Manufacturing and Production
and manufacturing personnel must have a firm grasp of these new
technological capabilities and must know how to use them to greatest
advantage. Furthermore, they must be able to schedule a multitude
of projects to ensure completion of each at the appropriate time,
within the bounds of budgeted cost of goods. Your printer must
be viewed as an extension of your staff, who shares your vision
for quality and customer service and who adds value to your manufacturing
addition, the production and manufacturing area are responsible
for at least 50% of your project's costs. Management and staff
must have a fundamental knowledge of the variety of means available
to reduce costs and keep them under control.
consultants are expert in all facets of book production and manufacturing.
Whether you are a novice or an expert, Lexicon's consultants can
provide the assistance you need to run an effective, efficient
department. Among the many functions we can perform in this area
of printers and manufacturers based on your job specifications.
alternative paper pricing, availability, and suppliers.
or recommendation of appropriate software and hardware.
of individually tailored software programs where required or requested.
of contracts and terms.
by the rapid advancement in desktop technology, the foundation
of the prepress industry is undergoing dramatic, fundamental
changes. As the structure of the industry changes, so too do
publisher relationships with service vendors. In addition, service
bureaus and many printers now offer on-line integration for
typesetting and preparation. Which system is best for your publication?
How do you pick a service bureau? How do you go directly from
disk to plate?
must understand that their relationship and reliance on service
bureaus will change and continue to evolve as desktop technology
advances. Typesetters and color prepress houses vary in their
expertise, knowledge, equipment, and service.
reproduction continues to improve with better materials and
equipment and standardization. Yet quality remains a paramount
concern as the publisher's own operations must increasingly
account for digital-to-film (and digital-to-plate) production.
From Quark to Pagemaker, from linotron to scanning and screens,
Lexicon can help you find answers to all your pre-press needs.
size and materials...paper selection...prepress activities...printing
and manufacturing: a wide variety of choices with critical cost
impact. Let Lexicon put its experience to work for you, providing
you with a competitive edge on manufacturing costs and expertise, and greater gross margins to help your bottom line.