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  1. Digital meets darkroom - Introducing Innova Photo Art by Pictorico

    Digital meets darkroom - Introducing Innova Photo Art by Pictorico

    Following high demand from the market, Innova are pleased to announce the European launch of Photo Art by Pictorico

    For many years, photographers in Europe have striven to keep the magic of darkroom printing alive. Using photographs taken on a digital camera, they found the perfect partner for printing digital inkjet negatives to expose in the darkroom: Pictorico film. To ensure that photographers can always get their hands on their favourite inkjet film, Innova Art has partnered with Pictorico to launch the Innova Photo Art by Pictorico co-branded product range.

    “The partnership between Innova and Pictorico is a perfect match,” says Innova Art Sales Manager, James Cannone. “The Pictorico brand is built on a philosophy of creating high quality output media for a broad range of inkjet printers, so that every photographer can produce great quality prints. Something we are also passionate about at Innova. We are excited to be able to build a long term relationship on these shared values, and, we know that photographers throughout Europe will benefit from it.”

    Photo Art by Pictorico launches in early 2019 with two products:

    Pictorico Pro OHP Transparency Film 174gsm (IPF 120), available in A4 and A3+, 20 sheet packs as well as 17”, 24”, 36”, 42” and 59” wide rolls in 20m lengths. This translucent film is compatible with all inkjet printers. Suitable for printing digital negatives for use with traditional photographic processes, or producing high density negatives for silk screen exposure. Pictorico Pro OHP Transparency Film 174gsm (IPF 120) can also be used to create eye catching backlit displays.

    Pictorico Ultra Premium OHP Transparency Film 184gsm (IPF 121), available in A4 and A3+, 20 sheet packs as well as 13”, 17” and 24” wide rolls in 20m lengths. Compatible with all inkjet printers this translucent film has a higher ink load capacity than its sister product. This makes the Pictorico Ultra Premium OHP Transparency Film 184gsm (IPF 121) a great option for producing digital negatives where ultra dense blacks are required.

    Photo Art by Pictorico will be available to purchase from European Innova resellers in the first quarter of 2019. 


    About Innova

    More than paper

    In addition to an award-winning range of digital inkjet media, Innova also offers innovative display solutions, custom converting solutions and is consistently at the forefront of development for new and exciting digital print media. While traditional manufacturers focus on tweaking the same types of products they have had for years, Innova is forward looking and strives to listen to today's marketplace and deliver innovative solutions for digital inkjet printing and display applications.

    Excellence through innovation

    Established just as the 21st century started, Innova is not bound by century old thinking and paradigms. We use modern flexible approaches to this dynamic industry, with an emphasis on innovation bounded by a desire to deliver quality products and value to our distribution partners as well as the end consumer. Don't let the relatively young age of the company fool you. Innova's management team includes pioneers of the industry who have been creating new digital papers since the beginning of the inkjet revolution in the 1980's. Our right-sized structure allows us to be nimble enough to react to changing market needs while also assuring our partners a close-knit relationship with our leadership team.

    Our partnership approach to global manufacturing and distribution allows us to leverage the strengths of our own resources with those of others. This synergy not only results in enhanced product designs and improved time to market but also localised packaging, converting and warehousing to easily react to regional supply requirements.

    A 21st century company with 21st century solutions

    We are also 100% committed to the world around us and strive to maintain a relationship with ethical supply chains. For more information about our environmental commitment and the archival standards of Innova papers please visit our website at www.innovaart.com

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  2. Onyx Graphics sets new standards to support customers

    Onyx Graphics sets new standards to support customers

    Onyx Graphics, Inc., the market leader in powerful and reliable wide-format and grand-format RIP and print workflow software, is committed to aiding customer success by providing 24/7 resources for customers around the globe. With ongoing technological advancements, Onyx Graphics provides an extensive portfolio of resources that are designed to accommodate its worldwide customers anywhere, anytime.

