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Hybrid Software introduces new variable data printing option

Hybrid Software has released a variable data printing (VDP) option for its PACKZ PDF editor and Cloudflow workflow suite that it is targeting at the labels and packaging markets.
Commercially available with immediate effect for users of PACKZ 5.0 and higher, Hybrid said the VDP option leverages its native PDF technology and ‘live objects’ controls for adding customised content to a PDF file. The developer said its VDP tools eliminate the upfront template creation which slows down other VDP products on the market.
Hybrid’s VDP Prepare option can be used to turn any PDF package or label design into a VDP design by indicating which elements – text, barcodes, images or colours – are dynamic and linking those to a data source. VDP Prepare

RISO launches T2 printer

RISO demonstrated its new T2 twin-engine cut sheet production inkjet platform at PRINT18. Engineered as a solution for the transactional, direct mail and the short run book publishing markets, the RISO T2 can produce up to 320 colour impressions per minute, meeting or exceeding the speeds of other colour cut-sheet inkjet devices and nearly all black and white toner-based cut-sheet production machines, according to the company. Its physical footprint is roughly nine times smaller than comparable

Konica Minolta announces the release of Digital Designer’s Guide

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) has announced the release of its new Extreme Digital Designer’s Guide, to be revealed at Konica Minolta Canada’s cocktail event during this month’s Print18 conference in Chicago, Illinois.

The Guide showcases a range of digital printing applications, including texturized foil and varnish printing, various paper stock and substrate printing applications, embossed labels and invitations, authenticated holographic digital printing

Heidelberg investing in digital postpress operations with takeover of MBO Group

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is taking over the international MBO Group in a bid to further expand its offerings in the growing market of postpress operations for digitally printed products. The move will also see the company gain access to new customers in the pharmaceutical industry and add mailing system offerings to its offset portfolio.
This decision highlights the company’s strategic focus on consistently aligning its portfolio and new business model with the growth segments

Canon introduces imagePROGRAF TM Series with eight models

Canon has launched the new imagePROGRAF TM Series of large format inkjet printers for customers producing CAD, GIS and poster applications. The new printers address the needs of customers in the corporate, construction and engineering, retail, education and government sectors, enabling them to produce high quality drawings, maps and posters on demand, in-house.
The new printers are built on the proven technology of the large format imagePROGRAF TX Series, which has been very successful in the

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  • Exhibition

    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region. 

     
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