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Customized for Quality
September 1, 1999

McMurry Publishing is tailoring its workflow for CTP production of finely crafted syndicated magazines and custom publications While McMurry Publishing displays remarkable flexibility and resiliency when taking on new projects—and as it adapts its production workflow accordingly—the Phoenix-based custom publisher is constant and uncompromising with regard to its quality standards. "Quality is one of our hallmarks," emphasizes Preston V. McMurry Jr., the company's president and chairman. "The people at McMurry will never hear me say that we're spending too much; however, they have heard me say that (something we're working on) looks like crap and that I won't attach my name to

The Washingtonian Files
September 1, 1998

The Washingtonian may be what Production Manager Cathy Dobos refers to as "a typical city and regional magazine," but—in terms of production politics—the publication that serves our nation's capital distinguishes itself as a fast-track member of the industry's computer-to-plate (CTP) party. Founded in 1965, the monthly announced its CTP candidacy more than two years ago and has since declared victory, supported by its strong printer running mate: Perry Judd's, Shenandoah Div., Strasburg, VA. Since 1996, Dobos claims to have witnessed more change than ever before, with regard to advertising in the magazine. In that time, she has been on a mission—a mission seeking

Bolstering Distribute-and-Print
August 1, 1998

Teaching print buyers about the benefits of distribute-and-print workflows—rather than technology reliability issues—can be suppliers' biggest challenge. If it's not the technology that's holding back distribute-and-print success, what is? This question was recently pondered by several technology and/or service providers who have developed some opinions and solutions of their own. Educating the masses "The idea of distribute-and-print is not dead," according to Vern Kellie, specialist, direct imaging, Heidelberg USA, Kennesaw, GA. For Kellie, the status of digital printing technologies is subject to a slow-starting demand. Perhaps this is due to a lack of education among print buyers, he suggests. In response to that

When It Absolutely Has to Be There Over Lunch
April 1, 1998

"EVERYBODY wants time, but time is a pretty elusive thing to hold on to," observes Lee Stocking, business development manager for remote proofing at Imation, Oakdale, MN, "especially when the FedEx truck left at five o'clock and you still have five pages to complete." Imation is one of a few companies helping printers, vendors and publishers realize the benefits of time management that are afforded through remote proofing. Overnight delivery services such as FedEx save the industry days and have changed the pace of business. But, despite FedEx's recent addition of Sunday delivery, many companies find that 'till 10 a.m. is too long