    With an immense global network and countless end users, Onyx Graphics continues to create new and viable resources with frequent content updates, across the entire ONYX portfolio of resources. They include myonyx, an online gateway containing smart business tools, product help, video tutorials, knowledge-based articles, and white papers to help keep ONYX users’ businesses running smoothly;ONYX TVthe official ONYX YouTube channel with quick tips, how-to videos and ONYX news; ONYX Professional Services and Trainingweb-based and hands-on ONYX certification workshops to further customer knowledge on ONYX software; and ONYX Advantagethe company’s subscription-based support and maintenance program with easy access to online help and a dedicated technical support hotline service center. Customers can access these web-based resources to stay up-to-date with the latest news from Onyx Graphics including announcements on product updates and all available learning opportunities.

    myonyx:  Online resources keep businesses running smoothly

    With myonyx, Onyx Graphics continues to strengthen the communication between the company and its customers by providing ONYX users with a wide range of tools necessary to make smart business decisions. As an all-encompassing online portal, myonyx provides end users with round-the-clock access to product downloads, product help, product updates, user guides, white papers, knowledge base papers and tutorials on-demand, to help keep their business running smoothly while they focus on running day-to-day operations. ONYX users can access the myonyx portal using their own personal credentials located at www.onyxgfx.com/login/.

    ONYX TV:  Knowledge-sharing videos anywhere, anytime

    ONYX TV is the official video headquarters for ONYX award-winning RIP and workflow software. Industry experts will guide users through free instructional videos featuring in-depth information across the entire ONYX product portfolio – including videos for the new ONYX 18 software – such as how to meet customer brand colour needssetting baselines for process control, knowing when to calibrate printers before printing, and match standards such as G7 and Fogra. In addition, users have complete access to the entire set of ONYX product portfolio playlists. By subscribing to ONYX TV, users gain immediate access to the latest Onyx Graphics news through notifications, alerting the subscriber of new content. An ONYX TV subscription is available through www.youtube.com/OnyxGraphics.

    ONYX Professional Services and Training maximise investment

    ONYX Professional Services and Training programs give users the knowledge they need to save both time and money through a collection of renowned workshops. Taught by ONYX industry experts, customers can choose web-based or hands-on workshop certification training on ONYX 18 software. Each session provides an in-depth working knowledge of ONYX software that gives customers a competitive advantage by learning how to maximise investment. In addition to the ONYX Certified Technician and ONYX Certified Operator workshops, the release of ONYX 18 software has launched two new workshops in colour management and profiling. Customers interested in obtaining more information on how to enroll in certified operator, technician, or colour management training can inquire through PSW or by visiting www.onyxgfx.com/support/training.

    ONYX Advantage keeps RIP and workflow software current, offers access to ColorCheck

    The ONYX Advantage program is a cost-effective way to keep RIP and print workflow software current. It provides an easy way to get all the latest features to avoid any last-minute need to update, setting a project back. Users receive instant access to ONYX software upgrades, versions, and releases as well as the hundreds of new and existing drivers for printers, cutters and colour devices. With the purchase of ONYX Advantage, contract holders can have peace of mind knowing that their investment is secure with access to an expansive library of on-demand videos covering product training and application support.

    Highlights of ONYX Advantage include:

    • Access to global technical support team
    • Access to customer support telephone hotline
    • ONYX support online access with myonyx
    • Access to new version releases
    • Free hardware key replacement
    • Special access to product whitepapers

    With an ONYX Advantage Gold subscription, users gain exclusive access to new product features and product functionalities including ONYX Hub business intelligence software and the new ColorCheck feature when using ONYX Thrive software. More information on the benefits of obtaining an ONYX Advantage subscription can be found at www.onyxgfx.com/support/onyx-advantage-2


    About Onyx Graphics, Inc.

    Leading the market since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and colour quality. Its passion for delivering superb colour led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics’ own colour engine optimised specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software.

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  3. Global innovation for Photokina 2018: Photo Rag Metallic

    Global innovation for Photokina 2018: Photo Rag Metallic

    The FineArt industry will see a new paper that elevates FineArt printing to a new level. As the inventor and pioneer of genuine artist papers for inkjet printing, Hahnemühle fulfils the wish of many photographers to include a FineArt paper made of 100% cotton in the Digital FineArt Collection – this time with a metallic effect. The evenly shimmering metallic effect corresponds perfectly to the haptic of a real artists’ paper from the benchmarking Photo Rag®-family and makes Photo Rag® Metallic unique on the market.

    The premium inkjet coating ensures bright colours, deep blacks and perfect colour and detail reproduction. The sophisticated silver metallic effect underscores the image and makes motifs with metallic elements, reflections, ice and glass, architecture and landscape shots, as well as black and white photographs with high-contrast tones, shine. Depending on the incidence of light, the metallic effect glimmers stronger and gives the printed motifs a unique liveliness.

