Neenah releases Explore 7 “Masterclass” promotion for small businesses

To demonstrate how far digital printing has advanced and the creative possibilities for any small-business project, Neenah (Alpharetta, Georgia) has released Explore 7, characterizing the promotional paper and substrate samples kit as a “Masterclass in digital printing and original creative design.” This seventh volume in Neenah’s series features samples of sustainable branding ideas for small, … Read more →

BMI launches Request For Quote tool for book printing

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI), with headquarters in Ormond Beach, Florida, has launched a new Request for Quote (RFQ) tool for those looking to get multiple bids for book printing. The tool, named BMIsource, allows users to either search the BMI Member Directory by various capabilities (in order to reach out directly to manufacturers), or … Read more →

Agfa to release Apogee v12 workflow software in October

Characterizing the coming release of Agfa Graphics’ Apogee workflow software version 12 as “another step in the automation of print production,” the latest iteration of the OEM’s print-production hub will introduce new impositioning and approval functions, and add a new browser-based GUI to give sales reps more control over print production. “Solid and efficient workflow … Read more →

GMG releases OpenColor 2.4 that adds digital press profiling

Colour management specialist GMG (Tuebingen, Germany) has released OpenColor 2.4 that extends the software’s capabilities to the profiling of digital printing presses. GMG added that digital printing is becoming increasingly important, especially in the packaging industry. “The reasons for this are shorter product cycles as well as the ongoing trend of personalized print products,” the … Read more →

Markzware launches app to preview and open QuarkXPress in multiple file formats

Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading software developer for the printing, publishing and graphic design industries, has launched QXPMarkz. This stand-alone application allows designers to take better control of their creations by giving them the ability to preview QuarkXPress files, and the power to move those documents to IDML, image types, and your preferred Desktop … Read more →

Koenig & Bauer launches Rapida 106 X second-generation 8-colour sheetfed press

The oldest offset press manufacturer in the world, Koenig & Bauer, has unveiled a new-generation B1 press for the commercial printing and packaging markets – the Rapida 106 X – at a live-streaming event recorded from its production headquarters in Würzburg, Germany. You can view more details of the launch at The informative video … Read more →

Konica Minolta releases AccurioJet KM-1e Digital Production Press

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has launched the AccurioJet KM-1e Digital Color B2+ Sheetfed LED UV Inkjet Production Press. Since its launch at Drupa 2016, the AccurioJet KM-1 platform “has been acclaimed as the top choice among B2+ production digital printing presses,” said the OEM. “Many leading commercial printers, direct mailers, online printers, in-plant print … Read more →

PRINTING United live tradeshow cancelled and replaced by online event

PRINTING United, originally scheduled to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta October 21-23, 2020, will transition to a comprehensive online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers stressed that the health and safety of all attending and involved with the tradeshow remains paramount. “The decision to terminate … Read more →

Adobe reports record second-quarter revenue

Adobe (San Jose, California) has reported its financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2020 ending on May 29, 2020.­ Here are some of highlights Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $3.13 billion (USD) in its second quarter of fiscal year 2020, which represented 14%  year-over-year growth. Digital Media segment revenue was $2.23 billion, … Read more →

Agfa releases new Energy Verve preheat printing plate

Energy Verve is a preheat offset printing plate that achieves run lengths of up to one million copies without baking, and was developed to handle particularly demanding printing conditions and environments. The new plate is a negative-working, preheat, photopolymer offset printing plate targeted at heatset web (e.g. magazines and retail), coldset web (e.g. newspapers and … Read more →

Contex publishes free industry resource for successful large-format scanning

Contex (Chantilly, Virginia), an industry leader in large-format scanning, has announced the availability of a new report, Requirements for Successful Large Format Scanning. The report addresses four “must-haves” for scanning – hardware design, software options, productivity and flexibility, and image quality. “Combined, these essential requirements make it possible to deliver the best scans at the … Read more →