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Holiday prep

Posted by JeffB65 on November 23, 2009

A few points to keep in mind as we work on holiday papers:

Deadlines: There will be earlier deadlines on all our products Wednesday.

  • Shreveport — 4:30 PM
  • Monroe — 5:30 PM
  • Opelousas — 6:40 PM
  • Alexandria — 8:00 PM
  • Lafayette — 10:40 PM

Price: All Thursday products should have the same price as a Sunday edition. Double-check this when you are building the fronts and when you are proofing the fronts.

Barcodes (or UPC graphic): Whatever it’s called, make sure that the Thursday editions have the barcode graphic for Sunday so that the price will ring up correctly when they are scanned. Watch for this when building the fronts and when proofing them. If you don’t know what this means or how to check it, please ask a supervisor.

Advance page production: Currently, there are a lot of advance pages in production at the same time as daily pages. This requires extra diligence on the part of those building the pages as well as those proofing. Be sure that folios match the content (does the TV grid match the folio for example). Advance sections are usually printed ahead of time, so there are no remakes. Errors on advance run sections that make it through production on this end are errors that can’t be fixed later. We are the last line of defense.

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Slug it out … right

Posted by moncpc on November 2, 2009

Since we now officially have all sites in production at the CPC, it’s more important than ever that we keep our slugs straight. No not those slimy little critters that leave gooey trails all over your patio — file names.

Keep these points in mind:

1. If you are naming a photo, it is important you make that name unique by using the abbreviation of the site the content belongs to. For example 1031_LAF_SHOOTING or 1031_SHR_FLOODING. This also helps to find the file later during the webbing process.

2. If you are creating wire files for a site, use the same procedures so that your file is not accidentally grabbed by someone else eager to fill space and looking globally rather than just in the READY FOR PAGE basket (whatever it may be named).

3. If you are downloading graphics, games or comics, the same rules apply. Before you drop it into the Jazbox gateway, make sure it has a name that not only identifies it by date, but by publication as well.

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OK. Now this one is just for fun.

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