Timeline: Key developments since the last Ipex

Chloe Setter
Friday, May 14, 2010

Ahead of the UK's biggest printing exhibition at Birmingham's NEC, Chloe Setter provides a month- by-month breakdown of the key product launches and developments since the 2006 show

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2006

May 2006
DirectType releases version 2 of its image personalisation software with features such as workflow optimisation... Morgana targets digital print firms with its first perfect binder, the KB2000... Encore Machinery launches a new version of its Pit Stop digital creaser/perforator...
EFI debuts its Digital StoreFront 3.0 web-to-print software... HP's flagship Indigo 5500 launches at the Graphic Arts Summit in Rome

August 2006
On Demand Books creates the Espresso Book Machine, which it claims will revolutionise on-demand book printing... KBA launches its new 900m/min TR5D gravure press... EFI launches its new high-end generation of Vutek UV-curing wide-format printers, which includes the QS2000 seven-colour flatbed... Col-Tec adds Theisen & Bonitz's 303QSM stitching, folding and trimming line to its portfolio

September 2006
Watkiss launches its PowerSquare 200 bookletmaking and binding system... HP boosts its wide-format presence with a range of launches to mark the release of its new X2 piezo printheads... Agfa targets the small-format sector with the launch of its 25 plates per hour B2 Avalon SF CTP... Canon unveils the CLC 5151 and 4040. Both entry-level printers target the on-demand market... HP launches the DesignJet Z Photo Printer Series... Heidelberg targets SMEs with the latest entry-level additions to its Suprasetter range of platesetters: the B3 A52 and B2 A74 models... Xeikon launches the 160 A4 ppm digital colour press

October 2006
Kodak debuts its enhanced NexPress 2100 and 2500 colour presses, as well as its Digimaster EX138 black and white machine

November 2006
Rollem aims to help printers with smaller presses break into the specialist cards market with its Jetstream slitter collator... Heidelberg launches the PT220, an automatic inline punch unit for mailing and stitching lines

December 2006
Heidelberg launches UV and double-coating versions of its Speedmaster XL 105, which was premiered at Ipex 2006

2007

January 2007
Augend Technologies releases the Augend F16 wide-format printer... MB launches the autoSet 18 high-capacity inserter... Creazy offers on-demand production of its die-cut products

February 2007
Pitney Bowes launches the DM300C Digital Mailing System, which can process up to 65 letters per minute... GBC says it will launch its Delta 7052 laminator and Digital Lay-Flat gloss and matt film at Northprint... Lüscher unveils its XPose! conventional platesetter... Delphax Technologies unveils what it claims is the world's fastest digital press, the 152m/min CR2200... Xeikon introduces the 4000 and the 5000plus digital presses... Compose System launches version 3.0 of its Express Workflow and Star Proof V5 software... IBM enters the colour arena with the launch of the Infoprint 5000... Agfa launches the Dotrix Transcolor colour inkjet printer... Colourgen reveals its ColorSpan 5400UV series of flatbed inkjet printers

March 2007
HP Indigo releases the Production Stream Server 1.1 - a new front end for its digital print platforms with a wider range of process and spot colour capabilities... X-Rite and Canon partner to launch the X-Rite i1 colour control package for the Canon imagePress C1 digital press... Océ unveils its VarioStream 9240, the Arizona 250 GT and the VarioPrints 6060 and 6200... Esko develops a large-format digital flexo plate-setter, the Cyrel Digital Imager Spark 5080... Adobe gives the official launch to its Creative Suite 3 design and page layout package... Fujifilm releases XMF, the world's first native JDF and Adobe PDF Print Engine APPE-based workflow... Roland unveils its VersaCamm and SolJet Pro III V XC-540 wide-format presses

April 2007
Duplo enters the commercial print market with the launch of two single-colour presses, the DP-S850 and the DP-S550 Duprinters... The Ghent PDF Workgroup releases version 2.0 of its free Ghent Open Suite Software... Meccanotecnica, the Italian bindery kit manufacturer, introduces two new stitching lines to the UK market - the Aster 180C bookbinder and the Aster 220C... Kodak unveils two new NexPress models for high-volume and short-run work - the NexPress S3000 and the M700... Xerox launches the world's fastest black and white printing press, the 288ppm twin-engined Nuvera 288... Agfa launches two additions to its Anapurna range... EFI launches Fiery FreeForm software to allow the production of personalised marketing

