Colour Splash, we are happy to help with whatever you are thinking of implementing!

Newspapers and Magazines have always had a responsibility for their own page creation, content and production, it is important that their systems are compatible with their advertising suppliers, pre-press departments and printing methods. By ensuring that any digital files, which are produced, have ‘data integrity’ and are completely ready for printing, will result in ‘print predictability’. This saves time and money!

Areas which provide this include ICC colour management, correct digital images, correct page workflow systems for your newspapers’ needs, and the right file format, including the ISO 12647-3 standard printing conditions, for your newspaper advertising suppliers. And ISO 12647-2 standard printing conditions for your magazines.

These areas need to be integrated within a process management structure at the printing stage. Colour Splash can provide the correct process control systems for printers of all type and sizes and produce full fingerprint trial information.

As well as industrialising the pre-press and printing processes, important at a time when all newspapers are having to tighten their belts because of falling circulations, good process controls assure quality and provide systematic tools for technical problem solving, so saving time and increasing production efficiencies.

We can work on new projects or compliment existing strategies. Our experience means we can work with hardware suppliers of your choice to provide an independent overview of the workflow and the vendors. This relationship works in a similar way to you employing an independent surveyor to oversee building work.

We will provide measurable returns on investments with a sound ‘value added’ rationale to validate projects carried out on behalf of our clients.

Other areas where our consultancy can offer assistance include:

    • Hardware and software advice
    • Systems integration
    • Vendor assessment
    • Project management and installation
    • Trouble shooting pre-press systems
    • Proofing and approval cycle management, technology & solutions
    • File transfer and digital communications
    • Workflow ‘Health checks’ and Quality audits
    • Prepress consumables advice

Through an association with other consultancies in the newspaper industry we can also offer expertise in sales and marketing, and on environmental issues.

Our Interactive web work is taking shape at the moment, and will be here shortly!