Digital Printing to Offset Quality
LYON, France—According to Alwan Color Expertise, digital printers can now produce standardized and stable prints to offset quality using the company's updated Print Standardizer. This software operates with X-Rite's press-side auto-scanning instruments, along with a number of X-Rite prepress instruments including I1, IO, iSis, and Spectroscan.
No matter how large or small the digital printing device, Print Standardizer is designed to ensure that color rendering complies with international standards, such as ISO 12647 and G7. Dave Hunter, Alwan's representative in the U.S. and an expert on G7, adds, "I'm asked to make the digital press match the offset press in an increasing number of G7 installations. Even though G7 and Curve software provide a solid foundation for achieving this, a complete match can't be achieved without dynamic color management on the file and dot gain tracking and stabilization on the press. Print Standardizer is the only solution that can do both."
Fujifilm Acuity, HumanEyes Partner for Lenticular Solution
CHICAGO—Announced at PRINT 09, Fujifilm Acuity Advance HD 2545 HD flatbed UV customers are now able to bring expanded lenticular and 3D printing capabilities and services to their customers using the HumanEyes Producer3D, a complete, end-to-end lenticular workflow solution.
"HumanEyes and the Fujifilm Acuity Advance HD 2545 solutions are enabling professionals to output and sell value-added projects today that they didn't think would be even possible before. Our customers are reporting that they are successfully expanding their portfolio of activities and services with new and unique lenticular and 3D applications from wide-format signage, POP applications, to environmental design and more," says Jason Kammes, product manager for wide-format products, Fujifilm Graphics Systems U.S.A., Inc.
MGI and Axode Announce Partnership
MELBOURNE, Fla.—MGI Digital Graphic Technology, a multi-substrate digital press and finishing solution manufacturer, and Axode, a provider of vision systems for secure document production, have announced a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement calls for MGI to integrate Axode vision systems on its Meteor DP60 Pro 4-color multi-substrate digital presses. The combined system is designed to ensure the integrity of secure variable data print jobs. The Axode system can be used to accompany production of a variety of secure documents, including cards (pre-paid, membership, smart, ID, etc.), labels, stickers, and many other applications.
"Our partnership with Axode will allow MGI to provide our customers a proven method to ensure the integrity of their variable print jobs," says Michael Abergel, executive VP for MGI USA. "Clients worldwide are using the Meteor DP60 Pro to produce a variety of secure applications such as government ID cards, pre-paid cards, RFID tracking labels, and financial documents and the Axode system will ensure that their data is consistently valid and reliable."
Xanté Digital Presses Now PANTONE-Licensed
CHICAGO—Xanté Corporation and Pantone, Inc., have announced that the entire line of Xanté Ilumina solutions is now PANTONE-licensed. The move makes it possible for smaller shops to compete for corporate color business, and for larger printers and design shops to fulfill shorter-run, production-quality jobs faster, on an alternate device. The Xanté Ilumina series, including the new Ilumina Digital Envelope Press+ and Ilumina Digital Production Press, is now PANTONE-licensed, enabling color matching for PANTONE colors so customers will see consistent color.
“Our partnership with Pantone assures Xanté Ilumina users the confidence of being able to accurately and consistently match corporate colors, thereby giving them the opportunity to offer new products to clientele. This latest development extends the ‘big-league’ features and value of the Ilumina series,” says Robert Ross, CEO and founder of Xanté. pP