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E-Content Solutions
July 1, 2001

E-Content Solutions is broken down into several categories featuring company descriptions and Web sites, including Digital Asset Management, PDF Worflow Tools, Web & Cross-Media Publishing, Web-Based Project Managment and Catalog Production Solutions. DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT: Applied Graphics Technologies (AGT): www.agt.com AGT provides advanced digital image management services, including the Digital Link System, an integrated suite of software applications to capture, store and retrieve content. Artesia Technologies: www.artesia.com Artesia's TEAMS digital asset management solution drives e-business and cross-media output. It is an open, scalable solution designed to fulfill the requirements of information-intensive businesses. Ascential Software: www.ascentialsoftware.com Ascential Media360

Newsstand and Deliver
January 1, 2001

This year's election proved to be an all too painful reminder that making predictions can be a very risky business. Dating back to the introduction of radio and then T.V., a dire future has been predicted for magazine publishing time and time again. All the while, the number of titles and total page counts has continued to rise. So far, the same trend is shaping up for the warnings sounded about the impact of the Internet on printed publications. The Internet actually has had the opposite effect on the market, with Internet-related titles being one of the fastest-growing categories and Websites/companies spending big

Shine On
May 1, 2000

Global Cosmetic Industry enlists its "makeup artist" to apply metallic highlights. Cosmetic companies are well-known shine fighters, mobilizing generation after generation of face-conscious consumers with their "Powder to the People" battle cry. Yet the industry also endorses a little strategically placed shine, from lip gloss to body glitter, as a means to accentuate the positive. No wonder, then, that Global Cosmetic Industry (GCI), a monthly trade magazine published by Cleveland-based Advanstar Com-munications, dazzled readers last year by printing one of its covers on holographic metallized paper. Typically, the publication's cover features a standard four-color photo— usually a product shot, reports Laura Watilo Blake,

A Demanding World
April 1, 2000

OnDemand Digital Printing & Publishing Expo showcases new print-on-demand products in New York City. Commercial printing had a dynamic decade in the '90s. Plagued by mergers and acquisitions and technical alteration, the industry has flourished, due in no small part to digital printing. In 1990, recalls Charles Pesko (Pesko provided one of the keynote presentations at OnDemand), managing director, CAP Ventures, Norwell, MA, life for commercial printing was simple and good. That same year, Xerox birthed the DocuTech, and in 1993, Xeikon and Indigo made color print-on-demand (POD) possible, Pesko states. In 1995, CAP Ventures valued the commercial printing industry at $91 billion,

Proofing for Accurate Color on Your Next CTP Job
February 1, 1998

Vendors provide proofing methods for direct-to-plate workflows. IN THE FILMLESS world of computer-to-plate (CTP) printing, it's no wonder that digital color proofing has become a hot topic. One critical issue publishers face when going CTP is whether or not they can rely on the proofs they receive. Will those proofs be accurate? Will they be consistent? The burden often falls not only on the manufacturer of proofing equipment, but on the prepress house or printing company that is actually plating the job. So, how are these printers and service providers meeting the proofing needs for their CTP clients? Here's what several representatives had to