Contact Kevin About Keynotes and Training in the Publishing Industry

May 30, 2003 at 03:06 pm by staff

Fourteen years ago, Kevin Slimp started working with a new technology being developed by Adobe Systems to create files which could be designed in one location, then sent to another location for printing. It seemed like everyone, including Adobe, didn't believe the PDF technology would work in a printing medium. Initially developed with the Internet in mind, Acrobat didn't include features conducive to prepress operations. In 1993, Kevin consulted with press associations throughout the U.S. and Canada to install bulletin boards and websites to transmit newspaper ads as PDF files. The first color pdf file to be printed as a separation, a Frank & Ernest comic strip, was printed in Kevin's office in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1994. Later that year, the first broadsheet PDF file was printed in the same location. In 1995, Kevin worked with a startup newspaper to produce the first full-color newspaper to be completely printed from a PDF file. More than 60 pages in size, this newspaper was printed 250 miles from the design office. By the end of the decade, Kevin had worked with hundreds of newspapers to convert them to full pagination and remote printing using PDF files. Today, PDF is the industry standard for remote file transfer and printing. Since 1995, Kevin has served as featured speaker and trainer at hundreds of press assocation and newspaper group conferences in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to Adobe Acrobat, Kevin speaks on topics ranging from InDesign to Converging Media, Customer Service and New Technology for Newspapers. For more information about booking Kevin to speak for your newspaper or group, contact him at:


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