SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing, textile and CNC machining industries, has promoted Mikki Webb to Senior Vice President of North American Sales and Customer Experience.

Onyx Graphics, Inc., today (14th June) announced the global availability of ONYX 21.1, the company's newest software version release of industry leading wide-format RIP and print workflow software. ONYX 21.1 launches on the heels of ONYX Go, the company's new subscription RIP software and builds upon industry leading ONYX 21 with an all new PDF Soft Proof workflow and Print Label Cut Path functionality. RGB soft proofs can be easily generated on the fly or automated using ONYX Quick Sets for a quick visual reference of final output before printing. Print Label Cut Paths automatically adds a cut path around print labels to provide print buyers with important job information for future prints.

Color-Logic has updated the "Find-a-Printer" map on the Color-Logic website. Announcing the new website feature, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "The Color-Logic Design Suite enables graphic designers to produce sparkling print embellishments using offset, flexo, digital cut sheet, digital label, inkjet, gravure, and screen print printing processes. The new Color-Logic "Find- a-Printer" map enables designers to find Certified Color-Logic printers that use the printing process their designs require. Graphic designers and agencies may purchase the Color-Logic Design Suite software from licensed Color-Logic printers."

The Ghent Workgroup is happy to announce that callas software’s pdfToolbox, a powerful and dynamic solution for processing PDF files, has passed the critical test for determining quality displaying of PDF/X-4 documents andis fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the release of a new Roland driver for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals and further enhances its user experience.

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.

Two of the leading names in packaging industry software solutions have reached a partnership milestone, with the recent installation of Esko Automation Engine and CERM Management Information System (MIS) at French labels specialist Estrabols Imprimeur, marking the 100th collaboration.

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.

The benefits of digital transformation were the key takeaways from this year’s two EskoWorld events. Running concurrently, an EskoWorld conference program dedicated to suppliers was complemented by an event schedule geared toward brands. Over the course of the events, hundreds of brands and packaging supplier professionals gained insight into how automating processes and deploying cloud-based solutions can boost efficiency and productivity in packaging.

Color-Logic—the leader in metallic color communication and print embellishments—has more than doubled the number of metallic gold colors available to Color-Logic licensees. The 30 new metallic gold colors, together with the 25 gold colors previously included with the Color-Logic System, enable licensed Color-Logic printers to provide their clients with 55 unique metallic gold colors by utilizing only one metallic silver ink, toner, or substrate. The 30 new metallic gold colors bring the total number of Color-Logic metallic colors to 280. No longer is it necessary to stock gold inks or substrates, or to match golds using trial and error.

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.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the release of a new Velox driver for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals and further enhances its user experience.

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is pleased to announce its continued global expansion as it welcomes Four Pees as its newest member. With 15 years of experience in the graphic arts and printing industry, Four Pees helps automate prepress and printing processes. This experience as specialized software distributor and automation integrator gives Four Pees expert knowledge in a variety of market segments and puts it in an ideal position to contribute to the standardization efforts of Ghent Workgroup.

At HANS KOLB Wellpappe, the potential of digital printing was recognized early on and direct digital corrugated cardboard printing has opened up a completely new field of activity for the company. In order to ensure efficiency and quality right from the outset, GMG was called in to help implementing a digital workflow - focusing especially on color management.

Canon has partnered with HYBRID Software, a leading provider of innovative software productivity tools for the graphics arts and packaging industry, to offer label converters an advanced front-end solution for the LabelStream 4000 series that delivers improved workflow capabilities and automation.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the release of new Epson drivers for CalderaRIP Version 14. These new drivers expand the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals and further enhance its user experience.

EasyCut Studio, a leading developer of sign-making solutions for more than 15 years, today officially unveiled the latest edition of Easy Cut Studio which offers certified drivers for the new AM.CO.ZA V-Series, AM.CO.ZA V-Smart Series, AM.CO.ZA V-Auto, Polaris, Vinyl Express EnduraCut 2/3, Vinyl Express EnduraCut Plus, STM Robotics, APD and Dika cutting plotters. It has made significant improvements on its performance and user experience comparing to the previous version.

Today, Markzware has released PDFMarkz®, a stand-alone macOS application which processes PDF files, by converting them to IDML for opening in Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress and Affinity Publisher. PDFMarkz also allows you to extract the text out of a PDF and save it as RTF, TXT or HTML.

Color-Logic has announced that licensed Color-Logic printers with HP Indigo cut sheet and digital label presses can now utilize their HP Mosaic software with Color-Logic Pattern-FX to automatically generate the white ink masks required to do variable data printing on metallic substrates.

French printing software company Caldera has announced the support of Dgen ARTRIX H8 printer for CalderaRIP Version 14. This new driver expands the award-winning software’s long list of supported peripherals for wide-format production.

Agfa announces that it plans to expand its cooperation with the Global Graphics group beyond RIP technology, as its long-term partner in software development now also includes HYBRID Software.

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