May 2007
Agfa Graphics announces that it will incorporate APPE into its latest ApogeeX workflow, ApogeeX 4.0... Inca Digital launches a high-speed digital UV flatbed, the Onset... Esko says it will launch the Kongsberg table Rotacut at Fespa in Berlin... HighWater Designs makes its foray into 8-up plate production with the launch of its Cobra 8 B1 platesetter... Xerox adds the 8000AP to its DocuColor 8000 range... Mimaki Europe launches its UV flatbedUJF 605CII and the roll-to-roll UJF 605RIII... Xerox launches the 4595 aimed at the light production market... Sun Chemical, Screen and Lüscher jointly announce the launch of the JetScreen DX CTP... Screen makes a play for the industrial inkjet market with the launch of its Truepress Jet2500UV and Jet 650UV

June 2007
Inca unveils the Spyder 320 Q digital UV flatbed printer aimed at the high-end market... Kodak says its enhanced Versamark VX5000e is available to buy in the UK... Duplo targets the short-run, on-demand markets with its first high-production, fully automatic perfect binder, the DPB-500

July 2007
Screen announces the launch of its Trueflow SE workflow, featuring APPE... Morgana launches its 9,000sph CardMaster folder... Kodak announces the release of version 5 of its Insite pre-press portal system... Canon unveils the ImagePrograf iPF6100, a 24in printer with four new monochrome inks... Epson launches the 64in wide-format Stylus Pro 11880, the first machine to use Thin Film Piezo technology... Mitsubishi announces the launch of its first new sheetfed press for seven years, the 16,000sph B1 Diamond V3000... Stehlin Hostag launches a range of sheetfed offset inks based on eco-friendly raw materials, Inkredible... Ricoh and EFI launch EFI Digital StoreFront

August 2007
Screen unveils a new generation of its VLF PlateRite Ultima thermal platesetters, the PlateRite Ultima 36000 SX and 24000 SX... Direct Smile launches the latest version of its image personalisation software, Version 3.2 for faster output... Domino announces the launch of its L-Series inkjet head... KAS Systems unveils its KAS Mailwrap polywrapping machine... Nilpeter joins with FFEI to launch the Nilpeter flexo press with a digital engine... Duplo launches the Espér DM-19 collator... FFEI announces launch of its RealVue 3D software

September 2007
Pantone unveils the first major revamp of its colour matching system with Pantone Goe... Sun Chemical Digital aims to take advantage of short-run demand with the launch of the SolarJet UV digital inkjet... Nipson unveils the VaryPress Spot Color System, a high-speed add-on... Kama unveils the ProCut74 automatic die-cutter... Roland DG targets the large-format sector with its AdvancedJet AJ-740 for outdoor signage work... RedTie launches RedTie Quotation and RedTie Template and joins the web-to-print market... Total Print Finishing launches a sub-£500 system to mount and produce signs... Global Graphics launches the Harlequin+ Server RIP... Kodak unveils three new models in its Versamark range - the VT3250, VT3350 and VT3400... Shinohara launches the 109, an 18,000sph oversized B1 format press... Sakurai launches its SRA1 press, the 16,000sph OL 496SD... Komori unveils two new presses, the B2 SX29 and the Lithrone B1 S44

October 2007
Agfa premieres its Arkitex Core 6.0 workflow and N92v violet plates... EFI launches the Jetrion 4000 Series UV - an inkjet printer that specialises in full-colour labels... D&K reveals its plans to launch the Galaxy short-run laminator... Transeo Media launches a low-cost ASP model of Press-sense's
iWay web-to-print software... EFI unveils a new super-wide-format printer, the Vutek QS3200R, which uses EFI's Fiery XF RIP... Encore Machinery launches its DigiMail line, a product that can perforate, crease, fold and glue in a single unit... Buhrs unveils an inserting line for small- and medium-sized mailing houses, the BB300 Solo... KAS Paper Systems launches its Crease Matic Auto50 crease/perf unit... Goss says it is building the world's first 96pp commercial web offset press, the 2.8m-wide Sunday 5000... Canon launches two new printers - the imagePrograf IPF 9000S and iPF8000S... IMG Brausse launches a new B0 die-cutter, the 1450 SE