    Photographer Kitfox Valentín is delighted by the new Photo Rag® Metallic: “In my pictures, I dive deep into the world of finest details to accentuate and illuminate my compositions. With my picture of the series ‘Beatific / Caustic’, I attach great importance to the fact that the print exudes the iridescent mica or the rich shine of the composition. Photo Rag® Metallic radiates the bold, shimmering quality brilliantly. By pairing ‘Beatific / Caustic’ with the new Photo Rag® Metallic Paper, I was able to deliver high-quality FineArt prints to the world without compromising the image.”

    The 340 gsm paper is made of 100% cotton and has no optical brighteners. Of course, Photo Rag® Metallic, like all Hahnemühle papers in the Digital FineArt Collection, is free of acid and lignin and meets the highest requirements for aging resistance. With different roll and sheet sizes, photographers can choose from a wide range of options. Users get the best printing results with our Hahnemühle ICC profiles. The ICC profiles are available for download on our website.


    About Hahnemühle

    Hahnemühle is considered the inventor of Digital FineArt papers for inkjet printing. As a pioneer, the oldest German artist paper manufactory has been refining its real artist papers for photography and art reproductions for more than 15 years.

    The papers – manufactured for more than 430 years with characteristic craftsmanship – receive a special coating, without influencing the noble haptics of the papers. This inkjet coating allows prints with pin-sharp details, in both rich colour and deep blacks. All papers have excellent aging resistance. The Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection offers more than 20 different papers, while the Hahnemühle Photo Range is comprised of eight papers.

    Hahnemühle has a worldwide reputation as a ‘brand of the century’ among artists, photographers, museums, galleries and collectors.

    Headquartered in Dassel, Southern Lower Saxony; with offices in the United Kingdom, France, USA and China; the company employs approximately 200 people worldwide.

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  4. Boost your S Class 2 performance up to 40%

    Boost your S Class 2 performance up to 40%

    Even though the phrase "time is money" is almost as old as time itself, it still applies to small and big companies of today.  Summa, value your time and will continue researching every way to improve your workflow. Summa makes your dream come true and enables you to divide your job time almost in half thanks to the release of the G-Performance mode. This mode is specifically designed to enhance the speed/performance of digital finishing operations on the S Class 2 roll cutters up to 40%, which will save you precious time to spend on other things.

    Transform your S Class 2 cutter into a lean, mean, even faster-cutting machine than before with the G-Performance, no matter whether it be a cutter with tangential or drag knife technology or our smallest or largest cutter in the product range. However, speed is not the only advantage you will benefit from. Your S Class 2 cutter will be able to read registration marks, to achieve a perfect cut, even with print deformations, at an ever faster pace

    No matter how wide the substrate and/or machine, the advantages of the G-Performance will definitely show in production times. The G-Performance mode is available as free unlock on new machines (2018). However, even S Class 2 cutters, built before 2018, can experience the full benefits of the G-Performance mode as well. Especially within large industrial environments, this G-performance mode will prove its worth and give your overall workflow a serious boost.

    Make your dream a reality and release the G-Performance mode on your S Class 2 vinyl and contour cutter! Unlock your boost extension at www.summa.eu/g-performance!

    Not convinced? Have a look at a side by side comparison of two S Class 2 cutters, one with and one without the G-Performance mode.

    Why stop there?

    And while we're at it, Summa released even more features (for free!) to enhance the finishing experience with your Summa S Class 2 cutters. Check it out!

    Short Load

    This new functionality on the S Class 2 cutters ensures less material will be forwarded, so possible material obstructions are avoided. The fixed size of the autoload of the media is 80 cm.  Not only does the short load mode makes sure the material will not touch the floor or be hindered by obstructions, it also guarantees less waste of material, which contributes to the overall user-friendliness, the environment (less waste=less pollution) and your wallet!

    Dog Ear Function

    Thanks to the updated intelligence on the Summa S2 Series, dog ears (pleated corners) in the substrates will be avoided during loading. Before, the cutting head would immediately start on the right side of the media during loading, which could then lead to these pleated corners.  With the dog ear function, the head will first position itself on top of the media during loading and will position itself on the right side afterwards.  As a result, damaging the product will be avoided and a clean cut can be yours to admire!

    OPOS XY2

    OPOS has the unique ability to register multiple marks along a job.  With the OPOS XY2 function also the additional XY line at the end of the job will be read now, which will lead to more compensation possibilities in deformation and even more contour cut accuracy than before, especially when cutting large jobs.  No restriction, only unsurpassed accuracy, and impeccable precision!

