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Save Time with Online Proofing Rampage Systems Peter Gorgone

April 21-22, 2010 ď‚Ť San Antonio, TX


introduction • Peter Gorgone • Rampage Systems, Boston MA • C-T-Plate workflow system – Market pioneer and leader in commercial printing (20-25% marketshare) – 50 of 70 CGX plants – CIA, Macy’s, JC Penney, Hershey’s, NEJM


online proofing • I am NOT talking about eliminating hardcopy proofing • That might happen…but the real goal is to eliminate inefficiency in approval cycle – Save time and money – Reduce errors


approval cycles… • For any given project, how many people involved? – Internally? – Externally? • Do you communicate by: – Email and text? – In person or on the phone? – By fax, interoffice mail, couriers, etc.


the wrong tools

The Email Chain Letter

The Telephone Game

The Pirate’s Map


to make matters worse…just • Add more people to the process • Get closer to the deadline • Go through more iterations What I wanted

Free Cars

The bar on the bottom should match the red headline.

What was heard

Free Cars Free Cars


2nd generation of online systems • Integrated APPLICATIONS designed to streamline the approval cycle – Rampage Remote with Rampage – Kodak Insite with Prinergy – Afga Delano with Apogee

• Operate from standard web browser • Include a messaging component


but first‌ The two $64,000 questions 1.

Why not just email a PDF?

2.

Is it contract color?


just email a PDF • Email has size limitations that present two bad choices: – Vector art looks good, but has not been RIPed – Raster art must be low-res and looks bad

• Email is not an application designed for the approval process You’re back to this


is it contract color? It depends on the project. First looks Verify last-minute changes Clark Farm

Clark Industries

Annual Plant Sale 50% off

Annual Report


inspecting RIPed high-res pages Quick look at who is involved and the status of the pages. Establish unanimous, majority, or hierarchical decision scenarios


communicate & coordinate changes


communicate & coordinate changes

Who requested the change and when. Simple, but compare this to the old way.


revision control

Toggle between revisions Use compare feature for pixelby-pixel review; verify edit and catch accidental changes


inspecting pages See color breaks & progressives, turn off varnishes, etc.

Measure color & inspect traps


inspecting “The Document” • • • •

Pagination Bleed Crossovers Size


notifications • Milestones are maintained in job log‌and can trigger notifications by stakeholder’s role


facilitates complex approval scenarios Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Artist - V

Marcom Mgr - V

Art Director - VA

Copy writer - V

VP Sales & Mktg - VA

CEO - VAR

Marcom Mgr - VAR

Legal Counsel - VAR

CGX CSR - V

Art Director - A

CFO - VAR

CGX CSR - A

CGX CSR - A

CGX AM - V

CGX AM - V

V - View only A - Annotation privileges R - Rejection privileges


case study @ Farm Worker’s Union in IL Stage 1 Reviewer 1 - VA All in different locations

Reviewer 2 - VA Reviewer 3 - VA Reviewer 4 - VA Reviewer 5 - VA “Decider” - V V - View only A - Annotation privileges R - Rejection privileges

Stage 2 “Decider” - VAR


the benefits of process control • Less phone calls, faxes, emails, finger pointing, couriers, etc. • Faster • Less confusion • Fewer mistakes • Better for the environment • Easier, more convenient access (home, Blackberry, hotel, etc.)


your homework assignment • Pick a recent project that was “bumpy” • In your email history, search on the project name • Review the number and complexity of your email chains • Have your CGX AM bring you the job jacket to look through the hard proofing history


Save Time with Online Proofing Rampage Systems Peter Gorgone

April 21-22, 2010 ď‚Ť San Antonio, TX

Save Time with Online Proofing  

Rampage Systems Peter Gorgone • Peter Gorgone • Rampage Systems, Boston MA • C-T-Plate workflow system – Market pioneer and leader in commer...

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