And the “Oscar” goes to… arifiQ

The four week tinc program (Tech Incubator) in Silicon Valley is now at an end. Thanks to Vinnova and Innovation Norway for a great program and great commitment. All lecturers, mentors, panels and tinc team has been incredibly professional and inspiring. It has opened many exciting doors in California and we learned a lot. It´s time to spread some of this feeling on to customers, partners and arifiQ’s friends. Hope to see you soon!

And the Oscar goes to arifiQ for best “Get out of the building”, meetings with Costumers & Partners.

arifiQ strengthens its team

We’re delighted to welcome Peter Angermund. Peter will mainly be working on our products’ GUI (Graphical User Interface). Peter complements our team with advanced system development skills.  He has great experience from web, system management, e-commerce, digital signage, and system development.  Peter makes arifiQ even more creative and easy to use.

Swedish tech company arifiQ in Silicon Valley

arifiQ Development is one of five Swedish technology companies selected by Vinnova* to participate in Innovation Norway’s Tech Incubator Program (TINC). TINC is a business development program that aims to help companies grow and expand internationally. TINC takes place in Silicon Valley/San Francisco for four weeks in fall 2014.

The purpose of the month-long stay in Silicon Valley is to increase knowledge of the US printing landscape, complete a pilot installation in a domestic printing company, and generate new partnerships.

Eva Rosen – Marketing:

“It will be great fun to take a look at the US printing market. There are signs that the publishing industry in the US is facing exactly the same challenges as in Sweden. Companies need to streamline their proposal management and be available 24/7 for their customers in a much more advanced way than traditional online printers can currently offer.

We have already proven that arifiQ can easily be paired with other systems with its integration with Agfa. We are now focusing on developing more partnerships that will further facilitate the everyday life of printers around the world.

It feels like this is perfect timing, and we look forward to some very interesting and inspiring weeks in Silicon Valley.”

TINC will be held in the “Innovation House” in the heart of the Stanford campus, Palo Alto. Participation is subsidized by Almi.


* VINNOVA – Swedish Government Agency for Innovation

arifiQ Development and Agfa Graphics offer unique integration

arifiQ Development and Agfa Graphics Sweden have entered into partnership. The two companies have integrated their systems so that printers can significantly streamline their ordering and production flow. 

Agfa Graphics is a world leader in CtP offset plates and digital production systems for civil and packaging printers and the newspaper market. Agfa offers integrated prepress solutions that include production workflows, equipment, services, and supplies.

arifiQ Development is an entrepreneurial IT company, with its origins in a family-owned printing company in Sollefteå, Sweden. In just a few years, the company has developed a system for price calculations and production preparation for printing. The system has won the Vinnova Innovation award.

Agfa Graphics made contact with arifiQ Development a few months ago, and we quickly realized that Agfa’s Apogee Prepress system, which is already used by a large number of Sweden’s printers, and arifiQ work very well together. arifiQ automatically sends files directly into Apogee Prepress. This gives printing companies a seamless and automated flow from the price calculation, quotation, production, preparation, and orders directly into prepress and production. This removes the need for demanding and delicate manual tasks. The integration between the systems also reduces production time significantly.

– When the client’s needs comes first, of course you strive to give them simplicity, efficiency and reliability. These are unifying core values ​​of both our systems, says Carina Karlsson, CEO at arifiQ.

– We share the same vision that the printing industry needs to open up and adapt to future demands for availability, speed and security. Business is done at great speed so you have to be available and work quickly, says Björn Allskog, Sales Manager Sweden/Norway at Agfa Graphics.

Agfa Graphics software is designed to easily integrate with any system that is tailored to the JDF standard. arifiQ is also built to easily interoperate with other systems.

– We quickly saw that printers would benefit from major efficiency gains if it was possible to create a seamless transition from arifiQ to Apogee Prepress, said Michael Brännback, Application Specialist at Agfa Graphics. Tests have now been carried out and the systems work extremely well together.

arifiQ Development and Agfa Graphics expect to be able to offer printers in Scandinavia this unique integration opportunity after a short period of pilot operation.

Senior System Architect to arifiQ

June 2nd, we welcomed a powerful enhancement to our technical department. Mats has spent 15 years working with software development at all stages. He comes from SAAB in Stockholm, where he developed the military communication system and advanced management system for “flight facilities”, for helicopters and aircraft. 

Mats is 40 years old, has a broad expertise in system and also has experience of developing costing systems for the printing industry, making his profile suits us perfectly. The graphic skills and a high-level technical skills, a combination that is otherwise hard to find.

With Mats, we now have an even wider and more stable platform for skills development, support and operation of arifiQ. Mats will be together with our technical manager Stefan Karlsson will be responsible for the development of the new optional modules, many printers are asking for. In August, for example, a module for production and a module for billing will be launched.

Welcome Sara!

arifiQ’s development department has made a good improvement of skills. The development team is already four programmer / IT Technician and Sara Eriksson becomes a necessary addition, to meet the demand.

Welcome to the team Sara!

arifiQ at IT Forum in Trondheim

arifiQ is one of six companies selected for presentation at the IT Forum in Trondheimsom organized by CONNECT North together with CONNECT Tröndelag at November 21, 2013.