    The new S Class 2 screensaver is more informative, which will enhance user-friendliness to the fullest. Moreover, instead of the Summa logo, tips will be shown to make sure ultimate efficiency will be reached during the job.

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  5. Award winning ONYX 18 software now shipping

    Award winning ONYX 18 software now shipping

    Today, Onyx Graphics, Inc., announced global availability of ONYX 18, the newest version release of the company’s award-winning wide- and grand-format software that includes new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers.

    ONYX 18 – covering the entire product portfolio of ONYX solutions including ONYX Thrive print workflow; and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software – is now available to all ONYX Advantage customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers for immediate purchase. The ONYX Advantage subscription program gives ONYX software users a quick and easy way to keep their software current and secure their investment. Customers that are not ONYX Advantage subscribers should contact PSW Paper & Print for more information.

    “ONYX 18 represents the next generation of wide-format print software capabilities,” said Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics. “The improvements really raise the bar in giving print service providers the ability to validate colour, match standards and maintain consistency to get the best possible output.”

    Previewed at the International Sign Expo in Orlando, March 22-24 and formally announced at FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin, May 21-23, ONYX 18 software gained immediate recognition upon its launch from the European Digital Press when it was honoured with the 2018 EDP Award for Best Colour Management software.

    Key features

    The latest release of ONYX 18 gives users a new colour experience, while bringing consistency, reliability, and power to a print environment. Highlights of ONYX 18 include:

    • ONYX Color, the industry-leading colour engine, includes new core enhancements for improved black ink combinations that give increased shadow detail, texture and definition, as well as increased saturation of reds and oranges without compromising ink savings. Textile and soft signage application benefit especially from these enhancements. 
    • ColorCheck, a new process control tool set that enables print service providers to guarantee colour accuracy to their customers as well as ensure consistency of output across devices over time. 
    • ColorCheck also ensures conformance to standards including G7 and Fogra as well as baseline testing for process control and in-product indicators for printer recalibration. 
    • PosterColor 2.0, a technology first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, uses next-generation smart rendering intent to boost saturation of solid colours for added ‘pop’ across all image types. 
    • AccuBoost, new for ONYX 18, is an iterative ICC profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles. 
    • The latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 4.8), accelerates processing for patterns and soft masks with super-fast algorithms for rendering complex file types resulting in big performance gains. 

    About Onyx Graphics, Inc.

    Leading the market since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and colour quality. Its passion for delivering superb colour led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics’ own colour engine optimised specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software.

    For more information, visit www.onyxgfx.com.

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  6. HP expands HP Latex R printer series portfolio

    HP expands HP Latex R printer series portfolio

    Today, HP Inc. expanded its hybrid HP Latex R Printer Series with the R1000 Printer for rigid and flexible printing. Designed for a variety of hybrid applications including signage and displays, the growing portfolio offers choice, value, and versatility while featuring innovative technologies including HP Latex Rigid Printing Technology and HP Latex White Ink.

    “Print service providers are looking at new ways to increase production and expand applications by investing in innovative print technologies such as rigid and white ink to embrace all the possibilities of print,” said Joan Pérez Pericot, General Manager, HP Large Format Graphics Business, HP Inc. “The new introduction to our HP Latex R Printer Series delivers a versatile and innovative print solution for medium-sized businesses to unlock print opportunities and drive growth.”

    The current portfolio includes the HP Latex R2000 Printer, designed for large-signage printer service providers (PSP) who require workflow efficiency and sustained production. With the debut of the HP Latex R1000 Printer, HP is adding depth to offer maximum value in one device. Designed for growing businesses with investment and space constraints, the versatile printer offers a single set of inks for a wide range of flexible and rigid media including applications for retail, outdoor signage, window graphics, events and exhibitions, and decorations.

    The new printer comes with three liter-ink cartridges, compared to the larger model with five liters, and is designed to accommodate materials up to 1.64 meters/64 inches wide and up to 5 cm/2-inches thick while the R2000 prints up to 2.5-meters/98-inches wide and up to 5-cm/2-inches thick.

