Princeton, NJ (9th of February 2024) – ProImage, an innovator in newspaper production technology, proudly announces the successful implementation of NewsWayX at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. This cutting-edge, cloud-based software has improved the newspaper’s workflow, marking a significant transition from their previous Agfa/ECO3 Arkitex system.

NewsWayX, with its cloud-based operation, is designed for both large and small publications. It offers a comprehensive solution for Page & Plate Tracking, Ripping, Imposition, and Output management. The system’s HTML5-compliant, browser-based interface ensures accessibility across various computer platforms, facilitating a seamless and informed cloud-based workflow.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, with a total market coverage of approximately 7,000, faced the challenge of modernizing its outmoded workflow. Their decision to upgrade to NewsWayX was influenced by several factors, notably the platform’s resemblance to their old system, reducing the learning curve for their team. The advanced features of NewsWayX, particularly its Fanout functionality and higher system speed, were key aspects that resonated with the newspaper’s press crew and operations team. Last but not least, pricing played a key role, and NewsWayX offered a budget-friendly solution that was in line with the paper’s investment plans.

Brian Webster, General Manager for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, shared insights into their decision to adopt NewsWayX:

“We looked at a number of different vendors, and as we were using Agfa/ECO3 Arkitex previously, NewsWayX quickly rose to the top of the list. Moving to NewsWayX in the cloud made the most sense, and so far, the performance has surpassed our expectations.”

As stated, a pivotal reason for selecting NewsWayX was its cloud-based nature, offering a cost-effective and efficient solution for the Fairbanks-based newspaper. The cloud workflow eliminated the need for extensive on-premise hardware for the paper’s remote location, reducing both initial capital outlay and ongoing support costs over time. This strategic move has enabled the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner to avoid hardware replacement costs and enjoy the benefits of ProImage’s expert online support and maintenance, eliminating concerns about local support and hardware availability.

In adopting NewsWayX, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner capitalized on the system’s robust set of features tailored to their specific operational requirements. As a publication with straightforward needs, the newspaper found the standard functionalities of NewsWayX perfectly aligned with its workflow. The Fanout functionality is a particularly noteworthy feature that has generated excitement among the press crew. It automatically adjusts TIFFs to account for web growth, a critical aspect in ensuring high-quality print output. This feature highlights the adaptability of NewsWayX in enhancing production efficiency, even in less complex newspaper environments, demonstrating its versatility across different scales of newspaper operations.

The integration process, handled by ProImage’s knowledgeable installation team, was praised by Webster for its ease and effectiveness. The team’s expertise in setting up and customizing the workflow to meet the specific needs of the newspaper ensured a smooth transition. This exceptional support continued post-installation, with responsive and helpful assistance for any arising issues.

Webster highlights the overall satisfaction with the system and reflects on the installation experience, stating:

“So far, the performance has been great. The initial installation was fairly easy once we understood the differences from our existing system. The installation team was very knowledgeable and patient in explaining how the workflow functions.”

Since implementing NewsWayX, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has reported a noteworthy improvement in its production workflow. The newspaper will see quantifiable financial benefits over time, considering the elimination of hardware replacements and reduction of local ongoing support. The integration of NewsWayX with their existing systems, including Blox Total CMS for page generation and Agfa/ECO3 Advantage CTP Units, has further streamlined their production process.

ProImage’s commitment to delivering innovative and user-friendly solutions is illustrated by the successful installation of NewsWayX at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. This collaboration not only showcases ProImage’s technological expertise but also its dedication to understanding and meeting the unique needs of its clients.

About Fairbanks Daily News-Miners

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is a morning daily newspaper serving the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Denali Borough, and the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the farthest north daily in the United States and one of the farthest north in the world. It has a total market coverage of about 7,000 and is the oldest continuously operating daily in Alaska.

About ProImage

New ProImage, an ECO3 Company is a leading developer of browser-based automated workflow, ink optimization, press registration, color image processing, and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end automated workflow management.

Contact:

Rick Shafranek – VP of Sales and Marketing

New ProImage America, Inc.

Tel: +1 303-426-7171

e-mail: rick.shafranek@new-proimage.com

www.new-proimage.com

ProImage NewsWayX Cloud workflow enables the Kingsport Times-News to Publish after local virus attack

Princeton, NJ (28th of November 2023) – On Saturday ProImage received an urgent phone call from The Kingsport Times-News, owned by Six Rivers Media, LLC was the first newspaper to serve Kingsport. Printed weekly as the “Progress,” at first in Johnson City. It later started semi-weekly editions and thrived with the prospering city. Daily publication began in 1924.

