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  • ONYX ProductionHouse & PosterShop Upgrade Promotion X10.1

    ONYX RIP Software X10.1

    Save Up To 55% When You Upgrade

    ONYX is offering a promotional upgrade for customers with version 6.x of ProductionHouse X10.1 and PosterShop X10.1. Both the PosterShop and ProductionHouse are highly respected in the color management world and have been in the top tier for RIP software a few years running. This promotion is for a limited time only, so if you have been considering the upgrade there is no better time!


    ONYX ProductHouse X10.1 is a simple to use RIP with flexible yet powerful tools. These tools allow you to control your production workflow by reducing production cost and delivering superior color quality.
    Sale: $995.00 (List Price: $2195.00)

    ONYX PosterShop X10.1 is the solution for professional printers. Quickly and easily create efficient Print-only and Print-and-Cut workflows for a wide range of devices while delivering a higher-grade output quality to your customers.
    Sale: $995.00 (List Price: $2195.00)

    X10.1 is like no other version. Many new features have been added to these RIPs:

    • G7 Support Tool
    • JDF Workfllow
    • Split Multi-page PDFs

    G7 Support Tool

    With the G7 Support Tool you can finally construct that balanced gray and consistency in colors across printing instruments that meet the G7 standards. The G7 process chooses a specific calibration method that will boost your printer's reliability and achieve a more accurate depiction from proof to press.

    JDF Workflow

    JDF is the new interface standard built for and by the graphics art industry to enable automated print workflows. There are many benefits to automation in the pre-press environment: reduced errors, increased consistency and essentially better quality.

    Multi-page PDF Optimization

    The artboards feature in Adobe Illustrator has taken a huge liking in the graphics art industry. This Multi-page PDF tool gives professionals the capability to plug away on multiple images and sizes in one PDF file. Unfortunately, the average wide format RIP software doesn't handle these files properly, which ends up costing you time and money. Not only does X10.1 solve this problem but it also speeds up the process!

    Promotion valid until March 1, 2012.

  • X-Rite i1Display 2 & i1Dispay LT — free upgrade to Mac OSX 10.7 Lion

    X-Rite announces today a free upgrade for X-Rite i1 Display2 and i1 Display LT for users who upgrade to Mac OSX 10.7 Lion.

    X-rite is providing a special i1Profiler i1Display Lion Edition. i1Profiler is X-Rite’s latest software platform introduced earlier this year and is fully compatible with Lion. i1Profiler i1Display Lion Edition special edition software offers a similar feature set of i1Match monitor profiling software.

    Make sure to register to receive the free update notice, www.xrite.com/registration.aspx

  • Lion Compatibility for X-Rite Color Solutions

    Apple has announced that the new OS 10.7 Lion will no longer support software that relies on Rosetta. This directly affects X-Rite's retired i1Match, ProfileMaker and MonacoPROFILER applications. However, the current i1Profiler and ColorMunki software does not rely on Rosetta and is fully compatible with Apple OS systems from 10.5.8, 10.6 and the new 10.7 Lion.

    While we recognize there may be some workarounds such as creating a dual-boot Mac where one volume contains Lion and another runs an older version of the Mac OS, this is not ideal for most users. Therefore, X-Rite is providing our customers with upgrade paths so they can continue using X-Rite imaging solutions if they choose to upgrade to Lion.

    The below chart provides the detailed information regarding appropriate upgrade paths based on customer's original purchased solution. Look for your solution, listed alphabetically, to determine the best Lion compatible upgrade path.

