There are at least two great bureaus in Sacramento that don't freak under
They have great equipment, however, I do not know how large (dpi wise)
their imagesetter is, but they do great scans.
The Electric Page
I use Electric Page simple because I have a 10-year working relationship
with them. They have a 4876 dpi imagesetter capable of 400 lines per inch
output. They also have a nice drum scanner.
If you are not used to working with a computer service bureau, please
understand that all of them have an incredible number of requirements that
must be fulfilled on your end. They are simply robots carrying out orders.
In other words, the file must be correct, in the correct format, or you
will not be satisfied with the results.
Call them, ask all the stupid questions now, not later, and admit that you
do not know what you are doing, or that you do not understand their
business. They will be glad to help, but I beleive that all of the bureaus
tend to think that everyone that calls them or hands them a job to do
understands computers as well as they do. They don't like mistakes either.
Just remember, with computers, Garbage Out Equals Garbage In Squared (GOGI
Squared). Do as the carpenters do: measure twice, cut once.
David P. Milton