The Incident: Dan Strickler – System Manager received a cell phone call from one of their morning weekend employees stating that the phone system was not operable. Dan states “After checking the phone systems power and finding everything normal, I noticed that we were unable to access our virtual systems that run our data center. It is believed that an internal user opened a malicious hyperlink. It appears that the malicious program ran early morning on Saturday October 28, 2023.”

The Faust ransomware, a Phobos ransomware family variant, had encrypted our entire Virtual SAN infrastructure. The encryption caused us to have to rebuild the system. After restoring the infrastructure, we started the long problematic recovery process.
The ransomware also encrypted our in-house ProImage NewsWayX workflow system servers, so we had no way to output pages internally. Chris Jones, our prepress supervisor, reached out to ProImage at 7:30 PM to see what they could possibly do to help us through this situation.

The Solution: Tony, at ProImage support, reached back out to Chris within minutes of his initial support call. Chris says “Tony was able to work with us and setup a cloud instance for us to use to process the pages via FTP. This process worked well, and within two and a
half hours ProImage cloud workflow was operational, and we had no problems getting the pages processed and output through our CTP systems. We were able to produce pages and deliver a printed product to our customers on Monday morning. All five of our publications had to be moved to the cloud. We have two daily newspapers and three weeklies that publish every Wednesday.”

“We had several folks from different Companies help during the recovery process, but we felt ProImage was the best support team we worked with, and we are grateful for the help they provided” stated Dan Strickler. “We were also surprised to find out that ProImage has over 60 customers using NewsWayX in a Cloud workflow environment” mentioned Tim Archer – VP of Operations.

Cloud Benefits and Decision: The Kingsport Times-News has since decided to move to ProImage’s AWS based redundant NewsWayX Cloud workflow permanently. The ProImage hosted solution provides The Kingsport News-Times Publications a custom workflow on our Cloud servers with no single point of failure. Their users have logons just as if the servers were local to softproof, approve, and track pages & plates. Plate ready Tiffs are automatically sent to their local CTP devices for output. ProImage maintains the Servers, RIPs and Software so versions are always current and protects against future virus threats.

About ProImage New ProImage, an ECO3 Company is a leading developer of browser-based automated workflow, ink optimization, press registration, color image processing, and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end automated workflow management.

Contact: Rick Shafranek – VP of Sales and Marketing New ProImage America, Inc.

Tel: +1 303-426-7171

e-mail: rick.shafranek@new-proimage.com

www.new-proimage.com

A 20+ years business relationship stays strong; Gannett adds more ProImage NewsWayX Systems.

Princeton, NJ (18th of April 2023) – In a global effort to streamline their printing production workflow and lessen their dependencies and related costs tied to managing and supporting on-premises data centers (hardware and software), Gannett has already implemented ProImages NewsWayX Systems in 10 print locations with more planned in the coming months. The ultimate goal is to have all Gannett print sites utilizing the NewsWayX centralized cloud production workflow provided and hosted by ProImage.

NewsWayX is ProImage’s proprietary production management workflow that is entirely cloud-based and allows to manage all print publishing workflow essentially needed within a single environment using a combination of integrated tools and workflow interfaces all via a standard browser. With this centralized, cloud-based production workflow, Gannett is streamlining their technology footprint and related support to individual press locations by having the NewsWayX system deliver plate-ready TIFFs directly to local PCs which drive their CTP imagesetters.

For Gannett, anyone in their organization with an account has visibility to track pages in real-time, including the handoff of the final page-paired TIFF to a CTP device at any of their locations. Account permissions control what is visible to the specific user and what can be tracked. Deciding who would receive specific user access sparked several valuable discussions, such as how to best handle incoming and outgoing commercial print work and where to separate global processes and interfaces from tenant (site) level processing. Such options showcase NewsWayX’s key strengths and its flexibility to be customized to any specific production workflow needs – no matter how complex.

Another critical segment of NewsWayX is the Cortex Resource (CRS) for securely communicating and efficiently transferring content from the cloud environment to a local device. Installing CRS on the local PCs that drive the CTP imagesetters allows secure bi-directional communication with AWS-hosted servers via HTTPS and without the need to adjust firewall settings by initiating the connection. This is an easy-to-use service that is more secure and easier to manage than FTP upload/downloads. The beauty of the Cortex Resource is that no local output workflow hardware or software and associated support are required at any local print sites.

