The automation revolution is in full swing. Businesses from multiple sectors are leaping to harness the potential of new technology to streamline production, minimize time wastage and save money.

Leading 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker today released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, a new version of its slicing software which enhances the performance and accessibility of Ultimaker’s hardware, software, materials and services. Ultimaker Cura 3.0 is open for third-party plugins providing a seamless workflow integration between industry-standard CAD applications.

Turnkey workflow solutions for fast start-up, increased automation, enhanced collaboration and more demonstrate Esko’s ongoing investment in the labels & packaging market.

Tharstern, the technology for print, packaging and labelling industries, will be showing latest world-class MIS (Management Information Systems) developments at two print shows in the UK in the coming weeks.

Label printers can drive greater value with comprehensive digital print workflow and ERP and innovative LED inkjet technologies featured in the EFI exhibit at Labelexpo Europe 2017. EFI's stand in hall 9, C40 at the September 25-28 tradeshow in Brussels features the new version 5 of EFI's Packaging Suite workflow software. The EFI stand also shows the enhanced EFI™Jetrion® 4950lxe LED inkjet narrow-web press with white ink, driven by advanced EFI Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) for digital label production.

At the upcoming SGIA Expo visitors to the Onyx Graphics booth 2435 can experience the award-winning ONYX Hub business intelligence tool, designed to help print service providers make better business decisions. Trending data will be previewed giving users an understanding of what is happening in their print shop over time and how to better understand costs. SGIA will be held from the 10th - 12th of October in New Orleans.

Infigo Software and Tharstern are celebrating the “enormous interest” that should lead to important new deals triggered from a world first software development launch in Chicago at Print 17.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, will use SGIA Expo (October 10-12 – booth 2749) to demonstrate how wide-format sign & display print providers can win new customers, shorten artwork approval time and ensure greater flexibility and cost control with its extensive added-value solutions. This includes time-saving mobile apps, cost-effective subscription packages, right through to membership in the company’s popular SIGN.com network, designed to direct online signage jobs to local sign & display companies using SAi Flexi.

In a world first on Booth Number 334 in the South Hall at Print 17 in Chicago [10-14 September], Infigo Software and Tharstern will demonstrate how printing companies can give their customers 24/7 access to the estimating engine within an MIS, allowing them to create their own live quotations, on-demand.

EFI today announced the availability of the next generation of its industry leading Fiery® production printing platform. Digital front ends (DFEs) based on EFI Fiery FS300 Pro platform drive presses across sheetfed, high-speed continuous feed, B1 folding carton, and corrugated digital production systems. These new products retain Fiery technology's position as the world's most productive and versatile DFE platform offering with new features in the key areas that print customers care about: color, performance, usability and integration.

EFI a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is continuing to evolve the integration between the new Kodak™ PRINERGY™ Workflow 8 platform and its industry-leading EFI™ Fiery® digital front end (DFE) platform. With the expanded capabilities between Fiery DFEs and PRINERGY Workflow 8.1, print business owners gain the best of digital and conventional presses, allowing them to make decisions in real time for the most cost efficient production scenarios.

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