The Advisory Board of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Graphic Communications Management and Technology (GCMT) graduate program has selected Charles Townsend, chief executive officer of Condé Nast, as the recipient of the 2014 Prism Award. Presented annually, the Prism Award recognizes distinguished leadership in the graphic communications media industry.
For more than a decade, magazine publishers have strived to adopt soft proofing. “Our customers … have come to recognize the efficiencies and savings [that] monitor proofing can add …,” notes Dr. Carol Werlé, CEO of Dalim Software, Germany. “They want to eliminate hard-copy proofs, which are expensive to make, time-consuming to review, and cumbersome to track and handle in an automated workflow.” Soft proofing also enables stakeholders in multiple locations to review proofs simultaneously in real-time. And most soft-proofing systems include methods for tracking the proof along with comments and revisions made to the file. Even initial concerns about soft proofs being
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
Agreement Will Create a Global Leader in the Color Industry. Combination Expected to Lead to Enhanced Quality, Increased Scale, Greater Innovation and Improved Operational Efficiency. GRANDVILLE, Mich. -- X-Rite Inc. (Nasdaq: XRIT) and Amazys Holding AG (SWX: AMSN), two providers of color measurement solutions have entered into an agreement under which X-Rite will offer to purchase all of the outstanding registered shares of Amazys Holding AG for approximately US$280 million or CHF 77 per share plus 2.11 shares of X-Rite Inc. stock per share. Amazys develops, markets and supports hardware, software and services to measure and communicate color under the GretagMacbeth brand.
The concept of color management is not new. In fact, the majority of color management tools have been around for several years. With this in mind, I asked a few advertising execs, publishers and printers if—and how—they are currently employing color management tools. Mark Tennant, vice president and director of electronic imaging and new business development, Anderson Lithograph, Commerce, CA, talks about his company's exploration of color management: "Currently, we are using ColorBlind," [color management software developed by ColorBlind, a division of Imaging Technologies Corp. (ITEC), San Diego]. Two challenges with regard to color management are execution and installation. Building color profiles for input (scanners),
Monitor calibration tools take the frustration and guesswork out of color management from screen to print. THE EXISTENCE of color may be just a trick of the light, but maintaining consistent, precise color through a digital workflow involves more science than magic. When the goal is print reproduction from a digital file, achieving accurate color results without a properly calibrated monitor can be as hard as finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The monitor displays color in combinations of red, green and blue (RGB), just as our eyes perceive color; however, most printers operate in terms of cyan, magenta,