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
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Many publishers are exploring monitor proofing to cut Postal costs and time spent shipping contract-quality proofs to the printer. Others are considering remote proofing for off-site viewing and collaboration. These solutions are cutting-edge and change quickly. The editors of PrintMedia magazine offer a sneak peak at two brand-new proofing solutions and two new versions of existing solutions on the market for 2005. Monitor Proofing Goes LCD Kodak Polychrome Graphics has launched the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System-LCD, its second-generation, SWOP-certified monitor proofing solution. The solution combines RealTimeProof with the color accuracy of the KPG Matchprint Virtual Proofing technology. It recently earned SWOP certification based
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