November 2007
Xerox introduces the 490/980 Colour Continuous Feed Printing System... Inca Digital launches a six-colour version of its Columbia Turbo flatbed printer, the Turbo Plus... Xerox announces its second major launch in a month with its DocuColor 7000AP digital colour press... Canon UK launches its 44in imagePrograf iPF8100 and 60in imagePrograf iPF9100 machines

December 2007
Konica Minolta launches four colour laser printers, the Magicolor 8650DN, 4650DN, 4650EN and 2590MF, plus two mono laser printers, the Pagepro 5650EN and Pagepro 4650EN... Océ launches four new presses - the VarioStream 9710, the VarioStream 9000, the JetStream and VarioPrint 8000... Markzware releases version 6.1 of its FlightCheck Professional package

2008

January 2008
Screen launches the PlateRite News 2000+ platesetter... Muller Martini unveils the Sample Glue 423 gluing machine to produce stick-on notes... Kodak reveals plans to commercialise its Stream technology at Drupa 08... Dalim says it will use Drupa to launch a 3D soft proofing tool based on page-turning technology, Virtual Library... Ricoh says it will launch a high-volume colour machine, the Ricoh Pro C900, at Drupa... Xerox says it will launch its fastest continuous feed printer to date at Drupa, the 1,232 duplex A4 ppm 650/1300

Feburary 2008
Litho Supplies hands a UK debut to the Shinohara 52VP convertible-to-perfecting B3 press... Muller Martini showcases its Ventura book-sewing machine... Bobst launches a tandem version of its SPO-Flexo die-cutter... Xaar and EFI Jetrion team up to fit Xaar's 1001 printheads on EFI's Jetrion 4000 series full-colour UV label printers... Océ says it will show its Colourstream 10000 at Drupa... Screen says it will debut its Truepress Jet2500UV at Sign UK... Ryobi confirms its long-awaited plans to move into the B1 press market with the unveiling of its 1050

March 2008
Inca Digital says it will show its eight-colour large-format UV Spyder 320-8 printer at Fespa... Quark moves into multi-channel dynamic publishing with the launch of Dynamic Publishing Solution... HP announces it will launch the HP Indigo 7000, digital web press the W7200 and an enhanced version of its 5500 press at Drupa... Agfa announces the launch of its Azura TS chemistry-free thermal digital plate... Pantone and X-Rite say they aim to bring colour control to the masses with the launch of ColorMunki... Xeikon's 8000 is launched, its fastest press to date

April 2008
Canon launches the ImagePress C6000... Epson launches the wide-format Stylus Pro GS6000 at Fespa Digital... Goss says it will take on the B1 long-perfector market at Drupa with its M-600 Folia web press... Global Graphics plans to show Harlequin+ Server RIP at Drupa... Sitma reveals the Sitma 1005-BW and 1150-FW wrapping lines and the SM15 envelope inserter... Horizon says it will show its new SR folding system at Drupa... Tech-ni-fold launches the Tri-Creaser Fast Fit, the micro Perf/Cut and Crease Combo, and the Turbo Creaser 52... KBA unveils raft of press developments, including the 15,000sph Rapida 75 and the 18,000sph oversize B1 press, the Rapida 106... ECRM releases RIPMate v8.0, part of its WorkMates PDF workflow management system... Epson launches the Ultrachrome GS eight-colour eco-solvent ink set and micro piezo printhead technology... Goss and Ferag team up to challenge the Muller Martini StitchLiner with the launch of a joint-venture product, the Pacesetter + Ferag saddlestitcher

May 2008
Kodak shows a new processed plate at Drupa - the Electra XD. It also exhibits its new Magnus 400 II and 400 II Quantum platesetters... Ricoh unveils three new mono printers at Drupa - the Pro 9006ex, the 1106ex and Pro 1356ex... GMC Software Technology expands its PDF functionality to support PDF/VT... Bodoni Systems launches a new version of its pressSign software, pressSign Pro... Inca Digital shows its Inca Onset UV flatbed printer at Drupa... Morgana launches the world's first fully automated, micro-format UV coater and priming system, the Digicoater... Presstek says it will launch a UV option for its 52DI and 34 DI direct imaging offset presses at Drupa... MB announces the launch of its new MB PrestigeFold Net 38 folder... Océ develops a "fundamentally new" print technology with its CrystalPoint inkjet process... DPLenticular presents its 40 LPI procut range of 3D print products at Drupa... Manroland re-enters the B3 market with the launch of the 13,000sph Roland 50... Fujifilm Dimatix unveils a new piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet platform - the Q-Class... Muller Martini reveals its new Primera saddlestitcher will be shown at Drupa... Fujifilm lifts the lid on its Drupa plans, with the premiere of its Jet Press 720 B2 digital press... Xeikon launches what it claims is the fastest five-colour digital label press on the market, the Xeikon 3300... ECRM launches its DPX 4 Eco at Drupa - an environmentally friendly polyester platesetter... Kama launches what it claims is the world's first A3 format die-cutter, the ProCut 53

