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(August 2007) posted on Mon Aug 06, 2007

August process updates.


New CorelDraw online community: Corel Corporation has launched coreldraw.com, a new online community for users of CorelDraw products. The site is designed to foster the exchange of independent, user-generated content and provide users 'with a single place where they can share information, learn from other users, and discover each other's businesses and services.' www.corel.com

Chromaticity adds classes for EFI XF users: Chromaticity, the Michigan-based distributor of graphic-arts products, has added a series of Advanced Color classes for EFI's XF family of products-Fiery XF for Vutek, XF Production for the sign market, and Colorproof XF for proofing. Monthly classes will be held in: Grand Rapids, MI; Eagan, MN; and Foster City, CA. The classes will meet for two days and will cover topics including Profile Optimization Iterations, Custom Calibration, Device Link Profiling, Spot Color Calibration, Multi-channel Profiling, Fiery RIP interfacing, and more. www.chromaticity.com

Onyx certified for HP Designjet Z6100: Onyx Graphics has achieved RIP certification for the HP Designjet Z6100 Printer series through the latter company's new Designjet Z6100 Certification Program (see July, p. 18). In addition, Onyx will include the HP Designjet Z6100 Printer series drivers on all standard 7.0.6 versions of Onyx ProductionHouse, PosterShop, and RIPCenter software; the drivers will be available at no charge to existing license holders. Onyx also has added support for the recently introduced Roland VersaCamm VP-300 and VP-540 inkjet printer/cutters. www.onyxgfx.com

FreshBooks adds Estimates to online service: FreshBooks, has now integrated Estimates into its online invoicing and time-tracking service. With the new feature, users can now create branded quotes for clients and prospects. Customers can instantly review all of the information provided in the estimate and send back change requests or simply accept it as-is. Following the completion of the work, the estimate can be converted into an invoice and sent to the customer. Price: Packages range from $14 to $149 per month. www.freshbooks.com

Wasatch supports Roland VersaCamm VP series of printer/cutters: Wasatch Computer Technology has announced new support for the Roland VersaCamm VP series of wide-format inkjet printer/cutters. Drivers for the 30-in. VP-300 and 54-in. VP-540 are included with both Wasatch SoftRIP and the SoftRIP Roland Exclusive Edition. The Wasatch exclusive for Roland users includes all of the SoftRIP tools and bundles a free Wasatch Contour Cutting Option. www.wasatch.com

GoLive 9 from Adobe: Adobe Systems has announced the availability of Adobe GoLive 9, which offers new features to help make the Web more accessible to users who don’t have a background in HTML or other Web technologies. It integrates with other Adobe products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and PDF files, and it helps users manage their websites visually, including tracking, maintaining, and updating links and files. Price: $399. www.adobe.com

Typinator 2.0 from Ergonis: Ergonis Software has released Typinator 2.0, the latest version of its tool for auto-correcting typos, auto-typing text, and inserting graphics across all Mac OS X applications. The new version includes a set concept for organization of typing error corrections, boilerplates, and standard graphic elements. www.ergonis.com


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