Solutions Help Automate Processes for Quicker and Simpler Production


VALHALLA, N.Y., March 9, 2011 – During the 2011 America East Technology and Operations Conference, the Graphic Systems Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation will come together with PuzzleFlowTM to create and present automated and efficient workflow solutions specifically designed for today’s newspaper publishing environment.

“Fujifilm’s goal in offering the PuzzleFlow solutions is to make it much easier and efficient for newspapers to manage their files throughout production, and obtain the efficient results that can help their business flow much smoother,” said Lane Palmer, vice president of Newspaper Sales, Graphic Systems Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation.

Designed to cover all aspects of newspaper production, the PuzzleFlow solutions – including WebPairer, Automator and InkSaver – help automate productions processes, while also ensuring that prepress systems are operating and maximum efficiency.

PuzzleFlow’s WebPairer is an automated workflow management software that simplifies complex tasks. The solution consists of a native PDF processing engine that works with virtually any file format to produce CTP-ready plate files for in-house or remote production. It also automatically delivers processed pages in other required formats anywhere they are needed.

PuzzleFlow Automator removes the prepress tasks normally required of a production staff, including processing, optimization, preflighting and correction and delivery of pages, and automates them, allowing newspapers to maintain a consistent and reliable workflow system. PuzzleFlow Automator will optimize incoming documents, auto-correct them for prepress issues, notify operators of any problems, autoresize ads and pages, and automate the imaging, delivery, archiving and purging of files.

Fujifilm will also showcase PuzzleFlow’s InkSaver, a program that helps increase efficiencies and cuts costs in the pressroom. Capable of working with existing workflow solutions, PuzzleFlow InkSaver goes beyond cost savings in CMY ink or toner. The solution also provides a more stable gray axis, meaning better press stability, superior color representation, easier press control and reduced makeready time. With the added ink savings, users will realize faster ink drying time and improved run performance, printing speed and faster finishing.

To learn more about PuzzleFlow or any of the other newspaper publishing solutions available from Fujifilm, visit Fujifilm at Booth #62 during America East or online at www.fujifilmgs.com.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

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