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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.

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

Color management specialist GMG is releasing an upgrade to its GMG OpenColor profiling solution. Version 2.2 of the multi-award-winning software incorporates automatic, spectral data-based optimization of measurement data.

Quark Software announced that QuarkXPress 2018, the latest release of the award-winning graphic design software, is now available through the Mac App Store for a special introductory price of £299.99. Designers and creative professionals can access the power and functionality of QuarkXPress 2018 through the Mac App Store at a discounted price. Act now as this introductory pricing ends on 18 November 2018.

Quark Software Inc. released the October Update for QuarkXPress 2018. With this update, QuarkXPress 2018 now officially supports the new macOS Mojave, released by Apple on 24 September, and adds a “dark theme” to seamlessly integrate on macOS 10.14. Additionally, it now supports Windows 10 October 2018 Update and adds additional features.

OKI Europe Ltd today announced the launch of its new smartphone app, the ‘OKI AR Showroom’ at VISCOM Italia. This innovation enables customers to visualise OKI’s devices as well as high impact visual communications materials in their own environments through the use of Augmented Reality (AR).

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices worldwide, today announced the release of Roland VersaWorks 6 RIP and print management software for inkjet printers and printer/cutters. VersaWorks 6 is the latest generation of Roland’s powerful RIP software, offering print service providers the ultimate in productivity, quality output and ease of use, to drive any print business.

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

The SGIA show in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 18—20th, 2018) provides the platform for the latest product launch for large format production from Tilia Labs, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries. In a joint exhibit on Booth 550 with Enfocus Software, Tilia Labs presents Griffin 2.0, developed to boost job preparation and nesting productivity with features that facilitate industrialized paneling production and enhance the range of device integration.

Markzware, leading innovator of data conversion software and desktop publishing tools, announces the addition of Adobe InDesign CC 2019 support to the PDF2DTP® for InDesign Annual Subscription.

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.

Enfocus, the maker of Enfocus Pitstop, the industry standard for PDF preflight and editing, and Enfocus Switch, the award winning automation solution, along with Tilia Labs, developer of industry leading planning, imposition, and automation software solutions, announce a joint exhibit at the SGIA show in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 18—20th, 2018). In addition to demonstrating their customizable solutions for optimizing large-format tasks and workflows, customers visiting booth #550 will be offered an SGIA exclusive opportunity to win an Enfocus Switch and Tilia Labs Griffin Pro automation bundle worth over $7,000.

Caldera has announced the launch of a new version of its award-winning RIP software. Version 12 has been configured to offer an enhanced user experience by bridging the gap between design and business. The suite also includes Digital Licences and CalderaDock, new tools that allow users quick access to what they need. On the functionality front, faster processing speeds and better colors will enhance productivity, and there is an extended range of user applications.

The printing industry continues to grow and to change at speed. Helping drive this change across the various print and packaging arenas is the demand for personalisation, the expectation for self-service and on-demand 24/7 access to print quotes, document set-up and more.

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.

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