Data Processing Center
The first phase of a project begins at the Data Processing Center. A team of data entry clerks, proofreaders, type-setters and graphic artists work diligently to guarantee the visual quality and the exact reproduction of the texts to be printed.
The data entry process begins after the Data Processing Center receives the written text. After it has been entered in the computer, the text goes through its first revision. The text is edited electronically in the program and format in which it will be printed. Then, it goes back to the proofreading team, which often includes Divaldo Franco himself.
While the work of data entry, proofreading and editing take place, the creation of a book cover is commenced either at the Data Processing Center or by invited graphic artists. After the entire book has been approved, it goes to an image setter - image film that generates the printing plates. Currently this part of the printing process is done through local vendors, but Alvorada Publishing intends to purchase an image setter in the near future.