Copresco enters our 20th- anniversary year, well review our illustrious
past, while looking at the bright future ahead for our customers.
Copresco president and CEO Steve Johnson leads it off with answers to frequently asked questions.
Q. Just what are Coprescos plans for the future?
A. Copresco will continue to serve as the national leader in digital technology and print on-demand.
When I founded Copresco in 1987, no one would have guessed that a company with a single machine and a one-room office would rise to the top of a completely new industry.
Copresco president and CEO Steve Johnson talks about the futre.
Then, Copresco startled
the industry by reengineering and transforming the docutech into an actual
But, we have moved light years away from the docutech, which is now a museum piece. Were amazed that its still being used by some firms in the industry.
What about new product development? Is there anything new on the horizon?
A. Copresco will stay on the cutting edge of digital printing technology by constantly pushing the envelope to improve printing quality, speed and accuracy in an everchanging marketplace.
The pace will quicken in the futureand our customers will be the beneficiaries.
Youre speaking in generalities. Anybody can claim to be the digital
leader. What are you doing to defend your title?
A. Okay, heres the inside scoop.
Within a few months, Copresco will be rolling out online PDF print-ready file creation.
who arent comfortable with creating print-ready PDF files by themselves
will be able to upload their native files to Copresco and have them distilled
into ready-for-print PDFs as part of the upload process.
This service will be as easy as sending native files, like Quark, Word, InDesign or Publisher. Easier, in fact.
Q. This will really be ready in just a few months?
A. Its ready now. We just want to spend a little more time testing before we turn it loose. If you want to be part of the beta testing, just contact us.
Sounds great, but thats only one thing. What else?
A. As part of the development of the one-shot submission system I just mentioned, we are also working on automated online soft proofing.
This means that books, manuals and other print work can be viewed for accuracy on your computer screen after files are submitted to Copresco.
We dont plan to use this system to proof color fidelity (yet), but it already works to verify pagination, text flow and font accuracy.
Q. Do these things really count as improvements in digital print?
A. Of course they do. Right now, Coprescos quality is top of the line. Were still best known for meeting impossible deadlines.
The weak link for all digital printers is getting the print files, making them work and then finally obtaining the clients approval.
Digital leadership means that Copresco is closing the loop by speeding up all facets of production.
Will clients pay more for this enhanced service?
A. For 20 years, our slogan has been no rush charges. In fact, creating print-ready PDF files on the fly should mean fewer pre-press charges. And on-line proofing reduces the use of costly messengers.
of cost savings, 2007 will also see the culmination of the tweaking weve
been doing on our perfect binding line.
I wont bore you with details, but you are going to see lower per-book costs on adhesive bound books and manuals, especially on shorter runs.
So, when you need books and manuals, call the company that has the service and digital skills you need.
Johnson has acquired all the outstanding shares of Copresco and and is now the
sole owner of the company.
He will continue to serve as our president and chief executive officer, as he has since Coprescos inception 20 years ago.
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