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.

Hamillroad Software today announced the launch of the Hamillroad Partner Program aimed at establishing mutually beneficial relationships with providers of complementary products in the printing and graphic arts industry.

McKinsey’s report ‘Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transition in a time of automation’ suggests that while past technological innovations have boosted job creation to offset disruption, the impact of automation remains a source of anxiety across sectors – and digital print is no exception.

Higher throughput. Faster turnaround. High print quality. Just in time. These criteria are the most important when selecting the right hardware and software for print service providers, and in particular for wide format printers. Increasing incoming orders with simultaneously decreasing print runs require the conversion 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, and Cloudprinter.com, the leading Global Print API for print buyers, announce today that they have joined forces to provide print service providers the most efficient way to connect their print production workflows with print buyers around the world.

After several years of extensive development with key industry players, HYBRID Software is pleased to announce the commercial release of Variable Data Printing (VDP) for its PACKZ PDF editor and CLOUDFLOW workflow suite. These products are being demonstrated concurrently at three major international tradeshows: Labelexpo Americas (Chicago, Illinois), CorrExpo (Indianapolis, Indiana), and Fachpack (Nuremberg, Germany), and are available for immediate delivery.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting machines, will be showcasing innovative solutions for printing on a wide variety of media at FachPack, the trade fair for packaging, processing and technology, scheduled for 25 to 27 September in Nuremberg, Germany. Mimaki will be exhibiting in Hall 8, Stand 8-301 at the show, in partnership with Ernst Mendel GmbH. Visitors to the Mimaki stand will see innovative workflow automation solutions, as well as stunning examples that demonstrate the possibilities enabled by Mimaki’s advanced printing and cutting technologies. The company will also hold a technology demonstration of a new silver ink that will enable users to create metallic effects and colours on substrates such as wood, glass, metal and more.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), have reported that General Data is upgrading its production operations with the EFI™ Packaging Suite workflow, featuring Radius® software as the workflow’s core MIS/ERP technology. The Cincinnati-based company chose the EFI system in part because of EFI’s longstanding commitment to addressing users’ challenging workflow needs.

Enfocus, the leader in PDF solutions for quality control, advanced PDF editing, and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry has been recognized for three Red Hot Technologies at Print18 in Chicago. Print18 is held from September 30 to October 2 at McCormick Place.

Enfocus and Ultimate TechnoGraphics will be showcasing their latest integrated solutions to automate workflow at PRINT18 starting September 30th. Eleven years ago, these two industry-leading companies decided to establish a partnership to combine their innovations that is considered today as pioneering and trendsetting in the integration of different prepress workflow software. Ultimate Impostrip® was in fact the first hot folder automated imposition solution that was integrated into Enfocus Switch. From that early day, users have benefitted from the optimization of all aspects of prepress imposition workflow with tools that are easy-to-use yet extremely versatile. Let’s go back a few years to recap how it all started.

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