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InSite May Ease the Pressure for Publishers Affected by COVID-19

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.

Contact your Sheridan representative or visit our contact page to ask how we can help you streamline your publishing processes, reduce costs, and keep up with changes in print and publishing strategies.

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