Technology

Signagelive has announced a new strategic partner PosterMyWall which allows our customers to create stunning promotional graphics and videos without needing any design skills.

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.

Arizona State University (ASU) has implemented the Tharstern MIS to create an integrated print environment. The Print and Imaging Lab at ASU is a unique print operation - their employees are composed of mainly students at the university, who are enrolled in the Graphic Information Technology program.

Built for speed, reliability and flexibility, Caldera GrandRIP+ is at the cutting-edge of wide-format production software. Known as a company consistently at the top of their game, Oasis Graphic Co. has just integrated the Caldera GrandRIP+ Print-to-Cut system into the business. The software runs on multiple PC / Mac platforms, and drives customer printing and cutting devices. It has replaced a number of individual RIP stations of different makes and varying levels of functionality, giving Oasis the ultimate production workflow.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., today announced the global availability of ONYX 18.5 software, the latest version release of the company's wide- and grand-format RIP software. ONYX 18.5 software builds upon the award-winning ONYX 18 version, taking print production to the next level with the distinction of being the first wide-format RIP solution with Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE 5.1). With APPE 5.1, users benefit from the latest technological advancements for complete design-to-print workflows including high impact colour rendering, smoother edges for graphics, enhanced Unicode support; plus support for PDF 2.0 features such as black-point compensation, half-tone origin, special data for spot colours, and page-level output intent.

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.

Markzware, leading innovator of data conversion software and desktop publishing tools, announces the update of the MarkzTools® for InDesign CS6 plug-in for macOS, which now supports conversion of InDesign CC 2019 files.

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.”

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