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If Buddy Holly Were in Print Production
October 1, 2004

There's Buddy Holly. There's Elvis Presley. There's Hank Aaron … Reggie Jackson … Nadia Comaneci, and Annika Sorenstam. And, now there's Elizabeth Doble … Andy Mickus… Martha Rhodes … and Tracy Windrum. While rock and roll, baseball, gymnastics, golf and print production may be more than a few worlds apart, they all share a common thread: a hall of fame. And all of these names belong to the "greats" of these industries. In any field, a hall of fame is a way to recognize those who have achieved an outstanding level of success and contributed a significant amount to their industry—whatever it

Workflow on Parade
May 1, 2003

Ken Kingston, production manager for Parade magazine, remembers one defining moment in his move to an all digital workflow. That's when he had what he calls "a gut check." It hit him when officials from his new workflow software provider, Dalim Software, told him they had never integrated their software with an IBM AS/400. The problem: The AS/400 is Parade's computer platform of choice. Kingston swallowed hard. "The Dalim [Software] people calmly said they would work it out," Kingston says. "It took me a second [to recover], but I was okay with that. There were lots of issues we were going to have to

Preflighting Made Painless
September 25, 2002

When designers hear the word preflighting they generally think root canal because of the slow and tedious process, notes Joseph Schorr, senior product manager at Extensis, developers of PrintReady, a Web-based preflighting system. To help ease the pain Extensis created PrintReady, a complete quality control file delivery solution that provides designers publishers and printers with a time-saving solution for preparing, collecting and sending print-ready files. PrintReady detects potential problems during preflighting, Schorr says, such as embedded fonts and missing images, before the printer receives the files. "PrintReady goes through a Quark file and pulls out all of the information-resolution, the image path, what fonts

Quad/Graphics Founder Drowns in Lake
August 1, 2002

CHENEQUA, WI—Harry V. Quadracci, 66, who grew Pewaukee, WI-based Quad/Graphics from a startup company, funded by taking out a second mortgage on his home, into the largest privately-held commercial printer in the United States, died July 29. Mr. Quadracci's body was found at approximately 3 p.m. that day in about four and a half feet of water in Pine Lake near his home here, according to Chenequa Police. His family contacted Chenequa police around 12:30 p.m. and reported Mr. Quadracci missing. The cause of death is under investigation, according to Robert Douglas, chief of police. The Waukesha County Medical Examiners office will conduct an autopsy. It was

Quadracci, 66, Found Dead in Lake
July 1, 2002

CHENEQUA, WI—Harry V. Quadracci, 66, who grew Pewaukee, WI-based Quad/Graphics from a startup company, funded by taking out a second mortgage on his home, into the largest privately-held commercial printer in the United States, died July 29. Mr. Quadracci's body was found approximately 3 p.m. that day in about four and a half feet of water in Pine Lake near his home here, according to Chenequa Police. His family contacted Chenequa police around 12:30 p.m. and reported Mr. Quadracci missing. The cause of death is under investigation, according to Robert Douglas, chief of police. The Waukesha County Medical Examiners office will conduct an autopsy. It was the