Stress and burnout are becoming a rather common phenomenon in the workplace. Especially in fast-paced work environments where time is money, errors can’t be afforded and repetitive tasks are prioritized over creativity and imagination. Sounds like your prepress division? You may be onto something.
PRESS COVERAGE: Last month our Managing Director, Wim Fransen, sat down with David Zwang, the Contributing Editor at What They Think, to discuss the merits of building a lights out automated workflow through job on-boarding, and preflight and how Enfocus Switch and PitStop play important roles.
Adopting and sustaining a smooth workflow is crucial for any business. Commercial printers in particular are challenged by an increasing demand for short runs and custom jobs – and simply investing in extra hardware just doesn’t cut it anymore. Unless workflows are optimized, the following bottlenecks will occur and lead any printing business to chaos.
Using black ink for offset printing can be a tricky business. We’ve all been there, scratching our heads when we see a supposedly jet black area turn out grayish, greenish or even bluish in print. Fortunately, graphic designers and printers have a few tricks up their sleeves to solve this common printing problem and create what is known in the printing industry as rich black or deep black.
Printers and graphic designers rely on the right file format for correct image compression. And choosing the right format – gif, tif, jpg, jpeg, png, eps or pdf – needs careful consideration in order to ensure the right output. Do you find yourself confused every time you’re about to save an image file and your computer asks you to pick an extension? Help is on the way! Continue reading to find out which file format best suits your image.
Several weeks ago, I completed my second marathon, here in the city Ghent. While training for the 42,198 km (don’t underestimate the extra 198 meters!) and running the actual race, I had a lot of time to think. It’s during this solitary, goal-driven time that the analogy between running a marathon and setting up an automation project suddenly occurred to me. (The things you think of to take your mind off pain!)