Dickeson--Print Communications Made Easy
Will the Internet, CD-ROMs—all of the electronic marvels—make our beloved ink-on-paper industry obsolete? The new media can deliver text, photography, video, sound, animation and interactive response to the viewer, while, alas, ink on paper can only lie there, passive and inanimate. K&L challenge thinking on this point. They list the many advantages of ink on paper.
Ever try to use a computer on the bus or subway? If there's so much digital advantage, why is it that millions of copies of Time, Newsweek, and US News are still printed and read despite the fact that much of that same material is presented on their Web sites?
Yes, there's a challenge from electronic digital media, our sturdy authors concede, but, at the same time, there are astounding digital developments taking place within our own graphic process.
Recall how radio changed after television arrived? Well, radio is alive and stronger than ever. What about motion pictures? The other day I went to a 24-screen theater with stadium seating and Surround Sound to view a current release. And has "Titanic," the super-colossal motion picture, met the same disastrous consequence as its famous forebear? Movies, newspapers and books all flourish in this television and digital world.
What truly refreshed me in the K&L book was the listing of the Deming contribution, his 14 points and seven deadly sins. Our writers also do a very credible job illustrating the use of Shewhart charts and Paretos for printing process steps.
Good book. Thumbs up and four stars. Have a look. It isn't on the Internet!
—Roger V. Dickeson
About the Author
Roger Dickeson is a printing productivity consultant based in The Woodlands, TX. He can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; or via fax at (281) 362-7572.