Meteor Inkjet Ltd takes digital printing of labels, packaging and books to a new level with the launch of eLab Pro, a scalable industrial inkjet RIP solution in a complete, plug and play package.

Tectonics is a brand-new application from HYBRID Software which saves Flexo plate material and optimizes the use of your Flexo CTP devices. The software allows Flexo customers to automatically optimize the layout of their jobs, reduce waste and optimize CTP usage. As a result, the software has a typical return-on-investment within the first six months.

Xitron, a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC and the developer of the Harlequin-based Navigator RIP and workflow products for commercial, flexo, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing, has approved a plan to assist printing companies affected by shutdowns due to the worldwide pandemic. The program allows printers to purchase necessary RIP and workflow software with little cash outlay and interest-free payments, enabling them to direct resources to employee retention and consumables.

TharsternTV is a fun and informal video channel that will initially start with 4 programme streams: Integration, Leadership, Implementation and an exclusive series just for Tharstern customers called INKspiration. Every episode will feature different experts from the industry, both from Tharstern and from their industry partners too.

EFI™ Optitex®, Electronics For Imaging's global provider of integrated end-to-end 2D and 3D CAD/CAM software solutions for the fashion and apparel industry, today announced its agreement with Rapha® Racing Ltd., one of the world's top cycling clothing manufacturers. Through the agreement, Rapha purchased EFI Optitex 3D solutions to enhance its design and production workflow.

Where color management is now largely automated and standardized for the traditional 4-color printing processes, the demand for printing with an expanded color space – also referred to as ‚Extended Color Gamut‘ (or ECG) – is steadily increasing. ECG achieves a more vibrant print result and can replace the need for spot colors. This is especially interesting for packaging- and digital printing. These relatively new multi-color processes often present better results and more efficiency.

As a service to the industry in this time of global need, Color-Logic is offering free print-ready Color-Logic metallic files to anyone wishing to print Thank You or Thinking of You cards, or Coronavirus Safety Posters.

In light of the unprecedented global interruption to everyone’s daily lives, HYBRID Software has announced that while its priority is the safety of its community, staff will continue to be available for consultation. Also, in an attempt to prevent an interruption in its customers’ production, HYBRID Software is making available free temporary software licenses to any customer under maintenance who will be working from home.

Roland DG announces two new products. The new VersaUV LEF2-300D has been introduced to enhance print possibilities, while the latest version of Roland’s renowned RIP software – Ergosoft Roland Edition 3 – enhances the user-experience for Texart customers.

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) today announces a new Commercial Print landing page on the gwg.org web site. This area consolidates all relevant information for creatives, publishers and printers dealing with advertisements and commercial print work.

Color-Logic has certified Webprinter--an online printer based in suburban Cape Town, South Africa. Webprinter uses a Xerox Iridesse press and an in-house design service to supply South African businesses with business cards, folders, flyers, postcards, booklets, leaflets, posters, stickers, tags and much more. Featured products include but are not limited to premium UV finishing as well as metallic printing with the Xerox Iridesse, which enable Webprinter customers to create brand or business awareness in a highly cost effective way. Being the first digital printing company to offer these services online, Webprinter makes these printing options easily available to anyone in the country with free standard delivery. Customers can also upload their own designs for quick, efficient printing.

Contex, the world leader in large format scanning, today announces a series of ten how-to video tutorials for the Nextimage scanning software. The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions to help new and experienced users to boost their scanning workflow while attaining top-quality results with their Contex large format scanners. The tutorials are available at Contex’s YouTube channel.

While large format printing might traditionally be associated with outdoor advertising – billboards, posters, vehicle graphics & more – in its purest form it’s simply another way to print any kind of imagery or graphic material. It presents a wealth of creative opportunity for artists and, in particular, photographers, as this fantastic project we worked on with Perou goes to show.

French RIP software developer Caldera is launching a range of three new PCs with enhanced processing power to provide their customers with a combined hardware/software solution. The C1, C2 and C3 v2020.01, have been developed in conjunction with DELL to be plug-and-print – they come pre-loaded with Linux OS and Caldera RIP. The idea is to offer users the peace of mind that comes with having a device that has been tested and guaranteed by Caldera, and that’s ready for immediate use. The new range of PC will allow to better take advantage from recent V13 pipelines and unleash the unrivalled power of your Caldera RIP.

axaio software, developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, announces the compatibility of the current MadeToPrint Auto and Server version with vjoon K4 version 10.

Pikto, a well-known producer of photo products in Canada have announced a boost in conversions after switching to Taopix as their photo personalisation & gifting software provider.

Global Graphics‘ companies Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron are accelerating their drupa product launches despite the postponement of the show and the pre-drupa media conference that precedes it.

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), the leading strategic partner for OEMs and system builders, announces the latest release of its industrial print Atlas Graphical User Interface (GUI) software, offering significant usability and functionality with interface options and language packs.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 enables graphics professionals and teams to break down creative barriers with cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), impressive performance enhancements, and access to cloud-based collaboration to speed up the creative workflow. Offering native suites for macOS and Windows, plus CorelDRAW.app™ for the web, the CorelDRAW® 2020 graphics software lineup delivers the power designers need to get from original concept to flawless output in record time.

The Ghent Workgroup is happy to announce that the Enfocus PDF Review Module, a powerful and cost-effective solution to review and approve native PDF files, has passed the critical test for determining quality displaying of PDF/X-4 documents and is now fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.

Ahead of drupa, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today announced two new bold and transformational HP Indigo generations designed for print service providers and converters to digitally print significantly higher volumes profitably. Thanks to innovations driving higher speed and productivity, both digital press platforms will unlock new opportunities for the analog-to-digital transformation.

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