ONE of the UK’s leading online print companies is set to revolutionise the industry with the launch of its unique automated split delivery system.

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.

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.

Microcut, a division of Colter & Peterson, world leader in paper cutter automation, and Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation solutions, are pleased to demonstrate the seamless integration of respective finishing automation technologies through an educational webinar on Tuesday, June 23rd at 10AM EDT.

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.

Cutting system manufacturer Zünd and French software developer Caldera launch PrimeCenter, a new prepress automation software. As control center,PrimeCenter ensures an efficient and productive prepress workflow. Preparing fully nested layouts is done in just a few clicks – or in a completely automated process.

Taopix, world’s leading provider of whitelabel personalisation and photo commerce software, and Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation solutions, are proud to announce the enhancement of their valued partnership. The revamped alliance brings to the photo print market the tools to easily build an automated workflow for a wide variety of photo products such as photo prints, photo books and calendars.

French RIP software specialist Caldera has announced the launch of a new product for June 2020. Caldera PrimeCenter is a prepress automation solution designed to help wide format digital printers to save time as they prepare jobs for printing. We are enabling the move from a “ready to print” to a “ready to produce” mindset. Developed in cooperation with Zünd, this Caldera-owned and branded product will be available for delivery from 1st June.

Exhibitions and events are cancelled or postponed far into autumn. As a result, an important source of information on new technologies and trends is no longer available. To stay up to date and to support the ones thinking about how to make their print business ready for after the crisis, the automation software manufacturer OneVision offers a wide-ranging program of free-of-charge webinars. From how to successfully automate prepress to making finishing the new profit center of your business, the webinars give strategic level insights into what printing industry leaders should do to improve and optimize their business and focus on how to successfully master key challenges in print production.

Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation software solutions, announces the release of its new Ultimate Impostrip® Configurator Imposition for Enfocus Switch. Developed by Ultimate reseller and worldwide reference for Enfocus implementations, Impressed GmbH, the new Configurator supports the new version of Ultimate Impostrip® Imposition for Enfocus Switch on macOS and Windows.

Designed to help customers expand their creativity and printing capabilities, Canon Solutions America, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of Conveyance, a highly efficient JDF-enabled automated workflow tool developed to boost high-volume, short-run production. This intuitive software, developed by Canon Solutions America’s Boca Raton Software Development Group, serves as a new addition to the company’s expansive, advanced software portfolio, supplemented by Canon’s high-quality service and support.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces a revolutionary change coming to PitStop Server. In order to meet the changing needs of the market and our customers, Enfocus is upgrading the power and functionality of PitStop Server, their automated PDF preflight and correction application by stirring in a helping of Switch, their industry leading automation platform.

Together with technology partner Canon Production Printing (booth 7-A60) and on its own booth 7-A61, printing workflow specialist OneVision Software presents an automated end-to-end workflow from data input to finishing. Thanks to the perfect interplay of press, finishing equipment and automation software, numerous wide format, signage and screen printers benefit from shorter throughput times, reduced waste and higher profitability.

The international specialist print community is due to descend on Madrid this spring for FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, 24 – 27 March 2020), Europe’s largest exhibition for screen and digital wide format printing, textile printing and sign making. Print service providers and sign makers will be able to experience the latest innovations in screen and digital printing presses, consumables, workflow, and colour management. Gold exhibition sponsors include first time FESPA exhibitor, HanGlory, the Shenzhen-based specialist provider of digital UV hybrid and flatbed printers, along with HP, Mimaki, and Brother.

GMG continues the drive to simplify the use of its solutions. The new version 5.12 is automatically updating all proof standards as well as its special color libraries. The new software version also supports the new EPSON SureColor P75x0/P95x0 printer, enabling GMG users to stay ahead of the game when it comes to proofing speed.

callas software, a leading provider of automated PDF quality assurance and archiving solutions, is organizing another PDF Camp in 2020. The focus of this year's event will be on how the new versions of pdfToolbox and pdfaPilot can be used in practice. Both software products contain a wide range of new features for automating PDF processing within complex workflows. The PDF Camp will be held on March 30-31, 2020 at the Pfefferwerk in Berlin. The event is aimed at both users of callas software products and interested parties with general questions about PDF.

Print Management Information System company, Tharstern, have announced three new features are now available as add-ons to their software. Companies who deliver Direct Mail services or Large Format print are set to benefit from these latest developments, as will printers who want to keep track of their Inventory on the shop floor using mobile devices.

Starting the new year off at full speed, callas software has released version 9 of pdfaPilot. The centerpiece of this update is the fully reworked editor used to create and modify process plans, which now has a graphical interface. With this tool, users can create even complex workflows more easily than ever - further automating their PDF-based processes. pdfaPilot 9 also contains a number of new features which offer users more flexibility in how they process PDF files.

The annual Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Connectevent – one of the print industry’s longest-running and most successful user conferences – has entered its third decade of valuable information sharing, discussion and networking. EFI customers, along with EFI partners and industry trade media, are witnessing thought-provoking discussion from industry leaders, along with new tech advancements designed to drive digital print production efficiency and profitability.

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