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CIM Facilitates Workflow Component Connections
July 8, 2002

As a system provider, Yves Rogivue is a man of many opinions, and that the future of integrating the production processes that constitute printing rests with computer integrating manufacturing is one of them. As one of the topics debated at a special session of Connect 2002- Printcafe's annual users conference, Rogivue, chief executive officer of MAN Roland Inc., views the Internet as a fantastic communications device, but says CIM becomes a component of the production process when it reaches the prepress suite, bindery or pressroom. Addressing an audience of 700 printing professional in Las Vegas, Rogivue explained all CIM requires in the printing process is

Cross Border Chomper
July 8, 2002

Jaws is finally being released in Canada. No, not the movie version that kept summer vacationers out of the water 25 years ago, but the PDF product line from Global Graphics Software. Available in the U.S. since 1994, the company recently entered into an agreement with EMJ Data Systems of Guelph, ON, to distribute its suite of software tools that make creating, manipulating, distributing and printing files in a standard PDF easier and with less training time. Global Graphics develops and supplies high performance RIPs, PDF document, workflow and color solutions to a customer base of original equipment manufacturers, including digital pre-press systems, large-format

Ms. Magazine Begins Latest Makeover
July 1, 2002

Ms. magazine will undergo the latest relaunch in its 30-year history, under the direction of a new editor, Tracy Wood, a former investigative journalist. The magazine will begin bimonthly publication in October after recently publishing two retrospective issues. The hiring of Wood was made public last week at the magazine's new editorial headquarters in Los Angeles. "Tracy Wood's leadership will allow Ms. to maximize its unique advantage as a reader-supported magazine, with no pressure from advertisers," says Gloria Steinem, Ms. magazine's co-founder. "It can investigate the subjects that few other media—and no traditional women's magazine—can pursue." Ms. will publish without commercial advertising running just 15 ad

Tribune Co. Buys Chicago Magazine
July 1, 2002

Chicago Tribune Co. purchased Chicago magazine from Primedia through an affiliate for $35 million in cash. The magazine will maintain its independence and retain its editorial and advertising sales staff, the Tribune Co. said. Chicago combines a mix of topical news features with guides to shopping, real estate and restaurants throughout the city. The magazine's circulation is 182,000 and reaches 1.5 million readers. Publisher John Carroll and editor Richard Babcock will continue in their current positions. "Chicago magazine adds another dimension to Tribune's array of local media choices," said Scott Smith, president and chief executive officer of Chicago Tribune Co. "It is a leader in providing

Hearst Hires New House Beautiful Editor
July 1, 2002

Hearst Magazines president Cathleen Black rearranged the deck of House Beautiful naming Mark Mayfield editor-in-chief. Mayfield, 46, replaces Marian McEvoy whom Black hand-picked two years ago from Elle Decor to give the country's oldest shelter magazine a broader appeal. Mayfield joins Hearst from Meredith Corp. where he acted as editor-in-chief of Traditional Homes. Black said Mayfield's background in the shelter and design arenas was the main impetus for hiring him. Prior to Traditional Homes, Mayfield spent six years as executive editor and then editor of Southern Accents magazine from 1995 to 2001. A former newspaper journalist with USA Today, he also worked as editor-in-chief of

Hearst Hires New House Beautiful Editor
July 1, 2002

Hearst Magazines president Cathleen Black rearranged the deck of House Beautiful naming Mark Mayfield as editor-in-chief. Mayfield, 46, replaces Marian McEvoy whom Black hand-picked two years ago from Elle Decor to give the magazine a broader appeal. Mayfield joins Hearst from Meredith Corp. where he was editor-in-chief of Traditional Home. Black said Mayfield's background in the shelter and design arenas was the main impetus for offering him the top job at House Beautiful. Prior to Traditional Home, Mayfield spent six years as executive editor and then editor of Southern Accents magazine from 1995 to 2001. A former newspaper journalist with USA Today, he also worked

