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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.

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.

EasyCut Studio, the world leading provider of vinyl cutting software solutions dedicated for the professional sign making and sign production processes, is proud to introduce Easy Cut Studio 4.1.0.5. the latest release of its cutting plotter software includes dozens of new vinyl plotter supported, macOS 10.14 Mojave compatibility, improved speed and reliability, and Other improvements, updates and bug fixes.

Markzware, leading innovator of desktop publishing and data conversion tools, announces the addition of InDesign CC 2019 support in the popular, FREE ID Util for macOS application. ID Util can benefit Adobe InDesign, InCopy, and IDML users (as well as users who do not have InDesign) who want to preview files, without waiting for the file application to launch and open the file.

Color-Logic has certified the Skandacor SLEEKpro™cold foil system. "The Skandacor printed test results of the Color-Logic test form files were stellar," stated Color-Logic CTO Richard Ainge. "The decorative effects and colors produced using the Skandacor cold foil system will enable Skandacor printers to differentiate what they can provide their clients."

Taopix, the world’s leading provider of photo commerce and photo personalisation software has released its unprecedented 5th release for 2018.

The Ghent Workgroup, the international organization to develop and disseminate best practices in graphic arts, is pleased to see that the work it started around Processing Steps is now adopted as an international standard. The new ISO standard is a major stride to standardize and automate packaging workflows based on the PDF file format.

What can be achieved with the state-of-the-art multicolor techniques? What quality levels can be obtained in multicolor proofing and separation? These questions were the focus of the first Multicolor Forum, organized by Fogra in Munich. In a "shootout," Fogra provides the nine leading technology providers the opportunity to compete in five different disciplines. The vendor-neutral event was aimed at obtaining useful results without selecting a winner.

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.

Coloris Print Romania, has chosen Taopix as their personalisation and photo commerce platform as they enter the Photo-Gifting market, under the DreamShare brand. Owner and founder of Coloris Print, Adrian Marinescu, has spent months researching various photo commerce platforms before deciding to join the Taopix family.

Markzware, leading publisher of DTP and PDF conversion and printing solutions, announces FlightCheck® 7.92 for the Mac. This software has added support to preflight Adobe CC 2019 (Creative Cloud) products, such as InDesign CC 2019, Photoshop CC 2019, and Illustrator CC 2019.

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.

Color-Logic has certified the Xerox EX-P 6 Print Server Powered by Fiery® for the Xerox Iridesse Production Press. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "The latest Xerox product enhancements and the new Xerox Iridesse press--shown at PRINT 18 in Chicago--enable graphic designers using the Color-Logic Process Metallic System to differentiate their products in ways previously unseen in print. The latest Xerox developments, combined with the Fiery DFE, provide printers with a platform that can truly differentiate digital print from conventional. Not only is the new Xerox Iridesse press a superb example of workflow automation in print, it enables graphic designers using the Color-Logic tools to take advantage of the latest silver and white dry inks from Xerox."

Large format print service provider The Big Display Company of Slough, UK, has gained an estimated 30 percent production time since investing in tilia Griffin automatic layout software. The application from Tilia Labs, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, was chosen for speed and ease-of-use in automating nesting processes for the full range of large-format production devices.

New research[1] from PrintFactory reveals that a widespread reliance on default solutions could be costing large-format operations thousands in, avoidable, wasted time, ink and media.

Apparel and textile design professionals can streamline their design processes, saving significant time and empowering designers to get the best possible print results, with updated and new tools available in version 4 of the EFI™ Fiery® DesignPro software suite from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII). The new version of this suite of plug-ins gives graphic designers more power than ever before to create and complete designs directly within Adobe® design software.

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