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Gannett: The Journal News Taps Autologic For Complete CtP Conversion

Thursday, November 21, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

3850s and Autologic Workflow Power Suburban New York Newspaper. Mortsel, Belgium - 2002 November 20 - Autologic, an Agfa company, today announced that it has completed an agreement to supply newspaper production systems and solutions to The Journal News, a Gannett Co. newspaper. The Journal News, the leading provider of news and information for New York's Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, has a daily circulation of 145,889 and Sunday circulation of 174,600. Among the solutions, the Journal News will be installing: * Three 3850/120 Computer-to-Plate (CtP) platesetters * VSP 85S Plate Processors * Plateroom Manager premier workflow solution * Output Manager workflow management tool * OptiBend plate punch/bending system * PagePair with 4- and 8-up option * GRAFIX RIPs * APSolute Color digital proofers * IntelliTune Image management software "We have a long-standing relationship with Autologic," said Gerry Riley, VP of Production for The Journal News. "Autologic has helped us through the years to get to full pagination and our successful experiences convinced us to continue with Autologic as our reliable and valued business partner. Autologic's technology is proven and it made sense to expand our business relationship to include the conversion from film to plate imaging." The Journal News' prepress operations, with the introduction of CtP digital workflow technology, are poised to vastly improve the final output thanks to Autologic workflow solutions. The prepress functions now require less manual intervention, creating new opportunities to apply the gained human capital to more productive tasks. "We are happy that The Journal News chose us to provide them with the tools and solutions they need to deliver the news," said Bob Caplan, Director, Autologic Newspaper Systems Business. "We apply our expertise to our systems and solutions to help newspapers like The Journal News create cost-effective, timely and perfect editions every time." In addition to the systems and solutions, The Journal News will also be using the N91 photo-polymer plate. The N91 is ideal for newspaper applications, meeting medium pressruns to over 450,000 impressions. A new ultra-durable coating provides superior imaging and run length and is suitable for medium or long running web- or sheet-fed presses. Its photopolymer coating has been tuned for laser exposure, using visible instead of UV. About Autologic, an Agfa Company Autologic designs, produces, sells and supports computer-based systems and output devices that automate the prepress production steps for companies such as newspapers, and others that require reliability and high throughput. In December 2001, Autologic Information International, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Agfa Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa Group, which ranks among the world's leading imaging companies. For more information about Autologic products and services, go to www.autologic.com.

 

 

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