    X-Rite Solution Included Software Lion Support Software Needed for Lion Compatability Upgrade Path (paid)
    ColorChecker PassportColorChecker Camera Calibrationyesfully compatible with included ColorChecker softwarenone required
    ColorMunki Create*ColorMunkiyesfully compatible with included ColorMunki softwarenone required
    ColorMunki DesignColorMunkiyesfully compatible with included ColorMunki softwarenone required
    ColorMunki DisplayColorMunkiyesfully compatible with included ColorMunki softwarenone required
    ColorMunki PhotoColorMunkiyesfully compatible with included ColorMunki softwarenone required
    huey*hueyyesfully compatible with included huey softwarenone required
    hueyPROhueyyesfully compatible with included huey softwarenone required
    i1Basic*i1Matchnoi1ProfilerFree Update to i1Profiler Monitor module (limited features for i1Basic owners).  For full workflow functionality upgrade to i1Publish Upgrade B.
    i1Basic Proi1Profileryesfully compatible with included i1Profiler softwarenone required
    i1Design LT*i1Matchnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade B
    i1Display LT*i1Matchnoi1Profiler MAC monitor update module (coming in September)Free Update for registered 2011 purchases; Nominal fee if purchased prior to 2011
    i1Display 2*i1Matchnoi1Profiler MAC monitor update module (coming in September)Free Update for registered 2011 purchases; Nominal fee if purchased prior to 2011
    i1Display Proi1Publishyesi1Profilernone required
    i1Photo*i1Matchnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade A
    i1Photo LT*i1Matchnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade B
    i1Photo Proi1Profileryesfully compatible with included i1Profiler softwarenone required
    i1Photo SG*i1Matchnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade A
    i1Proof*i1Matchnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade A
    i1Publishi1Profileryesfully compatible with included i1Profiler softwarenone required
    i1Publish Proi1Profileryesfully compatible with included i1Profiler softwarenone required
    i1XT*i1Matchnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade A
    i1XTreme*i1Matchnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade A
    Monaco Optix*OptixnoNew solution requiredColorMunki Display or i1Display Pro
    MonacoPROFILER*MonacoPROFILERnoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade A
    PANTONE Color ManagerPANTONE Color Manageryesfully compatible with included PCM softwarenone required
    ProfileMaker*ProfileMakernoi1Profileri1Publish Upgrade A
    *retired solution by X-Rite
  • Introducing Barbieri's New Spectropad

    SpectropadSpectropad in use
    BARBIERI is proud to announce the world’s first portable spectrophotometer for professional digital printing. This professional measurement device is built to measure a variety of different media used in professional digital printing including large and wide format printing. Thanks to its independence from a computer it can also be used directly on the printer. The integrated touch display facilitates interaction with the device and gives immediate feedback about the measurement results. It is the ideal tool for all digital print professionals for use away from the desk.

    Spectropad is the new portable measurement device for all professionals within digital printing including large and wide format printing. Thanks to its large measurement aperture it is able to accurately measure a wide range of different, reflective media. Banner, cardboard, textiles, canvas, PVC, Fine Art Paper, vinyl and Paper are just a few of them.

    This new wireless, battery powered spectrophotometer can be operated without a computer and therefore directly at the printer, even without cutting the media. Jobs can be stored in the device and measurement results (if requested) sent through WiFi to the computer.

    The Spectropad is the first measurement device with Barbieri “qb-technology” inside. This new technology is based on D50 illumination and contains the next generation of highest precision spectral core. The D50 illumination used is based on LED technology by Just Normlicht. It fully matches the new measurement condition M1 introduced with the ISO standard 13655-2009. Thanks to the Barbieri “qb-technology” most precision measurement results will be reached.

    The touch display makes the operation and job selection a breeze – no matter whether measuring a control bar, a linearization or profiling chart or just a simple spot color. The measurement results will immediately be displayed or sent to the computer for further processing.

    With this portable measurement device BARBIERI targets all professionals in digital printing, color management consultants as well as technicians for printer installation. It finally allows using the well-known BARBIERI measurement quality away from the desk or at the customer site.

  • G7 Process Control & Conformance Program Launched

    IDEAlliance® announced the G7® Process Control & Conformance Program (G7®PCC) as an extension of the G7® Master Program. This groundbreaking qualification program is designed to build on the momentum of the IDEAlliance G7® Master Program, which to-date has qualified more than 860 companies worldwide. The G7®PCC program provides the next level of learning, productivity tools and techniques necessary for creative, premedia and print professionals to drive efficiencies in day-to-day operations. In addition, the G7®PCC program is serving as a foundational tool to prepare for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Printing Standards Audit (PSAsm) Certification Program, launching June 2011.

    The G7®PCC program is designed in module format to serve the total media supply chain, including brand owners, creative agencies and print providers. The program consists of a mixture of on-site training, assessment and compliance analysis. Upon successful completion of the G7®PCC program, the participating site will receive a certificate of qualification and a comprehensive binder of user documents and reference material. The program will also include continued assessment of conformance over time. The training program, delivered by IDEAlliance G7®PCC Certified Experts, fully complies with the latest print specifications and industry standards. Modules for printers will include process control fundamentals, trending, and methods of adapting G7 for non-standard print conditions. Modules for brand owners and creatives will focus on specifying, measuring and communicating color for those buying and designing for print.

    President and CEO of IDEAlliance, David Steinhardt, remarked, "Industry leaders such as IDEAlliance and RIT are the logical authorities to bring forth a qualification and certification program that supports standards and ensures an impartial program that both educates and audits.” Joe Fazzi, Vice President, Media Production Technologies for IDEAlliance stated, “Brand owners, agencies and print providers are eager for a process control and conformance program that manages expectations across the supply chain."

