The Digital Handyman: Retooling the Publishing Workflow
Small to mid-sized publishers continue to grapple with these challenges. For this demographic of publisher—by far the largest percentage of publishers out there—dilemmas remain:
n How can content be delivered in a way that’s cost-efficient for the publisher, and accessible to a diverse audience?
n How can we think beyond traditional content and incorporate rich media?
n How can we store, retrieve and utilize all that precious digital content?
n How can we create a workflow that avoids redundancies and facilitates electronic collaboration?
n How can we capitalize on new media formats beyond print, such as the Web, podcasts and removable media?
n How can we create and disseminate a blend of print and electronic media?
n How can we standardize and streamline the digital advertising workflow?
Digital Workflow Guide
For every publisher, the answers to these questions may be unique. Just like every audience is unique, every workflow should be—custom-designed to ensure that the publisher maximizes its resources and delivers meaningful content in a meaningful way.
While the challenges may seem insurmountable, they’re not. There is a silver lining: No longer must a publishing organization have deep pockets to build or fine-tune the workflow. The industry is rife with technologies to address these dilemmas, and in the following pages, Publishing Executive editors have compiled a comprehensive resource of digital solutions—in fact, it’s so comprehensive that a few of the categories had to be run on the Publishing Executive Web site at www.PubExec.com. Included are tools for:
n digital file formatting and processing—page 31
n color management and digital proofing—page 38
n project workflow and collaboration—page 40
n print procurement—page 42
n digital editions and Web publishing—page 42
n copy, design and publication management—Online at www.PubExec.com
n digital asset management—Online at www.PubExec.com
n XML and Web publishing—Online at www.PubExec.com
DIGITAL FILE FORMATTING & PROCESSING SOLUTIONS
- Adobe Systems Inc.
- Advanced Publishing
- Agfa Graphics
- Apago Inc.
- Apple Computer
- Arts PDF
- Axaio Software
- Cadmus Communications, A Cenveo Company
- Canon U.S.A. Inc.
- CGS Publishing Technologies International
- Cirqit.com Inc.
- ColorVision Inc.
- CrownPeak Technologies
- Digital Technology Int'l
- E-Book Systems
- Eastman Kodak, Kodak Versamark
- Enfocus Software
- Epson America Inc.
- Exstream Software
- FinePrint Software LLC
- FUJIFILM Graphics Systems USA
- Fusion Systems International
- Global Graphics Software
- Group Logic Inc.
- Hachette Filipacchi Media
- Hamillroad Software
- Impact Workflow Solutions-CertiFyle
- Integrated Color Solutions
- LizardTech Inc.
- Managing Editor Inc.
- Markzware Software
- Meadows Publishing Solutions
- MediaSpan Media Software
- Meredith Corp.
- MerlinOne Inc.
- Newline Noosh
- NewspaperDirect Inc.
- NewsStand Inc.
- Nxtbook Media
- Olive Software
- ONYX Graphics Inc.
- Pageflex Inc.
- Pantone Inc.
- PerfectProof USA Inc.
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- Quark Inc.
- Rampage Systems Inc.
- RealRead Inc.
- Texterity Inc.
- WoodWing USA
- Xerox Corp.