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Taopix, the world’s leading provider of photo commerce and photo personalisation white label software, are proud to welcome KeFotos in Mexico to the family. KeFotos was established in 1980 by the Garcia family in Monterrey. They are a renowned provider of various print products and consumables, especially focussing on photographic items like prints, photobooks and enlargements.

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.

Bookfactory, one of Switzerland’s leading providers for photo products has made its next step into the personalization market with the relaunch of its new online store.

Wallace Carlson Printing--a full-service commercial/packaging printer in Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA--recently received two silver awards in the 2018 Printing Impressions Gold Ink Awards competition. The winning entries--Merry-Go-Round Self Promotion in the Packaging and Folding Carton category, and Color Chrome M/FX Swatchbook in the Sample Books and Swatchbooks category--were both produced using the Color-Logic metallic color process. Announcing the awards, Wallace Carlson COO Charlie Cox said: "The outstanding metallic special effects made possible with our Color-Logic software simply wowed the awards judges--just as they wow our clients and bring in profitable new business. Licensing the Color-Logic process is one of the best procurement moves Wallace Carson has made in a long time."

Esko has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform. This newest release delivers a host of platform-wide updates and continues Esko’s ongoing commitment to regularly and consistently enhancing the solutions portfolio customers rely on.

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.

Global Shop Solutions, a leading provider of ERP software for small to medium-size manufacturers, has been named a 2018 FrontRunner for ERP Software by Software Advice, based on software user reviews.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., the market leader in powerful and reliable wide-format and grand-format RIP and print workflow software, has taken the financial sting out of print errors with ColorCheck, a process control toolset for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and FOGRA. With ColorCheck, which was introduced this summer with ONYX 18, Print Service Providers can have confidence in meeting customer colour expectations.

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.

Digiprint, a full service commercial print provider in Reno, Nevada, has recently added the Xante’ En/Press Digital Multimedia Press to its stable of digital printing equipment. David Spillers, Digiprint’s owner, reports that the En/Press has made his business more productive and efficient since its installation. The ease of installation and training on its iQueue workflow allowed Digiprint to start taking short run jobs off the press almost immediately after receiving the En/Press. Spillers states, “I had the first job up and running within about an hour. I’ve nicknamed it ‘Freedom’ because it’s freed me from all the jobs I used to put on the press.”

As every material has its own specific surface characteristics, the newly-supported color measurement devices for the ColorGATE RIP software solutions provide sophisticated systems to measure in the most demanding digital print applications.

OKI Europe has launched a dedicated colour media profiles database for ColorPainter users with over 14,000 media profiles, giving registered users fast, free access to accurate media and colour management settings and unlocking new revenue opportunities for graphic arts businesses and creative organisations.

With the DFE Profiler Module (DFEPM) - an extension of the well-proven Profiler Module (PFM) - ColorGATE offers a new method for ICC-characterization of digital printing systems that have their own DFE (Digital Front End) and an integrated ICC-compatible RIP. The DFEPM generates a special ICC profile which, in addition to the usual color characterization, also contains the process color control and thus combines all the necessary information for the entire calibration workflow.

Periods of rapid expansion can test the internal processes of any business. Wide format print leader, Macroart, is no exception. In June of this year, they revealed that they have almost doubled turnover from £6 million to £11 million since their management buyout four years ago.

Meteor Inkjet, the leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, further enhances its software portfolio with the integration of the Harlequin® Host Renderer™ to provide seamless, high-speed printing of a wide variety of native file types including PDF and PostScript®.

Meteor Inkjet, the leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, further enhances its software portfolio with the integration of ScreenPro™, the ultra-high-speed screening engine developed by Global Graphics Software.

Having softly introduced a new color scheme at SGIA recently, SAi has officially switched from its familiar red to a vibrant purple branding.

As the print market continues its steady trend towards digital, the need to be able to accurately print spot and brand colours on digital presses is becoming ever-more important. Traditionally in offset printing, additional spot colours are used to complement CMYK ink sets in order to more accurately print clearly defined brand colours, something that is not always practical, or even possible, with digital presses.

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