Chattanooga Times Free Press Purchases Newsxtreme Enterprise

February 11, 2014

Article by: Presteligence Inc.

Presteligence an industry leading software developer and innovator announces that Chattanooga Times Free Press will deploy NewsXtreme production workflow solutions.

As Chattanooga made the decision to print rather than be printed the need for production workflow software was imminent. NewsXtreme will give Chattanooga the automation they previously lacked because of their letterhead press. They will import files from ALS 8000 to facilitate the automatic creation of a production plan in NewsXtreme including number of pages ads and color vs. black. NewsXtreme uses this schedule to automatically pair the pages as well as add any furniture fan-out and creep adjustment.

This automation along with NewsXtreme’s web-based soft proofing will help Chattanooga to compete for commercial jobs that previously weren’t viable. Commercial clients can log into NewsXtreme to approve pages of their job order before going to press. Ink-Miser ink optimization will also give Chattanooga an improved printed product while using less ink.

Going on 20 years Times Free Press has been using Presteligence’s original flagship workflow solution GUSS as their file moving system. That longevity along with two other Wehco Media papers (Northwest Arkansas and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) using Presteligence workflow made NewsXtreme a natural choice.

“NewsXtreme will allow them to do so much more with imposition automation and product scheduling ” said Bob Behringer President & CEO of Presteligence. “Discovering innovative solutions that fit the needs of our customers drives our success so we are happy to continue our long standing relationship in Chattanooga.”

Micah Young IT director at Times Free-Press said "We re excited to be working with the team at Presteligence through this conversion. Having worked with Bob and his team over the years we know the products just work and the support is top notch. It is critical to us to know that we have a partner who will stand with us as we navigate the exciting days ahead and Presteligence has the track record to show they ll be there with us."


For more information: Denise Franken І Presteligence І І 330.305.6960 ext 500

About Presteligence:

With more than 1100 installations worldwide developing and delivering software and services to the newspaper industry has successfully been the foundation of Presteligence. We offer a suite of solutions including online ad proofing e-tearsheets & invoice delivery color calibrated hard and soft proofing systems production workflow e-editions and mobile Apps. These cost-effective and time efficient solutions combined with our responsive support team make Presteligence a best-in-class partner for publishers.

About NewsXtreme:

NewsXtreme production workflow solution a powerful fully integrated and easy to maintain workflow management system for film and CTP production environments. Its flexible page pairing and imposition engine support up to 16-up plate configurations with dynamic page furniture and bar codes. Customized product schedules can be created in minutes with double trucks dinkies and multiple plate configurations all within the same schedule using the step-by-step “product planning” wizard. The external soft proofing and page approval’s popularity has gained traction as publishers take on more commercial jobs. The system’s calibration management and separation locking technology ensures the highest output quality. Key features include Web browser interface rule based intelligent file routing load balancing soft proofing with page and plate approval built-in redundancy e-mail error notifications fan-out creep adjustment and production tracking and management.