12 May 2021

Caldera Launches SnapRIP+

Caldera SnapRIP+

Caldera will be launching its new product, SnapRIP+, a complete printing solution for digital imaging professionals.

SnapRIP+ is Caldera's printing software for PHOTO professionals looking for a productive RASTER printing solution for their Epson, Canon, and HP printers. It packs the same power and features as Caldera's RIP solutions for printing wide-format jobs with eye catching colors and contrast.

It includes Layout with Compose; a feature which lets you layout multiple file elements to create a single project page or JOB. Merge, nest, rotate and combine different file formats, with manual or numeric positioning. It also includes Step & Repeat and Nest-o-Matik features for optimizing media usage.

SnapRIP+ is upgradable to our productive printing solution VisualRIP+, with a Postscript/PDF engine for producing posters, kakemonos, advertisements, POS and other applications. VisualRip+ is Caldera's software solution for professional large-format Print and Print-to-Cut workflow and includes Tiling+, a feature enabling users to split up prints into various panels (with bleed, trim marks and grommet placement..) for bigger format jobs.

Screen's Riteapprove SE V4.02 provides greater integration and automation for Trueflow

Screen Europe Riteapprove SE

The latest version of the online job submission, remote proofing and approval solution for Trueflow SE gives users a raft of new features and improvements

Screen Europe has announced version 4.02 of Riteapprove SE, its online job submission, remote proofing and approval solution for the Trueflow SE workflow. The new version gives even greater integration with Trueflow than ever before.

Its improved job automation eliminates the need for manual intervention at key check points, allowing smoother transition of files through the workflow. Approval takes place at page level to make it easier for the user and there is a visual indication in Trueflow when a page is approved. The thumbnails of the pages now display the proofing status.

A comment feature has been added with a range of drawing tools that can be used to mark corrections. To complete the proofing process, an email notification alerts the user if the preflight check fails. There is a host of other improvements in v4.02, from extending the area image view to multi-language support.

Riteapprove SE is ideal for Trueflow users who want to add online job submission, proofing and approval to their web-to-print operations. It automates the overall production cycle, shortens the time from prepress to press and improves customer satisfaction. The system enables collaborative working, last-minute correcting and final approval of production files before they are imaged on to the plate or output to a digital press.

Unlike the conventional FTP upload method, the Riteapprove SE transfer client automatically monitors and corrects transmission errors, ensuring proper file delivery. The customer can drop files into the file transfer GUI, connect to the Riteapprove SE server, select the job, fill out a custom online form and upload. The process is very simple.

A prepress operator can easily send a request for approval with just a few clicks of the mouse from a web browser. All participants in the approval process can view the output online, add comments and approve or reject the document. This automated process frees up the production operator to work on other jobs while waiting for final approval. Riteapprove SE automatically sends approval status to Trueflow SE.

GMG strengthens its position in Japan

GMG logo

GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, announces that, effective today, it has established a subsidiary in Japan. GMG Japan, headed by Kazutami Ando, is responsible for organizing the distribution of the GMG's software solutions, logistics and technical support. In order to get closer to its clients and global industry partners, GMG Japan intends to extend coverage by reinforcing its local distribution networks.

"The Japanese market is the second largest print market in the world. Establishing a new office in Tokyo underlines the significant role this strategic market plays for GMG. Moreover, an expanded local presence will strengthen partnerships with our industry partners", explains Paul Willems, Managing Director of GMG GmbH & Co. KG. "Despite difficult economic times, GMG keeps on investing in strategically important markets ", adds Willems.

"We see exceptional growth potential for GMG in Japan, as the high quality of GMG's color management software and solutions for printing process control perfectly meets the demands of the Japanese graphic arts industry. The new local sales organization is the next step towards further strengthening the position of GMG in this market", says Kazutami Ando, President of GMG Japan.

GMG Japan's new address, effective September 1, is:

GMG Japan Co., Ltd.
Takechiyo Bldg. 4F
1-14-15 Kudankita
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073
Phone: +81 (0) 3 6272 6580
Fax: +81 (0) 3 6272 6581

Elpical unveils public beta of Claro Layout

Elpical logo

Elpical has announced the public beta release of the new Claro Layout, an addition to its product line of automated image enhancement and image management solutions. Claro Layout is an Adobe® InDesign® plug-in and offers hands-off quality analysis and image enhancement to InDesign users.

Professionals working with Adobe® InDesign® now get access to Elpical’s Claro technology for optimizing images inside their documents, without leaving their trusted environment.

Claro Layout allows InDesign users to focus on the creative work and the layout of a document without having to worry about image quality first. They can simply use the original RGB image for designing the document and only when the layout is ready, use Claro Layout to optimize and convert the images to CMYK, without leaving InDesign.

