Three products from Enfocus made their North American debuts at the recent Graph Expo show: PitStop Pro 10, PitStop Workgroup Manager, and PitStop Server 10.
PitStop Pro 10, the PDF editing and preflighting application, now features: new and improved tools for color handling (including multiple color-management presets); automatic checking for ink-coverage issues; a new user interface, including QuickRuns for repetitive tasks; improvements to Design Layouts; a new ability to search with Font Picker; and more.
FineEye Color Solutions has introduced two new products to the market: ICEserver Version 3.0 with XG (expanded gamut), and Voglesong ColoRef Color CRM, a certified reference material tool that verifies the performance of color-measurement equipment used throughout the print production process.
Eizo Nanao Technologies has unveiled the ColorEdge CG245W, a 24.1-in. LCD monitor that houses a built-in calibration device in its upper bezel that swings down at user-scheduled times, eliminating the need for a third-party external calibration device. The computer itself is not necessary for self-calibration.
INX Digital International showcased a prototype of its CP100 UV digital can printer at the recent Graph Expo in Chicago.
EFI has introduced two new entry-level production wide-format UV printers: the Rastek H652 UV hybrid and the Rastek T1000 UV flatbed. Both printers feature grayscale printheads and both are aimed at production print shop environments “where fast service, superior image quality, and printing on the widest range of substrates are the keys to customer satisfaction and increasing profits,” says EFI.
Signs of the Times, sister publication to The Big Picture, is conducting its 16th Annual Vinyl Survey. Participants must respond by November 22; results of the survey will be published in the magazine’s January 2011 issue.
“Given the difficulty of the recent economic environment, respondents’ answers this year will be particularly helpful in assessing how the on-premise sign industry has fared,” says Wade Swormstedt, publisher and editor of Signs of the Times.
Bringing together customers, industry partners, product specialists and support staff, to exchange ideas and product and application knowledge, EskoWorld is scheduled for April 17-20 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
"From the opening remarks on April 17, to the final session on April 20, attendees to our conference will be treated to a full agenda of educational sessions, business networking, guest speakers and industry experts," explains Mark Quinlan, EskoArtwork Americas President.
Cameron Advertising Displays, Toronto, has announced the acquisition of Schawk Cactus Imaging, also Toronto-based. Effective immediately, both companies will integrate under the Cameron nameplate.
“Our company is uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive range of both analogue and digital print solutions such as retail signage, fleet graphics, billboards, banners, packing, fulfillment etc. for a broad range of new and existing customers around the world,” says Bob Deveau, president of Cameron Advertising Displays.
BBI Display Systems and its amphibious and portable billboards partnered with Vincent Printing Company and Media Solutions to produce a floating billboard commissioned by the California Department of Boating and Waterways (CADBW). The CADBW was looking for a way to reach the private boater demographic, and decided that a floating billboard was the perfect solution.
Tempe, Arizona-based bluemedia was chosen by the NFL to transform a park into a 50-yard flag football stadium for a national television event—the EA Sports Madden 11 Pigskin Pro-Am—staged prior to the Football Hall of Fame Game on NBC.