- ProImage NewsWay provides integration and robust workflow management.
- OnColor ECO reduces both ink consumption and cost.
New ProImage America, Inc. has today announced that yet another newspaper has installed its industry-leading workflow automation software.
Publishing since 1855, the Santa Barbara News-Press is the oldest daily newspaper in Southern California. It is now becoming one of the most automated.
In addition to its daily paper (circ. 22,000 – 25,000) it produces roughly 25 special sections each year plus several commercial products each week, as well as content for its successful online presence. This requires robust workflow management. To save time and automate its workflow the Santa Barbara News-Press has implemented ProImage NewsWay workflow management software and ink optimization solution.
Pre-press manager Sharon Moore said, "I cannot express how much time and resources we will save with NewsWay.
"NewsWay is Web-based and therefore allows staff to perform their tasks through a browser without hanging out at a common workstation. The planning feature will integrate our Press & Pre-Press staffs, providing a common language and process, and the tracking capabilities will show us where we are in the production cycle at any time, from anywhere. In the past we devoted far too much time to naming and saving files to our Web and archiving servers. NewsWay automates this too. Plus, their ability to customize the workflow to our operation is a big benefit."
Integration and control:
The NewsWay software will also provide integration management between DTI's editorial and advertising's pagination system, Kodak's Trendsetter CTPs and the ink control system. The software will automatically provides soft proofing as well as route Tiff files to a Windows compatible proofer before files are sent to the output device. There is a browser-based approval queue where thumbnails appear for approval after a page has been paired and before output. Saving time and potential error, text and furniture is then burnt onto plates and the RIPs are automatically load-balanced, maximising throughput. Color pages are also routed to ProImage OnColor ECO ink optimization module where PDF's are returned containing considerable less color ink, reducing ink consumption and cost.
"In addition to the workflow efficiencies, I look forward to the real time production information available to see and resolve issues as they develop so we don't loose valuable press time," adds Sharon Moore.