Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Installs Fusion Workflow ESP

June 11, 2019

Article by: Fusion Systems International

Grand Junction CO – The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction CO Seaton Publishing Company newspaper installed Workflow ESP from Fusion Systems International to drive dual Computer-to-Plate lines. Like many other newspapers The Daily Sentinel needed a cost effective solution for ensuring that every CTP plate imaged would be correct.

The Daily Sentinel publishing company prints its own daily (M-S) newspaper (The Daily Sentinel) a full Sunday edition as well as several weeklies and a wide range of commercial work. In addition to the printed paper The Daily Sentinel is also available online.

In order for The Daily Sentinel to gain confidence that all file problems will be caught early in the production process far in advance of imaging plates they needed a complete CTP workflow solution.

The systems had to provide complete automation of page pairing and commercial imposition and provide absolute digital proofing fidelity between soft proofs hard copy proofs and the final plates and printed work.

They selected Fusion Systems’ Workflow ESP running entirely on Mac OS because it was shown to deliver the highest level of workflow automation had the most flexible and full featured imposition tools and offered the most user-friendly interface and operation.

The new prepress workflow also needed to be open non-proprietary and adhere to industry standards so that it can easily work with any CTP imaging device that is purchased.

After an extensive investigation The Daily Sentinel purchased the workflow from Fusion Systems International a leading solutions provider software developer and systems integrator. They found the Fusion solution to be more open scalable and complete.

Since transitioning to the new workflow the newspaper has economically benefited from single-page processing absolute digital integrity proofing and highly automated post-RIP page pairing and imposition. With the new workflow in operation the paper is already experiencing labor reductions through automation and tremendous cost savings in the
elimination of film and plate waste thanks to digital integrity proofing throughout the prepress cycle.

Procedures that use to take hours are easily completed in only minutes. Page pairing is all done automatically regardless of the file format provided by outside customers.

The system currently provides post-RIP raster-PDF proofing files for client approval or remote proofing. These proofing files are exact representations of how the job will print.

The Daily Sentinel will soon be adding Fusion Systems Publication Proofing System for automated internet based (post-RIP) soft proofing to further enhance their prepress proofing capabilities.

The Daily Sentinel is currently using the workflow to drive their film setters and will be installing CTP in 2009 following construction of a new production facility. When the CTP imagers are installed they will use the same workflow and simply direct separations to the
new devices.

About The Daily Sentinel

Located in Grand Junction CO The Daily Sentinel is the largest daily newspaper between Denver and Salt Lake City and is consistently recognized as one of Colorado s best mid-sized newspapers.. In addition to the printed daily paper The Daily Sentinel is also available online at For more information about The
Daily Sentinel call 970-242-1919 or see their Website.