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Enfocus, the leader in PDF solutions for quality control, advanced PDF editing, and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry has been recognized for three Red Hot Technologies at Print18 in Chicago. Print18 is held from September 30 to October 2 at McCormick Place.

Onyx Graphics, Inc. today announced the debut of ONYX 18.5 software at the upcoming SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following the successful release of ONYX 18,which ushered in industry-defining new technologies for colour accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards that can be validated to customers, ONYX 18.5 achieves another first for the wide-format print industry, as the first RIP solution with the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5 (APPE 5). Attendees are invited to see this new version at the Onyx Graphics booth 1032 during the SGIA Expo 2018, October 18-20 in Las Vegas.

Color-Logic has certified the Gallus Labelfire 340 digital production system for cold foil applications with the Color-Logic process metallic color system. The Gallus press is the first production hybrid label system to be certified for overprinting CMYKGOV inks on cold foil. Confirming the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves commented: "The Gallus certification samples utilizing KURZ KPW OP cold foil with the Heidelberg Saphira UV v2 inks provided incredible results. All of the Color-Logic decorative effects were faithfully reproduced, and the tonal range which the Gallus Labelfire was able to print exceeded expectations."

Freeze My Moment has chosen the Taopix photo commerce platform to launch the first online photo gift business in Saudi Arabia.

Esko reports that in the past 12 months, over 300 million packaging jobs were processed through Esko workflows; a staggering number that shows significant increase over the previous 12 months.

Enfocus Connect 2018 focuses on providing a cost effective toolset to help anyone involved in creating, quoting or producing PDFs for print. Connect 2018 offers a collection of pre-set personal workflow applications that can perform a variety tasks such as adding bleeds, checking image resolution (quality), scaling documents, and more. In addition, Connect 2018 has an all-new backbone which includes compatibility with Enfocus Pitstop Pro 2018, and 64 bit compatibility for the new MacOSX, and a new web engine improving web form compatibility for HTML job tickets.

CHILI publish, introduces a first novelty wave for its flagship solution CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine. The enhancements establish the solution as a new comparative benchmark in the VDP business segment. An Illustrator® plug-in fulfills a long-standing request from the packaging market. An overall performance increase within the software secures an impressive loading time for a faster and more direct time-to-market for companies looking to increase their conversion rates.

Taopix, the world’s number one provider of photo commerce software has announced 3 major strategic initiatives that bring to bear the most significant innovations in the sector since its birth. Photobook AI, integrated global fulfilment and a full Professional Services portfolio put Taopix at the forefront of the photo personalisation space. Helping customers succeed has been at the heart of the recent announcements.

Esko and Scodix, announce a collaboration to include Scodix packaging enhancement applications within the Esko Studio suite including, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Embossed Foil™, Scodix Sense™ for UV embossing and Scodix Spot™ for varnish applications. Scodix presses bring unrivalled and unique digital enhancements to printed materials for both commercial print and folding carton in a post-print process including multiple premium quality applications on one platform. Both the Scodix Ultra2 series and the Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press offer unmatched, high-quality capabilities, which enhance printed materials by layering polymers digitally onto printed products. These effects add value and help packaging stand out on the shelf in a highly competitive consumer market.

Virtual Systems, a provider of cloud-based print MIS software, announced that White Wolf Branding Solutions has successfully completed implementing Midnight software and is gaining momentum with several aspects of the system.

SELL BASE is a platform that centralizes and manages thousands of product references for corporations and communication agencies. It consists of two central modules: SELL Publishing, which automates the catalog and brochure creation process, and SELL Digital for web and mobile applications. The integration of CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine by CHILI publish (www.chili-publish.com), within SELL BASE has significantly improved the marketing effectiveness of the platform, opening it up to personalized document creation and collaborative work processes.

Taopix, the world’s leading photo commerce and personalisation software provider welcome Central Book Supply of the Philippines to the ever-increasing Taopix family as they prepare to go live with a new online and mobile service.

Color-Logic has named Arca Etichette S.p.A. the first certified HP Indigo printer to produce Color-Logic labels using HP Silver ink. Confirming the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "The results supplied by Arca Etichette from their HP Indigo Label press using HP Silver ink had a dramatic metallic color range and properly produced all Color-Logic decorative effects. Arca Etichette brand clients will greatly benefit from the ability of Arca to differentiate their products from those of their competitors. HP Indigo silver ink, in combination with HP Indigo CMYK inks, enables Arca to provide clients with 250 new metallic colors."

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has partnered with Avery Dennison to develop specialized software for the company’s TrafficJet Print System. The FlexiSIGN & PRINT Avery Dennison TrafficJet™ and FlexiPRINT Avery Dennison TrafficJet™ software will feature on the new system, which is designed to allow the production of certified output for the highly-regulated global traffic signage market.

The world’s leading provider of photo commerce software, Taopix, is launching a fully AI enabled version of its software platform for the intelligent creation of photo books and similar multi-image photo gift products.

Color-Logic and their technology partners have announced their Autumn show schedule. "This Autumn, Color-Logic will demonstrate with technology partners at ten different events around the world," stated Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing. "Color-Logic partners will show our samples for applications including direct mail, labels, cartons, signage, point-of-purchase, magazine covers, tags, and business cards to mention only a few."

We’re excited to announce that PrintFactory Cloud has won the coveted SGIA 2018 Product of the Year Award in the Software - Workflow/CIM/MRS category.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that its imagePROGRAF TX and PRO Series lineups are now fully compatible with FLEXI software from SA International (SAi). This announcement regarding the PRO Series represents the addition of the 60-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 Large-format printer to those devices which can be used with SAi software, helping provide color continuity on high-quality applications for stunningly vivid output for signage and pay-for-print operations.

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