How Thomson Nelson Cut Production Workflow by 50 Percent
BEAUDIN: [It] eliminates the need ... to supply hard-copy lasers with their files. Aside from the cost and time to output the lasers, there are additional time and costs savings associated with the actual shipping of lasers and returning hard-copy proofs to the client for approval. In addition, it [used to] take several hours to upload large files via FTP with the usual risks of file corruption during the process.
EXTRA: Why do you feel partnerships like the one between Thomson Nelson and Transcontinental are crucial in the field of publishing?
BEAUDIN: Due to ever-increasing competitive pressures, there is a need for publishers to speed up delivery of products to the market. Books compete with other forms of media, notably the Internet. Therefore, it is crucial for a publisher like Thomson Nelson to develop a close working relationship with a supplier … and benefit from the latest technological services.
BENEDICT: The relationship between Thomson Nelson and Transcontinental is a special one. This is certainly not the first initiative that we’ve worked on together, nor will it be the last. Print technology has evolved over the last number of years, and, in prepress, when one of us brings about change, it greatly affects the other. …