The latest output device certified for use with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System is the model BSUV-1115 printer manufactured by Blue Sky Digital in Taiwan.

Markzware, software developer for the printing, publishing and graphic design industries, today, launched QXPMarkz™. This stand-alone application allows you to take control of your creations, by giving you the ability to preview QuarkXPress files and the power to move those documents to IDML, image types, and your preferred desktop publishing (DTP) editing applications.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced a new ColorCert Reporting API that makes it easier for consumer package goods (CPG) brands to communicate packaging color and monitor print quality control across technologies and global supply chains. Using the application program interface (API), brands and printers can share color data between the ColorCert Suite, any XRGA-based spectrophotometer, and third-party quality control software. This creates an open software ecosystem that allows brand managers to monitor print quality while enabling their print suppliers to maximize existing software and hardware investments. The ColorCert Reporting API is currently supported by Colorware MeasureColor and FLEXICON INKPILOT®.

Solimar Systems, Inc., provider of leading workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, today launches Solimar ReadyPDF® Prepress Server™. This intuitive, pioneering solution enables users to overcome numerous production inefficiencies associated with PDF files, and benefit from increased automation, enhanced quality control and a more streamlined, profitable production process.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., today announced the availability of new ONYX Automation Libraries to help print shops automate faster, improve print workflow efficiencies and reduce manual errors. These automation resource libraries contain examples of print and cut workflow configurations using ONYX Quick Sets and Adobe® swatch libraries used for cutting. Current libraries can be used immediately after download, or as examples that can be edited or adjusted to directly impact automation workflow needs of a print shop. Included are example Quick Sets for banners, wraps, grayscale and tiling with a variety of finishing mark settings. Also provided are Adobe Illustrator color swatch libraries for common cutter devices such as Summa, Graphtec and HP to further reduce set up time for print and cut workflows.

On June 15th, CHILI publish releases Version 6 of CHILI publisher, the software to simplify and automate graphics. The release includes brand-new features, that facilitate the online editing user experience and speed up the flawless production of on-brand visuals. Its SaaS solution, CHILI publisher Online, also features the revolutionary Dynamic Layouts concept. This technique enables users to adjust elements on the canvas by relative - not absolute - values. Any original design within a Smart Template can now be turned into any custom-size visual by any user.

DALIM SOFTWARE makers of highly efficient, scalable software solutions for the creation, production and management of print and cross-media content, is offering more free episodes of DUO on Air. Each weekly 50-minute webinar of season 2 offers helpful, knowledgeable presentations from inspirational guest speakers, along with product-related insights, and best-practice methodology by worldwide experts.

Esko, a leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the global print and packaging industry, has today (May 26) unveiled a new virtual hub to launch its 2020 innovations.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced that Ergosoft 16, a leading RIP software for digital printing market, supports the new i1Pro 3 Family of color management solutions. Using Ergosoft 16 with the i1Pro 3 helps printers improve print production workflow efficiency by allowing them to quickly implement color standards across a variety of materials and surfaces, including ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood, vinyl, plastics, thin films, cardboard, paper, and more. Digital printers can create ICC profiles for almost any substrate and calibrate print production devices for the highest level of color accuracy.

Graphics One is pleased to announce two new screen-printing packages for imaging film positives. Featuring GO ScreenMate™ Color Separation Ink and Film, the system includes either the T3170x or the ET-15000 along with the CADLink Technology Corporation’s FilmMaker RIP software making this a true turnkey offering.

Everyone in the digital print supply chain can speed the production of variable data printing (VDP) jobs thanks to a new independent guide to the “dos and don’ts” of optimizing PDF files for the fastest, most efficient processing by digital front ends (DFEs).

Markzware, software developer for the printing, publishing and graphic design industries, announces the latest update of IDMarkz™. This new version (v1.5.7) has the added ability to export Adobe InDesign document stories as TXT, RTF, or HTML, and can also convert InDesign to IDML, without previewing.

InfoMark is announcing the full release of its Amazon Alexa skill which completes the wide variety of technological wizardry and finally unleashes the Digital Power of Print that so many of us believed the QR Code would accomplish. With this Alexa Skill writers and editors can now achieve the personal connection with their readers never before available. After enabling the Alexa Skill users can simply ask Alexa "Alexa tell my mark to play N E W S" and your Amazon Alexa begins audio of the associated content for the Mark "N E W S". InfoMark.com and the InfoMark apps for Apple and Android devices fully support all of these new capabilities.

A new inkjet module from graphic arts reseller and software developer PrintsPaul supports flexographic printing, converting and finishing machines as well as digital printing systems from numerous manufacturers including Brotech, Hewlett-Packard and Konica Minolta.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced that its Color Theory eLearning Course is available free for a limited time. In an effort to support the growing number of remote workers who must review and approve color, the on-demand training explains the basics of color theory, color tolerances and sharing digital color standards. In addition, X-Rite is hosting a series of color management webinars designed to help attendees optimize their use of color measurement hardware and software.

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced new products and services for its popular 1 Hour Photo app. 1 Hour Photo is the convenient photo-printing app offering pick up at more than 21,000 locations among all five of the largest U.S retailers with photo services - CVS, Walmart, Walgreen’s, Duane Reade and Target stores - for the ultimate in shopping convenience.

As I’m sure is the case for most of you, six months ago I would never have imagined that I would find myself being quarantined in my home. Only being able to leave the house for the utmost necessities has certainly changed my perspective about how I spend my time when I’m not working. It has become more apparent after looking at our current trends and figures, that I am not the only one.

Esko, a global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for the packaging and label markets, has announced a new collaboration with Global Inkjet Systems (‘GIS’) to combine its workflow and brand color management expertise with the inkjet expertise of GIS.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing, textile and CNC machining industries, has announced the appointment of Rick Scrimger to its Board of Directors.

Ghent Workgroup continues to bring the international graphic arts community’s best minds together to develop best practices for the benefit of the print and publishing industry worldwide. Today Ghent Workgroup is happy to welcome new member Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of software platforms for high-speed digital printing.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., announced global availability of ONYX TruFit, the company’s new shape-based nesting software. Using artificial intelligence to search millions of combinations for the most precise nests and media utilization, ONYX TruFit saves valuable print production time and reduces media usage up to 50%. Designed to work seamlessly across both Windows and Mac OS platforms and with any RIP solution on the market, ONYX TruFit brings speed and simplicity to even the most complex nested layouts.

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