June 2008
Xerox launches its iGen4 flagship colour press at Drupa... Screen joins the B2 cut-sheet inkjet fray at Drupa by premiering its Truepress Jet SX...
Kodak unveils the "world's fastest cut-sheet black and white press" at Drupa, the 300ppm Digimaster EX300... EFI Vutex premieres its high-speed UV wide-format flatbed DS Series machine... Adobe launches its PDF Print Engine 2 (APPE 2) at Drupa... Buhrs updates its envelope-inserting range with the Drupa launch of its improved BB700... Morgana Systems unveils the DigiFold 5000P creaser-folder... Duplo showcases its Ultra 205A UV Coater DuWrap polywrapper... Canon unveils its new compact colour printer, the ImagePress C1+... Epson launches two new proofers - the 24in Stylus Pro 7900 and the 44in Stylus Pro 9900... Screen reveals its next generation workflow Equiosnet... Fujifilm launches its Direct Laser Exposure flexo plate for the packaging market... Adobe integrates Callas Software's PDF pre-flight technology into the newly launched Acrobat 9... Caslon launches its HighPrint thermography technology

July 2008
Fujifilm launches its Brillia LP-NNW newspaper plate... EskoArtwork rolls out its Enfocus Switch 08 suite of automated workflow tools, which includes LightSwitch, FullSwitch and PowerSwitch... Encore Machinery unveils the PitStop FM Speed creaser

August 2008
Ricoh plans to give a UK debut to its Pro C900 digital press at Total Print Expo! (TPE)... Ashgate says it will show the new KAS CreaseFold machine at TPE... Mimaki launches the 60in UV-curable roll-to-roll inkjet UVJ-160 printer... Autobond develops its first UV machine - the 105 TPHS-UV... Brandtjen & Kluge launches a compact B2 foil-stamper/die-cutter/embosser... OKI says it will launch the A3 C9850 colour printer at TPE... Presstek announces plans to launch its Vector FL52 B3 chemistry-free metal platesetter at TPE

September 2008
Screen expands its flexo platesetter range with the addition of the PlateRite FX1524... Roland DG unveils its latest wide-format printer, the 64in VersaArt RS-640... Konica Minolta launches its Bizhub Pro 2500 range of printers... Fujifilm plans to launch its latest cross-media workflow, XMF v2.0 at TPE... Canon unveils the IPF810, the IPF 820, IPF810 Pro and IPF820 Pro large-format models for architectural and construction applications... Autobond says it will debut its Mini 76 TPM perfecting laminator at TPE... Xerox gives the official launch to its iGen 4 digital colour press

October 2008
Adobe unveils its Creative Suite 4 software package, claiming it is its "biggest software release to date"... Inca Digital launches an upgraded version of its Spyder large-format digital flatbed printer, the Spyder V, available in four or six colours... HP unveils what it claims is the world's first 3.2m UV roll-to-roll machine specifically for the outdoor signage market, the Scitex XP2300... Hiflex launches the latest version of its MIS software, which offers full JDF functionality... Krause launches its new X-Jet platesetter for use with the KBA Cortina waterless offset newspaper press... Bodoni Systems unveils its latest software, Bodoni ViewSign, at TPE, which includes soft proofing... Canon launches two 600mm large-format printers, the imagePrograf iPF6000S and imagePrograf iPF6200... Total Print Finishing Services rolls out a programmable digital creaser for the UK market, the TPF 450 SA... HP launches its latest digital flatbed, the Scitex FB7500... Morgana Systems unveils new range of PUR glue-based binding machines, the Adventure and Explore... Apex Digital Graphics, the UK distributor for Ryobi, announces details of Ryobi's "recession-beating" SRA1 version of its 920 series press... Compose System launches PlateController V2 - an imposition and job-ganging programme to reduce CTP costs... Inca Digital plugs the gap in its range of UV-cured flatbed machines with the launch of the Onset S20... Océ unveils its 350 GT Arizona UV-curable flatbed

