With a number of potential barriers to creating effective workflows, PSPs continue to battle with ongoing material, ink and time wastage.

Aleyant, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry, today announced the availability of Version 10 of Aleyant tFLOW, its powerful digital workflow automation and customer service solution for commercial, large format, label, and specialty graphics businesses.

Increased job throughput, better print quality and more profitability – these continue to be the goals for print service providers in the coming year. More incoming orders with smaller print runs in tighter windows require the adaptation to automated processes. The decisive factor here is a perfect interaction between software and hardware.

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.

Based in Lisbon, Ocyan Group is a leading print company offering a full end-to-end service from pre-press to finishing, delivering a range of offset, commercial digital and wide format applications to a variety of customers in Portugal and beyond.

Esko, has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to bring increased efficiencies to its joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration between Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated solution, and Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to create bi-directional communication that eliminates double data entry and enables further downstream automation of the workflow for corrugated converters.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is highlighting its complete and unrivalled portfolio of advanced corrugated packaging production technologies at this week's All4Pack tradeshow in Paris, including the launch of new print modes for the EFI™ Nozomi C18000 - the ultra-high-speed, single-pass inkjet corrugated board press that is helping many of the world's leading packaging companies thrive with high-graphic, direct-to-board digital printing. EFI's exhibit in Hall 6, Stand L125 at the packaging event highlights the complete EFI portfolio of print and workflow solutions for advanced, integrated and automated corrugated production.

At Inprint Milan, taking place from 20-22 November 2018, ColorGATE presents its comprehensive solution portfolio for digital print automation and color standardization along the entire process chain in the age of Industry 4.0 with Workflow, RIP and Color Management Solutions for Industrial Printing. In cooperation with Metis Systems srl, the global leader for high quality scanners, ColorGATE also presents a 3D capturing and digital reproduction solution. Get to know ColorGATE`s application-specific Industrial Productionserver solutions: with intelligent workflow, high automation capability and modular functionality available.

The cost pressure on print service providers is increasing. Prices for paper and raw materials continue to rise, while end customers do not accept higher prices. To achieve a sustainable profitability it all comes down to only one single measure: increase the degree of automation throughout print production – from prepress and print data preparation to printing and finishing.

Today’s label converters face the key challenges of producing large volumes of high quality, short run jobs with quicker deadlines. This creates lead-time pressure and complex workflows supporting the need for greater efficiencies.

Esko will show Scanpack visitors how they can deliver shorter turnaround times while maintaining high quality and increasing profitability with its Packaging Connected approach.

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