Nearly two years ago in THEMAGAZINE, we reported that Continental Web Press (CWP) was recognized for its efforts by receiving approval from Time Inc. to utilize DIALOGUE’s monitor-based proofing as a basis for all its press proofs.
At CWP plants, DIALOGUE is installed in the prepress department to check incoming files as part of the workflow. The company has also installed monitors on its presses that are color corrected – on the SWOP standard. The closed loop system on its presses makes it seamless.
The company reports it has just purchased and is installing a Goss Sunday M3000 WIDE BODY web press for its Walton, Kentucky plant. The press will allow the company to extend its capacity for catalogs, inserts, and other printed products.
Along with the purchase, the company has already made plans to connect
a DIALOGUE monitor-based proofing system for the press, powered by an Apple G5 workstation and using two 30-inch Apple monitors. The company will use the tab capabilities in DIALOGUE to quickly compare printed results of A and B sides, viewing them simultaneously with the click of a mouse.
“We are already running DIALOGUE on the press for 40% of our work, and that number increases every month,” comments Ed Zepernick, Continental Web director of technology. “Color proofs have wide SWOP standards and there is a lack of consistency. We have found that some proofs are managed well, while others are not. DIALOGUE takes the variability out of the proof, and is also able to deliver paper profiles that we find are more accurate than those from inkjet proofers. DIALOGUE, colorcorrected to SWOP monitor standards, is an excellent tool to provide accurate color representation for our pressmen.”