Komori launches a new duplex offset press, the Lithrone GX44RP, with a maximum sheet size of 840×1150 mm.
Xerox finalizes its split into two standalone publicly traded companies. EFI acquires their Free Flow Print Server digital front-end business.
Fiery FS300 Pro is a major update of the EFI Fiery digital frontend. The DFE can drive presses across sheetfed, high-speed continuous feed, B1 folding carton and corrugated digital production systems. It includes an integrated spectrophotometer and its 27” screen has a built-in proximity sensor. When the operator stands in front of the screen, Fiery shows its usual home screen while it only displays basic information if the operator is some distance off.
The third edition of Xeikon Café attracts more than 800 unique international visitors and is used to announce Xeikon’s first entry into the production inkjet market with Panther UV inkjet technology and the Xeikon PX3000 press.
PDF 2.0 is launched. It offers separate output intents per page, more consistent transparency handling, better encryption and a slew of other features.
These are some important or remarkable events from 2017:
- Tension between the USA and North Korea grows when the latter test fires several ballistic missiles and tests its first hydrogen nuclear bomb.
- Cryptolockers, computer viruses that encrypt hard drives so that the data only become available after paying a ransom, hit both individuals as well as large corporations and (non) governmental organizations.
- Hurricane Harvey causes massive floods in the Houston metropolitan area while hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in Florida and the Caribbean.
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