Kodak has selected wobe-team's wNewsNet as a workflow complement to the industry-leading KODAK computer-to-plate (CTP) newspaper publishing portfolio.
Kodak supports the newspaper publishing market through the continued development of new CTP solutions and technology partnerships that deliver integrated solutions for prepress departments. wNewsNet is an integrated solution for managing digital production data in a newspaper prepress department. wNewsNet enables the automation of plate production, data control and data processing.
“This worldwide agreement between Kodak and wobe-team GmbH underscores Kodak’s commitment to our newspaper customers,” said Nathanael Eijbersen, Kodak’s Global Current Marketing Manager, Newspaper Segment Offset Solutions. “Like Kodak, wobe-team understands the importance of supporting the dynamic requirements of the newspaper market. This collaboration delivers clients a one-stop, scalable newspaper software solution that complements their CTP investment.”
wNewsNet is specifically designed to address newspaper requirements and support the complete prepress life cycle. The software is also designed to be scalable and to grow with customers, so all the features are available in the software’s core. The flexibility of wNewsNet allows customers to scale their system as needed, without installing different software or learning a new system.
“The wobe-team portfolio of solutions appeals to the regional requirements of the global newspaper market by recognizing the synergies and differences in each geography,” said Wolfgang Bär, wobe-team GmbH Managing Director. “We are particularly excited about the Kodak and wobe-team agreement to deliver our technologies as a joint industry solution.”
wNewsNet offers a comprehensive newspaper workflow solution, including PDF management tools with preflight and correct functionality, color-consistent soft proofing tools, ink-saving benefits with the PDF-InkAdjust feature, and third-party integration capabilities to deliver a fully automatic production system.
wobe-team addresses every customer’s unique needs independently, developing a solution to reduce errors, minimize ink wastage, and save customers both the time and labor required in the plate-making room. The wobe-team handles all customer requests with a first-class, internal team of engineers instead of third parties or outsourced call centers.