HP have announced it completed the acquisition of Apogee Corporation, a U.K. based office equipment dealer (OED) and Europe’s largest independent provider of print, outsourced services, and document and process technology. The transaction values Apogee at £380M.

Adobe have announced version 5 of Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 5) the leading rendering technology at the heart of prepress workflows in the $900 billion print industry. The new version extends PDF Print Engine’s reliable color reproduction with new capabilities to harness the full potential of today’s digital and conventional presses. Ongoing innovations in ink and inkjet heads are creating opportunities to print on new surfaces, and PDF Print Engine 5 will maximize color impact in the coming generation of textile presses, industrial print stations, and digital presses for label and packaging production.

A solid workflow adapted to changing market requirements is a high-value asset for printers. Building on its unique feature set as production hub, Apogee v11 takes print production to the next level by automating all prepress tasks. The new release also includes multi-product support to increase printing efficiency, while the integration with PressTune supports Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ market approach focused on economy, ecology and extra convenience.

Managed Services expert Apogee will be an Official Supplier to the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. The 2018 race will be the third year in succession that London Marathon Events Limited have chosen to rely on Apogee, who will provide a fully managed fleet of print and document technology across multiple locations in London, and produce the official race results for distribution to the world’s media.

[blockquote font="2" cite="Hugh Brasher, Event Director" italic="yes"]“The team at Apogee provided an excellent service at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. The planning and attention to detail were excellent, the results books looked fantastic and the Apogee team went the ‘extra mile’ to make sure everything went according to plan. We look forward to working with them again in 2018.”[/blockquote]

“We are delighted to be an Official Supplier to the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon once again” said Gary Downey, Group Marketing Director at Apogee. “All the Apogee team really enjoys working with London Marathon Events Limited and it’s such an exciting event to be part of. There’s a great deal of planning, preparation and hard work that the team put in not just on race day but in the weeks beforehand and it’s very gratifying that the quality of support we provide is recognised. For major events like this it’s critical that the organisers can rely upon the infrastructure we provide.”

Next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday 22 April 2018. Apogee specialist staff will be on site throughout the build-up week and the race weekend to help the organisers prepare and manage the event. A fleet of equipment will be delivered, installed and supported on-site, with Apogee engineers at every location to ensure the organisers have the resources they need for the event to run smoothly. After the race, Apogee will also produce the official results for distribution to the world’s media.


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