Outstanding Product Features for Flexibility, Adaptability, and Cost-Savings in a Multi-tier Organization

NewsWayX provides a multitenant architecture, and each individual environment has its own security, permissions, and privileges. This allows Gannett’s multi-tier organization user flexibility and specific user privileges. Depending on the employee’s role, a typical tenant (site) operation will be utilizing the edition planning Wizard and the form approval workflow to manage plate output. On the other hand, Gannett’s enterprise output IT support team manages products and sets up normalization rules to automatically resize pages to fit specifications. Lastly, management utilizes ProImage’s ViewFlow360 cloud-based information to track weekly and monthly output.

ViewFlow360 provides a 360-degree view of the prepress workflow. Every flow step, such as RIP, Ink Save, Preflight, Output, and so on, is monitored, and automatic daily reports are sent to predefined users with summary information about the workflow activities.

Another feature of NewsWayX that stands out to Gannett’s team is the GUI Navigation. It allows users to open and toggle between multiple tabs and provides a bird’s eye view of the entire workflow.

When asked about any time-saving benefits, Gannett’s Mark Panorese,

Senior Director of Application Services, states: “The biggest impact is with the edition planning module, which automatically builds the print edition from a feed from Gannett’s enterprise layout system – eliminating what is now a manual step at many of our print sites.”

Smooth Integration and Interface Points

NewsWayX is smoothly integrated with other systems of the Gannett production environments: For editorial, they are working toward a typeset status from their editorial CMS. They also have OneVision Asura Preflighting servers in AWS along with the NewsWayX servers. For edition planning of Gannett-owned publications, they are ingesting layout edition files from their SCS Layout 8000 servers. They are considering the same workflow for a few of their larger commercial print customers. They also have interfaces to all local sites inking systems.

Quantifiable Financial Benefits

In any organization, cost and time savings are the cornerstones of any project consideration and business goal. For Gannett, one of their main requirements in pursuing a centralized workflow was to reduce their overall costs – both annually and through cost avoidance tied to TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) with hosting internally. Now with NewsWayX, they no longer bear the cost of supporting, maintaining, and eventually upgrading and replacing software and hardware.

But besides cost and time savings, a partner with proven SaaS experience was another critical point in selecting a publishing workflow. NewsWayX and ProImage checked that box as well. As Mark Panorese states: “NewsWayX is extremely stable and requires very little routine maintenance.”

As they are planning to implement the workflow throughout their network of publications and commercial accounts, being a partner of more than 20 years, ProImages has once again proven to be the right choice. “They have been reliable, responsive – and most importantly committed to what is a significant and challenging project.”

About Gannett

Gannett is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company. With unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with their Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences, and advertiser products and services.

Gannett’s portfolio includes USA TODAY, hundreds of local media outlets in 45 states across the country, and Newsquest (also a NewsWayX user), which operates 120 local media brands in the United Kingdom.

About ProImage

New ProImage, an Agfa Company is a leading developer of browser-based automated workflow, ink optimization, press registration, color image processing, and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end automated workflow management.

Contact:

Rick Shafranek – VP of Sales and Marketing

New ProImage America, Inc.

Tel: +1 303-426-7171

E-mail: rick.shafranek@new-proimage.com

www.new-proimage.com

Adams Publishing Company (APG) implements ProImage NewsWayX across all its 15 production sites

 

Princeton, NJ (15th of February 2023) – How to efficiently manage the workflow of 200+ publications, including 30 dailies and hundreds of commercial products across 15 production facilities. This was the question the Adams Publishing Company management team was asking when looking for a streamlined, cost-reducing workflow solution that would also improve quality and reduce onsite hardware.

 

Adams Publishing Group (APG), a family-owned community newspaper company, was launched in 2013 and strongly believes in the critical function community newspapers fulfill in their local communities. For its many dailies across 19 US states, it was crucial to implement a production management system that would be easy to use, cloud-based, provide cost savings through automation, deliver ink optimization, and have the ability to output from a ‘hub’ structure.

 

ProImage and its suite of next-generation newspaper and magazine production workflow were already well known to APG through its positive industry-wide reputation. Conversations between the two companies started, and in early 2023 the implementation of ProImage NewsWayX Cloud workflow is well underway. It will replace local workflows at all 15 print sites from four different software vendors that Adams Publishing Group used. All 15 locations will use the NewsWayX Cloud workflow to provide much-desired consistency among sites and streamline their production.

