Please join us in celebrating our platerooms at all three of Cyber's locations, which have passed the DuPont™ Cyrel® Quality Assured Platemaker Program with flying colors!
Quality is something that’s very important to us here at Cyber. It’s in our mission statement, on posters that hang on our office walls, and is at the core of our values. Every day, we strive to output the highest quality products possible for our customers. That’s why we are proud to announce that for the first time ever, all three of the Cyber Graphics branches have completed the DuPont™ Cyrel® Quality Assured Platemaker program, making us the only company in North America to have completed the program at all three of our locations.
A large portion of this achievement is thanks to Lisa Gandy, a Senior Platemaker in the Memphis plateroom. To get the certification, Lisa made five plates using DuPont material output at 4000 dpi resolution (a DPR standard plate, a DPR Digiflow plate, a DSP standard plate, a DSP Digiflow plate, and a “plate of choice”), which were sent to DuPont and spot tested to meet the required criteria. Everything from positive lines to minimum dots were examined and all had to meet DuPont’s high standards. “There was actually nothing ahead of time I could have measured aside from plate thickness and relief, so even if I had wanted to, there was no way to cheat the system,” Lisa laughed. “There was no way for me to know what specifically they were looking for. It’s basically a blind test- I make the plates, I send them, and they measure different aspects of every plate we submitted.”
After the plates are submitted and graded, results are returned to the applicants. Qualifications are valid for a calendar year and have to be renewed annually and provide specific feedback on overall plate quality and areas for improvement, if applicable. This is the second year that our Memphis and Cleveland branches have passed the certification test and the first year for our Neenah branch, making us the only company in North America to have completed the program at all of our locations.
“It’s always enjoyable to work with the folks at Cyber,” Sam Young, our DuPont Representative, shared with the company the day we heard that all of our branches passed. “You all strive to achieve excellent quality, and we at DuPont are excited to see what we achieve in the future together.”
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Main image: Chris Williams, Lisa Gandy, Billy Hodgins, Steve Dearing, Sam Young, Cindy, Williams, Hunter Gooch, Pat Lenahan, David Smith, Nancy Griffin, and Edwin Woods proudly show their certificates
Body image: Mary Graham displays up our DuPont™ Cyrel® Quality Assured Platemaker Plaque