Monthly Archives: November 2006

NAPL Research Points to Further Evidence of Slowing

With the end of 2006 approaching, signs of slowing have become more evident, according to research from NAPL (, the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management. "Commercial print sales are moderating and the economy is definitely on a slower growth path," said Andrew Paparozzi, NAPL vice president and chief economist. "Granted, compared with […]

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Independent Industry Study Concludes Epson Flatbed Scanners Outperform Competition for Dynamic Range

When it comes to reproducing the highest level of shadow detail and mid-range gray values as quantified by optical density (OD), Epson scanners outperformed competitors in a recent National Software Testing Labs (NSTL) study. "Many people don’t realize the importance of optical density when it comes to choosing a flatbed scanner," said Phil Amato, product […]

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Anark Corporation Releases Anark Studio 4.0

Anark Corporation today announced the release of the newest version of its flagship interactive 3D authoring application, Anark Studio 4.0. This new version of Anark’s industry leading interactive 3D application development platform is focused on increasing speed and memory management, improved workflow, optimized play-back and visual enhancements, as well as expanded animation support. "We made […]

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pdf-Office Professional 5.5: Many Improvements in Graphics Handling

An innovative software package for creating and working with PDF forms and documents, pdf-Office Professional is due to be released in its new Version 5.5 for Windows and Macintosh platforms. The flagship product of Neuss-based UNIVERSE Software GmbH includes significant improvements in image processing, which can now correct most of the errors in imported graphics. […]

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Workgroups 2006 Software Suite Rolls Across Graphics Industry

MetaCommunications, a leading software developer of cross-platform process management and productivity solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced that its new Workgroups 2006 software suite has been adopted by leading organizations across the graphic arts supply chain. Workgroups 2006 began shipping in September 2006 and is the only process automation and management solution available […]

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SmileOnMyMac Updates PDFpen

SmileOnMyMac has added new link features to PDFpen 3.1, its PDF editing and form-filling tool for the Mac. Users can now add, edit and remove URL and page links to PDF documents, features that were previously available only in the Pro version. In related news, the company also announced the release of a PDFpen retail […]

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Extensis Releases Free Suitcase Fusion Update

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today released a free update for Suitcase Fusion – Extensis’ next-generation, single-user font manager. The update brings improved performance for font activation and searching speeds as well as enhanced font corruption checking. This update also adds native support for Intel-based Macintosh and PowerPC systems for FontDoctor. Morrison SoftDesign’s FontDoctor […]

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