National Geographic World Changes Name, Accepts Ads
July 1, 2002

National Geographic World, the magazine dedicated to teaching children about science and technology for the past 26 years, will relaunch under a new title, National Geographic Kids, in October. For the first time in its quarter century history, the magazine will carry display advertising and parents will be able to find it on the newsstand. Prior to running display advertising, the magazine generated revenue from corporate funding, but associate publisher, Rainer Jenss, said the change in policy was another way to invest in the product, grow circulation and expand editorial topics. Its current circulation tops out at 700,000. The magazine will target eight- to 14-year-olds, as

Lifetime Launches Magazine for Women
July 1, 2002

Banking on the success of its popular network aimed at women, Lifetime Entertainment Services and its co-owner The Hearst Corp., plan a March 2003 launch of a new magazine titled Lifetime with the tag line Real Life. Real Women. Starting as a bi-monthly with a rate base of 500,000 the magazine will shift to a monthly publication with the September 2003 issue. Hearst co-owns the network with the Walt Disney Co. Lifetime will maintain the cable channel's mission of entertaining, supporting and informing women while maintaining a separate identity. Topics will include fashion, beauty, food, decorating, health and news along with heartfelt story telling merged

Meredith Fills Ladies' Home Journal Vacancy
July 1, 2002

Meredith Corp. hired Diane J. Salvatore as editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal replacing Myrna Blythe who is ending her 20-year association with the magazine to pursue broader interests at the parent company. Salvatore leaves the Hearst magazine unit where she was director of business operations for all 15 Hearst titles. At Hearst she worked directly with editors-in-chief, creative directors and business managers to identify, develop and implement editorial and business best practices. She was also editor of Bertelsmann-owned YM and executive editor of Hearst-owned Marie Claire. Salvatore begins her position July 22. Blythe's new responsibilities include editorial director of More magazine, which targets women over 40,

Quadracci, 66, Found Dead in Lake
July 1, 2002

CHENEQUA, WI—Harry V. Quadracci, 66, who grew Pewaukee, WI-based Quad/Graphics from a startup company, funded by taking out a second mortgage on his home, into the largest privately-held commercial printer in the United States, died July 29. Mr. Quadracci's body was found approximately 3 p.m. that day in about four and a half feet of water in Pine Lake near his home here, according to Chenequa Police. His family contacted Chenequa police around 12:30 p.m. and reported Mr. Quadracci missing. The cause of death is under investigation, according to Robert Douglas, chief of police. The Waukesha County Medical Examiners office will conduct an autopsy. It was the

Lifetime Launches Magazine for Women
June 28, 2002

Banking on the success of its network aimed at women, Lifetime Entertainment Services and its co-owner The Hearst Corp., plan a March 2003 launch of a new magzine called Lifetime with the tag line Real Life. Real Women. Starting as a bi-monthly with a rate base of 500,000 the magazine will shift to a monthly publication with the September 2003 issue. Lifetime will remain in line with the cable channel's mission of entertaining, supporting and informing women while maintaining a separate identity. Topics will include fashion, beauty, food, decorating, health and news along with heartfelt story telling merged with entertainment, inspiration, information and advocacy. The partnership

Proving It Online
June 24, 2002

A key to running a successful business is knowing what your customers want, and after two years of feedback from users of its Internet-based soft proofing applications, Proof-it-Online has listened and expanded its product line from its core solution to three separate offerings and an add-on. Based on its original concept Proof-it-Online offers POL Connect and has added PDF Select for graphic arts professionals who work in a PDF workflow, and DHS Custom Solution for high-volume, multi-location and franchise-type applications. In addition the company unveiled Approval Share, a virtual routing add-on for clients with multiple reviewers that works with either POL Connect or PDF

Smart Managing
June 24, 2002

A new software program from Konica Business Technologies makes managing documents composed in different applications easier for centralized reprographic departments, thus facilitating their print jobs. The program called ePware allows reprographers to easily manage prepress documents without changing their current workflow processes. Through ePware printers create a work palate where documents created in Word, Quark Xpress or Adobe are pulled together into one file. Compatible with any scanning-enabled Konica printer/copier, ePware makes it easier to combine documents into Adobe Acrobat PDF files. The "drag and drop" interface uses editing functions such as dividing, rotating, copying, deleting and binding in file or page

