During very busy appearances at Graph Expo 2011 and Pack Expo 2011, EskoArtwork successfully demonstrated that the print and packaging worlds are no longer solely dedicated to 2D projects, developed with 2D software solutions. EskoArtwork offered a Clear Choice, with very distinct, multi-dimensional reasons why it is the preference among commercial, packaging and sign & display print providers, for 3D design and production. To help their efforts, EskoArtwork gave away 3D graphic materials explaining what they do—and materials finished on a Kongsberg table.
“EskoArtwork was very pleased with both Graph Expo and Pack Expo. This was the first time EskoArtwork had attended Pack Expo in years. Booth traffic was phenomenal at both shows, and we met many brand owners and converters we had never met before at Pack Expo,” remarks Mark Quinlan, President, EskoArtwork North America. “We conducted many intense, high-level demonstrations. In fact, there were many times when our demo pods were all booked up—for both hardware and software. What also made it successful for us was that the people we met at the booth were serious about making investments for their facilities. Our partners at Graph Expo, PRISCO and xpedex, reported that traffic at our Kongsberg tables was excellent. From our perspective at this years shows, the industry is pretty upbeat."
EskoArtwork demonstrated a number of tools that help print providers and designers work within a 3D world. EskoArtworks Suite 10 is a software solution for packaging prepress, 3D structural design and quality assurance, collaboration and automation, and color management. A popular component, Studio, offers a unique set of tools for 3D packaging design made specifically for packaging artwork professionals. In addition, EskoArtwork demonstrated i-cut Suite, a collection of pre-production solutions that streamline the digital printing and finishing workflow throughout the entire production process. Materials finished during Graph Expo and Pack Expo on Kongsberg finishing tables were folded and assembled as handouts.
EskoArtwork products rate important looks at Graph Expo Three EskoArtwork products received recognition the day before Graph Expo opened as significant products to see, by the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK staff. Products included:
EskoArtwork i-cut Suite received an Encore Must See 'Em—its second consecutive Must See 'Em.
EskoArtwork Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves, which can virtually predict the shrinking of graphics rather than utilizing a tedious manual process, also received a Must See Em. The solution was also one of this year's InterTech Technology Award recipients.
Meanwhile, EskoArtwork Automation Engine 10 received a Worth-a-Look. Automation Engine 10 is a modular workflow server that is easy to set up and operate dynamic workflows, reducing manual operator interaction, increasing throughput and efficiency.
A gala time for InterTech Technology Awards during Graph Expo EskoArtwork took time from its Graph Expo schedule to attend the presentation of the 2011 InterTech Technology Awards during the Premier Print Awards and InterTech Technology Awards Gala on September 11, 2011. Carsten Knudsen, EskoArtwork President and CEO, accepted the award for Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves on behalf of the company. At the same event, Fabian Prudhomme, Vice President of Enfocus, an EskoArtwork company, received Enfocus' own InterTech Technology Award for Enfocus Switch.