Print Control Wizard was developed by Esko in response to a call from the flexographic printing industry to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves in the reprographics process. It has a positive impact on a range of reprographics processes, outputting a new screening algorithm to address a range of potential print issues. Esko won a Technical Innovation award at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) 2019 Awards for the software.
Receiving the accolade at the FTA Forum Awards Banquet in New Orleans, Robert Bruce, Esko Product Manager said, ‘We are delighted to be recognised by the FTA for our Print Control Wizard software development. We worked extensively with a number of customers, including Sebastion Longo, president of Fotograbados Longo, who joined us on the evening, to ensure the new technology meets the needs of prepress professionals around the world.’
The Print Control Wizard application goes beyond screening and outputs the right plate based on a range of print run parameters. Print Control Wizard managed plates deliver print quality and use screens and dot gain curves that consider the press, substrates, inks, anilox and other print run parameters.
Bruce added, ‘Our customers confirm that Print Control Wizard delivers a new level of simplicity and yet achieves outstanding screening. The print results speak for themselves; plates last longer on press and deliver brilliant, consistent quality. This award from the FTA is great recognition for the Esko team and our customers that worked with us to develop the solution.’