By: E&P Staff
SaxoTech Inc. of Rockville, Md., sold The Sun, Bremerton, Wash., the SaxoPress publishing system for producing editorial content.
The 30,370-circulation E.W. Scripps Co. paper will install SaxoPress R6, integrated with Adobe InDesign CS for page layout.
“A committee broadly representative of our newsroom examined seven different front-end systems and unanimously selected SaxoTech’s as the best because of its features, interface and ease of use,” said Sun Managing Editor Jeff Brody. “We look forward to replacing a 10-year-old system with one that will allow us to automate many repetitive tasks and focus on editing and presentation of our content.”
In addition to the base SaxoPress system, the Sun bought the Planning Module (planning, budgeting, scheduling, listing contacts and story ideas) and Automatic Image Processing (to automatically handle most final prepress tasks, including color correction and image conversion).
SaxoTech Inc. President Mark Prokosch called the sale “an important milestone” because it is his company’s first with Scripps and first to feature Adobe InDesign integration. The 42-seat SaxoPress installation replaces a 10-year-old P.Ink system. Running on Mac OS X, SaxoPress at the Sun will integrate with Managing Editor’s Ad Layout System. Implementation begins within days, with completion expected in May.