Prepress

PIA/GATF and Kodak Release Results of Seminar Series

A series of eight PIA/GATF, sponsored by Kodak, seminars this summer discussed the importance of communicating the demands of printing early in the design phase. The content is available in a book from gain.net.

Proof is in the Process

A perennial problem for consumer product companies is approving expensive packaging runs before seeing what the finished product will look like on the

PDFs for Packaging

In response to ever-increasing consolidation in the pharmaceutical market, an alliance of package printers established Copapharm Europe in 1997. Formed

IPA Releases Proofing Roundup Report

IPA has released its Special Report, announcing the results of the 4th Annual IPA Color Proofing Roundup, conducted during the IPA Technical Conference, June 6-8, 2006, in Chicago.

RIT Installs Inline Densitometer from GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth has installed a vipPAQ inline densitometric color measuring system at the Rochester Institute of Technology for use in its Printing Applications Laboratory.

Inkjet Proofing Solution Receives SWOP Certification

Kodak's Matchprint Inkjet Desktop, 400 and 800 Proofing Solutions earned SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) Certification just three months after being launched at Print 05.

A Perfect Match

Macaran proofs color labels directly on flexo substrates with Latran's Prediction.

The Design Supply Chain

The packaging industry needs a comprehensive workflow that optimizes process efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.

Completing the Circle: Quality Assurance for the New Digital Workflow

Rock-Tenn supplies printing services to some of the world's most notable brands. Quality control is the No. 1 manufacturing concern, particularly since

Proofing System Lives Up to Expectations

When printer/converter Group 360 Atlanta, a member of the St. Louis-based Group 360 Inc., decided to enter the world of digital proofing, operations manager

A Wise Investment

Wise Tag & Label takes the guesswork out of its print process with Latran's Prediction proofing system.

The Power of Three

Together Mark Andy, Creo, and DuPont create a second "triangle of strength" for one Canadian label converter.

What Would PI Do?

PI, or Packaging Innovators, will always service the customer. And the corrugated plant does it well with the divine help of SunGraphics.

From Concept to Completion

Harnessing the improved processing power of today's Macs and PCs, packaging software developers now are offering high-performance plug-ins for the industry's

The Right Combination

With Glenroy's flexible packaging expertise and Pen & Inc.'s prepress know-how, the two team up for an award-winning association.

It's a Color Thing

And a speed thing, too. If you're a package printer, you know what I'm talking about and so do your proofing suppliers. The pressure on time to market

Agfa Ships Apogee 3, Renews Enfocus Contract

GHENT, BELGIUMEnfocus Software recently announced the renewal of its contract with Agfa to include Enfocus technology into Agfa's Apogee workflow solutions.

Creo Produces 7000th Brisque Prepress Workflow

Creo Products, Inc., recently announced the production of its 7000th Brisque workflow, which the company says is scheduled for installation in March.

MacDermid ColorSpan Charts New Course

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc., recently announced it's refocusing its business operations and marketing direction to better address the

ICC Review to Affect Color Software

The International Color Consortium (ICC) has announced that a major revision to the ICC specification is available for review and comment.

Creo Invests Millions in printCafe

Creo Products Inc. reports it has invested $23.6 million (US) in printCafe, Inc., as part of a $39.6 million private placement of equity and debt.

Agfa Xcalibur: Jewel in Converter's Crown

The Xcalibur VLF "breakthrough" system reportedly brings new simplicity and quality to the demands of package printers, says its manufacturer, Agfa. And one of Agfa's customers, Superior Lithographics—a 15-year-old, Los Angeles, California-based operation—is quick to agree. The package-printing plant reports the Xcalibur CTP (computer-to-plate) system has been a jewel in its production crown.

CIP4 Releases JDF Developer ToolKit

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND -- CIP4 (Intl. Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress) annnounced today the public release

CreoScitex and DuPont Promote Proofing

CreoScitex and DuPont say together, they now offer customers a complete proofing system. According to CreoScitex, the companies have established a worldwide, strategic alliance "to promote and enhance thermal halftone proofing systems based on DuPont WaterProof thermal halftone proofing media for CreoScitex CTP (computer-to-plate) proofing systems."

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

PGI Provides Industry with Price-Friendly Proofing Product

Polaroid Graphics Imaging (PGI) LLC announces a pricing "breakthrough" in its proofing system offerings.

CreoScitex Breaks into Asian Packaging Prepress

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA--CreoScitex Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the first Asian installation of a CreoScitex Trendsetter VLF platesetter for the

Delivering Digital: CTP Carries Flexo Printing to Competitive Quality

I want a T1, DSL, digital cable line. That doesn't make any sense, right? For some of us, indeed, it doesn't make any sense. For others of us, well, we're

Barco to Demo Prepress and Proofing Products at Print 2001

At the upcoming Print 2001 show in Chicago next month, Barco Graphics will bring together the three units that comprise its business: package printing, industrial printing, and commerical printing.

Agfa Expansion Brings Digital Platemaking to North America

Agfa is expanding its plate-manufacturing capacity in its existing Branchburg, NJ, facility.

Sun Chemical HD Plates

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