New SAi Flexi interface for HP WallArt 3.0 Users

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fourmemory there WallArt 3.0 helps large format print providers with HP Latex Printers, wall covering manufacturers and designers to work more closely with interior decoration stores and eCommerce sites. Creation of wallpaper designs can be made from any location via the cloud-based HP WallArt application. Customers and designers can place images and patterns to create custom wall coverings that accommodate doors, windows and other architectural features of individual rooms. Designs are uploaded to the Cloud from where large format print providers download PDF files for printing on their large format printers. WallArt 3.0 is free of charge for HP Latex printer owners.

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Once a new wallcovering design is uploaded, large format print providers log on to the HP WallArt dashboard where they review and download jobs for printing. This process is 'simplified and accelerated' through the power of SAi Flexi’s 'user-friendly' new interface. Jobs are displayed with a preview in the Production Manager tool, a dashboard where the operator manages the queue and output device(s), checks job status and selects the order of files for printing.

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SAi FlexiPRINT Software for 'fast and effective' RIPping

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According to the company SAi FlexiPRINT is used by the majority of the world's signmakers, and is an established package that has 'fast and easy-to-use' native PDF RIP software. With a suite of image manipulation features, it is ideal for sign shops and print and copy franchises looking for a flexible solution to meet their signage application needs.

With SAi FlexiPRINT HP Basic Edition software, operators of the new HP Latex 310 and 330 printers have the benefit of automatic downloading of media profiles from the cloud-based HP Media Library. Profiles integrate directly with the printer settings for fast, efficient operation.

SAi FlexiPRINT HP Basic Edition features a Print Wizard to 'shorten the learning curve' for beginners; tools for scaling and rotating; interactive and automated tiling; nesting tools; and color managed printing. These features provide the ideal functionality for companies just entering the large format market or small-to-medium sized signmakers for which the HP Latex 300 Printer series was designed.

Users may upgrade to SAi FlexiPRINT HP Premium Edition or FlexiSIGN-PRO HP Edition which offers more functionalities, such as an all-in-one print-and-cut workflow for established signmakers or those whose businesses are expanding. SAi FlexiPRINT HP Premium Edition and FlexiSIGN-PRO HP Edition are also available when purchasing the HP Latex 360 Printer.

"The SAi FlexiPRINT software bundled with HP's latest Latex printers provides a strong foundation for sign printers entering the sector, as well as those already up and running," said Sarit Tichon, Senior VP, WW Sales & Marketing, SAi.
"This collaboration acknowledges SAi's position as a leading supplier of RIPS and software solutions for the sign and display industry and, as a Platinum-Level partner, we look forward to working closely with HP to help bring new benefits and efficiencies to the signmaking market," says Tichon.

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SAi PixelBlaster 3.0 Print Production Software

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Launched in 2012 and upgraded in 2013, the award-winning SAi PixelBlaster http://makemission.live makemission production software is a modular and scaleable mightknock there end-to-end system covering preflight to production. Using a PDF-based RIP, PixelBlaster delivers a customer-selected suite of work flow applications that can drive an extensive line-up of large format printers, regardless of supplier. A key feature is its ability to standardize colors based on industry accepted profiles, including GRACoL, Euroscale and FOGRA.

PixelBlaster is specifically designed to meet the needs of users in super-wide format, high volume print production environments, as well as the increasingly important specialty printing sector which embraces substrates such as glass and ceramics. The software provides flexibility and versatility to help users respond to customer requests; and balance their workloads to accommodate demand levels and equipment availability.

"PixelBlaster 3.0 offers customers new features, a time-saving internal structure and improved ease-of-use to deliver greater performance levels and streamlined print preparation," said Eyal Friedman, Vice President, Technical Services, SAi. "It also demonstrates our commitment to the continuous development of this solution in order to help our customers meet the demanding challenges of their markets."

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With the new Layout feature, PixelBlaster will be integrated into even more work flows, producing a wider variety of printed products. Functions available in Layout include: true shape nesting, manual job positioning, double-sided printing, white handling and cutting. It also replaces the existing "Add Job" dialog of PixelBlaster Engine and the "Submit Job" dialog commands of PixelBlaster Central.

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With a new user interface, Library now incorporates PixelBlaster Profile to make it even easier to achieve outstanding color results. It is one complete software application to create all profile components: print mode, ink splitting, calibration and profile.
A new integrated media manager offers a streamlined overview of every profile, including spot color edits. A new test chart generator recognises the defined media width and measurement devices. With the full support of external measurement devices, like the Barbieri Spectropad, PixelBlaster Library now offers internal devices like those found in HP Designjet and Epson Stylus Pro printers.

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PixelBlaster 3.0 fully supports a wide variety of double-sided printing applications, which, importantly, are not limited to printers offering dedicated registration marks. This feature can be used for jobs using both manual and automated file processing.

Improved RIPping performance and quality
PixelBlaster's already high performance has been further optimized. Processing of some types of input files (e.g complex PDF files) has been improved by up to 200 per cent. This drastically reduces RIPping time to enhance productivity and work flow. New rendering parameters also deliver significantly improved sharpness, when needed.

Improved queue handling
Using the added function of a "Cut" tab in the queue function, it is now possible to define printing and cutting parameters for jobs in the same queue, improving both performance and use. This new tab offers all tools that are needed to combine printing and cutting into one fully automated production work flow.
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Graphtec GB launches subscription-based SAi Flexi software

A page on the computer screen showing the SAi flexi software in useThe latest Flexi sign making software package from SAi is available from Graphtec GB and will be introduced at Sign and Digital UK. It can be accessed online using a choice of economically priced monthly subscriptions. The package offers a choice of either Flexi or Flexi Design, to provide sign makers with the most powerful and multi-featured design and production solutions at a 'fraction of the cost that would normally apply'. It will also deliver additional operational benefits in terms of performance, reliability and scalability.

