Monthly Archives: December 2020

  1. Onyx Graphics continues to lead wide format industry for colour quality

    Onyx Graphics continues to lead wide format industry for colour quality

    Onyx Graphics Inc., today announced today that its industry-leading RIP software has been named the 2020 Best Colour Management Solution at the annual EDP awards, marking the second award from EDP for best colour management since 2018. The winners are selected by a commission of experts (The EDP Technical Committee), which evaluates the submitted products on technical abilities and product innovation that improves speed, quality, performance and cost.

    “Onyx Graphics has always had colour at its­­ core,” said Matt Crawford, Director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics. “To be recognized again by the experts that make up the EDP panel reaffirms our commitment to providing industry-leading colour output that PSPs around the globe can truly rely on.”

    Highlights of ONYX software Color Tools:

    • DeviceLink+ for synchronized color output across devices and direct input to output profiles 
    • ColourCheck for color accuracy, consistency, and conformance to global standards 
    • iccMAX v5 profiling for output accuracy AccuBoost to iterate and fine-tune ICC profiles 
    • Swatch Books 2.0 for fast, easy colour-matching
    • GCR+ for up to 30% ink savings without compromising saturation 
    • PosterColour 2.0 for smart rendering intent for increased saturation of solid colours
    • ONYX Colour Engine explicitly designed for wide-format print applications

    About the EDP Awards

    The EDP Association (European Digital Press Association) was founded in 2007 by six magazines with a special focus on digital technologies. Today the EDP has 20 member magazines from all over Europe, covering 25 countries and reaching more than half a million readers (printed editions only). One of the declared goals of the EDP Association is to help users find the right solutions for their applications. Meanwhile, the EDP Awards are highly regarded in the market and are a strong reference point. Each year, experts from the EDP circle evaluate the latest technologies and product developments in categories such as hardware and software, large/wide format printing, commercial printing, industrial solutions, finishing and consumables. The best products in each category are honored with an EDP Award. Since 2007, the EDP has handed over around 360 awards for the best technology and product developments – now 29 awards are being added this year.


    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. It's passion for delivering superb colour led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics' own colour engine optimised 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.

    Adobe and Adobe PDF are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. ONYX and ONYX PosterShop are registered trademarks, and ONYX Thrive, ONYX RIPCenter are trademarks, of ONYX Graphics, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

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  2. Summa enhances its F Series cutters to meet highest quality standards

    Summa enhances its F Series cutters to meet highest quality standards

    Summa is proud to announce a range of improvements on its renowned F Series flatbed cutters. The flatbed cutters have been one of the most versatile products in Summa's range for many years. By improving the range, Summa brings its standard to the next level when it comes to quality, reliability and productivity. Summa is excited to present a new size of flatbed cutter, an enhanced safety system and its GoProduce software. These updates will contribute to an even better alignment of the F Series to realize present and future customer projects.

    Meet the F1432: New size, new opportunities

    The new F1432 flatbed cutter, available in December, accommodates users in the sense that it opens the possibility to process popular 137 cm/54" roll widths more efficiently. Moreover, the increased working length gives a sufficient margin to easily cut 3m/10ft jobs. For many businesses, this size represents the ideal interim solution between the F1612 and F1832 size.

    Elice van Es, Summa’s Marketing and Communication Manager explains: “We are seeing a great fit in the market for our new F1432 flatbed cutter. The F Series flatbed cutters are appreciated for their versatility and performance and this new size underlines our philosophy. Thanks to the great number of applications that can be cut, we are convinced this flatbed cutter will benefit many customers’ businesses.”

    Summa F Series 2020 Enhancements

    Integrated Safety System for a safe and accessible work environment

    Another major update on the F Series is the integration of a Safety System on all F Series models. The new system complies to worldwide health and safety requirements and thus represents Summa’s new standard in making the F Series operator’s work environment safer than ever. It features multiple sensors that can quickly detect human movement close to the machine. With the system’s convenient location on the top beam, the flatbed can now be accessed easily and safely. This in contrast to the former safety poles that are no longer needed.

