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.

How well do you really know your workflow? And more importantly, are there untapped opportunities to make it faster and more efficient? Here, Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of Engagement at Solimar Systems, explains why it might be time to review your current operations.

HYBRID Software, a software development company focused on innovative packaging prepress productivity tools, announces it has met a significant business milestone, recording its 999th, 1000th, and 1001st customers. Tempo Plastics, delo and NSD have recently installed HYBRID Software products in their facilities, joining other HYBRID Software customers—users who work with more than 3,500 PACKZ licenses and 850 CLOUDFLOW installations on a daily basis.

Ricoh Europe today announced that RICOH ProcessDirector, an award-winning, scalable workflow automation solution, will be offered via a subscription pricing option as of October 1, 2020. With multi-year subscriptions available, this new pricing option significantly decreases upfront costs for clients looking to streamline operations, improve process integrity, reduce errors, and drive efficiencies with RICOH ProcessDirector. This approach enables access to the powerful software for those preferring to pay for their investments as an operational expense rather than a capital expenditure.

Workflow systems are often the backbone of a productive, profitable print business. Understanding your workflow, ensuring it is easy to operate and that it provides the information you need, when you need it, can be the key to success – but how well do you know your workflow? Do you know if it is fully optimized and enables you to run your production site in the most effective way? Is now the time to take stock of the solution you have in place and ensure that it is delivering the best possible results for your business?

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.

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.

Bison Printing (Virginia) has started the implementation process with the Tharstern MIS to increase workflow efficiency and improve the management of day to day operations.

Zund UK and Inca Digital have announced a new innovation-based partnership that sees both companies working together to offer customers in the signage, graphics and packaging industries fully automated print, cut and robotic offload workflow solutions.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced today the acquisition of Custom Gateway, an innovative technology provider of cloud-based software workflow solutions for on-demand production business models.

Xitron, a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC and the developer of the Harlequin-based Navigator RIP and workflow products for offset, flexo, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing, has relaunched their website. Focusing on product categories with the goal of comprehensive information retrieval, the new design fosters intuitive navigation through Xitron’s product mix.

Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has announced today the launch of a new productivity workflow package, Scodix Studio Station. Developed to boost press utilisation and production flexibility, Scodix’ new workflow solution can process jobs up to 60 percent faster for Ultra Digital Enhancement Press users.

The most expensive things you do in your printing plant every day involve talking to clients and physically touching their work. You talk to clients to better understand the work they want you to do, and you touch the work, in prepress or at other points in the process, to ensure that the client’s intent is rendered on to the substrate. But every conversation and every touch has a financial impact. While you rely on workflow tools to aid the process, in most companies there are also spreadsheets, whiteboards, and sticky notes used to gather and communicate information about the jobs-in-progress. It’s only natural! However, the more you talk and touch, the less money you make on the job.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing, and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the release of Switch 2020 spring. Enfocus is committing this release to those who create the workflows that help print service providers build winning print services. Administrators are given more powerful tools and the freedom to design automation that allows businesses to work their own way. Enfocus believes that solutions should not make production rules, users should.

Almost 90% of respondents to a piece of research by the global management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, claimed that business agility was highly important to the future success of their companies. A further 96% of chief innovation officers said they needed to become more agile in the future, according to the research, called Organisational Agility.

Swanline Group has invested in ‘Switch Workflow Automation Platform’ to automate the management of artwork and enhance its customer experience.

GMG, a provider of color management solutions for packaging and industrial printing, announced it has signed an agreement with HP to become an HP PageWide corrugated workflow partner. GMG’s holistic corrugated workflow solution for the HP One Package Suite will enable converters to make a smooth transition into digital printing.

The release of Apogee v12 marks another step in the automation of print production. The latest version of Agfa’s print production hub introduces new impositioning and approval functionalities, and adds a brand new browser-based GUI for sales reps to control over print production.

HYBRID Software understands that the successes of its customers rely on advanced technologies in combination with exceptional service and care. On the day that was scheduled to open drupa 2020, HYBRID Software has introduced a number of new revolutionary features to its product line of automated production workflow, advanced editing, customizable job ticketing, customer-facing e-commerce portals and version control for critical production files.

Maverick Concepts, a creative design and fabrication business serving top retailers and major consumer packaged goods companies, has completed new investments to drive new opportunities. The Garland, Texas-based company purchased two advanced print technology solutions from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. – an EFI™ VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i dye-sublimation printer and EFI Midmarket Print Suite MIS/ERP workflow software.

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