Magazine product structure and workflow control between a publisher and a printing house

Olli Kuusisto, Hannele Antikainen, Janne Pajukanta

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    This paper describes the work done in a project which focused on the product structure and production data communication between a magazine publisher and a printing house and the possibilities offered by JDF in it. Besides long-term printing contracts, the information needed for an issue of a magazine are communicated using email, phone, fax and even mail. Furthermore, many practices are company- or person-specific and the information is divided to many separate systems in different departments. Data communication using JDF vocabulary was examined, and was found to be suitable for most of the magazine structure information. This was also tested with a web-based demonstration system. The project included a cost-benefit analysis model including the key factors. Gathering of all the information needed to produce the print job at a printing house and sending it in electronic form would greatly benefit both publishers and printing houses. It would reduce dramatically the inquiries between the parties and also streamline the process, as all relevant data could be found in one place at each company.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Printing and Media Technology
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 35th international research conference of IARIGAI
    EditorsNils Enlund
    Place of PublicationDarmstadt
    PublisherIARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries
    ISBN (Print)987-3-9812704-0-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event35th International Research Conference of IARIGAI - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 7 Sept 200810 Sept 2008


    Conference35th International Research Conference of IARIGAI


    • JDF
    • magazine workflow
    • magazine publishing
    • magazine printing


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