Buyer's Guide 2015: Content & Digital Asset Management Systems
April 1, 2015

Content management systems (CMS) are crucial for creating and distributing web and print content dynamically, and today they are at the heart of publishers’ multi-channel publishing efforts. A robust CMS can more easily track content so that it can be archived, reused, and monetized. A CMS can be used to semantically organize content so that publishers can relate similar items or create new products from content bundles. Sophisticated management of content is an increasingly important cost-cutting technology for multi-channel publishing and many organizations are investing in updating this core technology.

Google’s Jim Gerber to Keynote Publishing Executive Conference and Expo
March 2, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Publishing Executive magazine proudly announces Google’s Jim Gerber as keynote speaker for the upcoming 2007 Publishing Executive Conference and Expo, scheduled for March 5-7, 2007, at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square. Gerber, director of content partnerships at Google, will present the Keynote Address on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 9:15 a.m. The keynote address is open to all registered attendees. “We are thrilled to have Jim give the keynote address at the Publishing Executive Conference and Expo. There are few companies that have as profound an influence on publishing today as Google, so it’s a major boon for our audience of

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

Extensis Ships Suitcase and Font Reserve Plug-ins for CS2
September 1, 2005

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced that it is now offering free Suitcase and Font Reserve plug-ins for Adobe InDesign CS2 that automatically activates fonts used in InDesign documents. The plug-ins ensure that anytime an InDesign CS2 file is opened, the exact fonts used in the file are automatically activated. The free plug-ins are available now for download from the Extensis Web site and support Suitcase X1 Single User and Suitcase X1 Client, as well as Font Reserve 3.1.4 Single User and Font Reserve Client 1.7.4. The new plug-ins require the latest update of InDesign CS2 from Adobe (version 4.0.1).

Markzware Lands Flightcheck Professional 5.0
February 1, 2004

We talked to three of Markzware's top beta testers about the new Mac OS X compatible release of this popular pre- and post-flight tool. The say the GUI's still geeky, but the Mac OS X support and buffed-up feature set make this PDF validation tool a must-have upgrade. Markzware Software recently launched its long-awaited and much heralded FlightCheck Professional 5.0. The latest generation of the company's flagship quality-assurance software for digital publishers offers a host of desirable features aimed at graphic arts and printing professionals. Topping the list is Mac OS X compatibility, perhaps the feature Macintosh users covet most today. Also new:

Beyond Preflight
August 1, 2003

Just over a decade ago, CTP (computer-to-plate) and direct-to-press digital printing began to alter the playing field for the print and publishing industries. Since then, the majority of printers have successfully completed the transition from film to digital file exchange. But with that shift came new dilemmas. For example, on which types of digital files should the print workflow be based? Who should be responsible for creating these final exchange formats—the content creator, a prepress vendor, or the printer? And what tools and best practices should be put in place to ensure file integrity and a job's success? Great strides have been made by

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

The Design Space
October 5, 2001

The art department is under deadline. The creative director is losing sleep. The printer just made new demands on digital submission. And the magazine is due out today. Luckily, the job just got easier with page layout and PDF tools designed to repurpose content in a variety of forms. The following is a list of page layout software and plug-in providers. Adobe Systems InDesign seamlessly integrates with Adobe's other publishing products, features include native Illustrator, Photoshop and PDF file imports. Adobe's InCopy, an integrated editorial tool, also works with InDesign's latest upgrade. comosoft comosoft offers Lago, a QuarkXTension designed for page layout Corel Whether

Web Smarts
September 28, 2001

It sounds like the high-tech equivalent of live auctions, only not every online product vendor bargains. In fact, as e-procurement has evolved over the past few years, portals have been forced to merge, redesign and even drop out of the market completely. As the economy tightens its belt, it's questionable as to whether the benefits and demands of online procurement impact traditional business practices. And though more companies may be logging in to make print and paper purchases, paper has hardly lost its steam. Quite the contrary, since paper constitutes the legitimizing factors for most online transactions in the form of bills, contracts and

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