The World Wide Web and Internet are the most talked-about and fastest-growing mediums for information and electronic document distribution. Their growth has, and will continue to have, a great impact on all forms of media, due to their potential to reach millions of individuals. This project demonstrates the capabilities of the World Wide Web to perform, not only as a publishing vehicle, but as a means for communication and document distribution to a digital color printing facility. In order to show this, a Web site was built that incorporated the utilities needed for the successful exchange of data, such as links to additional software applications available on the Web, downloadable ICC Color Management profiles of the digital color press, a hypertext job estimate/information form, an uploadable FTP server, and directions on how to use the service and create the appropriate files. The result is a functional Web-based printing facility that eliminates the restrictions associated with geographical boundaries. The test to see if this site functioned properly was the successful implementation of the aforementioned applications and tools to create actual documents. Those documents, when put through the developed workflow, must exhibit the designers' original intent when reproduced on a remote digital press and when compared to their originals reproduced on that same press. The written portion of this thesis documents the procedures and rationale behind the methodology used.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Electronics in printing; Color printing--Data processing; Facsimile transmission; Image transmission; Electronic publishing; World Wide Web
Romano, Frank - Chair
Recene, Ronald J.
Recene, Ronald J., "Investigation into the use of the World Wide Web as an interface for distributing electronic documents to and from a remote digital color printing site" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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