In an industry built around impending deadlines, there is rarely a minute - let alone an hour - to spare. Efficient and effective color management is key to a print shop’s success, helping them to maintain hard-earned reputation and secure repeat business. Importantly, sound color management is vital for wide-format PSPs looking to maximize the productivity potential of automation and ensure their workflow is performing at its peak.

"The world’s best manufacturers in the industry will meet in two halls for 4 days to present the next generation of high-performance technology for digital printing and finishing.”. This is what the Hunkeler Innovationdays website says. OneVision's contribution at the Hunkeler Innovationdays from 25-28 February 2019: High-performance automation software that maps an end-to-end workflow from job submission, through MIS, prepress and press to finishing. In order to increase job throughput, optimize print quality and achieve greater profitability in digital printing, a perfect interplay of software and hardware is crucial. After all, more incoming orders with shorter runs in tighter time windows require one thing above all else: automated processes and smooth print production.

The team at Imaginators, a UK specialist in large, wide and superwide format digital print solutions, knows that accuracy, speed and colour consistency are all essential for creating the kind of stunning results their clients have come to expect.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry; and Avanti, the market leader in Print MIS software; today announced a collaborative partnership toward providing integrated solutions for customer success. The partnership is anchored on an integration between Enfocus Switch and Avanti Slingshot®.

With a number of potential barriers to creating effective workflows, PSPs continue to battle with ongoing material, ink and time wastage.

Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry, today announced the availability of Version 10 of Aleyant tFLOW, its powerful digital workflow automation and customer service solution for commercial, large format, label, and specialty graphics businesses.

Increased job throughput, better print quality and more profitability – these continue to be the goals for print service providers in the coming year. More incoming orders with smaller print runs in tighter windows require the adaptation to automated processes. The decisive factor here is a perfect interaction between software and hardware.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the release of Switch 2018 update 2. This latest update delivers an abundant list of feature additions, customer requested changes and fixes. Input received from customers during the Switch World Tour events weighed heavily in the development of this update. The highlights of the Switch 2018 update 2 include an online, opt-in Insight Dashboard, improvements to the designer and several flow elements, additional features to job boards and performance enhancements.

Based in Lisbon, Ocyan Group is a leading print company offering a full end-to-end service from pre-press to finishing, delivering a range of offset, commercial digital and wide format applications to a variety of customers in Portugal and beyond.

Esko, has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to bring increased efficiencies to its joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration between Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated solution, and Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to create bi-directional communication that eliminates double data entry and enables further downstream automation of the workflow for corrugated converters.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is highlighting its complete and unrivalled portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at this week's All4Pack tradeshow in Paris, including the launch of new print modes for the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 - the ultra-high-speed, single-pass inkjet corrugated board press that is helping many of the world's leading packaging companies thrive with high-graphic, direct-to-board digital printing. EFI's exhibit in Hall 6, Stand L125 at the packaging event highlights the complete EFI portfolio of print and workflow solutions for advanced, integrated and automated corrugated production.

At Inprint Milan, taking place from 20-22 November 2018, ColorGATE presents its comprehensive solution portfolio for digital print automation and color standardization along the entire process chain in the age of Industry 4.0 with Workflow, RIP and Color Management Solutions for Industrial Printing. In cooperation with Metis Systems srl, the global leader for high quality scanners, ColorGATE also presents a 3D capturing and digital reproduction solution. Get to know ColorGATE`s application-specific Industrial Productionserver solutions: with intelligent workflow, high automation capability and modular functionality available.

The cost pressure on print service providers is increasing. Prices for paper and raw materials continue to rise, while end customers do not accept higher prices. To achieve a sustainable profitability it all comes down to only one single measure: increase the degree of automation throughout print production – from prepress and print data preparation to printing and finishing.

Today’s label converters face the key challenges of producing large volumes of high quality, short run jobs with quicker deadlines. This creates lead-time pressure and complex workflows supporting the need for greater efficiencies.

Esko will show Scanpack visitors how they can deliver shorter turnaround times while maintaining high quality and increasing profitability with its Packaging Connected approach.

Hamillroad Software today announced the launch of the Hamillroad Partner Program aimed at establishing mutually beneficial relationships with providers of complementary products in the printing and graphic arts industry.

McKinsey’s report ‘Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transition in a time of automation’ suggests that while past technological innovations have boosted job creation to offset disruption, the impact of automation remains a source of anxiety across sectors – and digital print is no exception.

Higher throughput. Faster turnaround. High print quality. Just in time. These criteria are the most important when selecting the right hardware and software for print service providers, and in particular for wide format printers. Increasing incoming orders with simultaneously decreasing print runs require the conversion to automated processes. The decisive factor here is a perfect interaction between software and hardware.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, and Cloudprinter.com, the leading Global Print API for print buyers, announce today that they have joined forces to provide print service providers the most efficient way to connect their print production workflows with print buyers around the world.

After several years of extensive development with key industry players, HYBRID Software is pleased to announce the commercial release of Variable Data Printing (VDP) for its PACKZ PDF editor and CLOUDFLOW workflow suite. These products are being demonstrated concurrently at three major international tradeshows: Labelexpo Americas (Chicago, Illinois), CorrExpo (Indianapolis, Indiana), and Fachpack (Nuremberg, Germany), and are available for immediate delivery.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting machines, will be showcasing innovative solutions for printing on a wide variety of media at FachPack, the trade fair for packaging, processing and technology, scheduled for 25 to 27 September in Nuremberg, Germany. Mimaki will be exhibiting in Hall 8, Stand 8-301 at the show, in partnership with Ernst Mendel GmbH. Visitors to the Mimaki stand will see innovative workflow automation solutions, as well as stunning examples that demonstrate the possibilities enabled by Mimaki’s advanced printing and cutting technologies. The company will also hold a technology demonstration of a new silver ink that will enable users to create metallic effects and colours on substrates such as wood, glass, metal and more.

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