    Automatic Depth Control on the left side

    The ADC feature on the F Series automatically sets the knife depth and the orientation of the knife/tool. The tip of the knife/tool is measured accurately and the down position of the tool is set to the flatbed’s level, guaranteeing a flawless cut at all times. This feature was already included for the right slots of the flatbed’s cutting head and proved its practicality. Now, Summa also makes ADC left standard available for all F Series models, which is the next step in production and operation efficiency.

    GoProduce 2.0 software to perfectly match the F Series hardware

    Along with the F Series enhancements related to hardware, it is the software that enables the operator to make good use of the machine’s functionalities. Therefore, Summa continues to develop its GoProduce software and now presents GoProduce 2.0. It is standard delivered with each new F Series and offers various new functionalities. While the standard integrated software includes many functionalities already, new is the availability of a Pro Pack. This Pro Pack is a one-time purchase and offers even more functionality to the F Series operator who wants to maximise his cutting workflow possibilities. For more information visit www.summa.com.

    Elice van Es concludes: “Constantly listening to the market and analysing the needs of our customers is an important basis for us in the development of new products. We also believe that hardware and software should always be in harmony enabling us to offer users a complete solution and deliver true ease of use. Ready to create innovative and striking applications and tap into new markets. This is exactly what makes the Summa F Series so unique. The Series grows at the customer’s pace and needs alongside with evolutions in the industry.”


    About Summa

    Every day, for more the 3 decades, Summa delivers the world's highest-quality vinyl and contour cutter. finishing flatbeds and laser cutters without compromise. Summa provides cutting edge solutions for the printing, signage, display, apparel and packaging industries. Summa's global headquarters is located in Gistel, Belgium.

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  3. Protecting and repairing books made easy

    Protecting and repairing books made easy

    Whether library stock or a privately owned page-turner - books that we want to preserve in the long run can be protected against damage simply with a range of easy-to-use products from Neschen.  In this article, we present some helpful tips for preserving your books.

    Simple solutions for paperback covers, book spines, labels, or book pages

    Everyone who likes books knows, they get pretty worn out after a few years.  In public libraries, this process takes place even faster.  After a short amount of time, some books need to be replaced altogether.  To save money and resources, many of the most commonly occurring damages can be easily repaired or prevented altogether.  This way, you can preserve the book in the long run.

    Quick and easy application

    Filmolux® Soft is a protection film that is very easy to apply and that allows for small application errors to be corrected easily.   There is also a PVC-free alternative - Filmolux® Soft PP.  Thanks to their reduced initial strength, it is very easy to apply the film bubble-free.  With the grid on the back liner, the film can be cut into shape.

    Reinforcing or repairing the inner book spine of paperbacks

    Anyone who likes to read paperbacks knows the inner book spine is usually one of the parts that get damaged first.  It is a pity if a favourite book falls apart completely.  In public libraries, the books are exposed to even greater strain.  Unfortunately, some readers do not always treat the books with care.

    Fortunately, this damage can be avoided or even repaired relatively easily.  With Filmoplast® P90 you can strengthen the inner book spine efficiently.   The self-adhesive, wood-free and tear-resistant special fleece is easy to apply and protects your books from falling apart in the long run.

    If you do not want to spend the time or money to equip all books before the damage occurs, Filmoplast® P90 is also an excellent choice.   Dismantled book spings and torn out pages can be effectively repaired.

    Preserving book labels

    Almost every library uses self-adhesive labels for inventory management.  Unfortunately, these come off quickly.  Having to constantly renew the labels not only causes avoidable costs but also takes a lot of time.

    Filmolux® 609 label protection is a good solution.  These pre-cut protective films can be easily removed from the silicone paper.  The product is a self-adhesive, glossy, crystal-clear soft PVC film with spontaneous initial adhesion.

    For libraries, it is a great benefit that Filmolux® 609 is washable and resistant to a wide range of cleaning agents and solvents.  This film is coated with a solvent-free, age-resistant and permanently elastic acrylic adhesive.

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