 

 

 

NewsWayX – the powerhouse of publishing in an excitingly efficient and affordable package

 

NewsWayX is a proven automated workflow solution for Page & Plate Tracking, Ripping, Imposition, and Output management for printing productions.

It features a single, integrated user interface that monitors the production status, both at origination and at print sites, irrespective of location. Because it is based on HTML5, NewsWayX is fully accessible from any computer with a browser. With its easy-to-use interface, the production staff does not require lengthy software training sessions. In addition, it easily integrates with editorial and press control systems, providing one cost-effective integrated end-to-end production solution.

 

For APG, the feature-rich offerings of NewsWayX, such as ink optimization, automated image toning, pre-flighting and monitoring, and detailed tracking tools, were just some of the strengths and advantages of NewsWayX that led to the purchasing decision. Being able to notify operators of a system error and keeping track of all pages and plates generated for each site was another key advantage that led to selecting ProImage. Lastly, the investment cost was very attractive, and the anticipated cost savings through automation, ink optimization, and reduction of onsite hardware made this a justifiable investment decision.

 

Simplifying a complex workflow while reducing cost and saving time

It was important for APG to significantly reduce costs and simplify and streamline the complex processes usually associated with running productions across multiple production facilities in 19 states. Being able to do that and only needing a standard browser while reducing the onsite hardware previously required on each site, plus the upkeep of such, was another major reason NewsWayX was the perfect solution. Further, it allows APG to use personnel assets across their production facilities in a hub-based format since some production personnel will be given access to output to multiple facilities’ CTP devices. “We believe NewsWayX not only enables us to automate and provide both our internal and external customers a proven workflow but also one that will grow as APG continues to grow. The Cloud based system and out ability to create standardization, centralize some operations while bringing savings was very attractive” states Doug Wilson Vice President of Production.

APG is expecting significant cost and time savings by being able to output to multiple locations from anywhere and eliminate hands-on processes due to the use of the web portal. Since the implementation process is currently underway, it is still early, but APG has already seen an improvement in color off-press in their early test runs.

In addition, centralizing the workflow in the cloud will result in a reduction in support contract costs due to the elimination of multiple workflows currently in place, as well as the elimination of upkeep and replacements of onsite hardware.

Seamless integration

NewsWayX seamlessly integrates with software components within any enterprise to provide additional value in production. Other components belonging to ProImage or third-party providers appear to the user as additional workflow steps in the system. For APG, NewsWayX will integrate with Editorial, CTP devices, proofing software, and CIP3 for ink presets for certain press control systems. APG will also upgrade their CTP spoolers across all production facilities that will receive files directly from the cloud.

Professionalism and support are vital components of success.

With any large-scale project across multiple locations and facilities, smooth and efficient implementation and training are crucial for the success of such. This not only starts at the installation but already when discussing and scaling the project with sales. As Ryan M. Pruse, Operations Director for Adams Publishing Company, states: “Professionalism and support have been top-notch since the day we began talking about this project.” It is too early to provide a full testimonial since the project is in the early launch stage, but to quote Mr. Pruse again: “For now, I can only speak to the support we’ve received during the initial launch, which has been excellent.”

Mike Anderson, Prepress Manager at APG Print Solutions, Janesville, WI Manages Production.

 

 

About Adams Publishing Company (APG)
Adams Publishing Group (APG) is, first and foremost, a family-owned community newspaper company. It was launched in late 2013 by Mark Adams with support from his family. Mark Adams, CEO of APG, is also the quarterback for the company’s acquisition activities while also serving on its board of directors. Since its first acquisition in March 2014, APG has grown quickly, consisting of 30 dailies, over 250 non-daily, and collectively over 220 media-related products and associated websites in 19 states. Adams Publishing Group is driven to provide high-quality products and services that make a positive difference in the lives of its constituents, which are, in prioritized order: its readers, its customers/advertisers, its communities, its Associates, and its shareholders/owners.

About ProImage
New ProImage, an Agfa Company is a leading developer of browser-based automated workflow, ink optimization, press registration, color image processing, and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end automated workflow management.

