SAi's Sarit Tichon (right) receives the EDP Association's Best Wide-Format Software Solution award for PixelBlaster from EDP technical committee judge, Michael Seidl
SAi International (SAi) has won a European Digital Press (EDP) Association Award for its recently-launched PixelBlaster print-to-finish production software.
SAi won the Best Wide-Format Software Solution award for the PDF-based PixelBlaster, which, as an end-to-end system covering pre-flight to production, is designed to reduce bottlenecks, streamline workflows and increase profitability for large-format print businesses. The EDP Awards recognize new digital products launched over the past year.
The EDP Association’s judging panel awarded SAi the accolade after declaring, ”PixelBlaster is both modular and scalable, enabling access to this professional software from small to larger companies inclusive. Additionally, PixelBlaster features an easy-to-use variable data printing option.”
Commenting on the award, which was presented at the Annual EDP Association Awards ceremony at Drupa, Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, at SAi, said, “Since its launch at FESPA earlier this year, PixelBlaster has been met with great interest and praise from those within high volume large format production environments, as well as the specialty printing sector, so we are delighted that its many attributes have been officially recognized with such a high profile commendation.”
PixelBlaster is a single solution which delivers a customer-selected suite of workflow applications that drive an operation’s entire large format print hardware line-up. The software offers a complete solution to guide jobs through every stage of the production process – from file verification, job preparation, color management, RIP to analog or digital (CTS to screen), output check and finally printing and automated finishing.
Importantly, the solution is first of its kind to deliver standardized printing to the large format sector. This means that in multi-printing device environments, PixelBlaster ensures each printer automatically generates exactly the same predictable and reproducible output quality and color – regardless of the brand of hardware, the type of inks or the substrates used.
The EDP Association is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes the latest innovations in the digital print industry. The EDP Association Awards acknowledge best-in-class products across the digital print landscape. EDP Association accolades are awarded following an assessment by the organization’s independent panel of digital print experts.