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Obsolescence Revisited
February 15, 2012

There’s a drawer in the hutch in our family room that contains eight different cell phones we’ve retired over the years. The plan is to donate them. But first I have to get around to recharging and reseting them to “factory restore”. The phones range in age from a much loved Nokia VGA candy bar to a entirely unmissed, unloved and happily retired Windows Mobile phone.


Hearst Corp. to Acquire Global Digital Marketing Services Company iCrossing
June 3, 2010

Hearst Corporation and iCrossing today announced an agreement for Hearst to acquire iCrossing, one of the largest independent digital marketing services providers in the world. The announcement was made by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., vice chairman and CEO, Hearst Corporation, and Don Scales, president and CEO, iCrossing.

Solutions Showcase: Digital Proofing Update
April 1, 2008

For more than a decade, magazine publishers have strived to adopt soft proofing. “Our customers … have come to recognize the efficiencies and savings [that] monitor proofing can add …,” notes Dr. Carol Werlé, CEO of Dalim Software, Germany. “They want to eliminate hard-copy proofs, which are expensive to make, time-consuming to review, and cumbersome to track and handle in an automated workflow.” Soft proofing also enables stakeholders in multiple locations to review proofs simultaneously in real-time. And most soft-proofing systems include methods for tracking the proof along with comments and revisions made to the file. Even initial concerns about soft proofs being

The Digital Handyman: Retooling the Publishing Workflow
August 1, 2006

More than a decade into the “CTP revolution,” many of the promises of digital workflow have yet to be fulfilled. The publishing industry is far from achieving the hands-off, utopian workflow many envisioned when film went away and content went digital. While some in the industry once resisted the notion of a digital workflow, most now agree that the evolution from film to files has been a positive for the publishing world—as profound a development as desktop publishing. With digital content, publishers can now cut out much of the prepress expense for their print workflow, and perhaps even more importantly, their content is now

GMG to Showcase Color Management Tools at IPEX
February 1, 2006

TUEBINGEN, Germany -- GMG, a developer of high-end color management and proofing solutions, will demonstrate its latest award winning software and proofing technology at IPEX 06 on stand 06-B20 (Hall 6). GMG will highlight GMG ColorServer, a new tool for automatic color conversions and demonstrate the expanded flexibility and functionality of the latest versions of its proofing and color management products. Visitors will see GMG ColorProof: the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing engines to produce contract color proofs; GMG DotProof, which enables the output of digital halftone contract-proofs; and GMG FlexoProof: designed specifically for the needs of the flexo market.

GMG Colorproof with Epson Printers Receive SWOP Certification
August 1, 2005

TUEBINGEN, Germany -- GMG, a leading developer and marketer of high-end professional color management solutions, announces today that it has been granted SWOP Specifications for Web Offset Publications certification for its ColorProof digital proofing solution driving Epson's StylusPro 4800, 7800 and 9800 inkjet printer models using GMG ProofPaper semimatte 250gsm. GMG is the first off-press proofing system to provide customers with an Application Data Sheet (ADS) based on highly accurate Lab values rather than densitometry and dot gain measurements. Using a spectrophotometer, users can measure Lab values of color test bars, which are much more precise than using a densitometer to measure density of

Last Rites for the Hard Proof
June 24, 2005

Hard Proof Here's a compelling prediction: monitor-based proofing systems will replace hardcopies by the end of 2005. Skeptical? Don't be. Proofing is often cited as the final barrier to implementing an all-digital workflow. But it won't be for long. Paper-based analog proofs will virtually disappear by mid 2005, replaced by digital technology that's already much faster, more flexible, and far less expensive. There are compelling reasons to believe this prediction will prove true, not the least of which is the history of printing and proofing. Printing's history is marked by constant improvements. New techniques and technologies that helped 'get the word out' faster made the printed page

A Graph Expo Wrap-Up You Won't Want to Miss
December 1, 2004

The exhibits filled a space larger than seven football fields inside McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 10-13. Tens of thousands of Graph Expo and Converting Expo attendees weaved in and out of aisles in search of products and technologies to help them streamline workflow, maximize efficiency and improve quality. While the show is geared primarily toward printers, a number of exhibitors unveiled products for the printers' customers as well, and some companies announced big news. Some Pluses for the Publishing and Agency Creative Department Quark Inc. announced the release of QuarkXPress 6.5 that will enable users to import native Adobe Photoshop documents (PSD

The CtP Advantage
May 16, 2003

When the owner of a Port St. Lucie publishing company sold his magazines to concentrate on commercial printing, he soon discovered cutting costs was essential to survival in the marketplace. The answer was computer to plate. After conducting his research and getting several quotes, Fred Fetzner, a 27-year print professional, installed a Fujifilm eight-up violet Saber VX 9600 plate setter. The VX 9600 has the capacity to reach output speeds of 32 eight-page plates an hour at 2,400 dots per inch. But Fetzner says speed was not a factor in his buying decision. "All plate setters are about the same, and the