Esko, Sign & Display Group

EskoArtworks Showcases Workflow Solutions at FGD Expo 2011

Visitors at FGD Expo 2011 can discover how to streamline their digital print operations and increase productivity by attending demonstrations of EskoArtworks integrated workflow for digital finishing. The company’s industry-leading solutions will be presented by Indonesian sign and display distributor, PT Mulia Mandiri. FGD Expo 2011 takes place at the Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia, July 21th to 24th. PT Mulia Mandiri can be found in hall A-B. 

One of the highlights on display will be EskoArtwork’s i-cut Suite. The integrated workflow solution - specifically designed for the digital sign and display market - optimizes the entire production process, from design to print to cut. Structural design software, ArtiosCAD, will also be put through its paces. So too will the market-leading Kongsberg i-XL24 digital finishing solution, which delivers perfect registration. 

“Indonesia is one of our most important growth markets today.” comments Jean-Pierre De Moor, EskoArtwork’s Vice President Asia Pacific & Japan. “FGD Expo is an excellent opportunity to meet our customers and prospects in Indonesia and show them our commitment. We’re particularly delighted that one of our local partners, PT Mulia Mandiri, will be demonstrating our digital finishing solutions.as they have a wealth of expertise in the sign and display market. Its team will be on hand to show visitors how EskoArtwork solutions can help them improve the way they finish their jobs .” 

Streamlining the workflow, eliminating bottlenecks

EskoArtwork's i-cut Suite ensures a smoother and more cost-effective manufacturing process by cutting out the potential bottlenecks that can stunt productivity. Printers can streamline the whole workflow, from design and prepress to finishing. Print houses are often presented with a range of issues when receiving files - some are inadequately prepared, for example, while others might contain errors or lack crucial information. Identifying and resolving such issues typically means print houses waste time and materials, adding to their costs and damaging profits. The i-cut Suite makes such problems a thing of the past, by addressing them at the very beginning of the workflow. The i-cut Suite is part of the EskoArtwork’s renowned Suite 10 software and comprises three core modules. i-cut Preflight handles the preflighting of incoming PDF data, so that issues are remedied at the start. i-cut Layout addresses layout and nesting, optimizing substrate use and saving printing time, while i-cut Vision Pro ensures that die-less cutting contours perfectly match with the printed images. 

Faster structural design to meet brands’ needs

ArtiosCAD is popular the world over and has established itself as the structural design software of choice among designers. Visitors to the FGD Expo will see how designers across the globe are using the software to easily create structural packaging designs and 3-dimensional POP displays. The software offers other key advantages, such as the elimination of communication errors and a shorter design approval process. 

ArtiosCAD is also very popular with brands. The software enables fast prototyping, 3D mock-ups and presentations. This puts an end to lengthy design review cycles, ensuring that brands’ products hit the shelves faster. 

Cutting through work with precision

The Kongsberg product line of digital finishing products will be on display at FGD Expo. The Kongsberg i-XL 24 is the workhorse of the product line and a best-seller among sign and display companies. The Kongsberg i-XL 24 is a comprehensive finishing solution for the widest range of materials, providing a prefect cut quality, high throughput and outstanding precision. It will be equipped with i-cut 7.0, the latest version of the vision system. 

About EskoArtwork (www.esko.com)

EskoArtwork is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.

Portfolio

EskoArtwork is the worldwide market leader with software for artwork creation, pre-production, automation, quality assurance and collaboration targeted at brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging manufacturers.

The CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers, Kongsberg short-run converting and signage finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.

The company provides a range of workflow, automation and quality assurance solutions for the commercial printing and publishing market. For graphic designers and print production professionals there’s also the Enfocus suite of PDF tools.

Facts & numbers

EskoArtwork employs around 1050 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 45 countries.

EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. The consolidated full year financials ended for 2010 with revenue of EUR 184.1 million.

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