Sign makers have access to the most comprehensive software package currently available, with no 'hefty up-front expenditure' required and with ongoing automatic access to all future updates at no additional cost.

The software will support a seemingly' limitless' number of printers and cutters via a vast range of design and production tools that 'address every conceivable sign-making requirement'. These include seamless print-and-cut workflow and the best vector capabilities within both modules.

Flexi represents the complete solution for printing, cutting and print and cut applications. It will drive up to five printers and cutters simultaneously and includes a number of production tool options, from colour profiling to Braille and textile applications. Flexi Design is particularly suited to design-only stations. It includes all necessary production enhancements and add-on options, as well as being capable of sending jobs to remote Flexi Production Manager, PhotoPrint or other commonly used RIP software such as VersaWorks, RasterLink and Onyx.

The flexibility of the software package is matched not only by its versatility in operation but also by a clause in the subscription offer that enables users to cancel at any time, according to the company.
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SAi - Consolidated Software

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2014 may be a year of hotly-anticipated firsts for many things, but revolutionary software may not be among them says Jurgen Verhulst, Application Specialist for Signmaking Products at SAi.

“The sign making market is mature, and the software is mature as well,” he explains. “I think going forward we’ll see less revolutionary features because everything is already there. The major battle is behind us; all software is so feature-rich at the moment.”

What sign makers can expect to see more of is software that focuses on aligning business processes. This has been a key area of development for SAi for some time, and going forward, the company will continue to create software that not only streamlines every aspect of business, but also works across a number of different machines. Established sign making companies are no stranger to investing in new machines and receiving a new piece of operating software for each one. “It becomes a bit of a patchwork for the user,” says Jurgen. “There are so many applications running to get a single job done, and things can become even more complicated if there’s an equipment failure or a printer runs out of ink because all of this software has to be restarted.” With one streamlined product, costly mistakes and time spent training operators can be reduced, and this is exactly what SAi hopes to achieve in 2014.

Jurgen cites making high-quality software available to all businesses, from SMEs to start-ups, as another goal on the agenda.

Starting this year, SAi is rolling out the capability to buy software on a subscription basis. Sign makers can choose from monthly or yearly packages depending on their needs, which can reduce the temptation to invest in cheaper, non-specific software that has the tendency to cut corners. “Software is expensive for a reason, but we try to make it easy for all businesses to afford the best by breaking it down,” says Jurgen. “Software is an ongoing investment, so it saves time and errors in production to have one system that everyone can operate and understand.”

The most recent edition of SAi Flexi introduced cloud functionality with online storage, complete with apps that provide an integrated solution for end-users. Jurgen reveals plans to add yet more apps to the software in the coming year to give sign makers plenty of options when it comes to using various inks and substrates. Additions and improvements like these are what Jurgen believes will drive the software market forward, given that the basics have already been put in place and tailored to the evolving market of the past few years. “SAi already has a software solution for almost every aspect of sign making, whether it’s vinyl cutting, printing, CNC machining, colour profiling, design and editing. I think the future of software will be the integration of things like CRM software, accounting, design and even stock keeping - it will all be streamlined and consolidated.”

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SAi EnRoute 5.1 update delivers new features and enhancements

SAi Enroute LogoSA International (SAi), the provider of solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced the availability of SAi EnRoute 5.1.

This update for the SAi EnRoute 5 product family includes more than two dozen new productivity enhancing features and improvements such as new import filters; additional nesting options for the Automatic Toolpath Processing (ATP) option; and new Parametric Textures.

New and updated import filters
Thanks to an expanded range of import filters, users benefit from improved compatibility with a variety of popular CAD programs. SAi EnRoute 5.1's AutoCAD® DXF/DWG import filters now accommodate current AutoCAD® objects. While both the Adobe® Illustrator and Acrobat import filters have been updated to support current and legacy AI and PDF files, now supporting the import of layers.
The new software can also take in Wavefront 3D OBJ files, a universally-accepted 3D geometry file format for exchanging three-dimensional designs between 3D graphics applications.
SAi EnRoute 5.1 also features support for Caldera digital registration and contour cut as well as improved Onyx XML import.

New Parametric Textures for 3D Reliefs
SAi EnRoute 5.1 brings two new texture tools to design and create an unlimited number of possible textures to apply to a 3D surface. The new Flow Texture produces a 3D surface with the random characteristics of a flowing fluid. And the Phase Texture generates a distinct sequence of recurring waveforms. Each of these textures can be used as defined or further refined to achieve the precise texture the user is looking for.

"SAi EnRoute 5.1 offers a package of new features and updates to help our customers expand their capabilities and maintain their competitive edge," said Eric Nodurft, EnRoute Product Director.
"The release of this new version also demonstrates SAi's commitment to EnRoute and its determination to keep its powerful toolpath engine at the forefront of the CNC software market."

Free download for EnRoute 5 users
Existing SAi EnRoute 5 users can download the new SAi EnRoute 5.1 installer free-of-charge from www.EnRouteSoftware.com. After installation, the user can easily transfer previous settings including tool libraries, material templates, machine configuration and others by using the new Restore Settings wizard. SAi EnRoute 5.1 becomes the standard version of SAi EnRoute, replacing version 5.0.

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