November 2008
Alwan Color Expertise teams with Enfocus to release PDF Standardizer, which adds colour management to the software package... Océ unveils a new range of cut-sheet presses, the VarioPrint 4000 series... KIP launches what it claims is the world's first toner-based wide-format printer, the Color 80... StudioRIP UK says its low-cost version 3.0 can challenge mainstream rivals in the RIP market... HP unveils the Scitex TJ8350 model, which offers a 50% increase in speed to 480m2 over its previous TJ8300 model... PrintPak launches a free version of its PrintPak 4 software launched in 2007, the Community Edition... Duplo extends its range with the launch of the Ultra 205A flood UV coating machine

December 2008
LithoTechnics releases Metrix 3.5 with full bindery JDF integration in its layout automation tool... Encore Machinery launches what it claims is the world's smallest liquid UV coating machine, the VersaCoater DocuMate

2009

January 2009
Colourgen unveils its Seiko I Infotech ColorPainter H-Series range of wide-format inkjet printers... Mosca Direct launches entry-level strapping machine, the RO-M... Digital Media Partners integrates Elpical's Claro image manipulation and enhancement technology into its FLO suite of web-to-print software... Sun Chemical launches a range of Optima digital solvent inks... Vio announces launch of Adsend - a brower-based ad delivery system... Bobst launches its Ambition folder-gluer in UK and Ireland... Vivid unveils its new single-sided laminator - the Matrix 530

February 2009
HP launches web-based service, MarketSplash to help small businesses design and create marketing collateral... InfoPrint unveils enhancements to its 4100, 100 and 75 presses... Dalim announces upgrades to its Dialogue, Twist and Mistral workflow products... Océ launches its largest flatbed to date - the 350 XT UV-curable printer... Print Finishing Solutions launches a new wide-format laminator, the Kala Mistral which uses single-heated rollers... Océ adds fifth colour station to its ColorStream porfolio of web-fed production printers... InfoPrint doubles the speed of its InfoPrint 5000 model to 128m/min... HP announces launch of the DesignJet L65500, the Scitex FB950 and the HP Scitex XP2750... Pitney Bowes launches the DPS 150, the DPS 250 and DPS 400 envelope inserter, following the signing of an OEM deal with CMC

March 2009
Alwan Color Expertise and Enfocus announce the commercial release of PDF Standardizer to produce files that comply with ISO 12647 colour standard in PDF/X format... Xaar introduces new printheads, the Electron and the Proton for wide-format and grand-format printers... D&K unveils the Comet encapsulator and its Jupiter laminator... Océ launches eight-colour wide-format printer, the CS2344 for display applications... EFI launches UV-cured superwide range, the GS series to take on the photographic market... Renz announces the launch of its AB 500 H - a second generation binder... Ashgate Automation unveils BooXTer Duo, a ‘budget' binder for the on-demand market... Bodoni Systems unveils PressSign 2.5 to simplify the process of hitting ISO 12647... Targetcolour launches subscription-based colour management system and print troubleshooting service, Mypressexpert.com... Océ launches the JetStream 2800 for full-colour book and newspaper production... Konica Minolta announces the launch of its digital mono bizhub Pro 1200 machine... Duplo International adds PUR binding to its DuBinder range

April 2009
HP launches a new digital label press the HP Indigo WS6000... Colourgen launches Seiko's ColorPainter V-64S at Sign & Digital UK... Duplo launches e-tandem software for its DC-645 slitter/cutter/creaser... EFI unveils EX Print Server -a  high-performance print server for the Xerox iGen 4 press... Xerox increases inline finishing options, including the SquareFold Trimmer module and the GBC AdvancedPunch, for its 700 digital colour press and mono 4112 and 4127 print engines... Monotype Imaging Holdings adds more than 100 fonts to its Monotype, Linotype and ITC typeface collections... Kama launches a hot foil stamping system for its ProCut 53 die-cutter

