MORTSEL, BELGIUM—The Stream-Proof soft proofing option of Agfa Graphics’ Delano Web-based project management solution has earned SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) certification. The certified configuration includes Delano 2.6, ApogeeX 3.0, EIZO ColorEdge CG210 monitor and ColorNavigator color management software.
Mark E. Mang, lead engineer on the Xerox development team, is shown measuring out the E-Agent.
ROCHESTER, NY—In the spirit of the recent Earth Day observances, Xerox Corp. says it has deployed a “secret agent” to help it conserve more energy. Make that an E-Agent, or “embrittling” agent, which the company describes as a special chemical ingredient that reduces the amount of energy needed to make certain Xerox printer toner by up to 22 percent.
ESCONDIDO, CA—Trans-american Mailing and Fulfillment has installed an IBM Infoprint 4100 production printer to output personalized work.
ROCHESTER, NY—PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has released the first PPML (Personalized Print Markup Language) Interoperability Report. It documents PPML interoperability in variable data workflows across printing devices from Xerox and Xeikon, as well as those with Kodak Creo (HP Indigo, Konica-Minolta and Xerox) and EFI Fiery (Canon, Kodak, Konica-Minolta, Océ, Ricoh and Xerox) digital front ends.
TORONTO—Tener Solutions Group is changing its name to Transcontinental Database Marketing. The data mining and analytics company was originally acquired by Transcontinental Inc. in 2002.
ROCHESTER, NY—Seeking to build business for its new Kodak NexPress 2100 digital production color press, the management of Rocky Mountain Printing hit on greeting cards and its Card Café was born. Users can order personalized cards and schedule their delivery in advance.
RESTON, VA—PRIMIR (Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization) has launched a study—“Digital Printing Outlook in a Production Environment”—that will provide a quantitative analysis of the North American installed base for variable data-capable digital presses, including color (50+ ppm) and monochrome (91+ ppm) devices. The report is due to be released this fall.