FEATURE: It is probably just me, but there's a sense that printers are starting once again to think green.
FEATURE: Adobe has recently launched a public beta of its intriguing Muse technology.
FEATURE: There is more to the production process than the square metres of output which can be pushed through a machine during a given period.
FEATURE: Is it just me or does all this digital jiggery-pokery create less, rather than more, time to get on with life?
FEATURE: Print producers and Captain Jack have much in common, if not in dress sense and dental hygiene, then definitely in the tendency to repeat errors.
FEATURE: One of the fathers of the digital printing revolution, Benny Landa, once said that 'anything that can go digital, will go digital'.
FEATURE: Anyone with doubts about how running a slick operation can improve their business only had to spend 20 minutes watching a digitally inspired front-end, and they'd surely wonder how on earth they managed without it.
FEATURE: The thing about workflows is that unless there is absolutely massive capacity at all points in the supply chain, there will always be bottlenecks – some of them murderous.
NEWS: Zeeland, Netherlands-based JMC Signmakers has entered the third phase of its business transformation following its investment in Esko's i-cut Automate workflow solution.
NEWS: Visitors to FESPA 2013 will be shown results to make them smile at Esko's stand, the company has announced.
NEWS: Agfa Graphics has launched a new verson of its :Apogee StoreFront web-to-print solution which offers more options to adjust the look of web shops and the ability to create 'microstores'.
FEATURE: Can your business afford not to implement web-to-print systems? Barney Cox weighs up your options.
NEWS: 'Stimulating sign and touch' will be the focus for Kodak at next month's Grafitalia show, taking place in Milan, Italy, between May 7th and 11th.
NEWS: The latest version of Fiery XF workflow software for wide- and superwide-format printers has been launched by EFI.
NEWS: Ricoh has launched Critical Communications, a software and services solution offering tracking and reporting for 'compliance-driven' output.
NEWS: Screen has announced that it will take one of the largest available spaces at this year's Hunkeler Innovationdays next month in Switzerland.
NEWS: Epson and Esko have entered into an OEM partnership that will see a customised version of Esko's Digital Front-End supplied with Epson's L-4033 series digital label printers.
NEWS: EFI has launched a 'comprehensive set of integrated products' in its software series, the Fiery Workflow Suite.
NEWS: MIS and ERP software developer Technique has been acquired by EFI for an undisclosed sum.
PRODUCT PROFILE: ArtSystems profiles Onyx Thrive, the workflow software RIP that provides a scalable print production solution based on the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE).
NEWS: The organisers of Print Efficiently 2012 are looking forward to the second leg of the event following a successful first three days last week.
NEWS: Thamm has 'significantly improved production' following an implementation of Enfocus Switch that enabled it to automate its PDF workflow.
NEWS: Xerox will unveil updates to its FreeFlow workflow solutions at Graph Expo this month, the company has announced.
NEWS: Caldera will showcase Flow+ 1.6, the latest version of its workflow software, at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, USA from October 18th to 20th.
NEWS: SAi will demonstrate the environmentally friendly credentials of its PixelBlaster production software at EcoPrint in September.
NEWS: EFI and Kodak have launched their collaborative solution integrating EFI's Fiery Digital Print Servers and Kodak Prinergy Workflow.
NEWS: Ricoh has announced its presence at drupa, beginning today (May 3rd), is carbon neutral thanks to its on-site printing activity complying with its Carbon Balanced Printing Programme and recycling initiatives.
NEWS: ErgoSoft and Tucanna are to show drupa visitors their 'complete and fully automated' print workflow solution.
FEATURE: Printers have traditionally measured their business according to the volume of work going through the factory.
NEWS: German offset and digital print shop Druckerei Laub has changed to EFI's cloud-based Pace print MIS workflow software.
NEWS: Following a successful launch at FESPA Americas last year, FESPA says it is 'excited' to take Print Shop Live to this month's FESPA Digital.
NEWS: EskoArtwork's Kongsberg i-XP24 and Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto will be demonstrated with i-cut Suite software at FESPA Digital next month.
FEATURE: The Job Definition Format (JDF) is designed to provide interconnectivity between different print media production and related systems.
FEATURE: Fujifilm has introduced XMF Print Centre, and is once again in the vanguard of workflow management.
NEWS: Xeikon has released details on its show stand at Labelexpo Asia 2011, taking place in Shanghai, China from November 29th to December 2nd.
FEATURE: Ask yourself a question. Are your incoming jobs being processed in the fastest and most efficient way – and if not, why not?
FEATURE: Digital workflows are the engines of print production. Increasing numbers of developers are building hybrid workflow systems to support both conventional and digital printing processes.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at RIPs, the software used to drive today's wide-format printers.
NEWS: EskoArtwork's stand at this month's SGIA Expo will feature a design-to-print-to-cut workflow.
FEATURE: The subject of workflow in the wide-format sector is becoming more and more topical. Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at PrintFactory GMG Edition.
NEWS: A range of wide-format printing equipment from EFI is currently on show at Chicago's Graph Expo, running until September 14th.
FEATURE: Preflight checking and quality assurance are equally important for short-run wide-format work as for longer narrow-format runs.
FEATURE: Six months into the year, I doubt anyone would argue if I were to say that we haven't seen anything world-shatteringly new find its way onto the wide-format market.
FEATURE: For me the biggest up for the year so far was FESPA in Hamburg, which was busy, buzzy and better than ever.
FEATURE: Getting work done is so much easier when everything is all joined up. Without the links, a business can't operate at maximum efficiency or profitability.
FEATURE: Since it first really hit the streets courtesy of Adobe in 1993, the PDF format has gradually made its presence felt across the whole of the printing industry and beyond.
FEATURE: When PostScript was invented some 40 years ago, it helped to create a market where output could happen anywhere on any imagesetter.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks under the bonnets of this year's FESPA exhibits.
NEWS: Océ and EFI has announced an extension to their partnership which will see Océ allowed to refer its customers to EFI for MIS, as part of a new world-wide referral agreement.
NEWS: Enfocus says it intends to present solutions for automation and PDF preflighting at the inaugural digi:media trade fair, including demonstrations of Switch and PitStop Connect.
FEATURE: They said it couldn't be done but FESPA has proved that it can.
NEWS: Color-Logic has certified ColorGate – a RIP developer based in Hannover, Germany – as a new partner.
FEATURE: A good colleague of mine, Mike Horsten of Zemt, shares not only my interest in the workings of wide-format digital printing equipment but also a considerable level of curiosity in aircraft.
NEWS: Agfa Graphics has announced its :Apogee 7 workflow management suite – announced at Ipex – is now being shipped.
NEWS: Four Pees has collaborated with Callas software and Aurelon to create a DFlux 2, the latest version of its automation software, which it says is scalable for various types of printing operation, including wide-format environments.