    HP Latex R1000 Series Printer

    The HP Latex R1000 enables:  

    • High image quality and vibrant colours: HP Thermal Inkjet Printheads and redesigned HP Latex Inks achieve vibrant colour gamut on rigid while preserving media gloss and feel with no smell
    • Printing in white without barriers: HP Latex White Ink delivers the glossiest white on transparent and colored media and achieves no waste between white print jobs. The removable HP Thermal Inkjet Printheads can be stored in an offline rotating chamber and automatic maintenance makes white like any other color, including automatic recirculation and nozzle checks
    • Durability and versatility: HP Latex Overcoat adds durable and flexible water-based ink for high adhesion and scratch resistance while lower curing temperatures allow for wide media versatility
    • Efficiency: Productive belt workflow enables customers to handle print peaks in-house and meet short deadlines with up to 57 square meters per hour (614 square feet per hour) with up to 60 kg/150lb rolls for flexible printing
    • Smarter printing: Proactive and preventive services via HP Smart Services maximize uptime and helps avoid costly operating mistakes with automatic maintenance, smart vacuum, and assisted loading

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    About HP

    HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.


    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

    Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP’s products and the delivery of HP’s services effectively; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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  7. HP launches state-of-the-art large format photo printers

    HP launches state-of-the-art large format photo printers

    HP Inc. unveiled its new DesignJet Z Printer series at FESPA Global Print Expo to showcase innovative large format technologies offering amazing image quality and fast, simple output for print service providers (PSPs), retailers, and creatives to deliver beautiful photos, impactful graphics and technical applications.

    The market for large photo merchandising grew seven percent in 2017 with nearly 1.3 trillion photos taken in the same year. The demand for simplicity and unrivaled photo quality is growing, fueling the need for printing solutions that remove bottlenecks and increase time savings.

    The new HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ Printer series is designed to easily maximize printing performance for amazing photo output. By tightly integrating the materials, hardware, and software together, the new printers offer amazing photo quality and print permanence with fewer inks to simplify manageability and reduce costs. New vertical trimmer is featured on select models to optimize output in addition to other innovative technologies for rapid high-quality production from professional photo quality prints to retailer signage. The result is printing 2.5 times faster and post-production 20 percent faster.

    “The new DesignJet Z Printer series radically enhances the customer experience and reinvents printing possibilities for both professional photo and signage to ignite business growth and adapt to future needs,” said Guayente Sanmartin, General Manager and Global Head, HP Large Format Design Printing, HP Inc. “We thoughtfully designed the new printers to deliver impressive photo quality without compromising time resources and output speeds with the new vertical trimmer and innovative color technologies.” 

    The DesignJet Z Printer series will debut at FESPA 2018 at HP Booth 3.2 C20

    Simple and fast output for high-quality vibrant photos  

    HP DesignJet Z Printer series, both available in 24 and 44 inch formats, are built to give PSPs a competitive edge by enabling the fastest printing capabilities available on the market today. As an industry first, the HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ offer a premium option with onboard vertical trimmer for fast and efficient production. New colour technology, HP Pixel Control, now for the first time manages colours in a truly digital way to help customers embrace new opportunities for colour-rich and dynamic printing.

    HP Designjet Z6 series

    HP DesignJet Z6 series

    For print service providers who rely on amazing professional photographic quality prints, the HP DesignJet Z9+ printer allows for a broad range of graphics and technical applications.

    HP Designjet Z9 series

    HP DesignJet Z9+ series

    The DesignJet Z6 Printer series is designed for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) creators and users, print service providers, and retailers who require a simple to use solution for high-quality technical and graphics applications with water/fade resistance. The new print series is designed to handle even the most complex files with powerful processing architectures and the Adobe PDF Print Engine.

    Specific technologies and features include:

    • HP Pixel Control: Achieve true-to-colour prints and an expanded colour gamut with RGB HP Vivid Photo Inks, featuring chromatic red, chromatic green, and chromatic blue, the i1 embedded spectrophotometer and HP Pixel Control. HP Pixel Control is truly digital colour pipeline designed for outstanding, consistent image quality delivered by controlling every print-ready pixel. Combining HP HDNA with HP Pixel Control, users get amazing image quality with just nine inks versus 12 compared to the previous generation HP DesignJet. The new printers also offer HP Professional PANTONE Emulation to match brand identity colours.
    • Dual drop technology: Produce prints with clear details and high-contrast colour with dual drop technology powered by HP Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) and high-definition printheads. The HP DesignJet Z9+ features an upgradable configuration for a higher gloss output.
    • Tools to create: Simplify large format printing with a redesigned poster application in the HP Applications Center, which also includes Adobe Stock, Unsplash, Vecteezy, and Pattern Design, offers customers access to the necessary tools for creating beautiful, original signs, and posters. The HP Applications Center also embeds augmented reality (AR) technology to ignite the creation of more meaningful and engaging content for print.
    • Indoor and Outdoor Durability: Create prints with highly-stable pigment HP Vivid Photo Inks that provide water-resistant, fade-resistant prints for long-term indoor display and, when printed on suitable water-resistant media, outdoor display. HP Vivid Photo Inks gives PSPs the assurance that the prints they make for their customers will last as long as possible.
    • Security: Take advantage of the industry’s most secure printers with HP Secure Boot, whitelisting, authentication solutions, and HP JetAdvantage Security manager to safeguard printers and data for enterprise and government.
    • HP PrintOS: Remotely manage the print production environment from anywhere at any time with HP PrintOS now offered on the HP DesignJet Z Printer series.  

