CTP is the technology of posing from computer to the pattern directly.
In the printing technology that’s advancing and progressing rapidly in recent years, it is a fact that CTP and digital technology are on the lead. These days, the companies that manufacture printing machines have fought and have been fighting for advancing their digital technologies. CTP is the technology of posing from computer to the pattern directly. This means that this system eliminates the filming and montage phases that are used in almost all printing houses even now.
CTP eliminates this time taking parts (filming-montage) and time and filming cost is utilized by posing the computer prepared work to be printed on the pattern directly. However, because the pattern used in this technology does not advance as fast as digital, it has not met with great interest in our country. I believe that this technology will become common in our country as it develops.
If you remember, just as the film string delivery machines named CTP imagesetter replaced with the color scanning scanners 8-10 years ago, now CTP pattern exposure will take their place. The opinions of the people who have done research about these matters and who are the relevant experts about CTP is that this is early for deciding on CTP (especially for our printing houses). The reasons for this are both technological and economical. Because when the cost is researched, it can turn out to be horrible. However, the superiority and conveniences provided by such an investment should not be forgotten. They should be considered while making prudential plans.
Generally, this is the name given for the system in which the work which is wished to be printed is directly sent in a colorful or colorless way without needing a special pattern, film or stereotype for the color separation systems and the printing can be made.