    In addition to benefiting service providers, the G7®PCC program will benefit manufacturers seeking to improve the standardization of their production processes, resulting in increased efficiency and profitability. Manufacturers will also benefit from expanded recognition for their tools supporting the compliance of industry standards.

    The G7®PCC program is designed to fully prepare facilities intending to apply for PSAsm Certification. The RIT PSAsm Certification Program is a rigorous, objective process for assessing a printer’s ability to operate a standards compliant workflow. By attaining PSAsm Certification, printers can objectively demonstrate that they have mastered the use of standards in the workflows they operate. Contact Ken Posman at krptpd@rit.edu or 585.475.7429 for information on PSAsm Certification

    The IDEAlliance G7®PCC program launches June 30, 2011, with G7®PCC Expert training programs to be announced at that time.

  • New version of Switch 10 announced

    Enfocus is all about automating with confidence.

    Switch gives publishing professionals more time to focus on creative and value-adding tasks, without hassle of repetitive tasks.

    What's new in Switch 10?

    To automate with confidence, Switch includes:

    • A new workload visualizer to continually track whether network loads, file volumes and other critical performance parameters remain within workable limits.
    • Updated Switch engine guarantees optimized processing.

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    Switch Enhanced security

    • Support for Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    • Business continuity through a SwitchProxy module

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    Time and money saving features

    Integration is made easier through a specific Database Connector Module*.

    Automatically use relevant information from other business software such as MIS and ERP systems when integrating.

    * available from Switch 10, update 1

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    Improved customer service

    • Customers enjoy an easy and customized interface when submitting files.
    • Enhancements to SwitchClient

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    Availability

    Switch 10 will be released in Q2 2011.

    For information on pricing contact your preferred reseller or have a look at www.enfocus.com.

    Start automating today and download a free trial.

  • AzPPA March Education Program - Predictable Color from Your Print Service Provider

    Frustrated by a different color representation on screen to prints from your print provider? Confused which Adobe Photoshop color setting to use or if you should send CMYK files?

    Dan Reid, president of RPimaging, is a teacher, color management consultant, writer, and artist. His company helps individuals and companies with color matching challenges in photography, printing, and proofing markets. Mr. Reid keeps on the forefront by serving as a beta test site, contributing editor for several trade publications, and on-site instruction for companies nationally.

    In a short 2 hours on March 7 you will leave confident setting up Adobe Photoshop color settings for communicating with print service providers and monitor calibration methods and options to implement the following day in your business. Noted color expert Dan Reid of RPimaging will guide you through the river of options that impact predicting color from print providers. Dan will go over sending RGB or CMYK files, ICC color space choices, and soft proofing in Adobe Photoshop. An in-depth discussion of monitor calibration; it's importance, limitations, options, and leading technologies makes this an information packed event you will not want to miss.

    Please see the AzPPA Website for more info on this exciting event!

  • Alwan Color Expertise and Digital Information's New Closed-Loop Solution to Offer Guaranteed and Fully Automated Conformance to ISO 12647 and G7®

    Guaranteed and fully automated ISO 12647-2 and G7® conformance will soon be easier than ever thanks to a new solution jointly produced by Alwan Color Expertise, a world leader in color management and standardization technologies, and Digital Information, a world leader in closed-loop systems. The new solution combines the companies’ industry-leading software, Alwan PRINT Standardizer, DI InkZone Move and DI InkZone Loop. The integration of the three products in one unique and complete solution will enable users to print to standards, every job, every day. The new Alwan/DI solution will be launched and showcased at Graphics Of the Americas 2011 on the Digital Information booth (101). The event runs February 24 – 26 in Orlando.

    Elie Khoury, Alwan Color Expertise's founder and CEO, explains: "Printing to standards helps printers improve their pressroom productivity and profitability. It is heartening to see that many printers worldwide have adopted standards, though adoption has slowed. This is because many printers believe printing to standards is a tedious and costly operation that is way beyond their means.

    “This is where the Alwan/DI solution comes in. Printers can see for themselves that printing to standards is not rocket science. It is simply about having their printed solids, TVI, gray balance and spreads in conformance. The Alwan/DI solution takes care of this in an automated way thanks to its print assessment and self-learning system.

    “This system allows users to save the costs associated with test or calibration sessions that are necessary with all other solutions, which are estimated to be around $/€ 2,000 per press and paper.

