Preparing Digital Art for Online Viewing and Print Production
Publication Date: May 2005
Author: Cadmus Communication Preflight Team
Recent developments in online submission systems and online journals in the STM publishing world are significantly impacting the preparation, submission and processing of graphic images. As online submission systems proliferate, author artwork is arriving predominantly in digital formats instead of hardcopy for scanning. On the reader's side of the equation, articles are increasingly viewed on a computer screen instead of the printed page. These two developments have implications for the author submission process as well as the production process - specifically artwork preparation, preflighting of graphics, and image-handling workflows.
These developments have significantly changed the ways in which we must work to ensure authors' satisfaction with their published images. At Cadmus Communications, we have addressed these issues by developing tools that allow the author or publisher to preflight their digital images early in the submission process and by developing alternative workflows that allow publishers to optimize images for either print or online viewing.