Prepress

Ray Schumann and Associates, Inc. has been servicing St. Louis area printers since 1954. What began as a modest trade shop servicing offset printers has grown into one of the premiere prepress shops in the Midwest.

At RS&A, our prepress department has expanded and grown with the technology curve and our electronic prepress technicians have the experience and the tools to handle your work. With a combined 90 plus years of experience in the graphics, printing, and prepress fields, our electronic prepress team have seen it all and are ready to handle your jobs.

At RS&A, we support file formats from all the major graphics applications (see sidebar). The heart of our prepress workflow is ArtPro, one of the worlds most productive and effective editors for pre-production of labels and packaging. Running on Apple Computer Workstations, ArtPro includes many dedicated functions and tools to prepare the graphics for a wide array of packaging production.
Running in sync with ArtPro is NexusRip, a high end ripping and screening engine that can also accept files directly from other graphics and desktop publishing applications. NexusRip allows extensive control over dot gain compensation, screening, and imagesetter calibration, giving our customers unsurpassed quality.