Ghent Workgroup has launched a colour management tool

Ghent Workgroup has announced the release of Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 for testing and adjusting PDF output workflows with colour management in order to be fully compliant with PDF/X-4.
Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 helps to determine whether workflows are behaving as expected, and identify errors. It is distributed as a series of PDF patches that can be applied by end users of graphic arts equipment as well as developers of applications handling PDF files.
Each patch is numbered and contains tests for one specific property. The patches can be used individually but most patches can also be grouped together.
Stephan Jaeggi, prepress-consulting and chair of the Process Control Sub-committee said: “The Ghent PDF Output Suite is designed to

Onyx releases Onyx 12.1 wide format software

Onyx Graphics announced the release of the latest version of the company’s wide format print workflow and RIP products - ONYX 12.1 software.  
ONYX 12.1 software is available for the full Onyx software product line including Onyx Thrive workflow software; and  ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop and RIPCenter RIP software.
“With Onyx Thrive and the new Onyx 12.1, we have seen huge speed improvements and we are now able to maintain G7 colour consistency on all devices, from latex to dye-sub fabric

Roland reveals 3D prototype for SME-friendly printer

Roland DG is showing for the first time a prototype of its new 3D printer, which it says will be aimed at small and medium-sized companies.   The prototype, which was debuted at 3D technology trade show in Frankfurt, uses alumina powder to create complex ceramic objects.
Michel Van Vliet, general manager of Roland’s industrial business development unit, said the technology has been in development for around 18 months and the machine will take around another 18 months to come to market, as it is

Roland DGA gets Top Workplace

The Orange County Register has once again named Roland DGA Corporation one of Orange County’s “Top Workplaces.” This marks the seventh time that Orange County’s largest newspaper has recognized Roland DGA as a top workplace within the region.
The selection of companies as top workplaces is based solely on surveys completed by their employees. These employee surveys, which were administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, an independent firm that specializes in health and workplace improvement, take

Apple publishes luxe photobook in memory of company’s late CEO

Apple has published a landmark photobook charting the evolution of product design at the business, and featuring a raft of high-end print production techniques. It is containing over 450 pages congested with photos of the company’s products shot by Andrew Zuckerman.
The hardback book, Designed by Apple in California is on sale. It is dedicated to the memory of the company’s late CEO Steve Jobs.
The project was eight years in the making, and looks back on Apple product design over the course of 20


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    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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