Frederick News-Post Editorial Stays In Sync With Expanded Publication Proofing System

October 18, 2016

Article by: Fusion Systems International

Automated real-time internet based proofing and production reporting solution simplifies communications between Editorial Creative Advertising and Prepress departments saves time eliminates errors ensures quality control.

The Frederick News-Post recently went live with
the latest release of Publication Proofing System from Fusion Systems International. This post-RIP internet based production proofing system now plays an instrumental roll in simplifying and strengthening communications across departments through out the News-Post’s new 120 000-square-foot production facility.

Everyone from Customer Service Reps to the Publisher can easily access and review any page of any publication prior to press time from anywhere using standard web browsers.

Editorial Staff at the Frederick News-Post have taken to using PPS to check page jumps and flow throughout publication sections and special editions. This enables optimal use of column space quick last minute adjustments and improves quality.

PPS provides an intuitive interface to display full page proofs by publication title date section and zone. Any number of publications can be individually accessed through unique passwords.

Advanced single-page file processing allows pages to be RIPed individually in any order and for any number of publications as they are released from the pagination system. Real-time prepress production status reporting and press accurate soft-proofing is provided throughout the new facility and remotely.

PPS makes it easy to see real-time progress of any publication without having to leave their workstations. The system is also ideal for outside or remote publication proofing. Commercial clients can also log-in to review only their pages in order to take responsibility for approving proofs that accurately show how the job will print.

The digital proofs automatically displayed in PPS are 100% accurate to how pages will look when printed. Absolute accuracy is ensured because the proofing files are created from the 1-bit TIFF separations to be used in post-RIP page pairing and or commercial work imposition.