Blaze - Newspaper and Magazine Production Workflow

Blaze Newspaper and Magazine Production Workflow


Blaze is built on the proven NewsWayX architecture and is a single box complete browser based workflow solution. Blaze accepts

both PDF & Postscript pages and includes Edition Planning and tracking, page pairing, and real time production monitoring.


User Access

  • HTML5 Browser client
  • Multiple user access
  • Five client license


Edition Planning

  • Direct printer and fanout
  • Edit multiple products and have multiple editions of the same product
  • Spot color support
  • Fly sheet support



Different naming conventions and profiles are supported.



Blaze supports the following planning impositions:

  • Broadsheet
  • Tabloid - two tabloid pages on a single plate
  • 2UP two - broadsheet pages on a panorama plate
  • 4UP four - tabloid pages on a panorama plate



Output to two folders simultaneously.


File Format

Blaze supports 1 bit TIFF and PDF File Format.


Plate Furniture

  • Different furniture can be defined for different configurations
  • Different pages in the configuration can be assigned different furniture:
    • For tabloids: even and odd pages
    • For all impositions: double trucks can have different furniture
    • For all impositions: first and last plates can have different furniture
    • Color and mono pages can have different furniture


Text Burning

Available variable or static text burning options:

  • Page number
  • Section
  • Edition
  • Product
  • Date
  • Any fixed text


Edition Tracking

  • Easy-to-follow graphical edition views
  • Multicolor status indication for each page and plate
  • BirdEye/thumbnail/page/separation/file views
  • Optional plate state view
  • Optional remote installation and training available