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Some aspects of the use of contextual information in production processes
Author(s): Michael Has; Christian Luidl; Jochen Schaeffner; Ute Klotzbuecher
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Paper Abstract

The production process in graphic arts can be divided in several work- or dataflows, which fundamentally differ. One deals with the creation and modification of content, i.e. photographing a scene, modifying text, retouch of pictur data, etc. The other attempts to generate, organize, and manage contextual information which can e.g. be of design, technical (screening, color definition), administrative (customer, invoice info) or product specific information (desired paperstock, finishing) character. In the paper under view those workflows are closer examined. It is shown that the creation of genres (generic product prototypes like books, flyers, etc.) may in certain cases be used to simplify both workflows. It may also be used to generate information required for both content creation (like layout) and technical purposes. The approach presented discusses a method to create a publication dependent on the information which genre is to be addressed. The concept is based on the reuse of intermediate products or of output data. For the implementation of the concept we introduce the fundamental workflows involved and an architecture containing some of the important elements required. In a final part a first overview of the implementation of the concept is given. It turns out that the job ticket, the design of the page elements and the layout are the crucial factors in a genre based production.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3409, Electronic Imaging: Processing, Printing, and Publishing in Color, (7 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324136
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Michael Has, FOGRA Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. (Germany)
Christian Luidl, FOGRA Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. (Germany)
Jochen Schaeffner, FOGRA Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. (Germany)
Ute Klotzbuecher, FOGRA Forschungsgesellschaft Druck e.V. (Germany)

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

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