Electronic Files for Manufacturing
A printer can make plates directly from electronic files, automatically
eliminating the cost, problems, and generational deterioration of camera
copy and film. With this technology, every project can display maximum
PostScript electronic files are device-independent
they can be used
by any printer and cannot be
easily altered. Text flow and appearance is the responsibility of the compositor, while imposition and positioning of pages
is the responsibility of the printer—the division between the compositor and the printer is clean and straightforward. Generic has used PostScript files exclusively since the early 1990s.
The main application for processing PostScript files is Adobe Actobat™
that Generic Adopted in 1994. Acrobat files (.pdf) eliminate tweaking necessary with other workflows, many printers give a discount for properly prepared .pdf files. Generic is in this select situation, and proud of our designation as a Thomson-Shore preferred compositor.
- If your goal is a high resolution file, use Generic's PostScript
files. They are stable, do not compromise the compositor's proprietary
interest, and do not infringe on the copyright laws.
- If your goal is to be able to make corrections in reprints, use
Generic. We have been in business for nearly a decade and plan to
stay around for another; we maintain archival copies of all projects
in a bank vault as well as on our premises; and we provide reprint
corrections quickly and at no charge.
- If your goal is to have a copy of the keystroking for a future revision,
ask Generic to download the file into the author's word processing
system. We will gladly download ASCII or word processing files on
request at no charge.
For further information, please email us, including your name, affiliation, and areas of interest,
and we will get back to you quickly.
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