In today’s print world, virtually everything that is produced begins in prepress. And the advances that have recently been made in this area are nothing short of astonishing. This year’s Prepress/Software: Workflow & Design Pavilion is home to no less than 13 MUST SEE ’EMS award winners—five from EFI alone.
If you want to make the MUST SEE ’EMS the first hits on your list, get a head start by stopping in Booth 2000 to see EFI’s DFSdesign Studio for Digital StoreFront, Fiery Sequence JobMaster, the Layout Option for Fiery Wide-Format Solution, and EFI Printflow Dynamic Scheduling—Employee and Tool Constraints. While you’re there, take a look at another MUST SEE ’EMS winner, the EFI M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station. This device offers potential time and money savings to any company that has a retail aspect.
Another multiple award winner is XMPie (Booth 1200), which will be demonstrating its hot new uStore Facebook Connect, which lets you add a retail component to Facebook accounts, whether yours or your customers’. Then have a look at XMPie Circle, a cloud-based, SaaS solution used to foster teamwork and collaboration. Circle provides a visual language that enables all stakeholders in 1:1 multichannel campaigns, no matter their location, to share concepts, agree on a blueprint, guide development, review and approve goals and touch points, and monitor analytics.
You’ll also want to take in the Heidelberg Pinect Image Control Next Generation (Booth 1214), Dalim Software’s ES3 (Booth 229), Esko’s Suite 12 (Booth 427), Kodak’s INSITE Prepress Portal Software, Version 6.5 (Booth 1221), Pageflex Dynamic Media (Booth 867), and PadPublisher Company’s PadPublisher and PadCloud products for your virtual ventures (Booth 4836).