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Digital Process Control Tool Offered
PITTSBURGH—PIA/GATF has added the Altona Test Suite Application Kit to its family of digital process control tools. The kit is designed to enable visual comparisons of the included reference prints to proofs and production prints in order to evaluate the color quality of digital proofing systems and incorporate them into a standardized process.
Reference prints are provided for sheetfed and web offset printing conditions in accordance with ISO 12647 standards. In addition, the set of PDF files included contains test form data for offset, continuous-form, newspaper and gravure publication printing conditions.
PIA/GATF is offering the kit for $750 (members pay $395). For an additional fee, the association’s Lab Services group will provide a professional analysis of a test form to verify conformance with the standards.
LAKE SUCCESS, NY—At On Demand 2008 in Boston, Canon U.S.A. will showcase the imagePRESS C7000VP digital color press and report on new customer installs, including Micropage in New York City. It will also display the recently launched large-format imagePROGRAF iPF9100 and iPF8100 color ink-jet printers, as well as workflow solutions from several key partners.
ORISKANY, NY—Seifert Graphics has acquired its second EFI VUTEk super-wide format, ink-jet printer in less than a year. Adding a VUTEk 3360 with the Fusion ink delivery option enables the shop to quickly switch between running solvent-based and dye-sublimation inks for the production of fabric banners.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts will hold its 60th Annual Technical Conference March 16 to 19 at the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel here. Keynote addresses will be given by Guy Gecht, CEO of EFI; Hadi Mahabadi, vice president of Xerox and director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC); and William Li, who leads the color technology team atKodak’s Graphic Communications Group. For more information, visit www.taga2008.org .