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).

CHILI publish gratefully accepted a 2020 EDP (European Digital Press Association) award during the virtual ceremony for CHILI publisher, the SaaS software that simplifies and automates how graphics are created. The EDP Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious technical honors in the digital printing arena, with its judges validating CHILI publisher as the best-in-class layout, design and editing software of 2020.

PrintFactory has announced a key partnership with Durst, which will now be using the PrintFactory API to provide customers in mixed print environments with superior workflow software.

Xerox announced a suite of production print innovations including new presses, technology enhancements for existing printers as well as artificial intelligence and automation features that aid speed and productivity.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM machining industries, has announced that Mutoh America, Inc. is now including a version of SAi FlexiDYESUB design and print workflow software with Mutoh large format dye-sublimation printers. SAi FlexiDYESUB Mutoh Edition and SAi FlexiDYESUB RJ Edition pack all the features of SAi’s own version of the software and are engineered to improve the design-to-print dye-sublimation workflow through design, color management, RIP and printing.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience closes out the second of the three-week powerhouse online experience on Friday, November 6 with a special focus on Workflow and Software. The Daily Guide detailing the day’s agenda can be viewed here. Registration to this, and all other days of the powerful online event, is free. Once registered, attendees can dive into all the platform has to offer, from education to new product releases, as well as engage in the Exhibitor Showcase to virtually meet company representatives just as they would at the in-person Expo. Attendees can learn more about products they’ve seen during the event, in the Daily Guides, or featured on the platform. Registered attendees can access this feature on the “Search Showcases” toggle on the PRINTING United Digital Experience landing page.

Trotec Laser, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company has released the open BETA version of "Ruby" — its new generation of laser workflow software. The new platform raises the bar in laser software by providing the most simple and fast workflow from idea to product. Designed to support efficient processing of jobs, Ruby will provide users with a connected, web-based setup with a new user interface that will delight customers.

French RIP specialist Caldera have announced that Caldera Version 14 will be launched in October, bringing a range of new features and enhancements to its award-winning print management and workflow software. The benefits to users will include increased production capacity, decreased downtime, significant time savings, enhanced automation and even better print quality.

How well do you really know your workflow? And more importantly, are there untapped opportunities to make it faster and more efficient? Here, Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of Engagement at Solimar Systems, explains why it might be time to review your current operations.

HYBRID Software, a software development company focused on innovative packaging prepress productivity tools, announces it has met a significant business milestone, recording its 999th, 1000th, and 1001st customers. Tempo Plastics, delo and NSD have recently installed HYBRID Software products in their facilities, joining other HYBRID Software customers—users who work with more than 3,500 PACKZ licenses and 850 CLOUDFLOW installations on a daily basis.

Ricoh Europe today announced that RICOH ProcessDirector, an award-winning, scalable workflow automation solution, will be offered via a subscription pricing option as of October 1, 2020. With multi-year subscriptions available, this new pricing option significantly decreases upfront costs for clients looking to streamline operations, improve process integrity, reduce errors, and drive efficiencies with RICOH ProcessDirector. This approach enables access to the powerful software for those preferring to pay for their investments as an operational expense rather than a capital expenditure.

Workflow systems are often the backbone of a productive, profitable print business. Understanding your workflow, ensuring it is easy to operate and that it provides the information you need, when you need it, can be the key to success – but how well do you know your workflow? Do you know if it is fully optimized and enables you to run your production site in the most effective way? Is now the time to take stock of the solution you have in place and ensure that it is delivering the best possible results for your business?

Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry announces the release of BoardingPass pre-release 2. Beginning in July, BoardingPass was offered as a public pre-release. BoardingPass gives customer facing print service staff the ability to quickly check a PDF file and provide timely feedback. The free public pre-release program will run until the release of the final product.

With the goal of helping sign and large format businesses have a strong final quarter of 2020 as they get back to work and re-open, SAi has announced details of its next ‘Workflow Wednesday’ online educational session.

Infigo Software is proud to announce further enhancements to our partnership with leading MIS and MWS (Management Workflow System) provider printIQ - offering greater flexibility, efficiency and cost savings to our customers.

Bison Printing (Virginia) has started the implementation process with the Tharstern MIS to increase workflow efficiency and improve the management of day to day operations.

Zund UK and Inca Digital have announced a new innovation-based partnership that sees both companies working together to offer customers in the signage, graphics and packaging industries fully automated print, cut and robotic offload workflow solutions.

Kornit Digital (Nasdaq: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced today the acquisition of Custom Gateway, an innovative technology provider of cloud-based software workflow solutions for on-demand production business models.

Xitron, a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC and the developer of the Harlequin-based Navigator RIP and workflow products for offset, flexo, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing, has relaunched their website. Focusing on product categories with the goal of comprehensive information retrieval, the new design fosters intuitive navigation through Xitron’s product mix.

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