Gannett Chooses PuzzleFlow Solutions US

By: Press Release | PuzzleFlow

Novi, Michigan, U.S.A. – October, 2012:  Gannett (GPS) chooses PuzzleFlow Solutions US to provide companywide, automated PDF creation, preflighting, prepress-correction, page routing and distribution.  

Gannett has selected PuzzleFlow Automator Enterprise Edition to provide all page normalization, preflight, auto-correction and distribution corporate wide. PuzzleFlow Automator uses PuzzleFlow’s exclusive PDF library to create uncompromised PDF files from PS, EPS, TIFF and JPG files. PDF files are then preflighted using PuzzleFlow’s Ghent v4 certified preflight criteria and auto-corrected using rules-based criteria to address Gannett enterprise standards or meet the requirements of specific locations or third-party vendors. PuzzleFlow Automator will communicate and cooperate with Gannett’s various workflow, prepress, composition and information management systems to provide seamless integration throughout the Gannett GPS environment.  

Gannett’s U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, reach 11.6 million readers every weekday and 12.6 million readers every Sunday. Gannett operates 82 U.S. daily publications, including USA TODAY, and about 500 non-daily local publications in 30 states and Guam.         

The newly created Gannett Publishing Services (GPS) will combine all production and distribution for the U.S. community newspaper division, USA Today, and Gannett Offset. Gannett Publishing Services will be responsible for managing Gannett’s domestic network of printing operations, product distribution, consumer sales and service and contractual outsourcing of printing. The unit will also market its imaging, ad production, printing, packaging, distribution capability and consumer sales and service to third parties.  

PuzzleFlow has spent the past 14 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, custom 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.  

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 provides a complete audit trail. Automator can be fully integrated with ad tracking, layout and booking systems.  

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