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Graphic Communications
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GRA 704
Chris Kular

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Print Media Workflow 12/10/2012 7:31:00 AM Introduction  Be more efficient (reduce anything not associated with run length)  Add value to every point of contact  Make it easy for people to do business with you (makes it easy to make money/profit)  Make sure you understand customers expectations  Eliminating repeat tasks creates better moral, and greater opportunity for creativity and learning. Enabling factors 1. Print workflow that is driven by digital applications (files, proofing, flash drives/storage, etc.) 2. Industry standards for communicating information (PDF) **CIP4 – International cooperation for the integration of processes in prepress, press, and post press.  Developed in 1994 by Heidelberg, Kodak, AGFA, and Adobe Workflow is not a boxed solution  Cant buy it off the shelf and plug in  Must have flexibility and scalability, and compliance to standards  Must manage the entire business. Workflow is integration between:  Receiving and preparing files  Proofing  Impositions  RIP image setting/ platemaking  Printing  Post press and finishing  Workflow must be able to produce jobs faster better and with less human interaction  MIS workflow must have proper training and support  MIS will dictate how people work together  Saves time, money, and improves customer service. Receiving and preparing Files  Most files transferred via the internet Composition  Customers are able to supply prepress and press ready files  Adobe CS and Microsoft office are used to create files  Great way to educate the customer about preparing and submitting files (especially for standard templates) Artwork Images and fonts  If any artwork, images and/or fonts are misused or lost, then there are problems! Pefighting  Goal is to detect problems before the get made into plates, etc.  Some dates are dependent on how a customer submits a file. Proofing  a communication tool, becomes a contract to print the job  place to discuss customer expectations  Types: content proof, positions proof, contract proof, remote proofs (online)  Soft proof considerations: quality of monitor, calibrations, and lighting environment  Proofers cant simulate to pressure needed to transfer and image, different dot gain (less on proof), cant simulate drying  Most customers don’t know what to look for on a proof Colour management  The key to consistency  Includes cameras, cameras, monitors proofing devices image setters, printing devices (digital and traditional) RIP  Don’t want RIP (imagesetter) to be a bottle neck  example: one RIP for 6 presses Output management  Need to manage output before it goes to press Variable Data Printing  Software is becoming easier to use QR Codes  more popular Random house and Penguin merge to avoid being overtaken by e-books Douglas and McIntyre folded Newsweek – going digital Jan 2013 New Digital developments at Globe and Mail Archiving – Workflow must include an easy way to save and retrieve files in a safe secure way Post press  Start with finishing  Any delay before finishing results in rushed bindery  Due date is usually set  Consult with experts for best way to do finishing 3 types of finishing 1. in-line finishing 2. near0line finishing 3. off-line finishing Estimating  everyone asks for pricing  too high = don’t get job  too low = cant make sufficient profit  all planning and rates done in estimating follows through the entire job  consider how changes affect PDQ  cant plan overtime  understand capabilities and limitations Quoting – timely preparation can result in getting/losing jobs Planning - must determine the most efficient way to do the job Scheduling – only one person should have access to the schedule  automate dynamic schedules Getting paid – capturing information in the workflow  get paid for what you do! Supply chain management  supply chain should play a role in management  include all costs – keep track of inventory  include outside vendors/ suppliers – vendors must understand quality  includes mailing and distribution  delivery charges (gasoline prices are rising JDF  helps eliminate re-keying of information  not all older equipment is JDF enabled, so not everyone is ready to ditch old equipment  doing things faster  **time, money, efficiency, productivity, improve customer satisfaction, add value** Hidden costs of workflow 
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