The postpress savings that can be realized via automation, both in time and money, are compelling. And now, three leaders in their respective fields have made those savings more fully and easily achievable. Muller Martini, the world pacesetter in print finishing innovation, along with SoftSolutions and Hiflex, two cutting-edge providers of software for the graphics arts industry, have collaborated to provide a new benchmark in digital workflow.
PITTSBURGH—The PIA/GATF has released the names of the winning technologies for its 2008 InterTech Technology Awards. The winners, along with their technologies, include: Alwan Dynamic Device-Links from Alwan Color Expertise; EskoArtwork Neo from EskoArtwork; POLAR P.A.C.E. cutting systems from Heidelberg USA; Prinect Inpress Control from Heidelberg USA; HIFLEX MIS with eBusiness, Webshop and Print Support from HIFLEX Corp., North America; Inca Onset from Inca Digital Printers; FLEXCEL NX digital flexographic system from Kodak Graphic Communications Group; MetalFX from MetalFX Technology; Platinum White technology from Sun Chemical; and the Xaar 1001 printhead from Xaar plc. The InterTech stars, which are symbols of technological innovation
PITTSBURGH—July 23, 2008—Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to present detailed information on the 2008 PIA/GATF InterTech™ Technology Award recipients. Twenty-eight nominations were submitted from twenty-one domestic and international companies, and ten innovative technologies were selected to receive the award. The independent panel of InterTech judges deliberated over a unique cross-section of technologies-from consumables to MIS systems to large-format printing. Innovative advancements in technology were demonstrated in the form of digital press design, prepress content and color control, flexographic printing material, and value-added print processes. Process efficiency was a prevalent characteristic among many entries; submissions contained solutions to automate
PITTSBURGH—The PIA/GATF has released the names of the winning technologies for its 2008 InterTech Technology Awards. The winners, along with their technologies, are: Alwan Dynamic DeviceLinks from Alwan Color Expertise; EskoArtwork Neo from EskoArtwork; POLAR P.A.C.E. cutting systems from Heidelberg USA; Prinect Inpress Control from Heidelberg USA; HIFLEX MIS with eBusiness, Webshop and Print Support…
NEW YORK CITY—Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) will hold its 2008 Franklin Event on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 (5:30-9:30 pm, note new extended closing time) at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York City. Delivering the news to a room of more than 50 top industry executives at Manhattan’s famed Friars Club on May 15th, PIA President Tim Freeman noted that more than 500 CEOs and senior executives from the printing, advertising, publishing and graphic arts related sectors are expected to attend. Last year’s gala was standing room only. “Our entire Board of Directors congratulates this year’s honorees,” said PIA Vice Chairman Ted Hansen
A KNOCK frequently made against printers is that many don’t know their true costs and, as a consequence, can’t say if they’ve made money on any given job. Another way of looking at is that they don’t know the dollar value of individual jobs and customers to the bottom line. In order to know that answer, shops need to have the required infrastructure in place and an ingrained discipline throughout the company to capture and analyze the relevant data. It takes a big commitment to implement and religiously use a comprehensive Management Information System (MIS), now also called Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),