Contact:
Rick Shafranek – VP of Sales and Marketing
New ProImage America, Inc.
Tel: +1 303-426-7171
e-mail: rick.shafranek@new-proimage.com
www.new-proimage.com

Teton Media Works reaching new heights with ProImage’s cloud-based NewsWayX Workflow

Princeton, NJ (October 2022) – Community-focused Teton Media Works and publisher of the Jackson Hole News & Guide and Jackson Hole Daily newspapers implements ProImage’s NewsWayX automation workflow solution to streamline and modernize its expanding production. 

With its growing portfolio of print titles, the Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based media company, was in need of an efficient and easy-to-use workflow management solution that could be installed and operated without major investment in software, equipment, and training. Publisher Kevin Olson met ProImage’s management during a Wyoming Press Association outing and quickly realized that ProImage and NewsWayX would be the right choice for his growing press operation.

Producing a wide range of local dailies and weekly newspapers and magazines (ranging from a circulation of 1K to 9K), and high-volume National Park Visitor Guides (between 50K and 200K+ copies), Teton Media Works needed a workflow solution to simplify and streamline their production. NewsWayX fits the bill. As Lewis Haddock, Circulation & Prepress Manager states: “Automation, quick processing time, optimization, and the simplicity of the NewsWayX interface are night and day in difference to our old workflow.”

With NewsWayX, workflows can be designed using a simple drag-and-drop operation and thus allowing immense flexibility and full scalability. The HTML5 browser client provides full access to the system from any computer with a browser and the integrated interface enables departments to easily track and manage production. Team members can view the production progress, workflow steps, pages, or plates, and perform a variety of operations required to manage production. The system also provides integrated production planning and imposition tools. Edition planning is accomplished by using a simple wizard or importing a template with a single mouse click. For job tracking, NewsWayX displays the production status in a layered approach, from very general production views to the status of a single file or plate. 

User interface simplicity was one of the key features that were important to the production team at Teton Media Works. Furthermore, processing time and ink optimization were also very high on their list. Chuck Pate, Prepress Foreman, confirms that NewsWayX delivered: “Combined with our new CTPs, prepress production time is now much faster than before. Our workflow is twice as fast. The cloud offering allows us to utilize multiple RIPs and servers compared to limited local servers.”

When asked about the quantifiable financial benefits of having the NewsWayX solution, Lewis Haddock’s answer is clear. They see significant savings in ink cost which is particularly beneficial with the recent price increase for ink. Teton Media Works also produces less waste on the press because of quicker registration and needing less ink. Faster turnaround and prepress production times are enabling production to print numerous jobs more cost-efficient each day.

In addition to meeting Teton Media Works product requirements, the implementation of the NewsWayX system was a “straightforward and smooth transition”. As with so many other ProImage installations, the customer support and sales teams get stellar reviews. Again, Chuck Pate: “The customer support team response time is on point, always friendly. Compared to the different workflows I’ve dealt with, NewsWayX takes the cake. Simplicity at its finest!”

 

Teton Media Sample Cloud Workflow

About Teton Media Works
In 2012, family owned, and operated Teton Media Works acquired Jackson Hole News, Inc., the publisher of Jackson Hole News & Guide and Jackson Hole Daily newspapers. Since then, it has focused its business on strengthening its print newspapers while expanding its special interest magazines, advertising services, and digital marketing extensions. Teton Media Works, located in Jackson, WY, creates a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and National Park Visitor Guides. 

About ProImage
New ProImage an Agfa Company is a leading developer of browser-based automated workflow, ink optimization, press registration, color image processing, and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end automated workflow management.

Contact:
Rick Shafranek – VP of Sales and MarketingNew ProImage America, Inc.Tel: +1 303-426-7171e-mail: rick.shafranek@new-proimage.com
www.new-proimage.com

New ProImage: The Argus-Press goes to the cloud with ProImage’s NewsWayX

 Press Release            

The Argus-Press Goes to the Cloud with ProImage’s NewsWayX

Princeton, NJ (5 of May 2022) – The Argus-Press in Owosso, Michigan, replaced its local workflow with the cloud-based ProImage NewsWayX production workflow to enjoy the cloud-based solution’s speed and flexibility. The Argus-Press, a Michigan-based, family-owned, independent newspaper, produces more than 50 individual newspaper titles on a commercial printing basis.  Its flagship newspaper – The Argus-Press – has 5,500 weekly circulations and 26,000 on Sunday (in combination with The Argus Weekly). Given the volume of titles and the necessary oversight, it is beneficial to the production team to have the speed and flexibility of a cloud-based system instead of the locally served system they previously relied on. As Tom Campbell, President & Publisher of The Argus-Press, states: “We appreciate the processing speed and the ability to see our workflow operation in real-time.”

