The Ghent Workgroup has designed a user-friendly interface to make it simpler for end users to easily navigate and find GWG settings within the most commonly used applications for professional publishing workflows. The application settings can be downloaded and installed from the GWG website. GWG settings are designed to help the user to automatically and properly create and check the quality and reliability of all PDF files.

Matthews International’s subsidiary SGK, the leading global brand development, activation, and deployment company, has chosen its partner for the future. HYBRID Software and its CLOUDFLOW workflow solution will be used by SGK facilities worldwide. Earlier this year, SGK installed more than 400 seats of HYBRID’s PACKZ PDF editor in their production facilities while performing an extensive pilot program, code-named “Shockwave”, which tested PROOFSCOPE and CLOUDFLOW for live automated production in selected facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. After more than 12 months of dedicated effort by SGK and HYBRID, the pilot program was a huge success and PROOFSCOPE and CLOUDFLOW have now been deployed for live production worldwide.

Esko will help signage specialists reduce waste and improve efficiency with solutions focused on streamlining their end-to-end sign production workflow at Media Expo 2018, New Delhi, India, September 7 to 9, Booth 255A.

Xeikon have announced their participation in the Automation Arena at Labelexpo Americas, the region’s largest conference for the label printing industry. This will be the American debut of the Automation Arena, which was first presented at Labelexpo Europe in 2017. Demonstrating the impact of end-to-end workflow, the Automation Arena will be open to visitors throughout the biennial conference, running from September 25 – 27at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), and Duplo Corporation have announced a new, timesaving integration between EFI's Fiery® production workflow for digital print devices and Duplo's Slitter/Cutter/Creasers. This new offering allows for efficient, automated imposition layout and production from prepress through the finishing stages delivering precise throughput faster and saving up to 70% of setup time.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), have announced the availability of three new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) driving Ricoh Pro C7200 series production printers.

The challenges facing label converters today center around producing high volumes of short run jobs with quicker deadlines and better quality. This situation can easily be handled with optimized workflows that link all supply chain partners.

Labelexpo Global Series has confirmed the thirteen leading industry hardware, software and materials suppliers taking part in the ground-breaking Automation Arena at this year’s Labelexpo Americas – a brand new feature which has never been seen before at a trade show in the Americas. In addition, the automated shrink sleeve production element is a world first at a trade show.

The International Graphic Arts Show in Tokyo opens its doors from 26 - 31 July 2018. The German software manufacturer OneVision Software AG will show its software solutions for the consistent automation of prepress workflows to professional visitors at two booths.

Firstan Limited, Cambridge, UK, has successfully piloted a newly developed interface between Esko’s Automation Engine Connect and EFI’s Radius software applications.

Enfocus, an Esko company, is proud to announce the release of the Reporting Module for Switch 2018, the latest version of its automation solution for the professional print market.

Software developers have been focussing on increasing the profitability of wide-format print for some time. But in the last few years, cloud-based technologies have dramatically accelerated the potential productivity gains.

ArtSystems has appointed Charlotte Crampton as its new Workflow Development Manager following her four years working as a Digital Applications Specialist with the Nottingham-based distributor.

Building on the momentum of the original release of Digital Factory OKI TT Edition, CADlink Technology has released a new version of the software already widely used by shops leveraging OKI transfer printing in the customization/personalization markets. End-users as well as resellers worldwide have recognized the incredible value that such specific color management, production workflow software adds to the investment made in the OKI printer technology.

Ricoh has made ‘lights out’ end to end print production a reality as the back end to its newly launched Printed Memories portal for personalised postcards in support of Alzheimer’s Research.

Esko’s collaborative project with The Alexir Partnership has enabled the UK operation to achieve cost and time savings while significantly growing turnover.

The new solution enables graphics producers, sign-makers and décor service providers to use an Océ Arizona flatbed printer to print multiple layers, resulting in printed effects that mimic textured surfaces, embossing, metallic accents and raised lettering.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., announced global availability of ONYX 18, the newest version release of the company's award-winning wide- and grand-format software that includes new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers.

HP Inc. have announced the HP One Package workflow suite for PageWIde Industrial corrugated presses, the industry’s first ecosystem for digital corrugated printing. HP One Package offers software and solutions from HP and partners to help converters maximize the flexibility of digital production.

MIS software company, Tharstern, have just launched a brand-new tool that they say will solve a big problem for the printing industry. Their new Layout Library will allow printers to teach their MIS how to lay down impositions in the correct way for their equipment and processes. This will remove the need for prepress to manually adjust or change the impositions sent down by the MIS.

Released just two months ago, the new tilia Griffin Pro App has already scooped a major industry award for its developer, Tilia Labs. The company, a leading developer of planning, imposition, and automation software solutions for the graphic arts industries, received the award on May 16th during the Fespa 2018 show in Berlin.

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