Canon’s Clear Editor Viewer is a free software application that enables Canon imagePRESS C1+ users to create the look of a varnish coat on a printed piece. Users create the varnished look by using the clear coat designs on their desktop and then working in conjunction with the printer’s EFI controller to preview the design for reflection without having to print to confirm image accuracy. Clear toner simulates spot varnish coatings and improves document management and security through the insertion of clear coat draft and other identifying watermarks.
InfoPrint Managed ADF Services from Ricoh is a fully managed, turnkey production print workflow solution. The service enables businesses to maintain high integrity printing environments, while mitigating regulatory and compliance requirements and minimizing IT burden. The cloud-based offering also opens an eco-system of additional services, including backup/recovery, composition services, mail cleansing services, transform services, and more. The service may be provided using a cloud-based infrastructure or with a dedicated infrastructure at the customer’s site.
Recosoft Corporation showed ID2Office for Mac OS X and Windows, a new InDesign plug-in to convert InDesign files to the Microsoft Office file formats. This plug-in converts InDesign files to the Microsoft Word/PowerPoint 2007-2011 file type while maintaining the layout. It converts the text, associated fonts and styles, paragraph structure, property information, tables, graphics and other InDesign data to the matching Microsoft Word/PowerPoint object and file properties; converting every page into an equivalent page in the resulting Word/PowerPoint file.
PrintPointLEADER demonstrated its Visual Job Scheduler. Integrated with Order Entry, it is a graphical version of the scheduling board. Using job color coding, drag-and-drop, and scheduling analysis, users can get an accurate overview of jobs in progress in any department or cost center and get immediate details of capacity, conflicts, and availability.
The company’s Web-2-Print Storefront allows print buyers to place new orders from their library of cataloged products. They can also access their invoices from Job History and create custom versioned orders. All new incoming orders are integrated into the Order Entry system, eliminating the need to re-key job data. The File Manager feature allows print buyers to send their own files along with job specs.
PTI Marketing Technologies
FusionPro VDP Suite 7.2 from PTI Marketing Technologies is variable-data publishing (VDP) software, featuring template design, data files, business logic, and printstream creation. Available in both Mac and PC versions, the 7.2 release provides output to PDF/VT and native JPG formats. It also offers JDF commands, and improves QR barcode creation so that they can be handled like images.
FusionPro Expression Producer (Cloud) is the new image personalization composition solution that uses cloud servers to generate unlimited personalized images. The images, which blend imagery with special fonts, can be used in print, Web, mobile, and any other media that allows for variable or versioned input. Customers can use their online account for one-off campaigns or they can subscribe for a monthly fee with a set amount of images per month.
Heidelberg USA demonstrated Prinect Business Manager, its new MIS solution that provides fast, flexible estimates. An intuitive user interface guides you through steps for costing, ensures your equipment is running at full capacity, and provides an overview of materials you have in stock. Your current production schedule is readily available and the activities of your staff are recorded in real time. This provides precise information on your overall profitability, enabling you to offer accurate quotes to your customer.
XMPie debuted uVideo, a variable data desktop software plug-in for Adobe After Effects for creating motion graphics and cinematic visual effects. Starting with either an original After Effects movie or an existing template from an online library, users can incorporate variable text, images, graphics, and other footage with special effects such as animate, wiggle, shatter, blur, warp, distort, and more. Images created in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and personalized with XMPie uImage can be embedded within personalized videos.