Neenah Paper launched new digital paper selections at Dscoop8. The new digital paper selections are available in several of Neenah’s most popular brands, including CLASSIC CREST, CLASSIC Linen, ESSE, and ROYAL SUNDANCE Papers, and in 20.9x29.5-inch sheets, which can be printed on the new HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press. This adds to Neenah’s existing digital portfolio, which includes a wide range of versatile, high-performing choices with more than 20 colors and several finishes including smooth, eggshell, stipple, linen, felt and many more.
HP Indigo, Esko Artwork, ABG International and Label Traxx teamed up at Dscoop8 for a live workflow demo. The “Unleash the power of digital workflow” presentation showed a label print job progress from artwork, to order, to prepress and then on to the digital press and digital finishing equipment. Label Traxx MIS processed the order and passed the job details via JDF to Esko Artwork’s Automation Engine 12 software. AE12 processed the art files and create the step and repeat according to Label Traxx’s instructions. Once the job was approved, the finished files were passed on to the HP Indigo’s DFE. The job was then printed and finished in real time.
At Dscoop8, Esko and PriscoDigital created, printed, and finished 3D POP/POS displays as well as 2D samples. The digital inkjet workflow featured an Esko i-cut Suite front-end workflow, preparing files for print while creating cutting instructions for the finishing system. PDF print files traveled to a Caldera RIP before rigid materials were printed on a hybrid UV HP Scitex FB 700 Printer. Printed sheets were cut on an Esko Kongsberg XP 24 finishing system.
GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions had several new products on display during this year’s Dscoop: Ultra Digital Heat Transfer Paper for HP Indigo Presses, DigiMag PLUS Flexible Magnet Material by Magnum Magnetics, and Print Trial Process 3.0 Express. Designed for application to white and light-colored fabrics, Ultra Digital Heat Transfer Paper offers superb ink adhesion, vivid image reproduction, and guaranteed press performance. Its enhanced liner removes easily once applied to fabric for total image transfer and vibrant results. DigiMag PLUS Flexible Magnet Material allows users to create custom magnets in-house for short runs without outsourcing, long delays, or large minimums. The magnet material is guaranteed for HP Indigo presses and magnetized post-press.
The Print Trial Process 3.0 Express is a new marketing tool designed to help users test drive and showcase substrates on the HP Indigo press. It lets users produce printed pieces for their sales team to present to new and prospective customers. It was designed to keep press time at a minimum and help keep you running at maximum efficiency.
MindFireInc is working with HP to enable printers to create marketing automation workflows that seamlessly incorporate digital channels and direct mail print pieces. The new integration between MindFire Studio marketing automation platform and HP SmartStream software allows PSPs to leverage their customers’ spend on digital channels like email, mobile and social media marketing, while harnessing the power of digital printing.
The integration between MindFire Studio marketing automation platform and HP SmartStream Composer helps users to create and customize a direct mail piece within MindFire Studio. It is then sent directly to print through HP SmartStream Composer for rendering followed by either HP SmartStream Production Center or HP SmartStream Production Pro for print production. This integration eliminates the need to export data files, QR code images and other required assets and increases print production efficiencies.
Scodix unveiled Scodix Metallic along with its S75 press at Dscoop 8. The Scodix Metallic look and feel can only be created by using Scodix S digital enhancement presses with the Scodix RSP Technology (Rotate, Scale and Position). By utilizing two CCD cameras and Scodix IP image algorithm, every image can be manipulated (scaling the image on X and Y axes, shifting and rotating it when required), ensuring perfect quality and precise print registration and the delivery of perfect metallic colors. The S75’s new sheet and image size also supports the HP Indigo and Screen Trupress SX digital B2 size presses, with the ability to accept materials up to 20.8x29.5 inch providing a new, cost effective way for PSP’s to augment their prints with metallic coloring by utilizing the CMYK color process and enhancing it with the Scodix SENSE in a digital 1-pass print process.