Ricoh USA, Inc. and Ultimate TechnoGraphics today announced their enhanced global partnership that will offer digital print providers improved upstream workflow automation at a reduced price. This expanded collaboration between the companies will equate to increased flexibility, control, and visibility over jobs at any point in production for printers.

Highcon Systems Ltd., (TASE: HICN) today announces the launch of new product enhancements and consumables, and a new pricing model. These new initiatives will enable the customers of Highcon® Euclid and Beam digital converting platforms, to improve their workflow efficiencies to significantly reduce their costs, as well as offering a new level of cutting and creasing performance that will lead to increased product value and job profitability.

ColorGATE, a leading provider of high-performance software and hardware solutions for color-critical digital printing applications, has announced the release of three new solutions:

Esko has today (29 March) unveiled a major new release of its market-leading Automation Engine workflow solution, packed with new capabilities and for the first time available as a Software-as-a-Service (‘SaaS’).

PrintFactory announces a strategic partnership with Barberan SA, who will now be using the PrintFactory Automation workflow to provide their customers with automated pre-press production for the Barberan JetMaster series of print production lines.

On March 11th, prepress & printing solutions provider Agfa and MIS vendor Dataline invite both commercial offset and large-format inkjet printing companies to a dedicated broadcast on achieving efficiency gains through the automation of business processes.

Tilia Labs, Inc., a leading developer of planning, imposition, and Artificially Intelligent software solutions has announced release of its latest tilia Phoenix connection for Enfocus Switch workflow management software. For the first time the Phoenix configurator is available as an app, downloadable from the Enfocus Switch App Store.

Solimar Systems, provider of leading workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, today announces the release of SOLitrack™ version 2.4. This version includes many new features including web-based job control, proof and approval capabilities, and JDF finishing for PDF files — all to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of a remote print production workflow.

Solimar Systems, Inc., provider of leading workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, delivered tangible cost savings and a flexible post-composition solution to VariVerge LLC, as part of the company’s latest print production investment.

Idealliance, through the work of the Print Properties Committee (PPC), has released the new PrintWide profile to further support global print alignment across all print technologies and workflows. PrintWide is an extremely large-gamut CMYK dataset designed to encompass the gamut of virtually all inks or colorants in all known color printing systems. The PrintWide dataset’s gamut includes the effect of typical “extended-gamut” inks such as OGV (Orange, Green and Violet) or RGB (Red Green and Blue) often used in ink-jet, flexo or offset printing.

The new version 6.6 of EFI™ Fiery® Command WorkStation® – the print job management interface used across all EFI Fiery platforms connected to digital print devices – delivers a host of productivity and quality enhancements. With its ongoing development of Fiery Command WorkStation, Electronics For Imaging, Inc., is dedicated to continuous improvement, helping users do work faster and manage their digital print operations better across multiple printers and locations. The new Command WorkStation version, which is being demonstrated at the EFI Engage global online users event, gives customers the power to produce higher-quality print with fewer mistakes, while ensuring that their EFI Fiery investments continue to deliver exceptional value.

The new, version 5 release of EFI™ PrintSmith™ Vision MIS software – part of the EFI Quick Print Suite of business and production management tools – delivers optimised performance and enhanced flexibility for small commercial and quick print businesses. Developed by Electronics For Imaging, Inc., the print industry’s leading workflow software developer, this is the first 100% HTML version of PrintSmith Vision, replacing legacy systems based on Adobe Flash technology.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Oxford, United Kingdom-based Shirtworks is implementing a Kornit Digital direct-to-garment (DTG) production system for sustainable, on-demand fulfilment. In addition to implementing Kornit DTG technology, Shirtworks has also purchased the new Kornit Workflow software solution, a product resulting from Kornit’s recent acquisition of U.K.-based Custom Gateway.

Two European Digital Press Association Awards have been awarded to Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies. They were for its Rho 2500 in the Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer > 250 sqm/h category and the other for Durst Workflow (Best Workflow Technology).

CHILI publish gratefully accepted a 2020 EDP (European Digital Press Association) award during the virtual ceremony for CHILI publisher, the SaaS software that simplifies and automates how graphics are created. The EDP Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious technical honors in the digital printing arena, with its judges validating CHILI publisher as the best-in-class layout, design and editing software of 2020.

PrintFactory has announced a key partnership with Durst, which will now be using the PrintFactory API to provide customers in mixed print environments with superior workflow software.

Xerox announced a suite of production print innovations including new presses, technology enhancements for existing printers as well as artificial intelligence and automation features that aid speed and productivity.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM machining industries, has announced that Mutoh America, Inc. is now including a version of SAi FlexiDYESUB design and print workflow software with Mutoh large format dye-sublimation printers. SAi FlexiDYESUB Mutoh Edition and SAi FlexiDYESUB RJ Edition pack all the features of SAi’s own version of the software and are engineered to improve the design-to-print dye-sublimation workflow through design, color management, RIP and printing.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience closes out the second of the three-week powerhouse online experience on Friday, November 6 with a special focus on Workflow and Software. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here. Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is free. Once registered, attendees can dive into all the platform has to offer, from education to new product releases, as well as engage in the Exhibitor Showcase to virtually meet company representatives just as they would at the in-person Expo. Attendees can learn more about products they’ve seen during the event, in the Daily Guides, or featured on the platform. Registered attendees can access this feature on the “Search Showcases” toggle on the PRINTING United Digital Experience landing page.

Trotec Laser, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company has released the open BETA version of "Ruby" — its new generation of laser workflow software. The new platform raises the bar in laser software by providing the most simple and fast workflow from idea to product. Designed to support efficient processing of jobs, Ruby will provide users with a connected, web-based setup with a new user interface that will delight customers.

French RIP specialist Caldera have announced that Caldera Version 14 will be launched in October, bringing a range of new features and enhancements to its award-winning print management and workflow software. The benefits to users will include increased production capacity, decreased downtime, significant time savings, enhanced automation and even better print quality.

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