McIlroy--Publisher's Newsletter Pays Tribute to Printer
The Windows files are causing problems. Friesens advises that, while color files produced from the Windows versions of QuarkXPress (version 3 only) and PageMaker (version 6 only) output without problems, just about every other Windows application (including Ventura Publisher, Frame-Maker and Corel Draw) are rated either "X," meaning that "jobs tend to be very problem-prone," or "C/R," meaning that camera-ready lasers are the only certain output. This corresponds with what I'm still hearing altogether too often.
I've impressed by Friesen's Publishers' Newsletter. It's a great example of a simple, informative, personal newsletter that helps to bring really good customers closer to a really good printer.
Many printers could take lessons from its format and content.
About the Author
Thad McIlroy is a San Francisco-based electronic publishing consultant and author, and serves as program director of Seybold Seminars. He welcomes comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.