Full scale platemaking is underway at Contact Originators’ new state-of-the-art 32,000 ft2 site in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, UK.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing, and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces that Steven Nuyt is the new Head of Product Management at Enfocus.

Amfortis facilitates the lives of packaging converters by combining multiple unique software tools into one powerful production workflow solution. It complements Agfa’s offering for offset packaging, which already included durable printing plates and high-performing CtP systems.

International screen, digital and textile printing manufacturers are lining up for this year’s FESPA Global Print Expo, which takes place from 12 – 15 October 2021 at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After 18 months hosting virtual product launches and demos, suppliers are enthusiastic about connecting with customers and prospects face-to-face.

Epson America have announced a partnership with the software company Sepialine to deliver a comprehensive solution across channel partners, office equipment dealers, and professionals in the engineering, CAD and technical markets. Select Epson SureColor® T-Series wide-format printers are now compatible with Sepialine’s cloud-based printer-management software, Printerpoint, providing managed print service (MPS) workflows that streamline management. In Printerpoint, users can leverage a range of Epson business inkjet and wide-format multifunction printers in integrated MPS contracts, amplifying productivity and meeting the evolving needs of partners and customers.

Integrated prepress software and hardware solutions leader, Esko, has partnered with global leader in retail, Boots Retail USA, a member of Walgreens Boots Alliance, to introduce a streamlined content process that increases productivity by an estimated 50%.

DALIM SOFTWARE, makers of highly efficient, scalable software solutions for creating, production, and managing print and cross-media content, has challenged its customers to ‘Scale your business with DALIM DRIVE’. And, customers are taking test drives.

Ricoh USA, Inc. and Ultimate TechnoGraphics today announced their enhanced global partnership that will offer digital print providers improved upstream workflow automation at a reduced price. This expanded collaboration between the companies will equate to increased flexibility, control, and visibility over jobs at any point in production for printers.

Highcon Systems Ltd., (TASE: HICN) today announces the launch of new product enhancements and consumables, and a new pricing model. These new initiatives will enable the customers of Highcon® Euclid and Beam digital converting platforms, to improve their workflow efficiencies to significantly reduce their costs, as well as offering a new level of cutting and creasing performance that will lead to increased product value and job profitability.

ColorGATE, a leading provider of high-performance software and hardware solutions for color-critical digital printing applications, has announced the release of three new solutions:

Esko has today (29 March) unveiled a major new release of its market-leading Automation Engine workflow solution, packed with new capabilities and for the first time available as a Software-as-a-Service (‘SaaS’).

PrintFactory announces a strategic partnership with Barberan SA, who will now be using the PrintFactory Automation workflow to provide their customers with automated pre-press production for the Barberan JetMaster series of print production lines.

On March 11th, prepress & printing solutions provider Agfa and MIS vendor Dataline invite both commercial offset and large-format inkjet printing companies to a dedicated broadcast on achieving efficiency gains through the automation of business processes.

Tilia Labs, Inc., a leading developer of planning, imposition, and Artificially Intelligent software solutions has announced release of its latest tilia Phoenix connection for Enfocus Switch workflow management software. For the first time the Phoenix configurator is available as an app, downloadable from the Enfocus Switch App Store.

Solimar Systems, provider of leading workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, today announces the release of SOLitrack™ version 2.4. This version includes many new features including web-based job control, proof and approval capabilities, and JDF finishing for PDF files — all to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of a remote print production workflow.

Solimar Systems, Inc., provider of leading workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, delivered tangible cost savings and a flexible post-composition solution to VariVerge LLC, as part of the company’s latest print production investment.

Idealliance, through the work of the Print Properties Committee (PPC), has released the new PrintWide profile to further support global print alignment across all print technologies and workflows. PrintWide is an extremely large-gamut CMYK dataset designed to encompass the gamut of virtually all inks or colorants in all known color printing systems. The PrintWide dataset’s gamut includes the effect of typical “extended-gamut” inks such as OGV (Orange, Green and Violet) or RGB (Red Green and Blue) often used in ink-jet, flexo or offset printing.

The new version 6.6 of EFI™ Fiery® Command WorkStation® – the print job management interface used across all EFI Fiery platforms connected to digital print devices – delivers a host of productivity and quality enhancements. With its ongoing development of Fiery Command WorkStation, Electronics For Imaging, Inc., is dedicated to continuous improvement, helping users do work faster and manage their digital print operations better across multiple printers and locations. The new Command WorkStation version, which is being demonstrated at the EFI Engage global online users event, gives customers the power to produce higher-quality print with fewer mistakes, while ensuring that their EFI Fiery investments continue to deliver exceptional value.

The new, version 5 release of EFI™ PrintSmith™ Vision MIS software – part of the EFI Quick Print Suite of business and production management tools – delivers optimised performance and enhanced flexibility for small commercial and quick print businesses. Developed by Electronics For Imaging, Inc., the print industry’s leading workflow software developer, this is the first 100% HTML version of PrintSmith Vision, replacing legacy systems based on Adobe Flash technology.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced Oxford, United Kingdom-based Shirtworks is implementing a Kornit Digital direct-to-garment (DTG) production system for sustainable, on-demand fulfilment. In addition to implementing Kornit DTG technology, Shirtworks has also purchased the new Kornit Workflow software solution, a product resulting from Kornit’s recent acquisition of U.K.-based Custom Gateway.

Two European Digital Press Association Awards have been awarded to Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies. They were for its Rho 2500 in the Best Flatbed/Hybrid Printer > 250 sqm/h category and the other for Durst Workflow (Best Workflow Technology).

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