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Hybrid Software Group Brings the Heart of Industrial Printing to Labelexpo Europe 2023

Hybrid Software Group will showcase its products which power the heart of industrial printing at Labelexpo Europe 2023, September 11-14, 2023 in Hall 8 B/45. Hybrid Software Group is comprised of six globally recognized brands: HYBRID Software, iC3D, ColorLogic GmbH, Global Graphics Software, Xitron, and Meteor Inkjet.

“We are very much looking forward to Labelexpo Europe 2023, where visitors to the booth can not only expect to discover innovations to individual companies’ product lines, but an advanced level of value as Hybrid Software Group technology is further synergized and new products are introduced to the market for the first time,” shared Christopher Graf, Chief Marketing Officer, Hybrid Software Group.

HYBRID Software will demonstrate innovations to the PACKZ and STEPZ PDF editors for prepress and the CLOUDFLOW modular production workflow suite for file processing, asset management, soft proofing and workflow automation.

The newest features of PACKZ include Advanced Color: Analyze & Fix for intelligent production estimation, which provides a snapshot of printed artwork under various printing conditions, including different spot color strategies. The feature is designed to help label and packaging producers accurately reproduce brand colors using the fewest possible spot colors and therefore the lowest production cost. Other recent developments include Content XML for dynamic content creation using standard markup language, step and repeat for complex label production, and Packzimizer for intelligent ganging of labels, including sheet-fed and flexibles.

CLOUDFLOW’s highlights include the brand-new integration with ColorLogic technology for state-of-the-art spectral color prediction, new flexo plate layout features in Tectonics, and Intelligent Flexo, the surface screening solution for high quality flexo printing across a wide variety of plates and substrates. At Labelexpo, visitors will experience first-hand the launch of Velvet Screening, the next generation hybrid AM/FM screening technology for flexo printing and learn more about MyCLOUDFLOW, the SaaS offering of CLOUDFLOW, perfect for companies looking to modernize and ramp up production without the cost and hassle of initial setup and IT operation.

iC3D Software, developer of 3D visualization and rendering solutions, will be demonstrating Version 9 of the iC3D Suite. Closing the gap for high resolution rendering, iC3D Software will introduce CLOUDFLOW and iC3D Automate for high volume 3D rendering production. Booth visitors will see the benefits of automated workflow integration and the cutting-edge technological innovation in its latest release.

ColorLogic GmbH, leading provider of cutting-edge color management software solutions, will be providing live demonstrations of ColorLogic’s three flagship products: ColorAnt, CoPrA, and ZePrA and how they integrate with PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW.

Global Graphics Software will be presenting live demos of SmartDFE™, the fastest available Digital Front End (DFE) for digital printing of labels and packaging. Also on display will be SmartMedia™, a suite of components that simplifies the process of obtaining the best quality and color output from a digital press. Available with SmartDFE, SmartMedia also controls PrintFlat™ screens and ColorLogic™ colour profiles. SmartMedia packages all the OEM’s reference press settings for each media and ink set into a library of media definitions and enables press operators to easily select the appropriate media and ink set combination without needing specialist knowledge.

Meteor Inkjet will showcase their portfolio of industrial inkjet solutions for labels and packaging including the world’s largest range of electronics driving all major industrial inkjet printheads; cutting-edge printhead nozzle status detection and image quality enhancement technologies; software development kits enabling bespoke printers to be built from the ground up; and DropWatcher Systems to support printer OEMs in the design, optimisation and production of inkjet print systems.

Xitron, developer of Harlequin-based Navigator RIP and workflow products for litho, flexo, screen, digital, and high-speed inkjet, will be highlighting the powerful Navigator Flexo Suite: turnkey workflow automation optimized for flexo label printers, with a macOS and Windows-compatible client interface, hybrid screening, advanced and automated step-and-repeat functionality, and robust trapping tools. Navigator Flexo Suite with SmartFlexo screening is completely configurable based on printing conditions.   Finally, Xitron will also demonstrate Navigator DFE, the dynamic Harlequin-based front end for high-speed digital inkjet presses.

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