Product of the Month

QuarkXPress 2018

The long-standing DTP app with improved capabilities and output flexibility.

What does it do?
QuarkXPress 2018 is the latest annual update to this long-established computer layout program dating back to the 1980s. It introduces a range of new features and controls for type, PDF creation, web/mobile creation and scripted automation.
In general, QXP allows the creation of multi-page or multi-component designs for print or web/mobile and interactive/video. It has sophisticated typography and shape tools plus basic but non-destructive image editing.

MacOS or Windows

Import formats:
Can place graphics formats including TIFF, JPEG, plus text TXT and DOC/DOCX. Will exchange text seamlessly with Quark CopyDesk and the Quark

Dilli Neo Sirius

A printer to print directly on both flexible and rigid media.

What does it do?
The Dilli Neo Sirius 1.6m is the most recent expansion to the Dilli portfolio of UV Hybrid printers. It can print directly on rigid and flexible (roll to roll) media upto 5 cm. The Neo Sirius has best in class features like  Dilli True Variable Dot Printing powered by 4 colour Gray Scale Ricoh Gen5 from 0pl to 21pl, LED curing system, Auto Gap preset System, Print Head Collision Prevention system, Anti- Static System

ISAG fastBook Professional

A high-speed system for digitally printed layflat book blocks.

What does it do?
The fastBook Professional is a complete layflat book block production line for larger-format books. It is manufactured by Imaging Solutions (ISAG), the Swiss developer of high-end binding and printing equipment for the photo and luxury book market. It is supplied in the UK and Ireland by Perfect Bindery Solutions (PBS).

Max block format:
450x450mm (18x18in)
Min block format:
Max block thickness:

EFI Pro 24f

With the Pro 24f, EFI hopes to woo the flatbed faithful to its fold.

What does it do?
Although EFI is a stalwart of the superwide-format market with its Vutek range in the roll-to-roll and hybrid markets, the Pro 24f is it’s first ‘true’ flatbed, and is a key plank in the firm’s bid to address all sectors in the display graphics market.

Max printable area: 2.54x1.32m
Colours: CMYK plus dual white
Curing: UV LED
Throughput (production mode): 27m2/hr

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