SAi’s PixelBlaster™ Wins EDP Award for Best Wide-Format Software Solution

Modularity and scalability of print-to-finish software impresses judging panel

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA– 26 June 2012 – SA International (SAi), a leading provider of solutions for the professional signmaking, large format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has won a European Digital Press (EDP) Association Award for its recently-launched PixelBlaster™ print-to-finish production software.

SAi won the coveted Best Wide-Format Software Solution award for the PDF-based PixelBlaster™, which, as a genuine end-to-end system covering pre-flight to production, is designed to reduce bottlenecks, streamline workflows and increase profitability for large-format print businesses. The EDP Awards recognize innovative new digital products launched over the past year.

The EDP Association’s judging panel awarded SAi the accolade after declaring, ”PixelBlaster™ is both modular and scalable, enabling access to this professional software from small to larger companies inclusive. Additionally, PixelBlaster™ features an easy-to-use variable data printing option.”

Commenting on the award, which was presented at the Annual EDP Association Awards ceremony at Drupa, Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, at SAi, said, “Since its launch at FESPA earlier this year, PixelBlaster™ has been met with great interest and praise from those within high volume large format production environments, as well as the specialty printing sector, so we are delighted that its many attributes have been officially recognized with such a high profile commendation.”

PixelBlaster™ is a single solution which delivers a customer-selected suite of workflow applications that drive an operation’s entire large format print hardware line-up. The software
offers a complete solution to guide  jobs through every stage of the production process – from file verification, job preparation, color management, RIP to analog or digital (CTS to screen), output check and finally printing and automated finishing.

Importantly, the solution is first of its kind to deliver standardized printing to the large format sector. This means that in multi-printing device environments, PixelBlaster™ ensures each printer automatically generates exactly the same predictable and reproducible output quality and color – regardless of the brand of hardware, the type of inks or the substrates used.

The EDP Association is a not-for-profit organisation that recognises the latest innovations in the digital print industry. The EDP Association Awards acknowledge best-in-class products across the digital print landscape. EDP Association accolades are awarded following an assessment by the organisation’s independent panel of digital print experts.

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