ABOUT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER HOLDINGS INC. (CNHI)
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. (www.cnhi.com), a privately held company based in Montgomery, Alabama, is one of the leading publishers of local news and information in the United States. CNHI publishes over 70 daily newspapers and 120 total publications nation wide. Printing and production facilities also process and print "external/commercial" publications.
ABOUT PUZZLEFLOW AUTOMATOR AT VALDOSTA
PuzzleFlow Automator software uses the PuzzleFlow PDF library to perform Ghent (www.gwg.org) v4 certified PDF preflighting on incoming ads, checking over 150 specific items in each file, and verifying stability and quality. Automator also checks and automatically corrects ad sizes and colors against data gleaned from CNHI's various ad booking systems. The new CNHI Valdosta regional production Automator system quickly and accurately checks, corrects and distributes, on average, 1,200 ads per week with peaks of over 3,500 ads per week, for CNHI sites in throughout the South East.
CNHI Valdosta has dedicated their new system to ad processing, and with PuzzleFlow's WebPairer system (also installed at Valdosta), the PuzzleFlow systems at CNHI Valdosta are a complete prepress workflow performing ad pre-processing, ad and page preflight and auto-correction, creation of paired/imposed pages, and management of final output.
ABOUT PUZZLEFLOW SOLUTIONS US
PuzzleFlow (www.puzzleflow.com) has spent the past 15 years developing and perfecting our own PDF library. This is an extremely powerful, stable, organic and flexible tool for reviewing, verifying, adjusting, and correcting PDF files. It is the intelligent core around which all of our software is built. PuzzleFlow Solutions U.S. is a Michigan based, U.S. owned developer of automated PDF, prepress, workflow, and preflighting systems for the newspaper industry, ink optimization systems for commercial and newspaper printing, and advanced, enterprise workflow systems. Working in partnership with PuzzleFlow Europe – developers of commercial printing and publishing solutions, PuzzleFlow Solutions U.S. has domestic and international resources creating a world of possibilities.
ABOUT PUZZLEFLOW AUTOMATOR
PuzzleFlow Automator is a powerful newspaper publishing solution for normalizing, preflighting, validating and correcting PDF files. Input formats such as Postscript, PDF, JPG, TIF, and EPS are normalized (converted to PDF), optimized, and auto-corrected for prepress issues using rules-based automation criteria. Automated tasks can include: automated resizing, color conversion and TAC correction, color remapping, and more. Automator provides e-mail notification of significant events, generates professional, layered preflight reports and automates archiving, purging and delivery of files through UNC, FTP and e-mail. Automator will automatically notify the proper managers and operators of preflight warnings, incorrect files, missed deadlines and other important occurrences. Automator uses an intuitive browser interface that offers full user functionality on or off-site. Automator also provides a complete audit trail of all events within the system. Automator can be fully integrated with ad tracking, layout and booking systems.