Epson updates wide format aqueous printers

Epson has announced details of four new wide format printers, all using aqueous inks. Epson is in the process of phasing out its Stylus Pro range so these are branded as SureColor P printers and are targeted at the proofing, fine art and photographic markets.

Phil McMullin (and friend), announcing the new SureColor P range, including this ten-colour 44ins P9000.
Phil McMullin, UK sales manager for Epson Prographics, (and friend), announcing the new SureColor P range, including this ten-colour 44ins P9000.

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Felix Schoeller meets Fogra 51 standard

Felix Schoeller Digital Media, based in Osnabruck, Germany, has released a range of seven new proofing papers, six of which comply to the latest Fogra 51 standards with the seventh expected to follow shortly. The six papers are microporous resin-coated papers plus a special-coated matt paper, marketed under the product name Trust. They are suitable for all types of proofs for offset, gravure and screen printing. Continue reading “Felix Schoeller meets Fogra 51 standard”

GMG launches Cozone

GMG has launched a new service, CoZone Collaborate, to enable users to work together for proofing and approving projects online. CoZone is the name of an overall platform that extends the company’s existing colour management tools to include a cloud-based element, which will be modular, with Collaborate being the first module. This allows project participants to manage, review, proof and approve graphic arts content and by the end of 2013 – multimedia content – within an online Amazon Cloud Service hosted soft-proofing environment. As with most true cloud services, users need only a web browser to use the service, and there’s no restriction on the number of users, file sizes, or even storage.
Marcus Wright, CoZone Product Manager at GMG, explained: “Adopting a more distributed and collaborative methodology that exploits the clear benefits of the cloud when producing content means easier, faster and more streamlined output, which is good for the industry as a whole.”
GMG has said that future CoZone modules will allow seamless connection to GMG-calibrated hard-copy output devices, delivering an end-to-end color-accurate workflow.