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Time for the Open House The House That Print Built changes up the “traditional” trade show experience. The House That Print Built (Booth 2566) will be taking a very different approach to print on the show floor this year. The focus will be entirely on the applications, and how print can be used to enhance the world in ways the average print buyer might not think about. Ways a savvy printer can use to help catapult their business to the next level. But that doesn’t mean the technology is irrelevant. Building on the “house” theme, the feature will offer attendees a “realtor sheet.” Anyone who has ever purchased a house will be familiar with the MLS listing sheets that provide a picture of the property, and then list all the relevant stats about the place to help the potential homeowners remember what they liked about that space. The House That Print Built will offer a similar “listing.” Each application will have a listing sheet with the details about what the application was, what substrates were used, and what equipment it was printed on. It will also have the booth name and number of the vendor who produced the piece, giving visitors the chance to go directly to the source to get more details on the projects and ideas that would best fit their customer base. Not all customers are equal, and not every application on display in the House That Print Built will be practical for every printer to offer. However, every attendee at the show will get ideas for at least one type of job they might not have considered pitching to their clients before. Everyone will walk away full of ideas for the future—and that is a bed everyone will enjoy sleeping in. Evening Post Publishing Company Equips Multiple Plants with ProImage NewsWay David Boyd Systems Manager, Softproofi ng Plate Image, Evening Post Publishing Company ProImage America (Booth 2173) announced the sale of two NewsWay Workfl ow Systems to the Evening Post Publishing Company. The two systems will manage the workfl ow of the Aiken Standard in Aiken, SC and of The Post and Courier in Charleston, SC respectively. The Post and Courier has a daily circulation of 71,500 and 79,600 Sundays, and the Charleston plant prints more than 50 publications per month including three daily papers. The NewsWay system will handle the entire workfl ow starting with picking up customers’ pdf fi les off the commercial ftp server, moving them into Intellitune for image processing, into Asura for prefl ighting, then Ripping and imposing to plates. All this will take place without manual intervention from operators. Multitude of functionality In this process NewsWay controls and manages a multitude of functionality such as production tracking, page & plate approvals, furniture & text burning, deadline monitoring, and priority scheduling. Since it is a server-based workfl ow, customers can login remotely, proof and approve their pages. Many routine functions such a photo toning/optimization, prefl ighting, ink optimization, and sending proofs to NewsColor are automated and thus allow uniformity in the process and NewsWay provides the ability to change confi gurations on the fl y if required. “Those features and the reduced manual need to move fi les from one process to another will be very benefi cial to us,” states Dan Enfi nger, Pre- Press Manager for the Post and Courier. Highly modular The NewsWay solution is packaged as a core product with multiple add-on modules the client can choose from. This building block approach allows the Charleston plant various tools and services that handle their specifi c production and plant requirements. This includes Ink Control Module to calculate ink coverage, Barcode Module for plate sorting & tracking, OnColor ECO for ink optimization, plus Pitstop Pro client NewsWay integration, and Harlequin RIPs. NewsWay will load balance all RIPs and Agfa CTP devices so images are routed effi ciently and ensures all resources are fully utilized. The Aiken Standard is equipped with NewsWay Blaze which is built on the proven NewsWay architecture and is a single box complete browser based workfl ow solution. Blaze includes Edition Planning and tracking, page pairing, and real time production monitoring. A lighter version than NewsWay, NewsWay Blaze perfectly meets the demands of the slightly smaller production plant in Aiken which prints 12,440 daily, 13,710 Sundays, plus 34 publications per month. Genuine interest The combination of feature sets and automation capabilities of NewsWay make it an ideal solution for centralizing a printing plant. In addition, 24/7 support that is responsive and affordable are crucial to a successful implementation and trouble-free operation. This was one of the key decision points for Dan Enfi nger: “Their 24/7 support is responsive to the needs of a centralized printing plant. A software engineer answers the support call and is familiar with the systems. There is a genuine interest in seeing that the system is confi gured to get the best production for the customer.” When asked about why they selected ProImage NewsWay over other workfl ow systems, Dan Enfi nger has a clear answer: “The combination of feature sets, automation capability, and reputation for customer support puts ProImage in a league of their own.” NewsWay is integrating with SCS Layout 8000, AGFA’s Intellitune for photo toning, OneVision Asura for prefl ighting, OnColor ECO for ink optimization, Sublima hybrid stochastic screening on all print jobs, AGFA CTP with Chem Free Violet Plates, automatic color accurate proofi ng via NewsColor, Goss EPAR ink presets, and NELA benders for barcoding and plate punch and bending. 8 | September 28, 2016 | GRAPH EXPO 16 Offi cial Show Daily | PrintingNews.com


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