LETTERS: COLOUR REPRO COSTS; Publishers’ scam

With reference to the news story ‘Repro demands from papers anger industry’ (Campaign, 24 November), I would like to underline Tim Hannon’s point that there is absolutely no technical or financial advantage to the client when publishers refuse to accept film from outside sources.

With reference to the news story ‘Repro demands from papers anger

industry’ (Campaign, 24 November), I would like to underline Tim

Hannon’s point that there is absolutely no technical or financial

advantage to the client when publishers refuse to accept film from

outside sources.



When we conduct audits, we often see the production costs included as

outside costs from publishers as extra to requirements and stupidly

priced compared with the agency figures.



Agencies have worked hard to reduce the excesses of the past and to

achieve good deals - publication costs negate this effort and reduce

commercial choice.



The whole industry should unite and say no to egotistical and greedy

publications that insist on pursuing this line.



Jeremy Reed suggests that ‘quality’ and ‘consistency of colour

reproduction’ is best left in the hands of the publisher. God help us if

it is.



Bob Holt, Production Link International, London SE1



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