    HP is also announcing enhanced HP DesignJet Z6x10 Printers for a better user and output experience. Boasting a new fresh design, the new printers have new labeling indicating the printer colours to simplify ease-of-use. The printers have new printheads and Chromatic Red Ink formulation to deliver sharp detail and precise line quality. Optimized fast and normal print modes for heavyweight coated, polypropylene and canvas to speed-up production and enhance image quality. Lastly, the new printers will have 500 GB HDD with more virtual memory to process complex and graphic intensive prints.

    HP offers a wide variety of innovative media including the new:

    • HP Recycled Satin Canvas is a 17.4 mil (443 micron), 370 gsm crack-resistant canvas for HP aqueous inks, made from 100% recycled water bottles making it the first of its kind in the HP Wide Format Media Portfolio.
    • HP Everyday Blockout Display Film with a unique construction of three layers of polypropylene, polyester, and polypropylene film for an added suppleness and superior lay-flat properties. HP Everyday Blockout Display film is a thicker film compared to 100 percent polyester, costs less, and has a coating for dual ink technology.

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    About HP

    HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.


    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

    Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP’s products and the delivery of HP’s services effectively; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted

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  8. HP debuts breakthrough Latex printer at FESPA

    HP debuts breakthrough Latex printer at FESPA

    Today at the FESPA Global Print Expo, HP Inc. unveiled the HP Latex R2000 Printer, the first hybrid solution for rigid and flexible sign and display printing in one device. HP announced its new Rigid Technology at the ISA Sign Expo in March, highlighting how customers will now be able to expand their offering into new, high-value applications while also opening fresh creative ideas and concepts for sign and displa.

    The first printer in the R Series is the game-changing HP Latex R2000 Printer, which today made its world debut at FESPA at the HP Yesville booth (#3.2 C20). The printers are commercially available beginning next month.

    “Anyone who tracks this industry knows today is a major milestone in printing as we unveil the HP Latex R2000 Printer,” said Joan Pérez Pericot, General Manager, HP Large Format Graphics Business, HP Inc. “HP developed this breakthrough technology based on print service providers (PSPs) continued request for an HP Latex printer to print on both rigid and flexible materials using our water-based inks. This introduction is another step forward in how HP creates the best experiences for our customers, continually reinventing the possibilities of print.”

    Advanced engineering and driving high productivity, printer performance specifics include:

    • High-speed quality up to 88 sqm/h (947 sqf/h) – continuous loading
    • High accuracy belt system and productive workflow with 14 automatic independent chambers
    • Reliable flexible printing, leveraging assets from current portfolio, up to 100kg rolls
    • Redesigned HP Latex Inks to achieve vibrant color gamut on rigid while preserving media gloss and feel, and prints with no smell
    • Durable and flexible water-based ink for high adhesion and scratch resistance with a new HP Latex Overcoat
    • Lower temperatures allowing wide media versatility
    • Automatic maintenance, smart vacuum, and easy loading
    • Productivity enhanced with HP Smart Services

    Availability varies by region and country. Please refer to local HP representatives for more information and visit: hp.com/go/latexR2000.  

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    About HP

    HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.


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  9. ONYX 18 receives EDP Best Colour Management Award

    ONYX 18 receives EDP Best Colour Management Award

    At FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin, Onyx Graphics officially launched ONYX 18 software, the latest version release that includes new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers. On opening day, ONYX 18 software was honoured with the 2018 EDP Award for Best Colour Management software.