 

The cloud-based NewsWayX provides full access to the system, and the integrated interface enables tracking and managing production from any computer. Remote users can view the production progress, workflow steps, pages, or plates and perform a variety of operations required to manage production. For The Argus-Press, fan-out control, visible page/plate version changes, customization of plate layouts, and last but not least, the price of the cloud service made this a rather easy decision to implement ProImage. Additionally, as an Agfa plate customer, the Argus-Press was able to roll the cost of NewsWayX solution into their existing Agfa plate agreement.

 

The newspaper employs a well-maintained but seasoned Urbanite press that was never engineered to print four-color with tight registration. Highly proficient press operators and the new NewsWayX now provide excellent print results. Mr. Campbell explains: “We use several fan-out sets to compensate for web growth on press. NewsWayX makes it very easy to flip yellow separation in the edition plan for direct printing. We also currently use two different ink optimization plans. One for newsprint and one for offset grade paper. We use automatic approval for pages, but manual approval for plates.”

 

In addition, the cloud-based platform provides newfound flexibility by allowing staff and owner to work remotely on nights and weekends rather than coming into the office. The press crew has the ability to easily check on plate status for multiple publications and adjust their preparations accordingly. Working with the ProImage team proved once again to be a successful and reliable partnership. The Argus-Press was on a tight timeline, and it took the ProImage team only roughly three weeks to implement the workflow system. As Tom Campbell reports: “We have found the staff to be very helpful in getting us set up and operational. We have also encountered their tech support to be proactive – at least once they detected that we had a problem before we did and reached out to us.”

 

As for the future, Campbell contemplates the addition of an e-edition that could be automated by the PDF export capabilities of NewsWayX. Regardless of what the near future holds in regards to economic upheavals, The Argus-Press has moved forward technologically, which, as they state, ‘is already a benefit!’.

 

 

Argus-Press publisher Tom Campbell, left, along with press operators Scott Carroll and Bill McMann use NewsWayX to monitor page and plate production from the pressroom in Owosso, MI.  With the cloud based system, the three can keep an eye on the workflow on their phones when they’re between shifts on the weekends.  No more coming into work too early for the Friday and Saturday night press runs when late sports coverage pushes back the deadline.

 

About The Argus-Press

The Argus-Press is a daily newspaper published in Owosso, Michigan. The name comes from two preceding papers: the Evening Argus and Press-American, which merged in 1916. The paper’s earliest antecedent is the Owosso American, which was founded in 1854. Now in its fourth generation of active ownership, The Argus-Press is one of the few remaining independent, family-owned newspapers in the country.

About ProImage

New ProImage an Agfa Company is a leading developer of browser-based automated workflow, ink optimization, press registration, color image processing, and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end automated workflow management.

Contact:

Rick Shafranek – VP of Sales and Marketing

New ProImage America, Inc.

Tel: +1 303-426-7171

e-mail: rick.shafranek@new-proimage.com

www.new-proimage.com

 

Teton Media Works reaching new heights with ProImage’s cloud-based NewsWayX Workflow

Princeton, NJ (01 of July 2022) – Community-focused Teton Media Works and publisher of the Jackson Hole News & Guide and Jackson Hole Daily newspapers implements ProImage’s NewsWayX automation workflow solution to streamline and modernize its expanding production.

With its growing portfolio of print titles, the Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based media company, was in need of an efficient and easy-to-use workflow management solution that could be installed and operated without major investment in software, equipment, and training. Publisher Kevin Olson met ProImage’s management during a Wyoming Press Association outing and quickly realized that ProImage and NewsWayX would be the right choice for his growing press operation.

Producing a wide range of local dailies and weekly newspapers and magazines (ranging from a circulation of 1K to 9K), and high-volume National Park Visitor Guides (between 50K and 200K+ copies), Teton Media Works needed a workflow solution to simplify and streamline their production. NewsWayX fits the bill. As Lewis Haddock, Circulation & Prepress Manager states: “Automation, quick processing time, optimization, and the simplicity of the NewsWayX interface are night and day in difference to our old workflow.”

