ColorGate will use Fespa Global to demonstrate its new Productionserver 22 system for automated print production in the areas of large-format printing, textiles, surface decoration, ceramics and packaging. The company is also now offering a subscription model for all Productionserver versions.
Productionserver 22 contains a new technology that can be used to print raised textures such as wood textures, embroidery effects, art reproductions and Braille on suitable printing systems, including the HP Latex 700 and 800 series and swissQprint Karibu. The new release also includes support for direct-to-garment printers from Ricoh, Brother and Epson.
A REST API is used by the new system as an interface for automated and web-based workflows - for example for ecommerce applications or networked production with MIS systems. Print jobs and settings can be automatically transferred to Productionserver via this interface. It is also possible to query existing printing systems and their status.
For raised printing Productionserver 22 prepares information so that a tangible structure is created by repeated application of colourless or white ink. Other new features include a redesigned MIM management, an enhanced preview of individual colour channels, save options for user-defined targets, linearisation and profiling improvements etc.