New Esko Solutions Address Challenges In Label Manufacturing Process


Esko is stepping up efforts to help label converters improve productivity and profitability with two new turnkey workflow solutions. These pre-configured, easy to use solutions address the many challenges that constrict throughput and cause inefficiencies in the label manufacturing process.

‘We are committed to simplify packaging,’ stated Udo Panenka, Esko’s president. ‘In bringing these pre-configured workflows to the label converter community, Esko is responding to a growing industry need for easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy yet robust and proven workflow solutions. These simplified turnkey workflow solutions, based on decades of experience, take complexity out of the supply chain in areas where major bottlenecks and time losses often occur.’

WebCenter Essentials for Labels is a turnkey, out-of-the-box solution with pre-configured process flows. The built-in graphical viewer coupled with approval tools allows for the review and approval of both 2D and 3D assets. The software manages a database of centralised digital assets, allowing easy search for assets and re-ordering of existing labels. It also comes with a dashboard and built-in operational reporting. Once installed, WebCenter Essentials for Labels drives a true paperless process. It makes it easy for both converters and their customers to always know exactly where jobs are and at what stage they are in the process.

WebCenter Essentials for Labels can be integrated with Automation Engine to both smoothly integrate the prepress workflow and standardise the entire process. WebCenter Essentials for Labels can be a SaaS solution or deployed on premise. Since the solution comes with a pre-configured setup, onsite deployment, including go-live assistance, can be achieved in less than one week.

Automation Engine Essentials for Labels offers an out-of-the-box pre-configured workflow that addresses most of the essential prepress tasks for all labels, no matter what printing technology is used (digital, flexo, offset or gravure). The software can be installed and implemented and put to action with full operator training in as little as three days at the customer site.

Automation Engine Essentials for labels gives label converters a reliable solution that allows them to ramp up their prepress productivity in an easy and cost-effective manner. The Automation Engine Essentials workflow is scalable and can grow with the customer’s business. The software can be upgraded with more functionality, such as automated quality control, colour management and output device control, which deliver higher throughput and can be plugged into the customer’s existing business system.

Both solutions will be unveiled at Labelexpo Europe 2017, scheduled for 25-28 September at the Brussels Expo.