May 2009
EFI lauches its Pace MIS in the UK and Europe at Northprint... Agfa Graphics launches conventional plate range for Lüscher's Xpose! UV platesetter... Ricoh launches three new mono digital presses - the Pro 907EX, the 1107ED and the 1357EX... Four Pees releases PrintFactory workflow to automate and streamline wide-format production... DirectSmile launches cross-media software to help digital printers move into online services... Canon introduces four imagePrograf large-format printers for CAD and GIS markets - the iPF650, the iPF655, the iPF750 and the iPF755... Xerox unveils the 200 model to its mono range of Nuvera printers... Agfa launches an updated version of its M-Press - the Tiger flatbed - at Fespa Digital... One Solution shows its Vega flatbed machine at Fespa Digital... Durst unveils its Rho 1000 flatbed at Fespa Digital

June 2009
EFI incorporates APPE2 into its Colorproof XF and Fiery XF v4 RIPs for colour proofing and production printing... Agfa launches version 6 of its Apogee workflow suite... Cava UK develops the RotoBraille device... Autobond launches its CC76 cross-cutter, which it claims offers a cheaper alternative for printers wanting a metallised finish... Fujifilm announces commercial launch of its Brillia HD Pro-V and Brillia HD Pro-VN low-chemistry violet CTP plates... Agfa Graphics adds Avalon N4 thermal platesetter to its Avalon range, for 4-up and 6-up B2 plate production... Kodak announces updates to its Insite Prepress Portal and Creative Workflow Systems and the commercial launch of its Insite Campaign Manager. It also unveils the NexPress SE2500, SE3000 and SE3600 models

July 2009
Presstek launches the Aurora Pro chemistry-free thermal plate... Autobond debuts its Mini 76 AT for biodegradable film with high run lengths... Fujifilm releases version 2.1 of its XMF cross-media workflow and gives a commercial launch to its Brillia LH-NN2 high-speed thermal plate for newspaper applications... Enfocus releases update 7 for its Switch 08 range of automation workflow tools to support web-to-print functions... Konica Minolta launches the bizhub Pro 1200 to "rival the Xerox Nuvera"... Canon expands personalisation software by adding PlanetPress Suite to its variable data portfolio... Kama launches a computer-aided configurator for its ProFold 74 folder-gluer and a ProFoil diecutter for UK users... Lake Image Systems launches IntegraVision PQ, which matches all pages printed on a web

August 2009
Fujifilm launches a new processless plate, the Brillia HD Pro-T2... Xerox launches two new digital colour presses - the 7002 and 8002 for DM, photo and promotional applications... Duplo gives UK debuts to its Digital System 445 and Digital System 5000Pro bookletmakers

September 2009
FFEI introduces Alinte News VN10, an entry-level platesetter, and Alinte News VN20... Bodoni Systems launches Version 3 of its pressSign colour quality software, which enables analysis of printing performance... X-Rite announces its EasyTrax press-side scanning spectrophotometer... ECRM gives European debut to its Mako 800 B1 violet platesetter... StudioRIP UK releases third edition of its RIP software that is compatible with PostScript Level 3 and PDF 1.8... Océ launches its fastest cut-sheet monochrome press - the VarioPrint Ultra 6320... Roland DG unveils VersaCamm SP 540i and SP 300i printer/cutters... Drytac launches liquid laminate coatings aimed at the outdoor and vehicle signage sectors... VIM Technologies launches VIM-JT Direct Plate System at Print 09... Screen releases Version 4.02 of its Riteapprove SE online job submission software... InfoPrint launches six new monochrome digital presses - the Pro 907, 1107 and 1357 (printer-only) and the Pro 907EX, 1107EX and 1357EX (printer/copiers)... Iraeli firm Scodix announces its first machine - the 1200 digital embosser for short runs... Epson launches the world's first water-based white ink printer, the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900... Presstek unveils its first processed plate - the Aeon... HP launches its renamed inkjet web press, the HP T300... Xerox launches a twin-engined cut-sheet digital colour press - the iGen4 220... Canon responds to demand for low-volume, print-on-demand by launching the imageRunner Advance series of presses - the C5000, C9000, C9060 and C9070

