welcome clients to watch their job on press. It is a great opportunity to introduce our team and show off our factory.

Our modern Heidelberg XL106 press runs to ISO standards for colour, and our pricing is based on standard ink weights, running speeds and paper usage.

From this perspective it is important to understand that colour adjustment on press can be expensive if standard estimated times and material allowances are exceeded. Each adjustment requires quite a few sheets of paper to run through the press to take effect. Inking adjustments are not instant and the press is designed to run at 15,000 sheets per hour!

During a press pass we may need to discuss extra costs with you if it looks like your job will significantly exceed the estimated printing time, or require more material to be ordered, due to colour adjustments outside of ISO 12647-2 standards.

We are able to produce colour accurate proofs and match to these within our standard pricing. Likewise we are able to match to ISO/FOGRA certified press proofs provided by a repro house. This is generally the cheapest way to ensure colour accuracy.

We require that any job being press passed is approved to print at least 24 hours before the press pass, in order to give us time to prepare printing plates.