EFI launches upgrade to its PrintSmith Vision MIS Software

The new Version 5 release of EFI’s PrintSmith Vision MIS software (part of the EFI Quick Print Suite of business and production-management tools) delivers “optimized performance and enhanced flexibility for small commercial and quick-print businesses.” Developed by Electronics For Imaging (EFI), this is the first 100% HTML version of PrintSmith Vision, replacing legacy systems based … Read more →

Teledyne Imaging releases latest new product brochure

Teledyne Imaging (Waterloo, Ontario), a global leader in machine-vision technology, has rolled out its latest brochure that provides a detailed overview of its newest innovations in machine-vision solutions. These include: line-scan and area-scan cameras; infrared, SWIR and multispectral imaging; scientific cameras; 3D profilers; frame grabbers; smart cameras, integrated vision systems and embedded solutions; industrial X-Ray … Read more →

X-Rite reveals Pantone Colour of the Year for 2021: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone (Grand Rapids, Michigan), global leaders in colour science and technology, have announced that the official spectral colour values for Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating are now available in PantoneLIVE, a cloud-based digital colour standard ecosystem. PantoneLIVE integrates across X-Rite’s digital workflow tools, allowing brands and their print suppliers … Read more →

Shutterstock launches The Create Fund for under-represented creatives

Shutterstock (New York, NY), a leading global creative platform offering full-service solutions for brands, businesses and media in need of high-quality content, tools and services, has announced The Create Fund – a $300,000 (USD) artist grant program. The Create Fund will provide financial and professional support for artists around the globe focusing on diversity, inclusion, … Read more →

Fujifilm achieves G7 Master Qualification for its flexographic press at its Graphics Innovation Hub

Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division has announced that its Graphics Innovation Hub in Hanover Park, Illinois has achieved G7 Master Qualification with Targeted compliance (CRPC6) for its flexographic press, awarded by Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia), a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards worldwide. In earning this qualification, Fujifilm … Read more →

Manroland Goss Group acquires Contiweb’s Thallo packaging business

The Manroland Goss Group (Augsburg, Germany) and Contiweb B.V. (Boxmeer, The Netherlands) have signed a purchase agreement for the sale of Contiweb’s Thallo web-offset packaging business, including all intellectual property rights. Manroland Goss, by this strategic investment, will complement its product portfolio for the growing web-offset packaging market. New and current Thallo customers will benefit … Read more →

Ricoh releases Ink Estimator Tool for its continuous-feed inkjet presses

Following the launch of Ricoh’s Extended Gamut Ink that can print directly on coated stocks, Ricoh Europe subsequently developed existing measurement tools to include the ink’s wide colour gamut. Ricoh’s unique droplet sizes deliver benefits when it comes to print quality but, until now, posed a challenge for accurately estimating ink usage. The retrofittable software … Read more →

Mutoh unveils new heavy-duty feed and take-up system for its XpertJet printers

Mutoh America (Phoenix, Arizona), an industry leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has released a new heavy-duty feed and take-up system for its roll-to-roll XpertJet printers. The new XpertJet HD Feed and Take-up System can hold rolls up to 220 pounds “which allows roll-to-roll XpertJet customers to run heavy rolls flawlessly through their printers,” … Read more →