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Digital graphic network
Author(s): Phil J. Green
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Paper Abstract

The graphic arts industry is increasingly reliant on telecommunications for the transfer of digital data for media production. There are, however, many other aspects of the business process between customers and suppliers that are suited to network-based interaction. The transaction between customer and producer can be separated into four data streams: briefing, content creation and production, and approval. Each of these data streams has specific requirements which lead to a matrix of needs for the different parties in the transaction. These needs are reviewed and proposals made for meeting them through a network service dedicated to the graphic arts. British Telecom, MCI and Scitex are currently beta-testing a service based on these proposals, known as the Digital Graphic Network. Once a managed network service is in place, it is possible to extend it to include a range of other services and third-party interactions, such as automated transfer of media production objects such as high-resolution images, fonts, color profiles, etc. from third-party content providers. The opportunities for users and third-party developers to develop a custom interface between the network and internal production processes and monitoring systems using open systems based on the Java language is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3409, Electronic Imaging: Processing, Printing, and Publishing in Color, (7 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324135
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Phil J. Green, London College of Printing (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3409:
Electronic Imaging: Processing, Printing, and Publishing in Color
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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