Esko Showcasing Packaging Software Solutions

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Esko will exhibit its innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg C24 cutting table (1680 x 3200), showing visitors how streamlining and connecting the end-to-end production delivers tangible business benefits, resulting in faster throughput, higher quality, and production that is right from the first time.

A virtual reality setup on the booth will allow brands and their suppliers to discover hyper-realistic 3D packshots and entire store environments enabled by Studio Store Visualizer and that can be used for proofing, marketing and e-commerce purposes. These environments are stocked with packaging developed using Esko’s packaging design solutions, ArtiosCAD for structural design and Studio for 3D packaging design. These solutions will be showcased at All4Pack, Paris from November 26–29.

Eddy Fadel, VP Sales EMEA of Esko, explained, ‘Visitors to All4Pack will see how Esko’s solutions are connecting job specifications, order information, approval cycles, CAD and graphic data, as well as requirements for manufacturing and logistics in one integrated workflow, making the process from order to completion far more efficient and cost effective.’

Esko’s ‘QuickStart’ solutions of Automation Engine and WebCenter are quick to deploy workflows for packaging and sign applications to be used by brands and packaging suppliers. Automation Engine automates repetitive prepress tasks from one-up artwork to the print-ready data. WebCenter includes programme, artwork and asset management tools for quick and easy project handling and approvals. Both Automation Engine and WebCenter connect with ERP/MIS systems.

ArtPro+ is the next generation native PDF editor that reshapes packaging prepress editing into an intuitive QA tool with fewer clicks. Within the editor routine, functions can be automated to speed up production. Novel features like the powerful Packaging Preflight functionality within ArtPro+, as well as the new DeskPack Text Recognition plug-in will be demonstrated.

The easy-to-use Print Control Wizard software further simplifies the platemaking department. It takes the complexity out of flexo platemaking by going beyond excellent screening to output the right plate fit for purpose based on a range of print run parameters. The plates produced through Print Control Wizard deliver superior print quality; they use screen and dot gain curves that take into consideration the press, substrates, inks, anilox and other print run parameters.

Demonstrating high quality finishing capabilities will be Esko’s Kongsberg C24 cutting table. It delivers value, durability, reliability, precision and ease of use at an attractive investment level. It features a lightweight carbon composite traverse to consistently provide the fastest throughput.

Fadel added, ‘We are excited to show new and existing customers how our continuously evolving suite of solutions combines to deliver a connected offering that streamlines every production step and ensures consistency, accuracy and reliability. We will share ways to add value and support operations as they address key market demands efficiently and effectively.’

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