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EasyCut Studio, the leading provider of vinyl cutting software solutions dedicated for the professional sign making and sign production processes, has announced the launch and worldwide availability of Easy Cut Studio version 4.1.03. the latest version of Easy Cut Studio includes many new vinyl cutters supported, like Mutoh ValueCut Series, Fenta, Roland GS and etc.

Released just two months ago, the new tilia Griffin Pro App has already scooped a major industry award for its developer, Tilia Labs. The company, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, received the award on May 16th during the Fespa 2018 show in Berlin.

EFI, is announcing two new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) designed to drive Ricoh's new ProTM C9200/ProTM C9210 high end digital colour production presses. Based on the latest Fiery FS300 Pro software, the Fiery Color Controllers E-45 and E-85 digital front ends ensure unparalleled productivity, exceptional colour and seamless workflow integration.

It does not have to take long to implement a system that manages packaging specification, approval and project life cycle. After installing Esko’s WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated in just five days, Landaal Packaging Systems has been able to add designer capacity, track projects, manage process efficiencies, and reduce errors.

As sensory marketing continues to rise as retailers try to engage consumers by creating a multi-sensory shopping experience, Antalis is urging commercial printers and signmakers to maximise the opportunities from this growing trend.

CHILI publish (www.chili-publish.com) is proud to announce it has won an EDP award 2018 in the category Layout, design and editing software during FESPA Global Print Expo 2018. The technical committee commented on CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine, as the category’s winner: “As a layout, design and editing software CHILI publisher is the most complete tool in this category. It has been a leading product for years – as the rebranded engine it takes its existing functionalities to a higher level even.”

EFI has introduced two milestone digital print workflow solutions at FESPA 2018 in Berlin: a new version of Fiery® Command WorkStation® and Fiery XF 7, an updated digital front end (DFE) for EFI wide and superwide format inkjet printers.

Color-Logic has certified the Komori H-UV press for metallic printing using the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System.

Today, Onyx Graphics, Inc. announced the launch of ONYX 18, the newest version release of the company's award-winning wide- and grand-format software. ONYX 18 introduces new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers; and is the first solution compatible with iccMAX, the new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide- and grand-format print applications including textile and soft signage. The new release brings next level power and reliability to the entire portfolio of ONYX products with the latest Adobe® PDF Print Engine (APPE 4.8), a high speed, high fidelity print platform for increased consistency and reliability across proofing cycles. Combined with new dynamic tools for print production and optimised out-of-the-box presets, ONYX 18 delivers fast, superior output for all wide-format printing applications.

At this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo (15th-18th May), PrintFactory will explore ‘the power of possibility’ on Stand 1.1-C38 by demonstrating the profitability boosting potential of true and total automation for large format print businesses.

EFI and Xerox Corporation today announced the availability of the Xerox® EX-P 6 Print Server Powered by Fiery® for the new Xerox Iridesse™ Production Press, as demonstrated at EFI Connect earlier this year. This unique digital colour press features the ability to use two specialty dry inks simultaneously - gold, silver or clear - supported by Fiery features including Fiery Metallics and Fiery ImageViewer.

EFI™ Fiery® FS300 Pro – the newest, most-advanced Fiery digital front end (DFE) platform to date – is now available for the Konica Minolta® AccurioPress™ line of digital presses including new AccurioPress C3080 and C3070 series products. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced updated EFI Fiery DFEs offering a range of improvements that help users maximize productivity, minimize touch points and achieve superior color and output quality. In addition to the operational improvements that come with EFI’s latest Fiery FS300 Pro DFE platform, customers benefit from the streamlined and efficient control and management capabilities of the new version 6 of EFI Fiery Command WorkStation® – one of the industry’s most widely used digital printing job management interfaces.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC, announced today that their cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem, PantoneLIVE™, will include the official spectral data from the popular Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors System for cotton and nylon and the Pantone Matching System (PMS) for plastics and coatings. For the first time, color specifiers and manufacturers will have instant access to up-to-date spectral values for Pantone Colors for plastics, coatings and textiles, including the Pantone Color of the Year 2018: PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet. The new offering, PantoneLIVE Production – Plastic, Coatings and Textile, integrates with X-Rite color management tools to ensure seamless color communication from design to production, improving consistency between design intent and finished products.

Twice as good: OneVision, the German manufacturer of automation software for prepress, is showing its solutions for the printing industry not only on the booth of its technology partner Canon Deutschland, but also on its own booth. The Wide Format Automation Suite in particular will be the focus of attention at the trade fair for large format printing in Berlin from 15 to 18 May 2018.

Pantone, provider of professional color management services and tools, expands its offering of On-Demand Prints with the introduction of Super Chips and Super Swatches to the Pantone Graphics System. Designed to enable better color communication and evaluation, new Pantone Super Chips and Super Swatches offer graphic, print and packaging designers customizable color references for Pantone Matching System® (PMS) colors in larger formats. Designers can use Pantone Super Chips and Swatches to develop specific palettes for a project and more easily evaluate, present, and communicate color to stakeholders and throughout the supply chain.

As every year, the FESPA Expo is a highlight for Barbieri and this time we will be showcasing for the first time at this show our new Spectro LFP qb.

Pioneering software firm, PrintFactory, will explore ‘the power of possibility’ at FESPA Global Print Expo (Stand 1.1-C38) by demonstrating the profitability boosting potential of true and total automation for large format print businesses.

Esko has extended its portfolio of innovative solutions with Text Recognition, a new plug-in for Adobe® Illustrator® that makes last-minute copy changes to outlined text fast, safe and simple.
The Esko-unique OCR plug-in for Adobe Illustrator helps packaging professionals to produce packaging in an optimal way. It eliminates work-arounds that were cumbersome when even the tiniest of copy changes was required.

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