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Sports Illustrated to produce Olympic daily via Xinet software

Jan 24, 2002 12:00 AM


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Sport Illustrated

will produce its 36-page Winter Olympics daily with the help of Xinet, Inc.’s (Berkeley, CA) FullPress server software and WebNative asset management system. Printed locally and distributed at even venues, hotels and the Salt Lake City International Airport, the magazine will contain between eight and ten ad pages and up-to-the-minute stories and photographs chronicling the 16-day Winter Olympics.

FullPress server software integrates file sharing, print spooling and image-replacement technologies. WebNative provides 24-hour access to production servers via the Internet.

For each day of the Olympics, Sports Illustrated’s imaging team will scan and caption 150 digital and chrome negative photographs into the archival database, for use in the daily and weekly magazines. Photo editors will choose the images, which will be scanned into a custom database, and designers will use Quark XPress and WebNative to lay out the pages. After the pages are converted from Quark document into PDF files with Artwork Systems’ Nexus workflow product, they are proofed and sent as digital files via the Internet to Spectrum Printers in Bountiful, UT.