With the global pandemic declared and its clients sending all their staff home for safety, Apogee (An HP Inc group company) needed a solution that would enable their customers to maintain a full spectrum of customer communications without interruption. Enter Vpress, who has been working closely with the print management heavyweight to support its critical mission.

ColorBase Exchange is a new cloud-based platform that connects printing material manufacturers to resellers like never before. This new technology revolutionizes the way that users do business, streamlining data exchange, procurement, the sales process, customer acquisition, payments and logistics.

Chongolove, a new company offering a free app enabling users to make and deliver custom videos, chose Color-Logic metallic embellishments to enhance their product. Chongolove buyers, after downloading the Chongolove app, scan a Chongolove sticker with their smartphone and use the app to record a video targeted at a specific friend or relative. The Chongolove sticker then may be attached to a greeting card, postcard, or gift. Upon receipt, the sticker recipient can scan the sticker and view the custom video. Chongolove stickers are sold on the Amazon website in sets of three for less than US$7; the app is free.

Esko has scooped a 2020 InterTechTM Technology Award from PRINTING United Alliance, after developing a new prepress tool to make trapping jobs up to 70 per cent faster and unerringly accurate.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the release of BoardingPass pre-release 2. Beginning in July, BoardingPass was offered as a public pre-release. BoardingPass gives customer facing print service staff the ability to quickly check a PDF file and provide timely feedback. The free public pre-release program will run until the release of the final product.

With the goal of helping sign and large format businesses have a strong final quarter of 2020 as they get back to work and re-open, SAi has announced details of its next ‘Workflow Wednesday’ online educational session.

Esko, a global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print, packaging and label industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Evolve Solutions International (‘Evolve’) as a UK agent for its range of technologies.

Infigo Software is proud to announce further enhancements to our partnership with leading MIS and MWS (Management Workflow System) provider printIQ - offering greater flexibility, efficiency and cost savings to our customers.

GMG once again has reason to celebrate: the successful color management company has won the Label Industry Global Award 2020 – Award for Innovation (for companies with up to 300 employees) – for the second year running.

The last few months have made one thing quite obvious: in order to emerge stronger from crisis situations, it is essential to be able to rely on automated processes in unforeseeable situations and to intervene flexibly and quickly in print production. OneVision, the specialist for automation solutions in print data preparation, has considered these aspects, among others, when further developing its prepress software Asura over the past months and has equipped it with three new, powerful functionalities.

Esko, the leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the global packaging, labeling and wide format sectors, has received a Bronze Award at this week’s European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) 2020 Awards – the first for its innovative Share & Approve tool.

Worcester's Sign Here struggled to match a vibrant shade of orange for a vehicle wrap, until it invested in a new Epson SureColor S80600 from reseller SEDO.

As COVID-19 cancelled in-person events, sign & graphics companies were forced to develop new revenue streams in order to stay afloat. Colorwave Graphics was able to expand their business through a quick and seamless transition to producing personal protective equipment (PPE) by leveraging the Gerber MCT Cutter. Colorwave was able to develop signage for social distancing, sneeze guards and even a temporary hospital bed made from 100% recyclable material. Additionally, the versatile solution empowers the Illinois-based signage producer to greatly improve their speed and throughput, enabling them to cut 2-up gang banners in just 20 seconds, which normally would have taken 40 hours manually.

Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation solutions, is proud to work with one of the largest digital online photo book retailers in Israel, Lupa. From personalized photo books to calendars and photo tiles, Lupa keeps offering new innovative and creative photo print products to produce on their HP Indigo digital presses. By integrating Ultimate Impostrip® imposition software solution in their workflow, they save around 30% of workers time in the production flow and have a better margin on the work done.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces surpassing 100 apps available on the Enfocus Appstore.

Innovative new features, including automatic tiling for processing large-scale output at high speed, and extended Advanced Inkjet Screens™, for enhanced image quality, are introduced in a major new release of the Harlequin RIP® today by developers Global Graphics Software. Harlequin Host Renderer 13 raises the bar in terms of productivity features for print service providers and provides new options to press manufacturers for scaling multiple RIPs for high performance digital front ends.

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) today announces a new free webinar. While PDF is a wonderful file format for use in Graphic Arts, and many ISO standards are built on its foundations, there are still areas in PDF that continue to be difficult and cause problems. The number one spot often is held by the use of fonts.

Specialist systems distributor and service provider, ArtSystems, has launched new SignMaker Bundles to the Authorised Epson SureColor S Series reseller channel.

Esko has underlined its commitment to future generations of packaging industry workers with a multi-million dollar in-kind donation to support college and university students in their packaging engineering and technology studies.

Taopix, the renowned providers of whitelabel photo & personalisation software, have announced that Studio 22 in Cape Town, South Africa, have selected Taopix as their preferred photobook design software.

Toppan Printing (Toppan) (TSE:7911), a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, will be presenting the latest security solutions for smart packaging during the AIPIA Virtual Congress, which will be held on line on September 10.

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