Great Expectations
June 1, 2002

There are two sides to wide-format printing: big and bigger. And for Darren Veal, owner of Immix Advertising and Design, big just got bigger. Recently, Veal's agency landed a job with the City of Huntington Beach, CA to provide 90 percent of its printing business—on bus kiosks. The kiosks, each measuring 48 x 69-inches, used to take Veal approximately 40 minutes to print. But when the signage agency won the city-wide bid, he knew that the old equipment wouldn't satisfy his new needs. As a result, he adopted Encad's (www.encad.com) NovaJet 750 wide-format printer with media and inks. Because the signage

CTP Round Up
June 1, 2002

Over the past 10 years, visible light and thermal CTP acceptance by printers has moved at a snail's pace. Fewer than 4,500 individual CTP systems exist worldwide, representing less than two percent of 229,000 printing businesses, reports Citiplate (www.citiplate.com). But because CTP technology is not a complete solution, a digital workflow must also include copy-dot and imposition software, plates and platesetters. Below is a round-up of related technology with which print media executives should be familiar. Agfa (www.agfa.com) Besides offering a Mistral line of plates, Galileo, Polaris and Xcalibur VLF families of platesetters and copy-dot software, Agfa also began

May Advertising Revenue Increases
June 1, 2002

Total magazine advertising revenue for the month of May increased 2.4% from May 2001, closing at $1,510,367,049, according to Publishers Information Bureau (PIB). Ad pages for May were 20,268, down 6.3% from last year. Year-to-date, advertising revenue reflected a decrease of 3.3%, closing at $6,332,458,233 and ad pages totalled 87,217, down 11.6% over last year. May 2002 vs. May 2001 Of the major advertising categories eight recorded positive dollar growth for May 2002, including retail with a 27.9% change; food and food products, 24.6%, and drug and remedies, 19.6%. Home furnishings and supplies, 10.9%, also recorded positive dollar growth, as did direct response companies, 9.6%.

Veteran Celebrity Journalist Joins Us
June 1, 2002

Us magazine, which has undergone somewhat of a rebirth since Wenner Media named Bonnie Fuller editor-in-chief in February, named veteran celebrity journalist Jeanne Wolf among five new hires appointed to the staff. Wolf takes on the role of editor-at-large bringing with her a large network of contacts with Hollywood stars and power brokers. She has served as editor-at-large: entertainment for Redbook and has been a contributing editor with TV Guide magazine. Her television credits include Nightline, Good Morning America and E!, as well as an eponymous PBS show Jeanne Wolf With. Joining Wolf are Ken Baker, West Coast bureau chief, responsible for overseeing Hollywood magazine reporting;

InQuiry
June 1, 2002

As vice president of production and manufacturing at Easyriders, Michael Weinglass is a busy man. Not only does he give a full effort at his day job, Weinglass tirelessly shares his knowledge at countless conferences, sits on editorial boards (including PrintMedia's), and writes and produces a variety of educational materials. In between his various activities, PrintMedia caught up with him and tossed a few questions his way. PME: Briefly describe your background in production and manufacturing. MW: My introduction was working summers in my father's hot metal type shop in New York. I would clean the old Linotype machines, trip a repro press, set

PrintMedia Happenings
June 1, 2002

To ensure that you don't miss the next important industry event, plan ahead.Read "Happenings" for dates and contact information about the events most important to you. Datebook provides hot links and consistently updated information to keep you on the right track.If you would like to have an event listed here, please call 215-238-5445.Sept. 22-25, 2002GCA…

Reaping Additional Revenue with Reprints
June 1, 2002

One can only speculate when and what the Eureka! moment was for the publisher who first discovered additional revenue could be made by selling article reprints to those individuals and companies featured positively within the column walls. As for when a potential conflict of interest was realized, this too is a source of speculation. But as a result of the overarching conflict between editorial integrity and the opportunity to generate ancillary revenue, an industry of third party magazine reprint specialists was spawned. Among larger firms such as PARS, FosteReprints and Reprint Management Services (RMS), are myriad independent contractors intent upon encouraging publishers to outsource