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The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) honored Ripon Printers with one Best of Division award, an honor based on participant’s size category, three Best of Category awards and 17 Awards of Excellence. The judges also named Ripon Printers Second Runner-Up in the Best of Show Category for the printing of Elite magazine. Elite magazine won Best of Category awards for fashion/health/pop culture magazines as well as magazine series. Ripon Printers also won a Best of Category award for Traditional Woodworking, Volume 15, in the web press printing (1,2 or 3 colors) category.
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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
A Web site devoted to increasing the vital role forests play in the environment has drawn some attention from four organizations in three countries. ForestsForever, a Web site that Fujifilm Co. created in spring 2004, hosts photographs of distinct forests in Japan, California, and eastern Canada. New content is posted to the Web site on…
A Web site devoted to increasing the vital role forests play in the environment has drawn some attention from four organizations in three countries. Forest Forever, a Web site that Fujifilm Co. created in spring 2004, hosts photographs of distinct forests in Japan, California, and eastern Canada. New content is posted to the Web site…
The graphic arts industry has helped to contribute some $350,000 toward research and awareness of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, through an annual Bounty of Hope Dinner and Silent Auction. The event—the only national fund-raising effort for the cause—is organized by Betty Maul, president of FrontEnd Graphics, whose daughter has been diagnosed with the neurologic syndrome. Held Nov. 4 at the Union League Club in New York City, the event was led by Nick Warnock, a contestant on last season's reality show "The Apprentice," who served as master of ceremonies. The following companies participated as corporate sponsors and donators to the silent auction: Brown Printing,
There's no shortage of acronyms in the print industry. We have cap, PD., PPD, XML, SVG, POD, BOD, and many more. One of the most recent additions to the industry's vernacular is JDF. JDF, short for 'job definition format', is neither an application nor product. Rather, it is a vendor-neutral way to format data based on XML, the extensible markup language. The industry group behind JDF is CIP4, a-k-a the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress. This consortium of print industry movers and shakers—which includes everyone from equipment manufacturers to software developers, to printers and their clients—built on CIP3's PPF
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
When Mike Rink took over the reins of his father's small print shop in 1985, he had very BIG plans for the company's future. Foremost, he wanted to invest in technology that would transform the South Bend, IN.-based business from a "glorified instant printer" into a real commercial contender. Rink upgraded the shop by installing new equipment from prepress to bindery and, as a result, the company had witnessed double-digit growth for nearly a decade. Based on that success, Rink is presently positioning the company for a 2003 transition to computer-to-plate. The first phase of the CTP conversion involved installing a new digital color
After nearly nine months of researching CTP products, it only took one day for Santa Rosa, CA-based Chromagraphics to get the digital technology up and running. Eric Janssen, company president, admits that they immediately started benefiting from the improved quality and turnaround time. "Our research took a lot of time," he explains. "There's nothing we don't like about the system! We run the heck out of it." The company decided that Fujifilm's CTP products, Pictroproof digital color proofer and Dart Luxel T-6000 thermal platesetter, would work well within the printer's workflow. "We took the Pictroproof out of the box, hooked it up and started using it.