Claro Layout, based on Claro Individual Image Analysis, first automatically and individually analyzes each image and then enhances each image inside the InDesign document according to its particular requirements, as well as applying the desired crop, resolution and color space. This allows the image to be optimized directly in the desired size, offering timesaving and great flexibility in layout.
Images in documents can dramatically increase the size of your file. Normally, after a picture has been cropped or resized, the ‘unwanted’ parts remain and the complete picture is stored. Claro Layout will (if required) crop, resize and optimize the desired picture and keep only this image as part of the document. Hence a much smaller file size.

Images shot with modern cameras are often of a very high resolution, often too high for the desired image format. Claro Layout will resize the image, so that only the number of pixels needed for a perfect print remain. Sales of the beta version of Claro Layout has begun.

Zund launch AutoNest software

Zund AutoNest

Zund Plotting Systems (UK) Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of one of the most powerful nesting solutions on the market. Developed “in-house”, with years of market experience and customer feed back, Zund believe their AutoNest software offers unrivalled ease of use and incredible material savings.

The software comprises a compelling graphical user interface, with drag and drop functionality designed to get you working quickly and efficiently, coupled with a powerful nesting algorithm that continues to look for improvements to the nest, until YOU tell it to stop! Once you are satisfied with the result, one click to send to the cutter and you’re done!

For more information or to request your free trial copy of the software please visit the Zund AutoNest microsite.

Don’t have a Zund??? …don’t feel left out… Contact Zund for information on other machine drivers, even if they are unable to output directly to your machine you can still take advantage of the material savings Zund AutoNest will give you…. simply save the nest as a DXF format file and then import this into your current software for output.

EskoArtwork brings comprehensive packaging and design innovations to Scanpack 2009

Esko

EskoArtwork will exhibit on stand F02:90 at Scandinavia’s largest packaging show Scanpack 2009, which is due to take place in Sweden (Goteborg), October 20 till 23. As well as presenting a range of software solutions that have been developed to help with the creation, delivery and efficiency of the packaging production process, EskoArtwork will also participate in the activities at the Design 2009 area as a member of The Packaging Arena.

"EskoArtwork has a strong expertise in the packaging industry for many years and is eager to present its newest solutions for packaging companies, brand owners and packaging design agencies at Scanpack," says David Joelsen, Business Manager Nordic, C&E Europe at EskoArtwork. "A downturn in the global economy is presenting suppliers with a changing set of opportunities as manufacturers and brand owners look for cost effective and creative ways of presenting their products on the shelves. For us, these economical circumstances make the packaging industry an extremely exciting place to be right now and we are therefore looking forward to a high interest at Scanpack 2009.”

 

Packaging solutions for a competitive edge

At their stand, EskoArtwork will demonstrate software solutions for package design, prepress, workflow automation and integration, output control, collaboration and approval. Products presented are: BackStage and WebCenter which maximize productivity and consistency in the workflow through enhanced management, centralization and control of a job and its approval cycle; the latest versions of ArtPro and PackEdge, the leading and productive editors for the pre-production of labels and packaging; DeskPack tools for Adobe® Illustrator®  and Adobe® Photoshop® ; Studio, a tool for  3D packaging design; and Visualizer, which takes graphic information of a label or package, adds information about substrates, special inks and finishes, and delivers a variety of ultra realistic moving, interactive 2D and 3D representations of the final product.

 

From front end to finishing; EskoArtwork delivers the complete package

In addition, EskoArtwork will demonstrate the Kongsberg i-XE10 die-less cutting and creasing table on the stand. The Kongsberg i-XE10 is a small, servo driven, high-speed machine for cutting packaging and sign and display materials and features the i-cut® vision system for perfect cut-to-print alignment.

Visitors will see how the Kongsberg i-XE10 system, when working with EskoArtwork’s ArtiosCAD structural design software, allows the easy transfer of files from the workstation to the Kongsberg table for cutting and creasing.

ArtiosCAD creates structural packaging designs with the ability to create 3D proofs for customers and is the ideal system to design, develop, prototype and manufacture all types of packaging including corrugated, folding carton and POP display applications. The latest version 7.4 also features the creation of designs with curved creases as part of its 3D module.

 

Discovering New Concepts at Scanpack’s Design 2009

The new Design 2009 area at Scanpack is intended to provide packaging professionals with a new meeting place where they can focus specifically on the creative and commercial side of designing packaging and meet up with graphic designers, structural designers, machine specialists, material experts, product developers and  solution providers. Next to demonstrations of products and solutions, visitors to the area will be able to attend free daily presentations to learn more about packaging design and implementation. For EskoArtwork, also a member of The Packaging Arena, Design 2009 is the ideal opportunity to demonstrate its integrated, specialized products and services for brand owners and agencies such as Visualizer, Studio and Dynamic Content.