The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) releases a new specification to cater to the growing small format digital print segment. The new specification provides standardized guidelines for PDF file creation and quality control for the segment and has already been adopted by leading preflight vendors to enable rapid acceptance in today’s workflows.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry; and Avanti, the market leader in Print MIS software; today announced a collaborative partnership toward providing integrated solutions for customer success. The partnership is anchored on an integration between Enfocus Switch and Avanti Slingshot®.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., today announced the global availability of ONYX 18.5 software, the latest version release of the company's wide- and grand-format RIP software. ONYX 18.5 software builds upon the award-winning ONYX 18 version, taking print production to the next level with the distinction of being the first wide-format RIP solution with Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE 5.1). With APPE 5.1, users benefit from the latest technological advancements for complete design-to-print workflows including high impact colour rendering, smoother edges for graphics, enhanced Unicode support; plus support for PDF 2.0 features such as black-point compensation, half-tone origin, special data for spot colours, and page-level output intent.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the release of Switch 2018 update 2. This latest update delivers an abundant list of feature additions, customer requested changes and fixes. Input received from customers during the Switch World Tour events weighed heavily in the development of this update. The highlights of the Switch 2018 update 2 include an online, opt-in Insight Dashboard, improvements to the designer and several flow elements, additional features to job boards and performance enhancements.

The Ghent Workgroup, the international organization to develop and disseminate best practices in graphic arts, is pleased to see that the work it started around Processing Steps is now adopted as an international standard. The new ISO standard is a major stride to standardize and automate packaging workflows based on the PDF file format.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, and Cloudprinter.com, the leading Global Print API for print buyers, announce today that they have joined forces to provide print service providers the most efficient way to connect their print production workflows with print buyers around the world.

After several years of extensive development with key industry players, HYBRID Software is pleased to announce the commercial release of Variable Data Printing (VDP) for its PACKZ PDF editor and CLOUDFLOW workflow suite. These products are being demonstrated concurrently at three major international tradeshows: Labelexpo Americas (Chicago, Illinois), CorrExpo (Indianapolis, Indiana), and Fachpack (Nuremberg, Germany), and are available for immediate delivery.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF solutions for quality control, advanced PDF editing, and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry has been recognized for three Red Hot Technologies at Print18 in Chicago. Print18 is held from September 30 to October 2 at McCormick Place.

Enfocus Connect 2018 focuses on providing a cost effective toolset to help anyone involved in creating, quoting or producing PDFs for print. Connect 2018 offers a collection of pre-set personal workflow applications that can perform a variety tasks such as adding bleeds, checking image resolution (quality), scaling documents, and more. In addition, Connect 2018 has an all-new backbone which includes compatibility with Enfocus Pitstop Pro 2018, and 64 bit compatibility for the new MacOSX, and a new web engine improving web form compatibility for HTML job tickets.

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.

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.

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