    The EDP awards are a judged by an expert Technical Committee from more than 21 trade publications covering 27 countries that reach more than 500,000 readers. The panel investigates the features and qualities of products and grants awards for the best products of the year. The EDP awards have become the “most prestigious and valuable technical award for the digital production business in Europe,” said Klaus-Peter Nicolay, President of the EDP Association. ONYX 18 emerged as a clear EDP award winner this year, which saw more than 120 entries in its twelfth year of granting these prestigious awards to industry leaders. ONYX software was also recognised as 2018 finalist for best Workflow Technology, Workflow Solutions as well as best MIS solution.

    “Onyx Graphics raises the bar once again with ONYX 18,” said industry expert Jared Yoder of Spectrum Graphics. “It sets the standard for the next evolution in colour management tools and software. With ONYX 18’s newest colour engine, the impact in printing output is significant, yielding similarly to the impact HDR has had on the photography and television segments.”

    Highlights of ONYX 18 software

    The latest release of ONYX 18 gives users a new colour experience while bringing consistency, reliability, and power to a print environment. Highlights of ONYX 18 include:

    • ONYX Colour, the industry-leading colour engine, includes core enhancements for improved black ink combinations that give increased shadow detail, texture and definition, as well as increased saturation of reds and oranges without compromising ink savings. Textile and soft signage application benefit especially from these enhancements. 
    • ColorCheck is a new approach to process control that enables print service providers to guarantee colour accuracy to their customers as well as ensure consistency of output across devices over time.
    • ColorCheck ensures conformance to standards including G7 and Fogra as well as baseline testing for process control and in-product indicators for printer recalibration. 
    • PosterColor 2.0, a technology first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, uses next-generation smart rendering intent to boost saturation of solid colours for added ‘pop’ across all image types
    • AccuBoost, new for ONYX 18, is an iterative ICC profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles. 
    • APPE 4.8 accelerates processing for patterns and soft masks with super-fast algorithms for rendering complex file types resulting in big performance gains. 

    Availability

    ONYX 18 will be ready to ship towards the end of June, 2018. To purchase an ONYX 18 software license or to upgrade through the ONYX Advantage program, customers should contact their authorised ONYX reseller or visit www.onyxgfx.com for more information.


    About Onyx Graphics, Inc.

    Leading the market since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and colour quality. Its passion for delivering superb color led to the development of ONYX Colour, Onyx Graphics’ own colour engine optimised specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software. For more information, visit www.onyxgfx.com.

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  10. Exciting innovations from the field of advertising & POS

    Exciting innovations from the field of advertising & POS

    Sihl presents itself at this year‘s FESPA in Berlin with a particularly unusual stand design and showcases exciting product applications. One focus is on the ADVERTISING & POS field, where we will present some innovations and provide insights for the first time.

    New roll-up film for high productivity

    In the roll-up media range, we present you with the Roll-up Film Plus 205 SB Satin (3598), which achieves very good quality even at high printing speeds and is therefore particularly productive.

    The new Roll-Up Film Plus 205 SB Satin (3598) is available immediately for solvent, latex and UV ink systems and is suitable for the creation of roll-up displays. Its satin-finished coating guarantees a durable and scratch-resistant prints characterised by outstanding colour brilliance, saturation and image sharpness. The tear-resistant polypropylene/polyester composite guarantees problem-free processing and provides a high level of opacity thanks to the matt silver back. Due to its extremely attractive price-performance ratio, the product is particularly suitable for the production of high-volume products that will be used in the short to medium term.

    High-quality textile banner with black backing for display applications

    The brand new Fabric Banner Prime 380 FR Matt (3511) will be presented for the first time and will be available shortly. It is a black polyester textile with a white coating on the front, which was specially developed for free-hanging applications, roll-up displays and clamping frame systems. In combination with solvent, latex and UV inks, it enables the reproduction of a broad colour range and a homogeneous printed image. The product offers a high degree of tear-resistance for long-term indoor use as well as short-term use outdoors. It can be sewn, and is suitable for fitting with eyelets. Fabric Banner Prime is PVC-free and fulfils the strictest environmental standards. M1 fire safety certification makes the material suitable for use in public buildings and exhibition halls.


    About Sihl

    Sihl is the leading expert for printing media solutions in a fast growing digital imaging market.  As a high performing internation company, Sihl offers all-important technological expertise and in-depth comprehensive knowledge of the industry.

    With its future proof product solutions, Sihl strengthens its customers' market position and makes significant contribution to improving its customers and partners added value with innovative services.

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