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CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2017

An alternative to Adobe’s dominance in the graphic design software market with some key benefits and an established user base.
What does it do?
This is the latest version of the main alternative to Adobe’s Creative Cloud and offers a whole package of print-friendly creative design tools and utilities, plus many fonts and a very large clipart library. It’s for Windows platforms and is fully compatible with Windows 10.

Specifications
Platform Windows 7 to 10, Intel i3 or later CPU
Programs CorelDraw 2017 (vector art); Photo-Paint 2017 (bitmap art); PowerTrace (bitmap to vector conversion); Font Manager (font organisation and assignment to applications); Connect (local and online asset search); Capture (a screen grabber); Website Creator (web

Xerox Versant 3100

A versatile and highly automated four-colour dry toner production press.
What does it do?
Xerox’s Versant 3100 Press is a dry toner 100ppm (A4) digital production printer and the latest addition to the Versant family. It fits in between the entry-level, lower-volume 80ppm Versant 180 presses and the higher-volume, five-colour capable 100ppm Color800i/1000i presses in the Xerox range.
The 3100 replaces the earlier 100ppm 2100 model and offers greater versatility and “time-saving automation,” to

Ricoh Pro VC40000

Ricoh’s brand new high-speed full-colour inkjet press.

What does it do?
It’s a high-speed roll-fed full-colour inkjet printer designed to meet the needs of transactional, direct mail and publishing applications. It fits in the Ricoh range between the existing Pro VC60000 flagship and the long-established IP5000.

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
It was announced at the Hunkeler Innovations Days in Switzerland 2017 and will be available for shipping in Q1 2018.
According to Tim

Pagination

A fast, no-frills, cloud-based database publishing package.

What does the system do?
Pagination is a cloud-based database publishing solution. If you need to regularly create catalogues, price lists, line sheets, weekly ads, or any kind of simple commercial documents, you can create them automatically, quickly and completely in the cloud with this package.
The developer, an Italian company also called Pagination, says the software eliminates two of the biggest issues related to document creation