With NewsWayX, workflows can be designed using a simple drag-and-drop operation and thus allowing immense flexibility and full scalability. The HTML5 browser client provides full access to the system from any computer with a browser and the integrated interface enables departments to easily track and manage production. Team members can view the production progress, workflow steps, pages, or plates, and perform a variety of operations required to manage production. The system also provides integrated production planning and imposition tools. Edition planning is accomplished by using a simple wizard or importing a template with a single mouse click. For job tracking, NewsWayX displays the production status in a layered approach, from very general production views to the status of a single file or plate.

User interface simplicity was one of the key features that were important to the production team at Teton Media Works. Furthermore, processing time and ink optimization were also very high on their list. Chuck Pate, Prepress Foreman, confirms that NewsWayX delivered: “Combined with our new CTPs, prepress production time is now much faster than before. Our workflow is twice as fast. The cloud offering allows us to utilize multiple RIPs and servers compared to limited local servers.”

When asked about the quantifiable financial benefits of having the NewsWayX solution, Lewis Haddock’s answer is clear. They see significant savings in ink cost which is particularly beneficial with the recent price increase for ink. Teton Media Works also produces less waste on the press because of quicker registration and needing less ink. Faster turnaround and prepress production times are enabling production to print numerous jobs more cost-efficient each day.

In addition to meeting Teton Media Works product requirements, the implementation of the NewsWayX system was a “straightforward and smooth transition”. As with so many other ProImage installations, the customer support and sales teams get stellar reviews. Again, Chuck Pate: “The customer support team response time is on point, always friendly. Compared to the different workflows I’ve dealt with, NewsWayX takes the cake. Simplicity at its finest!”

Teton Media Sample Cloud Workflow

About Teton Media Works

In 2012, family owned and operated Teton Media Works acquired Jackson Hole News, Inc., the publisher of Jackson Hole News & Guide and Jackson Hole Daily newspapers. Since then, it has focused its business on strengthening its print newspapers  while expanding its special interest magazines, advertising services, and digital marketing extensions. Teton Media Works, located in Jackson, WY, creates a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and National Park Visitor Guides.

About ProImage

New ProImage an Agfa Company is a leading developer of browser-based automated workflow, ink optimization, press registration, color image processing, and production tracking solutions for the commercial and newspaper printing and publishing industries. Using a standard Internet browser, ProImage’s advanced workflow technologies offer the printing industry flexible and feature-rich end-to-end automated workflow management.

Contact:

Rick Shafranek – VP of Sales and Marketing

New ProImage America, Inc.

Tel: +1 303-426-7171

e-mail: rick.shafranek@new-proimage.com

www.new-proimage.com

PRISCO: July 6th Price Increases

As I’m sure it’s apparent that both the price volatility as well as the availability remains turbulent in almost every facet of our industries supply chains.  That being said, we are diligently working to control both within the areas we can control to keep you consistently supplied.  This letter is to inform you of a few upcoming increases that will go into effect on July 6th, 2022.  I have attached the supporting notices from our suppliers of the increases.

The impacted items are listed below :

Trelleborg Printing Blankets – 5 %  (supplier document)

Sunshine Paper – Packing Paper – 4% (supplier document)

Solvents & Cleaning Solutions  – 3%  – and up. (supplier document) – *manufactured using petroleum based raw materials.

The attachments for blankets & packing are self-explanatory.  The solvent increases are subject to the percentage of the impacted raw materials used in the specific solvent and specialty solutions being used.  I will follow up with an explanation of the specifics of the products used in each of your plants.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Patrick Cleghorn

Prisco

Vice President of National Accounts

1337-J Wood Branch Drive

Charlotte, NC 28273

Office – 704-588-3860 x 8304

Fax – 704-588-3887

Cell – 704-622-7272

cleghornp@prisco.com

Welcome to our March newsletter

Thanks so much for taking some time to read our March newsletter. It’s been an exciting and hectic month as we continue to grow inside our Moorestown location. We recently acquired an additional 5500 square feet to support our growing team. Our move-in will be complete next week, and I hope you can come by for a visit.

Also, this month, we are proud to be sponsoring and attending our friends at Legacy Treatment Services’ Annual Monte Carlo Night. It is one of the best events of the year! Come out on Saturday, March 26th, and get in on the fun. For tickets or to sponsor the event, visit: The Legacy Foundation – 2022 Monte Carlo Night.

Finally, I can’t stress enough the importance of installing the right security products on your business systems. With tensions heating up around the globe, the U.S. will undoubtedly be subjected to more cyber-attacks. Insurance companies have wised up and will not provide coverage unless you protect yourself. So make sure all your bases are covered!