Re: "Print on demand" and "Docutech"

Subject: Re: "Print on demand" and "Docutech"
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 10:09:02 -0700

Christine Pellar-Kosbar <chrispk -at- merit -dot- edu> wrote:

>That is how I had to send it -- ps. Of course, it had to be completely perfect;
>they could not change anything in the file (they didn't have Frame).
>Occasionally, even the PS would have strange artifacts not visable in the
>FrameMaker version.

I hope you don't mind some small corrections: editors for
postscript do exist. You can even edit postscript files by hand,
if you know enough - but this operation is definitely NOT for the
faint-hearted. However, it's not surprising that a print house
wouldn't want to bother.

Also, many houses work from Acrobat files, for which some editing
tools are also available.

>We had to install a special printer driver the printing house gave us. That was
>five years ago.

If you're sending a postscript file, any postscript printer
driver will do. However, Docutech houses encourage the use of the
standard drivers, probably because they know what quirks to

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com | Tel: 604.421.7189

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All on a Midsummer's Morn,
Surely we sing of no little thing,
In Oak and Ash and Thorn!"
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