Enfocus Software

May 1, 2008

No Waffling on Drupa Plans GHENT, BELGIUM—This country’s comparatively small size belies its standing as a home to major graphic arts industry vendors, with Agfa Graphics, Punch Graphix (Xeikon) and EskoArtwork among the companies based here. That’s why the global series of pre-show media briefings being held in the lead-up to Drupa recently included a stop in Ghent, with side trips to Mortsel and Antwerp. As a backdrop for Agfa Graphics’ Drupa plans, Stefaan Vanhooren, president, noted that the company’s recent “de-merger” had given it a better focus and a stronger identity, but the industry is facing challenges. While overall print volume is still

May 1, 2008

Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group has made a contribution of $85,000 to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH). The contribution provides funding to build a house in an area that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Kodak employees and customers were invited to volunteer to help build the new home. Wausau Paper has opened a new East Coast distribution center in Allentown, PA, enabling it to offer overnight and same day delivery service to a geographically broader group of customers across the region. As a result of its acquisition of Stora Enso North America, NewPage Corp. has taken steps to restructure and streamline

March 1, 2008

Goss Recognized For Global Resources Management BOSTON—At its Manufacturing in the 21st Century Summit held here recently, The Aberdeen Group presented the Performance Excellence Award to Goss International. The award recognizes Goss for excellence in managing global resources to meet complex, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing requirements—citing its manufacturing operations, supply chain management and information technology support that contribute to exceptional product performance. Böwe Bell + Howell has entered into an agreement in principle to acquire OPEX Corp.’s Postal Technologies division, which includes a line of mail sorters and software products. The company will also assume all of OPEX Postal Technologies’ maintenance and licensing

Settlement Reached in Patent Case
January 25, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA—Preflighting, data extraction and conversion software specialist Markzware announced that Enfocus and EskoArtwork have entered into a settlement agreement arising from the patent infringement lawsuit filed last May. Technologies involved are preflight products as described in the ‘641 patent. The agreement resolves all pending litigation between the companies. Details of the settlement are…

ICS’ Remote Director Being Integrated into Multiple Solutions
August 22, 2007

NEW YORK CITY—August 22, 2007—Virtual proofing is changing the way many graphic arts professionals are working with their clients: it’s allowing them to collaborate with precise color accuracy, while also enabling them to cut costs and save time. Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), the leader in virtual proofing, will demonstrate its award-winning Remote Director monitor proofing software live during Graph Expo 2007 at ICS’ booth (#5237). Attendees will see how the powerful tool can be integrated into their individual workflow system, as the show kicks off on September 9, 2007 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. Remote Director is easily integrated into virtually any workflow and

GRAPH EXPO 2007 Pre-Show Product Preview
August 1, 2007

Here’s an exclusive, PRE-SHOW PREVIEW showcasing new products submitted by many of the exhibitors that will be displaying their wares next month in Chicago. Colter & Peterson will showcase the BASA 3, which features an automatic jogging system that can automatically form layers of printed sheets, align them accurately and transport them to the subsequent cutting process. The BASA 3 is appropriate for paper from 16-lb. bond to 125-lb. tag, and is effective when combined with a modern, rear-table-feeding system. Existing gripper transport systems can be retrofitted. Visit www.piworld.com/infocenter: enter #377 MBO America will introduce the Super KTZ, featuring a knife-folding unit that

Sued Companies Deny Any Patent Wrongdoing
May 29, 2007

MANKATO, MN—Taylor Corp. is disputing the claims that its subsidiaries, 123Print Inc. and Drawing Board, infringed three patents held by VistaPrint. The patents relate to browser-based tools for online product design. Gregory Jackson, CAO and general counsel for Taylor Corp., said the suit is without merit. “Our companies have a 20-year history of assisting our customers with the implementation of e-commerce solutions, including Internet-based printing and print fulfillment,” Jackson said in a statement. “We provided our customers with these kinds of solutions well before VistaPrint even existed.” In another lawsuit, Artwork Systems Group said it is looking into claims made by Markzware that Artwork’s Enfocus preflight products

Artwork Systems Group to Investigate Assertions of Patent Infringement by Markzware
May 22, 2007

GENT, BELGIUM— May 22, 2007—Artwork Systems Group N.V. (EURONEXT: ARTS), a world leader in professional pre-press software, is investigating claims made by Markzware in a lawsuit filed in the federal district court in Santa Ana, California, that Enfocus products allegedly infringe Markzware’s U.S. patent. The lawsuit, which focuses on two Enfocus software products -- PitStop Professional™ and PitStop Server™ -- comes as a surprise to Enfocus, whose leading PDF preflighting products have been on the U.S. market for many years. Said Artwork Systems Group CEO, Peter Denoo, “Artwork Systems and Enfocus respect the intellectual property rights of third parties, and are currently conducting a

Markzware Claims Companies Infringing Patent
May 18, 2007

SANTA ANA, CA—Markzware has filed a lawsuit against three companies in federal court, claiming its patent for “examining, verifying, correcting and approving electronic documents prior to printing, transmission or recording” has been infringed.Named in the suit are Enfocus Software, Artwork Systems Group and Artwork Systems. The complaint seeks monetary and injunctive relief from all three…

DIGITAL digest
May 1, 2007

Viewing On Demand BOSTON—Changing locations continues to be part of the story from the On Demand Conference & Expo, which last month completed its 2007 run at the (nearly) new Boston Convention & Exposition Center (opened in 2004). The event first moved from its long-standing home in New York City to Philadelphia for a two-year stint and now on to Boston through 2008. Close to 200 exhibitors had booths in the On Demand portion of the show floor, which the event continues to share with the AIIM Expo. New, or at least now commercialized, color printing systems added up to the largest category