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Creel awarded multi-edition contract with DRF

May 24, 2011 12:00 AM


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Publishing solutions provider Creel Printing has landed a multi-year, multiple-edition contract with Daily Racing Form (DRF). The agreement spans front-end processing through distribution of seven of the company's tabloids. The 116-year-old publishing company produces the country's only daily newspaper dedicated to a single sport: horse racing.

One of the most complex newspapers in the nation, DRF publishes up to 2,000 unique pages daily. Creel's unique capabilities and specialized technologies will provide the publisher with significant time and cost savings. By developing customized software, Creel has automated file uploading and imposition, enabling pages to go directly to plate. Creel has further streamlined production by attaching large LED screens to its presses, from which full flip-book versions of the newspapers can be viewed and approved, eliminating all bluelines.

These advancements, along with Creel's closed-loop color controls, give DRF "green" benefits including less ink and lower makeready waste. Creel's location and distribution efficiencies also support expedited shipping and reduced freight costs.

"Publishers today need new efficiencies and savings opportunities," says Chris Evans, vice president of premedia and customer solutions, Creel. "Creel is proud to deliver customized solutions that answer these needs and give them a tangible advantage. Because we have the proven technical and R&D expertise in-house, we can help customers achieve their objectives quicker with greater results."

"We are thrilled to support Daily Racing Form and become part of its impressive publishing heritage," adds Allan G. Creel, president, Creel Printing.