October 2009
Screen develops halftone flexo dot for the flexo and letterpress industries... GMG updates ColorServer software package to support multiple printers and digital presses... Kern updates its 515 EasyMailer to include an inserter... Ferag launches StreamFold - a folding device that it claims could help newspaper publishers move into new areas... Vio redevelops its Vio Certified Soft Proofing software to make it part of its Adsend browser application... HP launches a new latex ink wide-format machine, the Designjet L25500... Xerox targets the transpromo market with its hybrid Continuous Feed four-over-one Solution press... Drytac expands its range of UV-curable liquid coaters with its VersaCoater DocuMate Plus machine with built-in IR... Morgana launches the DigiCoater 33 and DigiCoater 50 micro-format UV coating machines... Xerox unveils ProfitQuickDirect and Mail ROI Planner software tools... Duplo launches its first saddlestitcher - the Alpha Saddle... Epson adds Stylus Pro 7700 and Stylus Pro 9700 to its wide-format inkjet range... Kodak announces UK launch of its Preps 6 imposition software, set to be a key component of the forthcoming Prinergy 6 workflow... Caldera incorporates APPE into its wide-format workflow V8 and extended its MIS, Flow+

November 2009
Xerox upgrades its mono wide-format offering with the Xerox Wide Format 6605 Sprinter... Pitney Bowes launches its Multisort mailing kit... Terry Cooper Services launches a new three-knife trimmer, the CMT330 Challenge... Graphic Republik signs with ISI Graphic System to offer ISI's dot-proofing system with the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900... Taopix releases version 2.5 of its photobook software... Alwan Color Expertise opens up its Print Standardizer software to all online auto-scanning devices embedded in sheetfed presses... Mimaki extends textile printing offering with release of the Tx400-1800D large-format, direct-to-textile press... Duplo extends capabilities of its popular DC-645 slitter-cutter-creaser and DC-445 creaser ranges... Muller Martini launches its Presto E90 saddlestitcher

December 2009
Targetcolour launches three products, following partnership with German software group ColorLogic: MPX 360 Coloursever, MPX 360 DL Profiler and MPX 360 PlugIn for advanced colour processing... Screen launches version 7 of its Trueflow SE workflow software... Durst releases the Rotoworx 330 Finishing System... Total PFS expands its Procreaser electric and manual creaser range with the entry-level Procreaser A3 machine

2010

January 2010
Woodwing Software and Celum sign a partnership to offer integrated cross-media publishing and Digital Asset Management systems... Centurfax and Ripware rekindle their partnership to launch the EasyDot - a "next generation" handheld plate reader costing £995... On Demand Machinery launches two new products for hardback book production - the Sticker and Smasher XXL... EFI launches what it claims is a "cost-effective" UV flatbed printer, the QS220... Fujifilm Sericol announces its first superwide-format digital printer, the Uvistar... MBO extends the range of MIS that its products are able to be linked with after increasing the JDF integration capabilities of its folders... Océ announces the launch of what it claims is the world's first single footprint wide-format print device for both colour and mono prints, the ColorWave 300

February 2010
Screen unveils its ‘next generation' B1 thermal platesetter, the PlateRite 8000N series... Ricoh moves into light production market with the launch of new colour printers, the Pro C720 and C720S... Barbiere launches a spectrophotometer optimised for measuring the colour of fabrics in the textiles market, the Spectro LFP Tex... Four Pees announces the version 4 upgrade of its PrintFactory and ProofMaster software packages to increase colour accuracy... Océ launches the Arizona 550 GT UV wide-format flatbed... On Demand Machinery launches the SuperSticker, a high-volume, automated casing in-machine for hard cover books... Roland DG launches its VersaCamm VS-640 metallic inkjet eco-solvent printer

March 2010
GMG releases FlowConnect, a software tool that integrates its colour management software with Enfocus's Switch workflow automation software... Graphic Arts Systems launches Eco-Flow kit, which includes the on-press Eco-foil cold foil printing system and its Eco-cast UV film casting equipment... Heidelberg confirms that it will be selling digital presses possibly by the end of the
year and announces a new perfect binder for Ipex - the 6,000cph Eurobind Pro... Ryobi says it will launch its small footprint B2 785E at Ipex... HP Indigo unveils a raft of additional SmartStream workflow tools... Autobond reveals the Mini 36 TPM-SUV spot UV hybrid laminator... Kodak announces that it will unveil the first colour press to use its Stream technology, the Prosper 5000XL, and a new thermal plate, the Trillian SP, at Ipex... Presstek reveals its first B2 direct imaging press, the 75DI... Xeikon says it will launch a 260 A4 ppm version of its 8000 at Ipex... MBO says it will premiere its T765 Efficiency Automatic at Ipex...  

April 2010
Komori reveals that Ipex will be the worldwide launchpad for a new B2 press, the Enthrone... Heidelberg adds its own world first for the show with the Speedmaster CX 102, its new high-speed B1 press.

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