Agfa launches process-free printing plate Eclipse

Agfa introduced Eclipse, a “convenient process-free” printing plate for sheet-fed commercial printers that combines all the benefits of process-free technology with effortless printing.

Eclipse eliminates the need for a processor using chemicals, reducing printers’ capex and prepress costs. It, however, distinguishes itself from other process-free plates as this drop-in is just as easy to use as a conventional plate.

“You can see the difference with our latest innovation,” said Iris Bogunovic, product manager Plate & CTP Systems at Agfa. “It eclipses all other process-free plates on the market as it combines superior and stable image contrast with easy handling and clean operations. Several early adopters have confirmed this.”

Heidelberg adds opaque white to its new Gallus label presses

Heidelberg launched a brace of new units for its Gallus label presses which add opaque white embellishing and rotary die-cutting capabilities. Both units debuted at Labelexpo in Brussels last month.

The first is the Digital Printbar, an inkjet printing unit designed for digital insetting of opaque, digital white that is compatible with a range of Gallus machines. The second, a rotary front-loading die-cutting unit, will be showcased on a Gallus Labelmaster Advanced.

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Scodix launches web-to-print digital enhancement integration

Scodix launched a new software offering to help web-to-print companies to improve their productivity and efficiency through workflow automation.

Available with immediate effect for “all major existing web-to-print workflows”, Scodix Studio W2P integrates digital enhancement to enable web-to-print businesses operating in both the B2B and B2C sectors to “unlock new avenues for profit”.

Enhancement design files are sent to Studio W2P, which automatically processes the data and directs it to a Scodix

Epson announces its compact, commercial photo printer

Epson, on July 8, announced its SureLab SL-D800 commercial photo production printer designed for photo shops.

“This printer is for those who want to expand their printing business, with a wider range of services for their customers, while minimizing environmental impact. It’s ideally suited to photo production busi- nesses, independent photo shops, event photographers, minilabs, copy shops and self-service terminals, as well as businesses that need to print high-quality mixed print jobs