Rhapsody Digital Media

The challenge:

Thames and Hudson is an independent, family-owned company that has been publishing award winning illustrated books since 1949. With work focussing on art, archaeology, architecture, history, photography and travel, Thames & Hudson demand the very highest of standards from its suppliers.

The solution:

Our dedicated team of experienced account managers and creative retouchers work closely with Thames & Hudson production staff to achieve the finest results on every project supplied. From the initial brief to the final supply of Epson digital proofs and pre-flighted PDF’s to print, a thoroughly robust quality control procedure is in place. With the latest Epsom digital proofers, we are able to offer every possible Fogra proofing standards across both coated and uncoated paper stocks. All proofs are manually checked prior to despatch, with approved ICC certified stickers applied.

Whilst Thames & Hudson’s titles feature some of the finest photography in the world, retrospectives, such as The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary, included large-scale or archive prints and transparencies which needed careful management to ensure ultimate levels of accuracy and reproduction. Combining the services of our flat-bed scanning, photography studio and DAMS enabled Rhapsody to capture imagery simultaneously and share it with the customer instantly, greatly improving the production timelines of the book design.

The Results:

Our experience and understanding of colour management and Fogra proofing standards offers Thames & Hudson the assurance that what they approve on digital proof will be what they see in the bound and printed copy.

“Rhapsody’s continued excellence in quality and service is quite remarkable considering the time restraints we all work to.”

Neil Palfreyman, Chairman, Thames & Hudson

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