The photolithography operation is comprised of two Crosfield drum scanners and three AGFA flatbed scanners, connected to a Silicon Graphic network station that manages a total of 4 TB and a Juke Box that contains 600 CDs of memory with two disc burners, and four players, capable of cataloguing work by category, code, volume, country, etc., as needed.
All images, after being scanned, are opened in Photoshop and the color is corrected to match the original. This work is carried out on thirteen Mac computers with as many operators, and three stations for Barco image retouching.
There are three print stations to choose from for complete color control:
• 2 Digital Cromalin size 48 x 68 cm or 1 Cromalin size 70 x 100 cm
• 1 Epson Printer driven by GMG RIP
• 2 FAG presses size 70 x 100 cm for proof printing (with the ability to print Pantone colors) on various types of paper and cardboard.
Film is produced on two 100 x 100 cm plotters either as loose pages or as an imposition already custom punched and folded.
At the request of the customer, the work can be saved on a CD for CTP, formatted as a postscript, PDF, or open file.
Two Sherpa Plotters can be used to print two-sided color blueprints, and posters and billboards up to 30 x 1.10 meters, on different types of paper.
Excellent results have been obtained by printing on canvas. On request, these can also be framed.
With this technology two exhibition displays have been created: “La Traviata,” in Parma during the Verdi Festival in 2008, and “In scena. Verdi Muti La Scala” (Milan, Palazzo Trussardi Marino alla Scala, Parma, and Hong Kong), during the reopening of the Teatro alla Scala, after its restoration in 2004. Both included photographs by Gabriella Vigo.