Esko to sell Kongsberg business to OpenGate Capital

Esko (Ghent, Belgium), a global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the packaging, label and wide-format printing sectors, has announced the planned sale of its Kongsberg digital finishing business to OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles, California), “subject to any applicable information and/or consultation with employee representative bodies under applicable local law.” The planned sale … Read more →

Idealliance launches updated standard reference guide for science of colour reproduction

Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia) has released Volume 21 of its Guide to Print Production “packed full” of leading practices, standards and specifications for print and packaging. The organization added that this most recent edition marks “a new milestone” for its Guide to Print Production, as the popular publication will now be offered as a textbook, printed … Read more →

Hazen Paper releases stunning 2021 Holographic Calendar

Hazen Paper Company (Holyoke, MA) has released its 2021 limited-edition holographic calendar, demonstrating a variety of “groundbreaking” techniques developed within its on-site Hazen Holographic Laboratory. Hazen Holography creates the illusion of motion and depth on this “sparkling” two-dimensional calendar by reflecting and refracting light at different angles. The calendar, Moonlight Dive, depicts a whale breaching … 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 →

Soda rolls out latest version of its PDF editing software – Soda12

Soda PDF (Montreal) has launched a “completely revamped” version of its award-winning PDF software – Soda12. The goal, said the company, is to further provide businesses and individuals alike with solutions not only geared towards effectively managing documents remotely, but for providing these users with easy-to-use software that can be accessed from anywhere. “Soda PDF … 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 →

Kodak expands collaboration with Microsoft to provide advanced software solutions to printers

Kodak (Rochester, New York) has announced the launch of its Kodak Prinergy On Demand Business Solutions. Kodak collaborated with leading software providers, including Microsoft, PrintVis and VPress, to create “one of the first and only comprehensive software solutions for all applications and printers of any size,” said the company. Kodak’s Prinergy On Demand Business Solutions … Read more →

Adobe completes acquisition of Workfront to boost client marketing productivity

Adobe (San Jose, California) has confirmed the acquisition of Workfront (Lehi, Utah), a leading work-management platform for marketers with more than 3,000 customers and 1,000,000 users. Adobe pointed out that the acquisition will bring more efficiency, collaboration and productivity gains to marketing teams currently challenged with “siloed work-management solutions.” Both companies are established partners with … Read more →