The steady advancement of technology affects every industry, but none more so than the printing industry. Since the Printing Press was invented there has been a constant effort to improve productivity and efficiency. Because of this demand, the printing industry has always been on the leading edge of the technology curve.
CTP has multiple advantages over the other conventional printing processes. The biggest advantage is removing the film generation and chemical usage layer. CTP improves the quality of output as the intermediate films used in other methods can potentially have scratches or other issues. However, there are some disadvantages in the CTP process, the biggest being that the image must always be in the digital format, and if any correction is needed, a completely new plate needs to be created. But overall, CTP is preferred for its faster process and cost-effective nature.