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Buyers' Guide: Digital Workflow Services & Supplies
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AVT – Advanced Vision Technology
900 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
Advanced Vision Technology, Ltd. (AVT) is the world leader in print process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, labels, folding cartons and commercial print markets. Today, more than 7,200 PrintVision systems for packaging and labels automatic inspection are installed worldwide. As a premier supplier in the commercial sector, AVT has over 870 of its closed loop color control systems, and over 3,200 color management and reporting software and remote digital ink fountain control systems installed around the world. AVT’s products are sold to leading printing press OEMs, packaging, labels, commercial, semi-commercial, newspaper and specialty printers in the heatset and coldset web printing markets, worldwide.
CGS Publishing Technologies International LLC
100 North Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55391
CGS manufactures the ORIS range of software products. ORIS Color Tuner // Web is the industry standard for contract proofing and is used by most gravure printers world-wide to match inkjet proofs to press. ORIS Press Matcher // Web provides a comprehensive range of color management tools to match the output from conventional offset and gravure presses to digital presses and wide format inkjet. CGS is the distributor for the Americas of IC3D Suite from Creative Edge Software, a complete 3D packaging design and visualization software that combines all packaging software disciplines in one product and provides real-time ideation across multiple sites. New to the Americas in 2014 are the Metis range of high quality scanners for the digitization and reproduction of materials for the decor printing market. The combination of high prescision, large format, the patented DC SynchroLight lighting system and image enhancement techniques produce high dynamic color images with 3D depth map information for embossing cylinder engraving.
7025 County Road 46A
Suite 1071 #323
Lake Mary, FL 32746
DALIM SOFTWARE is a global leader in the design and development of innovative productivity, workflow and communication software solutions for the publishing and graphics industries.
DALIM SOFTWARE produces the exceptionally productive, modular software engines TWIST, DIALOGUE Engine and ES, which offer specialized collaborative solutions for media content. Its fully customizable interfaces allow users to integrate into customer facing applications and seamlessly connect to business processes.
8535 Gander Creek Drive
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Enfocus, a business unit of Esko, provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks. Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business.
8535 Gander Creek Drive
Miamisburg, OH 45342 USA
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs, expand business and improve profitability.
Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for artwork creation, structural design, pre-production, workflow automation, quality assurance and online collaboration. Esko solutions support and manage the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging manufacturers.
120 Industrial Park Road
Hingham, MA 02043 USA
GMG is known for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG solutions are particularly suitable for printing facilities that wish to implement standardized printing processes to color-manage their entire graphic workflows, from prepress to print production (such as Fogra and G7 procedures). The result is completely standardized colors and printing processes; regardless of what printing method is applied, delivering high print quality and stability while reducing costs.
GMG ColorServer creates uniform color standards; GMG InkOptimizer provides fully automatic chromatic ink reduction, while offering better press control and faster make-readies. GMG ColorProof delivers exceptionally accurate proofs.
1709 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Suite 6
Langhorne, PA 19047 USA
Hybrid Software provides software solutions for Order Lifecycle Management (OLM). Printers receive orders from numerous web-to-print portals, online search engines, computerized EDI procurement systems, and other sources. Order management has become a critical challenge for printers. Hybrid’s products address the entire production workflow, from online ordering to delivery, and can interface with most leading MIS systems, databases, and production systems. Web-to-print has added complexity as printers try to integrate new web portals with their existing MIS and workflow systems. OLM streamlines production processes, and Hybrid’s software products perform that function by linking directly to the systems that printers already own.
1210 S. Gilbert
Iowa City, IA 52240
MetaCommunications is a leading software developer of cross-platform management and workflow solutions for the graphic arts industry, including the Workgroups 2007 suite, which is composed of the award-winning Job Manager™, Virtual Ticket™, Approval Manager ™, and Digital Storage Manager™ programs.
MetaCommunications has thousands of installations of its software worldwide, helping some of the world’s top packaging design, prepress, and print firms work more efficiently and profitably. No other software on the market today offers the same depth of estimating, scheduling, job ticketing, tracking, costing, billing, digital asset management, and archiving features in an integrated package.
4300 44th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
X-Rite is a world leader in providing global color control solutions for manufacturing and quality management requirements.
10 Good Reasons to Support GAAmericas
1. Represents the interest of the gravure printing process
2. Promotes technological advances
3. Tracks and reports environmental regulations and issues
4. Provides process education and training through our programs, conferences and symposiums
5. Acts as a central repository and disseminator of information related to gravure
6. Provides working technical committees that offer current process information and experience
7. Offers an open forum for professional networking to advance common interests
8. Publishes the most current developments in the gravure industry in GRAVURE magazine and GravurExchange
9. Offers technical support and consulting
10. Supports on-site and off-site training with technical manuals