Next to the Esko booth, DuPont Packaging Graphics (5403) and Pitman Company will display the CDI Spark 2530, showing how plates can be imaged and labels automatically cut on the Kongsberg XN. The CDI 2530 images digital flexo plates up to 25” x 30” and comes with an incorporated plate loading table and a EasyClamp II drum for easier and faster plate loading.
Other partners, such as Anderson & Vreeland (booth 929), JV Imaging Solutions (booth 5523), Xpedx (booth 3908) and others are likely to display Esko software, CDI imagers and Kongsberg finishing tables during Labelexpo.
Esko to share its knowledge during a number of Labelexpo events
Esko is significantly involved not only with product demonstrations at its booth, but also in educational activities for the benefit of attendees.
On September 13, the Digital Printing Master Class will help label and packaging converters looking to invest in digital printing for the first time. The master class will feature key industry experts who will explore the current state of the art in digital printing, analyze the primary digital printing technologies, evaluate workflow and color management and identify in- and off-line finishing options – among other topics. Jan De Roeck, Esko Director Solutions Management, will offer a presentation covering prepress solutions for cost efficient and profitable digital printing of labels and packaging.
Esko also participates in the Labelexpo technology workshops. This year's Laser Die Cutting workshop will feature Sei Spa, Spartanics, AB Graphic International and Delta Industrial in four workshops overseen by a neutral moderator, cutting different profiles for labels. During the workshop, Esko will be receiving web-to-print and MIS data and provide the front-end design and workflow support for all participants.
Package printing is one of the fastest growing areas in the industry. New technologies in this area will be showcased in the Package Printing Zone in a dedicated area in Hall C during three daily workshops. Preceding each session, Esko will be offering insight into the design and color management considerations for digitally printed folding cartons and in-mold labels.
“Esko has always taken a leadership role teaching printers about the nuances of package and label printing,” adds Quinlan. It’s not just enough to offer exceptional solutions. We want our customers – and the industry – to make the most of the tools they have. An educated industry is more competitive and more successful, which is good for everyone.”