printer for a 12-page fundraising program book with a four-color cover and
eight-page black & white body should be a cinch.
Just take it to Kinkos or OfficeMax, right? No waytheres a lot more to it than that.
Especially when youre dealing with a project with a host of last-minute copy and artwork revisions, a tight delivery deadline and print quantities that change each day.
restrictions for a charitable organization to the mix, and you have the dilemma
facing the Rotary Club of Elmhurst.
The club was hosting a benefit to raise funds for its community and humanitarian service programs.
program book featured a full-color, full-bleed cover with artwork depicting the
theme: Spotlight on Rotary: Dancin with the Stars.
The body contained information about the evenings activities, details of the clubs service projects, a page recognizing sponsors and contributors as well as a listing of the charitable organizations that the club supports.
The projectoriginally planned for offset printingdidnt work out due to the fast-approaching deadline and the cost factors. So, the planning committee determined that Coprescos digital on-demand printing was the best solution to meet deadline, budget and quality requirements.
ability to make changes quickly played a major role in the production of the
PDFs of the job were prepared by graphic designer Paul Wcisel and up-loaded to the Copresco website.
However, in double-checking the PDFs, the program committee chair found a mistake that had been made on an original Word file.
Coprescos production staff quickly corrected the mistake, and a dummy of the book was prepared for approval.
mistake was then found while checking the printers proofthe name of
an important charity that the club supports was missing.
Another fast correction was made on the spot in the Copresco plant, and the job was okayed for production.
Then 250 copies of the book were printed, saddle stitched and shipped within 48 hourstwo days ahead of the delivery schedule.
Its a tough assignment for a busy
volunteer to meet a deadline like this while working under pressure. Its
human nature for service organization members to wait until the last minute to
make reservations and meet copy deadlines, says Copresco president and
CEO Steve Johnson.
In some cases, delays may actually be beneficial to an organization. In a digital workflow, last-minute changes can be easily accommodated without the high cost of making corrections for offset printed jobs.
Copresco, its what we do every day. Produce high-quality digital work on
extremely tight time schedules at competitive prices, Steve added.
Short-run jobs like this are often misplaced with conventional printers that cant compete due to time frames and cost restrictions. But, they make perfect case-study examples for digital on-demand.
So, when you need a program for your fundraiser, or books or manuals for a major project, call the digital technology leader. Call Copresco.
believes in the power of the printed word. Thats why we have designed,
produced and mailed Overnight Lite first-class for nearly two decades.
We celebrate the 20th anniversary of publishing the newsletter in August.
goal has always been to combine tasteful humor with helpful information and
Since the dawn of the information age, we have been committed to keeping you up-to-date with the latest advances in digital technology and printing on-demand. Last months PDF-X story is a good example.
Originally a black & white piece, Lites first venture into color was in 1997. We began publishing in full color monthly in 2002.
The newsletter is posted on our website in HTML for fast downloading, and in easy-viewing PDF in its graphic format. Archived back issues for many years are available for your review.
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