Esko featured a wide range of automated prepress and preproduction solutions during Expográfica, which took place from 12-15 May 2015.
Esko featured its Kongsberg C digital finishing table with its 3.2-metre platform. One of the most noticeable new features is the innovative composite traverse technology that provides the fastest throughput along with the highest quality and precision in cutting and routing compared to other systems of the same size. It provides the highest versatility for all sign, display and packaging applications.
Esko demonstrated the Kongsberg C60. It has a work area of 321x160cm to accommodate today’s large format printing sizes, and can cut a variety of substrates, including corrugated, folding carton, flute, Gatorfoam, Foamcore, Sintra, and textile and magnet rolls, among others. Accompanying these solutions within a complete ‘design to print to cut’ workflow is the Esko i-cut Suite.
A number of components of Suite 14, the most complete collection of preproduction software tools for packaging, were also featured:
Automation Engine: The heart of your prepress production
Automation Engine enables unparalleled workflow automation with rock-solid quality control. It takes the errors out of the process by allowing users to preset repetitive tasks and make automated decisions within the workflow. When operator interaction is required to ensure quality, the comprehensive checkpoint in the workflow allows for easy access.
WebCenter: True packaging management solution
WebCenter is a unique and powerful web-based platform that manages packaging pre-production specification, approval and project life cycle. WebCenter understands all aspects of successful packaging: its shape, the importance of brand colours and it offers control of all necessary content.
ArtiosCAD: Unrivaled in structural packaging design
ArtiosCAD is the world’s most popular structural design software for packaging design. With dedicated tools specifically designed for packaging professionals for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing, ArtiosCAD increases productivity throughout a company. It is the ideal product for all corrugated, folding carton and POP and display designers.
Studio: Designing labels in a 3D world
Studio is a unique set of tools for 3D packaging design made specifically for packaging and label artwork professionals. Studio is a fast and easy way to turn ideas into better artwork and beautiful 3D images, for a designer’s own inspiration, a prepress operator checking a back-match, or to impress a client, ranging from PDF files with 3D content to movies, hero shots or a virtual pack shot.
ArtPro: Packaging prepress software for Mac
ArtPro is a full-featured packaging preproduction editor offering unique technologies and dedicated tools focused on major pre-press pain points, such as CAD/graphics alignments, trapping, distortion, screening, and barcodes. It helps to drastically reduce the cost of errors and increase the efficiency of a Mac-based packaging preproduction department. ArtPro can be integrated in any packaging work flow, but due to a seamless integration with ArtiosCAD and Automation Engine, ArtPro turns Esko’s packaging software into a complete and unbeatable packaging solution.