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Oce, EFI expand partnership

Mar 24, 2011 12:00 AM,

Oce and EFI are extending their long-term partnership to include a new worldwide referral agreement. Oce will refer customers to EFI for MIS systems including EFI Pace and EFI Monarch solutions.

Heidelberg acquires Belgian MIS provider

Mar 24, 2011 12:00 AM,

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has acquired software specialist CERM. The company, headquartered in Oostkamp, Belgium, specializes in the development, sale and implementation of management information systems (MIS) for commercial and label printing.

Faster, more accurate digital print billing

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Printing Industries of America and the CIP4 organization have announced the availability of JDF Product Certification for Integrated Digital Printing. It applies to color, highlight color and duplex monochrome digital printing systems, including those with inline finishing capabilities. Certified integrated digital printers have the ability to count every event performed by an integrated digital printer

EFI acquires PrintStream

Feb 22, 2011 12:00 AM,

Electronics For Imaging Inc. has acquired Streamline Development LLC, the provider of PrintStream ERP/MIS software focused on mailing and fulfillment services for the printing industry.

PressWise workflow provider joins HP Partner Program

Feb 17, 2011 12:00 AM,

Datatech SmartSoft, provider of the PressWise end-to-end print workflow software solution, has been accepted into the HP Graphic Solutions Partner Program.

CIP4 calls for 2011 CIPPI award entries

Feb 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization has announced the details of its 2011 “Jurgen Schonhut Memorial CIP4 International Print Production Innovation (CIPPI) Awards Program.” awards ‘Golden PURL’ honors

Feb 7, 2011 12:00 AM,

Cross-media software provider announces the winners of the company’s 2010 “Golden PURL” awards. This annual award is given to customers who run successful direct mail campaigns using personalized URLs (PURLs) and dynamic landing pages to capture responses.

X-Rite adds color seminar stops

Jan 27, 2011 12:00 AM,

X-Rite Inc. has nearly doubled the locations this spring where it will be offering its “Fundamentals of Color and Appearance (FOCA)” one-day seminar on how to evaluate and approve colors in workflows.

RR Donnelley lands multimillion-dollar international contract

Jan 27, 2011 12:00 AM,

RR Donnelley & Sons Co. has secured a multimillion-dollar, multiyear contract with Shop Direct Group (SDG), the United Kingdom's largest online and home shopping retailer.

PagePath integrates MyOrderDesk with QuickBooks

Jan 25, 2011 12:00 AM,

PagePath Technologies has partnered with Intuit to offer QuickBooks invoice generation through PagePath’s MyOrderDesk.

InterTech Technology Awards now accepting nominations

Jan 19, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America is now accepting nominations for the 2011 InterTech Technology Awards. These awards honor the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.

PIA, CIP4 announce Integrated Digital Printing Certification

Jan 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America and The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization announced the availability of JDF Product Certification for Integrated Digital Printing.

RR Donnelley acquires 8touches, expands Internet offerings

Jan 4, 2011 12:00 AM,

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. has acquired 8touches, an online provider of easy-to-use tools that allow real estate sales associates, brokers, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) associations and other marketers to create customized communications materials such as direct mail, flyers and brochures.

'World's fastest' imposition software

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Montreal-based Ultimate Technographics Inc. ( announced the release of its 64-bit version of Impostrip OnDemand Scalable Server Edition, designed to bring more speed and efficiency to high volume printing. Its prototype earned Worth a Look honors at Print 09 after being presented in HP's booth among the partner solutions adapted for the HP Inkjet T300 press. Since, Ultimate made

Workflow update and faster chemistry-free plates

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

In Ridgefield Park, NJ-based Agfa's ( booth, attendees saw demos of :Apogee 7, the latest version of Agfa's automated workflow that includes :Apogee Impose, an Agfa-developed imposition module that relies on live job information rather than templates to perform imposition. :Apogee 7 allows print buyers to go beyond the web-to-print screen to create new jobs in the prepress stage with

The A to Z of W2P

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By John Parsons

At Print 09, it was obvious that web-to-print (W2P) was becoming so ubiquitous that it was difficult to find vendors that didn't offer it. This year was no different. Some of last year's players did not exhibit, while others sent only individual representatives to roam the hall. Still, there was a strong presence by companies vying for printers' online presence. The state of W2P For business-to-business

Working smarter

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

While this year's Graph Expo attendees saw fewer offset press exhibitors, software, service and supplies were out in force. Here is a selection of workflow, CTP and offset introductions, along with more news from the digital exhibitors (see our digital, MIS and postpress coverage in the November 2010 issue). This year's show at Chicago's McCormick Place, October 3-6, attracted just under 20,000 attendees

Workflow, G7 solution and the latest CTP

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Targeting high quality, short-run printing, Valhalla, NY-based Fujifilm's ( Graph Expo demonstration featured the company's JDF-enabled Workflow XMF and 3D virtual proofing on the Digital Inkjet J Press 720 (see Digital Domination, AMERICAN PRINTER, November 2010). Workflow XMF is a pure PDF workflow that offers cross-media capability for digital and offset equipment. PDF content

PagePath integrates MyOrderDesk, Onpoint Connect Shipping

Nov 30, 2010 12:00 AM,

PagePath Technologies, a leading software as a service (SaaS) provider of web-to-print solutions, has partnered with Onpoint Connect Shipping, a multi-carrier shipping solution from Onpoint On Demand.

Enfocus expands Switch 09 automation family

Nov 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

Gent, Belgium-based Enfocus introduces Switch 09 Update 2, an upgrade of its Switch automation software suite.