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About Binary Graphics

Founded in Seattle in 1987 by John Knapp, Binary Graphics has always been focused on providing high-end support to the graphic arts industry. In the early days of the PostScript revolution, Binary provided desktop publishing training to graphic designers and ad agencies as well as consulting on equipment and workflow. The company oversaw the installation of hundreds and hundreds of design workstations and trained the operators.

When commercial printers started accepting disks from their customers, Binary Graphics dedicated itself to helping them capitalize on electronic prepress technologies while avoiding the pitfalls. Binary has overseen the installation of dozens of electronic prepress departments and trained countless production operators, sales people, estimators and customer service staffs. Along the way, Binary developed a highly successful integrated workflow system and a set of workflow aids to help implement it.

In the following years, Binary has helped graphic arts professionals of all kinds meet the challenges of the day. Current activities include workflow refinement, color management, PDF workflows, computer to plate, remote and soft proofing as well as integrating diverse technologies including the world wide web. Binary is now focused on helping a wider range of companies by releasing a comprehensive suite of products.

About John Knapp - John is a natural teacher with a knack to make complex subjects easily understood. He has over 20 years of graphic arts experience including hands-on experience of all phases from design, production, photography, scanning, stripping, press and bindery. John has written many articles and lectured coast-to-coast on a variety of relevant topics.

In addition to running Binary Graphics, John has created two internet related software companies, designed and created a patent pending content distribution platform and consulted with many privately and venture funded companies on topics from business strategy to marketing and product development.