DIGITAL VS. TRADITIONAL


The following chart compares production costs of digital vs. traditional photography.

$ Digital $ Traditional
Creative Team & Client Designs Concept Designer Creates Concept
$ Preliminary Layout $ Preliminary Layout
Photography Photography

$ Images are Captured Digitally
0 File Preparation
0 Corrective Retouching
0 Prepared for Separations
$ Digital Images are Computer Enhanced
(completed at end of photo session)
$ Photo Lab
$ Test Strip and Approval
$ Film Developing
$ Transparency Retouching
(allow 5 to 10 working days)
Computer Layout Color Separation House
$ Typesetting & Page Layout
0 Placement of Images
$ Scanning Image
$ Color Corrections to Proof
$ Rescan Image
$ Matchpint Proof
5 to 10 working days
Color Proofing Typesetting
$ Preliminary Dye-sublimation proofs of compostie page layout & images (in house) $ Type specing
$ Typesetting
$ Proofing and revisions
$ Final hardcopy and paste-up
allow 3 to 10 working days)
Revisions Revisions
$ Film Preparation

$ Final Composite Film Output
$ Final Matchprint Proof
(allow 24 hours)
$ Plate Burning

$ Composing Film
$ Final Matchprint Proof
(allow 5 to 7 working days)
$ Plate Burning
$ Print $ Print
Total Cost: 9 x $00.00 Total Cost: 16 x $00.00
Digital Concept through composite film is created in one location resulting in a savings of both time and money. Final film is then delivered to your printer ready for plating. Traditional Requires several additional steps involving costly processes at different locations. Color separations and art boards are then delivered to printer for final composition and color proofing before plating.

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