On the Supply Side: SaxoTech, Artwork

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SaxoTech Inc., Rockville, Md., installed a 39-seat SaxoPress system to produce the 17 editions of Tiempos Del Mundo for 15 South American capitals, Washington, D.C., New York and Miami. The system’s first implementation for a Spanish-language publication, SaxoPress provides access and functionality at offices throughout South America, with the remote page-layout capability. “Users feel like they are all sitting together in a single newsroom,” said Information Technology Coordinator Gustavo Sandi. All use the same system, installed in offices of The Washington Times. Most page production and design takes place there and in a Miami office. Users elsewhere access the system remotely. The contract includes the SaxoPress Base System and the following add-ons: SaxoBRS Archive for all published text, images, and pages; Automatic Image Processing to automate image peparation for print and the Web; E-mail Receiver to automate capture of information sent to specified e-mail addresses.



Artwork Systems Group subsidiary Enfocus Software, San Mateo, Calif., donated full site license for Enfocus PitStop Professional to cover all the Apple Macintosh G5 workstations, which run the newly released Panther OS, at the Graphic Communication Department of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Several workstations also will be equipped with Enfocus PitStop Server for high-volume scenarios. PitStop Professional and PitStop Server also will be used by the on-campus student-run printing company, Daily Mustang and other student publications, and the Design Reproduction, Electronic Publishing, and Packaging Graphics labs.

Graphic Communication Department Professor Mike Blum, project leader for PDF workflow assessment and implementation, says PitStop Professional is critical to the University’s aggressive graphic communication discipline expansion. He sees PDF “playing a central role in publishing workflows” and said it “will be mandated that graduates and participants in our programs and research projects” be exposed to the Enfocus products. With 33,000 square feet of lab space and one of the largest industry endowment and support programs in graphic arts education, the department enrolls 300 undergraduates, and this fall will start an MBA program emphasizing document systems management.

PitStop Professional is preflighting, auto-correcting, and editing software for reliable PDF output. Its Certified PDF and PDF Profiles allow users to check PDF attributes, track changes, and automatically correct common errors. PitStop Server is a stand-alone application for high-volume PDF and PDF/X workflows, streamlining multi-document preflight and auto-correction. PDF files are simply dropped into hot folders and automatically preflighted and auto-corrected using Enfocus PDF Profiles and Certified PDF technology. Major PDF workflow suppliers, from Agfa to Xerox, have integrated Enfocus technologies into their own systems.

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