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Gannett Co. Newspapers Choose Creo CTP Solution

Press release from the issuing company

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Jan. 21, 2003--CreoInc. is pleased to announce that two more Gannett Co., Inc. divisions have purchased the Creo computer-to-plate newspaper solution. Gannett Printing and Publishing in Pensacola, FL purchased the Trendsetter NEWS 70 computer-to-plate (CTP) system and the Prinergy workflow management system for the production of two local publications and commercial work. "Creo will provide solutions for both the high resolution requirements of commercial printing and the high plate-volume of our newspaper operations," said Adrian Enfinger, systems manager of the Pensacola News Journal. "The imaging systems at the two nearby sites can back each other up, which minimizes our total investment." The Pensacola News Journal, a 64,000-circulation daily, is leading the US newspaper market by selecting the industry's first end-to-end PDF workflow solution for the newspaper prepress market. The Prinergy Newsrun workflow management system is designed for the newspaper production environment with automated, newspaper-specific impositions and edition planning. The workflow allows for extended close times, greater flexibility in dealing with last-minute changes, and large numbers of pages output faster, at less cost than before. The Pensacola News Journal will image 100 plates per hour with the Trendsetter NEWS 100 computer-to-plate system. Gannett Printing and Publishing will use Prinergy workflow with Preps, theindustry-favorite imposition software. The Creo digital solution for newspaper prepress includes the Trendsetter NEWS CTP system for imaging printing plates. Creo offers the Trendsetter NEWS thermal CTP device with a choice of five speeds-50, 70, 100, 150 and 200 plates per hour-to suit newspaper-publishing facilities of all sizes. The Trendsetter NEWS platesetter delivers fast imaging, automatic plate loading and unloading, and a flexible, standard file-format interface to typical newspaper production systems. Another Gannett Co. newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi, purchased two Trendsetter NEWS 100 CTP systems earlier this year. "The Trendsetter NEWS thermal system has helped improve quality, saves output time of plates, and the plates clean up faster on press," says Brian Ambor, director of operations. The Clarion-Ledger has a daily circulation of more than 100,000. Gannett Co., Inc. is the USA's largest newspaper group by circulation. Gannett's 95 daily newspapers have a combined daily paid circulation of 7.7 million. They include USA TODAY, the largest-selling daily in the US. Creo has sold 107 CTP devices for newspapers to publishers in the US, Venezuela, Italy, France, Greece, China, Singapore, and the Philippines.