Also on display will be the Tower Clean System for newspaper and coldset web presses, Digital Double-Doser fluid management system for alcohol-free printing and S-18 WebCatcher web press protection system.
Since Canon Inc. has established different organizations to address specific regions, Canon Europe is taking the lead at Drupa and focusing its attention on the local market. Having had its U.S. debut at Graph Expo 03, the CLC 4000/5100 color digital printing product family will be showcased in Düsseldorf (and in the "Color Copier & Digital Press" story in this issue).
X-Rite Inc. reports it plans to launch seven new color management solutions in the weeks leading up to the international trade fair. These tools will address the create, prepare and execute stages of the printing process, says CEO Michael Ferrara.
In the graphic design arena, for example, the company intends to introduce a low cost, upgradeable and truly portable spectrophotometer solution to facilitate color management at the start of the workflow. Stemming from its acquisition of Monaco Software, X-Rite is also launching a new colorimeter, called Monaco-OPTIX, for use in generating ICC profiles for CRT and flat panel color displays.
For the prepress area and on-demand printers, it will introduce a new X-Y AutoScan spectrophotometer that enables users to measure ICC color management test targets in less than 3 minutes. X-Rite claims it will introduce an "industry first" for the pressroom in the form of a one-step, self-contained system for evaluating color quality and generating (ICC) color profiles.
Taking its cue from the market, the former Electronics for Imaging revealed that its stand in Düsseldorf will carry the shorter, now official "EFI" name. This branding will be carried across the organization's holdings, supplanting the Printcafe, T/R Systems and Best company names.
Servers Keeping Name
The Fiery product name will be retained for the company's line of print servers. Slated to be showcased at Drupa are the Fiery S300 and S500, for mid-range and high-volume applications, respectively. Also on display will be the Fiery QX9000 server, which currently is the company's fastest system and is designed to drive the Kodak Versamark (formerly Scitex Digital) color ink-jet press product line.
- Albrecht Bolza-Sch