Archive for March, 2011

31 March 2011

New environmentally conscious computer-to-plate (CtP) range delivers high-quality plate imaging at over one plate per minute

Today Screen announces the launch of the PlateRite HD 8900 series of eight-page thermal platesetters. The innovative Screen PlateRite HD 8900 delivers ultra-high throughput of more than 65 B1 plates per hour, but with reduced energy consumption to meet the key criteria of printing operations today.

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Visitors are invited to understand the power of inkjet and help shape the future of profitable digital inkjet printing

Cambridge, 29th March 2011 – Xaar, the world’s leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet printheads, invites visitors to its stand at FESPA Digital (Hall A4/Stand E10, 24-27 May, Hamburg) to help shape the future of profitable inkjet printing.

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Tuebingen (March 28, 2011) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color man-agement software solutions, is presenting the newly released Version 4.7 of its GMG Col-orServer and GMG InkOptimizer color management solutions, together with an update of the GMG SmartProfiler profiling and calibration tool to Version 1.5. The new versions are character¬ized by even greater user-friendliness and maximized production reliability.

The GMG ColorServer color management software performs fully automatic color space con-version on RGB, CMYK, and mixed data, in order to obtain uniform color standards. GMG Ink¬Optimizer has already been in successful use for several years for automatically reducing the amount of chromatic ink used, thereby improving printing properties and enabling cost savings.

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Extends media reach further across the USA and globally

New York, 21 March 2011: Adsend, Omnilab Media’s advanced web-based asset delivery company today announced the acquisition of Certifyle, a leading US-based provider of advertising validation and delivery services. The acquisition brings together two successful companies to better provide integrated print media services for corporations, advertising agencies and print publishers.

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24th – 27th May, Hamburg Messe, Hamburg, hall A1 stand D30

21st March 2011 – Epson, renowned for developing exceptional digital imaging solutions for the signage, proofing and fine art industries, will showcase its latest range of large format printers and specialist media at FESPA Digital 2011.

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Dalkey, Ireland – March 21, 2011 – DPLenticular and, have teamed up to create the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award.

This award, the first of its kind, has specifically been created to reward and encourage companies and individuals in the development and use of lenticular printing throughout the marketing and communication mix. This new award is an incredible opportunity for the graphic arts community to recognize the growing importance of lenticular imaging as a product differentiator and a mechanism for ensuring that promotional efforts stand out from the crowd.

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Tuebingen (March 21, 2011) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, will be represented at the exhibition booths of its technology partners HP (Hall A4, C40/41) and Mimaki (Hall A4, D20/E20) at this year’s FESPA Digital in Hamburg.

The latest color management solutions from GMG enable companies operating in the digital and large-format printing sectors to easily and efficiently meet the growing quality demands of their customers as regards color accuracy. A further challenge is to achieve identical color results on multiple digital output devices, or in mixed production environments, where offset and digital or large-format printing are usually encountered together. The printed end products should ideally look the same, regardless of which of the different printing processes is used.

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Norwich (17.03.2011) – Rotherham’s Bluetree Ltd has guaranteed colour consistency across its diverse portfolio of large format digital printers by centralising colour management with GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler colour management software. The sign and display specialist has also realised savings on ink costs of around 25% with the GMG InkOptimizer package.

Bluetree runs six digital inkjet machines: a roll-fed Epson Stylus Pro 1180 and Scitex XP2700, a flat-bed Inca Spyder, a Develop Ineo 5501 and two flat-bed HP Scitex FB7500s, and turned to GMG to address colour consistency issues.

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14th March 2011

Preview Design’s Managing Director Zenon Baynham is the winner of a VIP Aston Martin Performance Driving Day following the successful MK2011 Digital Experience Event co-sponsored by Screen, Konica Minolta, TimeHarvest and Morgana.

A self described ‘petrol head’, Mr Baynham was thrilled to hear his name had been pulled out of the hat to win the competition, open to all 200 visitors to the recent ‘MK 2011’ digital printing event.

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Tuebingen (March 14, 2011) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, today announced that the brand-new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300s and iPF6300s inkjet printers based on the LUCIA EX 8-color ink system are now fully supported by GMG ColorProof, GMG FlexoProof and GMG DotProof contone and halftone proofing software.

The solution is the result of a strong technological collaboration between GMG and Canon and is especially suitable for the photographic, print for pay and production markets, covering, for example, the short-run production of posters or point-of-sale material. The new Canon printers have been optimized for the range of GMG inkjet proof media to ensure perfect color accuracy and highest production reliability. Therefore, it also delivers excellent contract proofing results.

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