Our primary composition platforms are a state-of-the-art, 3B2 publishing system, an enhanced QuarkXPress application suite, and InDesign. The system we select for a document depends on a number of factors, including: complexity, use of graphics, other specific requirements, conversion to EDGAR requirements, and the client’s preferred workflow.
Command’s core operations, including composition systems and staff are housed internally and available on a 24/7/365 basis, as may be required by our clients. Additionally, our customer service and composition departments share the same workspace, which allows for seamless, efficient communication between the two departments. We do not utilize a "hub and spoke" system for composition, nor do we have to rely on fax or other electronic forms of communication between these two critical departments.
Our composition systems display control banners outside the printed area of each client page proof, automatically tracking document versioning so clients can better manage their projects. In addition to version control, all documents in our composition systems can be blacklined to track changes from one draft to the next. As a new version of a document is created, the tracking session is updated. Clients can request to see marked changes from a single round of edits (current marked proof), several rounds of edits (modified cumulative proof), or all marks (cumulative proof).