Print 05 & Converting 05 -- New Product Reference Guide
Hash Inc. will debut Animation:Master software for learning animation. Includes everything needed to create high-quality character animation, including complete modeling features, animation tools and rendering. Runs on Windows and MacOS X.
Bowe Bell + Howell will introduce Print Stream Optimization, which improves throughput of mail inserting equipment by manipulating the print stream in order to optimize equipment utilization. High performance is achieved in a manifesting environment, where inserter output is maximized while maintaining the manifest order required by the USPS.
The Spartanics M500 is a turnkey punching and diecutting system that uses electro-optical sensors to scan and record registration marks at production rates up to 165 strokes/minute. The M500 system is available in three formats, produces rates of up to 70,000 CR80 cards/hour and has a modular design for configuration with either sheetfed or coil, hard tool or steel rule die.
HELIOS Software will debut HELIOS UB unbreakable server solutions for image management, remote workflow, PDF workflow and proofing solutions. PrintPreview proofs PostScript and PDF print jobs, with full in-RIP separation, DeviceN and overprint support.
OneVision Software will introduce the Speedflow product line. Designed for commercial and digital printing companies, Speedflow provides a fully automated PDF workflow. Speedflow combines workflow management tools with preflighting, PDF editing and automated imposition solutions.
Schmedt will be presenting bookbinding machines that close the gap between craft bookbinding and industrial bookbinding. The complete range of machines reportedly makes manufacturing books in short runs easy and affordable.
Doppelganger LLC is a print consulting company dedicated to the solution of color reproduction problems. Color variation issues in the new digital age, print standards, bad color and print process control, can be addressed by a team of color experts.
Flint Ink will feature ArrowStar sheetfed inks, formulated to perform on all sheetfed presses and a UV sheetfed and web-printed forms product, designed to enable maximum press speeds and cure on sheetfed and web presses. Its low tack formulation allows for performance on a wide range of substrates and presses.