Polkadots Software Newspaper Ink and Workflow Optimization
NEWSflo | Newspaper Workflow
We are very happy with the software. The application is stable and dependable, and the ability to see a publication live (via a web interface) and to make decisions for page flow in order to complete a sheet is a real time saver.

Polkadots' programmers and installers were eager to help us and were very flexible and attentive to our needs. Working together, we were able to develop efficiencies that improved our workflow and accuracy, including custom modules to integrate with our current editorial system. All our special needs were addressed.

The support staff's handling of our concerns and queries has been excellent. Polkadots has a very attentive staff and is immediately responsive when we need support. We have developed a solid working relationship with the support team and feel very comfortable reaching out to them with questions or concerns. The service is outstanding. They have never let us down!

Michelle Ross, Times Shamrock
Publishing Services Manager
…satisfied NEWSflo customer since 2010

I want to let you know that we are very impressed, with the new Polkadots software and the Polkadots team! It is hands down better than anything I have ever used! Once you learn and work with it, it is so much faster, simple and easier to use and is a time saver on our end. I just want to say Thank You! We like that you're on top of it, you're there when we need you, we love your software, and I just wanted everyone to know that!
Jimmy Ruff, Boone Newspapers
Prepress Manager
…satisfied NEWSflo customer since 2018
Unlimited Cross-platform Web-based Client
Control the entire workflow from any Mac or PC workstation using PrePage-it Web, our standard web-based Client. Log on and take command from any web browser, in any location - even home. Enjoy an unlimited number of connections. No installation is required.

Preflight Autofix
Save time and avoid problems. NEWSflo fixes numerous file-related problems, including PDF transparencies, missing fonts, RGB images, 4-color black text, hairlines, Pantone colors and more. Preflight reporting is good, but on-the-fly automatic file fixing is better.

ROOM Security
Avoid surprises at press time. NEWSflo produces Rip Once Output Many (ROOM) files, ensuring the proofs you see will match the plates you make. Secure, rasterized ROOM files are created at the start of the workflow and cannot be altered at any point during the production run.

Automatic Page-Pairing
Let page-pairing take care of itself with Pair-it! Watch pages being paired up automatically based on your templates and pagination schemes. Monitor the pairing process, softproof pairs, and output them to your CTP for plate-making.

Automate as many parts of your workflow as you wish using the Move-it module. Speed up repetitive tasks, rename files, route files adaptively (via filters), move & copy files to multiple locations, implement load-balancing, configure housekeeping tasks and much more.

High-Resolution eProofing
View high-resolution softproofs of secure, rasterized pages from any web browser using the patented View-it plugin. What you see here is what will be plated and printed.
  • work with Job Definition so that submitted pages just fall into place as the job is processed
  • benefit from secure, data-locked hardproofs / eProofs / softproofs at any stage in the production run
  • integrates with your existing Page Creation (Ads, Editorial) systems as well as your current prepress equipment
  • benefit from a low-cost remote installation and training, and an “easy to learn…easy to use” quick integration with a rapid learning curve

Remote Job Submission (optional)
Give external suppliers the ability to submit pages directly to your RIP from any remote location using Send-it. Enable your customers to softproof their own pages, revise them as necessary and finally approve them, all without you having to do anything! No more FTPing pages, no more printouts, no more mailing of proofs, no more back and forth!

More Color Pages (optional)
In addition to the standard BroadSheet, Tabloid and Quarterfold impositions, we also offer optional 3-Up and 6-Up page-pairing to let you print more color pages without investing in new press units. Read more about the N-Up option.

Web Press virtualFix (optional)
Automatically compensate for press misalignments and web growth by adding the PRESSflo module, thus eliminating the need for any mechanical adjustments, additional equipment and extra setup time.

Maximize and Optimize (optional)
Scale up your NEWSflo at any time by adding multiple RIPs per box, or multiple RIP stations, or both, up to the level of production capacity that you require. Purchase only the options and features necessary to match your changing production needs. Then to harness all this power, optimize the entire workflow with Move-it Load Balancing, an automated system which ensures that every RIP on every machine is being used to its maximum capacity.

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