SA International (SAi) will showcase its extensive software portfolio at FESPA 2015 (18-22 May, Cologne, Germany), highlighting the performance-enhancing finishing tools, drivers and upgrades for the latest version of its comprehensive SAi Flexi signmaking software.
On the SAi stand (Hall 9/W30), visitors will see live workflow demonstrations, giving them the opportunity to see how Flexi offers the easiest print-and-cut workflow on the market. SAi will also be on-hand to explain how it delivers fast, efficient throughput from design to printing, cutting and finishing.
"We're excited to return to FESPA and demonstrate the latest SAi Flexi features, designed to help signmakers remain competitive and profitable," said Jurgen Verhulst, Marketing Manager, SAi. "As an event, FESPA brings a diverse range of large-format businesses together, so Flexi is the ideal solution to present as it is such a uniquely versatile system. Be it an upfront purchase or a monthly software subscription, a simple package for text layout and vinyl cutting or the total solution with full design and wide-format print production capabilities, there is a Flexi product available to meet your needs."
Some of the new Flexi features to be demonstrated at the show include the new Finishing Tools and the QR Code Creator developed for SAi Flexi 11 with cloud. The Finishing Tools enable the user to quickly add grommet, fold and stitch marks as well as bleeds to banners. By handling this operation in the RIP, the design step in the workflow is eliminated, making it much faster and more cost effective to produce pop-up signs that require bleeds or pole-hanging banners needing fold areas.
The QR code Creator enables fast and easy QR code creation by automatically converting text into a QR code. Codes for web-links, email addresses, phone numbers and SMS messages are generated without the need for designers to download QR code images and add to designs.
Visitors will also be able to see how the Textile Step-and-Repeat Tool enables quick setup and production of patterned graphics. This visual tool helps to line up patterns quickly for seamless repeats and, as patterns only RIP once, printing begins quickly and the job size is small regardless of output length.
As a Platinum-Level HP Business Partner, SAi software will also be demonstrated on the HP stand. SAi Flexi is bundled with HP Latex 310 and 330 Printers and provides the interface for HP WallArt 3.0, the custom wallcovering application, delivering fast, easy workflow management to printers who supply customer wallpaper designs and other digitally-printed wallcoverings.
SAi to feature in FESPA's Sign Hub panel debate:
(Located on the show floor - Tuesday 19 May from 14.00-15.00)
FESPA visitors can also hear directly from SAi's senior product director, Dean Derhak, participating in FESPA's informative sign hub panel debate. The panel will address the challenges faced by traditional signmakers, while exploring how such companies are finding growth, and how they are incorporating creativity into their existing computerised and manual techniques.