    “The Alwan/DI solution offers an immediate and guaranteed ROI for any printer of any size.” Alwan’s participation at the Digital Information stand is an excellent opportunity for the companies to demonstrate their complementary technologies.

    David Hunter, Alwan’s representative for North America, says: “DI InkZone's closed loop with the press automatically adjusts the ink keys for printed solids to match ISO. Meanwhile Alwan PRINT Standardizer's closed loop with the RIP automatically adjusts the compensation curves for TVI, NPDC and Spread to match ISO. Combining both systems gives printers a unique, fully automated instrument-RIP-press closed-loop system, enabling them to produce ISO 12647/G7®-compliant jobs without interruption.

    “The latest version of PRINT Standardizer comes with many innovations, including InkZoneMove support, new RIPs support, as well as detailed ISO conformance reports that are in line with Fogra PSO/ISO 12647 and RIT PSA/ISO 12647 assessments."

    For Michael Haenni, General Manager at Digital Information, the companies’ collaboration will enable Digital Information to provide a more comprehensive solution that meets its customers’ evolving needs: "Digital Information has played a key role in helping printers print to ISO standard on any make of press, of any age. The worldwide adoption of DI InkZone software underlines the importance for printers to decrease make-ready times so that they can maximize profits from shorter print runs.

    “However, our customers are increasingly asking us for a more complete solution that adjusts solids on press automatically – which DI InkZone does brilliantly – and adjusts the gray balance, TVI and spread for full ISO 12647 / G7® compliance. After scrutinizing the market, it was clear that Alwan PRINT Standardizer complements DI InkZone perfectly. The combined Digital Information and Alwan solution is automated, customizable and very easy to use. It’s the only solution that provides a fully automated way to print practically every production sheet to standards, and to prove it thanks to the generated ISO 12647-2 sheet and production conformance reports. Delegates visiting our stand will discover how to make any press print to standards."

  • Enfocus updates PitStop Pro 10 to support Acrobat® X

    Popular PDF preflighting and editing tool now supports Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard and Pro as well as the latest ISO standards

    February 1, 2011 – Gent, Belgium – Enfocus announces the update 1 of its PitStop Pro 10 application. Update 1 offers compatibility with the latest Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard and Pro. It also introduces compatibility with the latest PDF/X-4:2010 and PDF/A ISO standards.

    "To serve our customers at their best interest, Enfocus always aims to be compatible with the latest design solutions and industry specifications. The release of PitStop Pro 10 update 1 keeps this key product at the leading edge of Adobe® Acrobat® and ISO standards compatibility," says Elli Cloots, Director of Product Management at Enfocus.

    Enfocus PitStop Pro 10 is a plug-in to Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard or Pro. The recent introduction of Adobe® Acrobat® X saw a major change to the user interface. It no longer uses the familiar toolbar menus but now groups all the main panels on the right side of the document window. The latest PitStop Pro 10 update 1 is designed to work with this new menu structure. However it still remains compatible with the previous Acrobat 8.1 (or higher) and 9.x Standard or Pro versions, on both Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

    Support for latest PDF/X-4 and PDF/A

    At the same time Enfocus has taken the opportunity to add support for the latest PDF/X-4:2010 standard. This standard has recently been finalized and replaces PDF/X-4:2008. PDF/X-4 supports color-managed data as well as PDF transparency and optional content.

    PDF/A, now also supported, is a file format for the long-term archiving of electronic documents. With the update 1, PitStop Pro enables users to check against these ISO specifications including a large number of corrections.

    Faster, easier, smarter

    PitStop Pro has long been recognized for its many PDF editing features and its user-friendly design, enabling easy management and customization of presets and tools. Under the 'You first' commitment to the customers, Enfocus listened to extensive user feedback and further expanded these features in PitStop Pro 10, which was introduced in September 2010.

    It introduced features that had been particularly requested by customers. These have been designed to help users to work faster with greater precision, and also to save significant amounts of time. It also concentrated on making color management more accessible for everybody, with easy controls and the ability to import users’ own color libraries. Action Lists are easier to use too, while QuickRuns now include Global Changes, which apply changes across all the pages in a document.

  • Techkon's SpectroEdge In-line Spectrophotometer

    Techkon has announced they will exhibit a live-running version of Techkon SpectroEdge ES5000, an in-line spectrophotometer for digital and wide format inkjet presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays (February 14-17, 2011 in Lucerne, Switzerland). This demonstration of SpectroEdge will feature in-line closed loop color calibration at measurement speeds of 300m/minute (1000ft)/minute, dramatically reducing set-up time and enabling accurate and rapid press adjustments "on-the-fly."

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