Canon has improved its Essential Business Builder Program with a series of themed workshops and curriculum-based educational packages to guide and support customers. The program is designed to help customers get the most out of their digital presses. Continue reading “Canon updates business program”
This week sees the Fespa show hit the road again, this time in Cologne. Fespa shows are normally a good snapshot of what’s happening in the wide format world, with just about everybody in the industry from around the world getting together. Having survived the dubious pleasures of an early morning Ryanair flight, here are a few observations from the first day of the Fespa show.
Creative Edge Software has overhauled its IC3D Suite, which offers real-time 3D packaging design and visualization with the launch of v3.0. This is suitable for products such as bottles, cans, flexible packages, cartons, bags and plastic containers. Continue reading “Creative Edge upgrades 3D design software”
CMA Imaging is to demonstrate Perfect Trans at the Fespa show. This is said to be a recyclable alternative to Duratran that avoids using RA4 silver halide film for lightboxes. Continue reading “CMA Imaging to show Duratran alternative”
Ink manufacturer Sawgrass is to launch its own CreativeStudio design software. It’s a browser-based system that is part of Sawgrass’ existing Virtuoso HD Product Decorating System and will be demonstrated at next week’s Fespa show. Continue reading “Sawgrass to launch online design software”
Roland has announced a new RIP and print management software, Rolandprintstudio, for Mac OS X that will work with its range of printers and cutters. It’s a 64-bit applications based around the Adobe PDF Print Engine. Continue reading “Roland DG launches Mac-based wide format RIP”
Agfa has published its latest figures, for the first quarter of 2015, which show that the restructuring is starting to pay off. Revenue has remained the same as for the same period the last year at €622m, but gross profit has risen by 8.2 percent from €182m to €197m. Continue reading “Agfa releases first quarter figures for 2015”
KBA has reported its figures for the first quarter of 2015, which show orders for sheetfed offset and special presses of €306.7m, a 27% rise on the previous year. However, despite this welcome good news, the group sales and earnings came to just €177.3m, down 16.9% on 2014. Continue reading “KBA sales drop despite rising orders”