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

Proofing for Accurate Color on Your Next CTP Job
February 1, 1998

Vendors provide proofing methods for direct-to-plate workflows. IN THE FILMLESS world of computer-to-plate (CTP) printing, it's no wonder that digital color proofing has become a hot topic. One critical issue publishers face when going CTP is whether or not they can rely on the proofs they receive. Will those proofs be accurate? Will they be consistent? The burden often falls not only on the manufacturer of proofing equipment, but on the prepress house or printing company that is actually plating the job. So, how are these printers and service providers meeting the proofing needs for their CTP clients? Here's what several representatives had to