Technology

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.

We are delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Hewlett-Packard China, which will see PrintFactory color management software bundled with HP Latex and HP DesignJet D5800 wide-format printers.

CHILI publish is proud to announce it has formed strategic partnerships with four companies: Significans Automation, Ink-IT Digital, Apago and PrintIQ. These partnerships, combined with the recently announced enhancements to CHILI publisher, the Universal Graphics Engine, confirm CHILI publish’s status as the leading provider of disruptive technical solutions that enhance the way printers, brands, agencies and label and packaging professionals create, edit and publish omnichannel graphic assets. CHILI publish will highlight these partnerships and enhancements at booth 636 in the South Hall of PRINT 18 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from 30 September - 2 October.

HP Indigo and Color-Logic will join forces at PRINT 18 in Chicago to demonstrate how HP Indigo white ink, expanded color gamut inks, and fluorescent inks let graphic designers offer brands and product managers an unlimited array of special decorative effects and colors. Discussing the collaboration, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "The latest HP Indigo product enhancements-to be shown at PRINT 18 in Chicago-enable graphic designers using the Color-Logic Process Metallic System to differentiate their products in all forms of print media."

Scodix, the leader in digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced this year’s exhibit at PRINT 18 (September 30 thru October 2, Chicago) will demonstrate real-world applications and projects, from clients worldwide, that have benefitted from Scodix enhancement technology. The company will conduct live demos of the Scodix Ultra2 Pro with Foil multi-material platform showing imaging of both coated and uncoated paper and substrates. The samples will feature a combination of nine different enhancement effects now commercially available, including the newest, Scodix Cast&Cure™.

RealityBLU, an augmented reality (AR) platform provider, will showcase its BLUairspace® platform at PRINT18, September 30 – October 2, at McCormick Place in Chicago. With BLUairspace, print service providers can quickly turn printed materials, such as product packaging, signage, transactional print, marketing collateral and more into interactive mobile experiences. PRINT18 attendees can see a demonstration of the BLUairspace platform in the Solimar booth #1600 and Konica Minolta booth #1611.

Mediaclip™, the premier developer of product personalization software, is proud to announce that the latest features of its Designer will be available in time for Photokina 2018. These features will enable retailers, photo labs and printers to offer novel high-end products with several additional embellishment options, such as a book with customizable dust-Jacket, support for popular enhanced finishes like embossing, engraving, foil stamping, and the likes.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, and Cloudprinter.com, the leading Global Print API for print buyers, announce today that they have joined forces to provide print service providers the most efficient way to connect their print production workflows with print buyers around the world.

After several years of extensive development with key industry players, HYBRID Software is pleased to announce the commercial release of Variable Data Printing (VDP) for its PACKZ PDF editor and CLOUDFLOW workflow suite. These products are being demonstrated concurrently at three major international tradeshows: Labelexpo Americas (Chicago, Illinois), CorrExpo (Indianapolis, Indiana), and Fachpack (Nuremberg, Germany), and are available for immediate delivery.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced that users of its flagship software-by-subscription initiative now number well over 10,000, as purchases recently surpassed the impressive milestone during Q2 of this year.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), have reported that General Data is upgrading its production operations with the EFI™ Packaging Suite workflow, featuring Radius® software as the workflow’s core MIS/ERP technology. The Cincinnati-based company chose the EFI system in part because of EFI’s longstanding commitment to addressing users’ challenging workflow needs.

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.

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