'Houston Chronicle' to Run Harland Simon Esprit, ColorWare

By: E&P Staff The Houston Chronicle has ordered Prima Esprit auto-impositioning and Prima ColorWare color-advisory software from Harland Simon in Oak Brook, Ill. The system is expected to be running live next month.

Besides advising on color availability and calculating the best imposition for a given product, the system will act as the central hub to feed layout and imposition data from the layout department to prepress and press systems through interfaces to third-party systems, eliminating numerous manual processes and the potential for operator error.

Prima Esprit and ColorWare are based on an algorithm that calculates the best way to produce a particular product defined by presses' capabilities and pressmen's preferred methods, rather than by predefined impositions.

ColorWare provides color availability and job difficulty information directly or via a third-party layout system, eliminating constant dialogue between the pressroom and the advertising/editorial departments. Once a product is defined, it is transferred to Esprit for imposition, which can then be passed to platesetter and press-control systems, further shrinking production time.


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