Esko releases WebCenter 18 for packaging management

April 18, 2018

Esko has updated its WebCenter packaging management solution with the release of version 18. This is aimed at both brand owners and converters and is said to offer users more control and visibility over their packaging preproduction specification, approval and project life cycle. Continue reading “Esko releases WebCenter 18 for packaging management”

Just in time book publishing

HP used last week’s London Book Fair to announce a new set of cloud-based book publishing services called Piazza. This allows publishers to build a virtual warehouse for the management, automation, distribution, print, and direct fulfilment of book orders, while holding zero inventory.

From Left: Stephen Jones, International Production Director for Pearson, with Rob Hutcheson, managing director of Ashford Print Services.

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Durst composes its own Symphony

February 19, 2018

Last week I covered Durst’s new P5 family of wide format printers and ended with a promise to write about the Symphony software that accompanies these printers as well as the Durst Analytics offering that underpins Durst’s new approach to workflow.

The P5 series gain this new 32ins touchscreen. Note also the ability to hang useful items on the side and the highly reflective design of the new printer.

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Baldwin buys QuadTech

December 11, 2017

Baldwin Technology Company Inc, which develops process automation solutions, consumables and services for the print, packaging industries, has acquired QuadTech, Inc from Quad/Graphics. QuadTech develops control systems, mainly for packaging and newspaper printers. Continue reading “Baldwin buys QuadTech”