DIGITAL digest 2-01
"Remote Workflows—The Latest Fad or the Future of Prepress?" will address the concept of the ASP (application service provider) and its role in the graphic arts industry. A panel of actual users will discuss their experiences with various ASPs, including solutions for remote preflighting, soft proofing and asset management.
"E-commerce—The Buyer's Perspective" will offer a print buyer's guide to online print procurement systems.
Digital proofing will be given in-depth coverage in two separate sessions. The first session will focus on controlling costs by learning to utilize a variety of ink-jet proofing devices. The second session will offer a practical approach to understanding proofing situations that are not easily satisfied by current products, such as proofing spot colors, duotones and remote proofing.
A full program outline and registration information can be found at www.vue-point.com, or call (800) 962-5650.
Digital Bytes . . .
SEATTLE—Canopy LLC, a joint venture of PrimeSource and Xeikon NV, recently announced the installation of a number of digital printing systems at new and existing accounts in the United States.
Kinko's installed a digital press in each of three of its corporate printing and finishing centers—Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Jose, CA. The other Xeikon press installation sites included Xyan.com in Oakland, CA, and Seneca Printing in Franklin, PA. (www.canopyprint.com)
OFFENBACH, GERMANY—MAN Roland has signed an agreement with Océ Printing Systems that gives Océ global rights to market MAN Roland's color digital printing systems. The marketing agreement covers the DICO family of electro-photographic printing systems, including DICOpress, DICOpack and DICOpage, as well as the accompanying consumables.
RYE, NY—Mitsubishi Imaging has appointed xpedx as a direct dealer for the DPX platesetting system and its related consumables. This agreement also gives all North American xpedx locations access to the support of Mitsubishi's polyester and paper plate specialists. Manufactured by Purup-Eskofot, the DPX platesetting system is distributed by Mitsubishi Imaging throughout North America under a Master Distributor agreement it recently signed with Purup-Eskofot.