By: E&P Staff
Harland Simon, Oak Brook, Ill., and Milton Keynes, England, will supply its auto impositioning and color advisory software to The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore.
The Register-Guard previously contracted with Harland Simon for three inserter-control upgrades, an upper-level mailroom management system and downstream control, as well as a press-controls upgrade slated for completion in June, along with the Esprit impositioning and ColorWare color-advisory software.
Noting this was the third Esprit and ColorWare sale in six months, Harland Simon Sales Manager Charlie Brackley attributed the system’s popularity in the current economic climate to “the exceptionally short ROI and its ability to streamline numerous processes from layout to plating up.”
ColorWare provides color availability and job-difficulty information directly or via third-party layout system, eliminating constant dialogue between the pressroom and the advertising and/or editorial departments. Once a product is defined, it is transferred to Esprit, which calculates the best way to produce a the product according to the presses’ capabilities and the pressmen’s preferred printing methods, rather than a catalog of predefined impositions. The imposition can then be passed to CTP and press-control systems.
“As we move into more commercial work, we will need the efficiencies offered by this software, especially as we try to do more complex work with our press, Register Guard Production Director Janet Owen said in a statement.”This system will help us better plan multiple runs so that we can complete them in a timely manner.”