At booth 427, Esko will participate at Graph Expo 2012 (October 7-10, Chicago), with demonstrations covering a wide range of products and services that offer printers 'Results that make you smile' - the company's campaign theme launched at drupa. Among many of those products, the Kongsberg XN finishing table and Studio 12 have been tagged Must See Em products for Graph Expo 2012. i-cut Suite -- a workflow for wide-format printers -- is a 2012 InterTech(TM) Technology Award recipient. Esko offers software and hardware that allows commercial printers to maintain their current businesses while exploring new market opportunities, such as packaging and wide format printing.
“Esko has a wide range of hardware and software that can help companies make the jump from commercial printing to other market opportunities,” comments Mark Quinlan, President, Esko Americas. “Many of these products, as evidenced by our Must See Em and InterTech Technology Award recipients at Graph Expo, are elite solutions. We look forward to working with printers to help them successfully meet a wide range of challenges and explore new opportunities.”
The most recent set of Esko workflow solutions for prepress
During Graph Expo, a series of new solutions launched earlier this year at drupa will be shown. Visitors can work with a wide array of software solutions addressing artwork, management, design and prepress, color management, workflow automation and process integration — for commercial print, wide format and packaging. Esko Suite 12 adds value for the user by introducing new productivity and efficiency benefits. This is done by closely integrating all flagship tools and engines, by adding rich 3D functionality for a holistic experience, and by enabling mobile collaboration and web-based packaging management.
Featuring WebCenter 12, Automation Engine 12, Color Engine 12, Studio 12 and the version 12 editions of flagship editors ArtiosCAD, PackEdge, ArtPro and DeskPack, Suite 12 raises the bar for process integration from design to press, involving all players in the supply chain. It provides a complete answer to the challenges of a modern label preproduction workflow.
Why work in a flat world if packaging isn’t? Highlighted is Studio 12, is a unique set of tools for 3D packaging design made specifically for packaging artwork professionals — and designated a Graph Expo Must See Em product. Studio helps produce better artwork, by allowing users to virtually hold packs in their hands. Studio also lets companies create exciting 3D visuals to show to clients, ranging from PDF files with 3D content to movies, or virtual packshots.
Sharing colors throughout the print supply chain
At Graph Expo, visitors can learn about PantoneLIVE™ support within Esko’s workflows. PantoneLIVE™ delivers an end-to-end color management and color communication solution that, for the first time, addresses the needs and requirements of every single discipline within the print supply chain. The brand manager will see an accurate representation of on-press color early in the design process, while converters can be assured of first-time-right color proofing and easy-to-match color on press. Experience with beta sites that have been testing the solution show very positive ROIs.
X-Rite will be present at a workstation on the Esko booth showing both their color measurement tools as well as PantoneLIVE™.