Forward-thinking magazine publishers are consistently on the lookout for ways to streamline their printing processes. It’s especially important these days when they are dealing with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have resulted in decreased staff due to staff illness or business downsizing. Technology can help fill in some of the staffing and pre-press production gaps, particularly with regard to content preparation workflows, including preflight, proof, and approval. Sheridan’s content preparation solution InSite is an easy-to-use tool that can simplify prepress processes.
What is InSite?
InSite is Sheridan’s secure, easy-to-use web portal for managing print jobs. It allows customers to:
- Upload and download jobs.
- Proof online with geographically dispersed users.
- Approve or reject pages.
- Manage information.
- Access secure job status reporting.
Overall, InSite streamlines the entire process from job submission through multiple rounds of proofing, to final delivery.
How it works
When a customer has a print project, he or she will upload the file(s) through the InSite web interface. He or she will then receive a notification when pages are ready to proof. The tool allows customers to easily circle through the proof-changes cycles while collaborating with key individuals. All job information is visible in real time and accessible from anywhere over the web. Key stakeholders then have a chance to give their final approval before printing.
Benefits and Features of InSite
InSite simplifies and streamlines the publishing/printing processes. By avoiding hardcopy content-proofing cycles, customers can avoid paper and shipping costs and rapidly see the final proofs. Insite also:
- Reduces errors.
- Allows customers to use a single window for previewing, approving, and managing jobs.
- Provides e-mail notification for change requests and other actions.
- Provides secure access.
InSite is an effective means to reduce prepress cycle-time while reducing opportunities for error, confusion, or delay. At a time when efficiency and cost-cutting are more important than ever before, InSite can help ensure that optimized workflows reduce the impact of decreased publishing resources.