At SGIA Expo 2012, October 18-20, in Las Vegas, Esko will demonstrate a comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end print to cut workflows for sign and display shops from prepress to finished product including six Kongsberg tables on the show floor, i-cut Suite -- a 2012 InterTech Technology Award recipient -- and the new Kongsberg XN 24 finishing system, introduced earlier this year at drupa.
At the center of the booth will be the i-cut Theater, offering high-level presentations of value to decision makers, with subjects such as the economic value of workflows and MIS integration. Helpful for a wide SGIA audience, presentations will be provided in English and Spanish.
During SGIA, other recently launched solutions of value to sign & display shops will be demonstrated, as well as a wide variety of Kongsberg tables.
i-cut Suite, InterTech(TM) Technology Award recipient, highlights focus on wide format
i-cut Suite lets companies that drive narrow or large format digital printers and/or digital finishing systems to streamline their workflows. i-cut Suite components include:
- i-cut Preflight handles efficient preflighting and editing of incoming PDF files, ensuring that jobs will RIP and print correctly. It also lets users make any corrections working within the PDF file.
- i-cut Layout is a module to interactively build and edit sheet layouts, ensuring that jobs make the optimum use of the substrate through intelligent true shape nesting and tiling.
- i-cut Vision Pro makes sure that die-less cutting contours match printed images perfectly. Often, slight distortions between printed graphics and contour cuts may cause unacceptable results. i-cut Vision Pro registers the actual dimensions and positions on the printed result.
With i-cut Automate, all of these functions are automated in a single workflow, with less operator intervention and fewer potential manual errors.
Software that makes structural and graphic designs easier
In an industry that is becoming more commoditized, sign and display shops are realizing that the uniqueness of 3D display projects offers higher margins. More and more companies are investing in ArtiosCAD for structural design. ArtiosCAD 12 brings customers many time-saving features. Its extensive library of resizable display designs helps designers so that they do not have to start from scratch designing new displays. The ArtiosCAD Tab & Slot tool 'assembles' components of a display with just a few clicks. The Mate tool helps to build and visualize connected folds and multiple parts. Users can identify glue areas and corresponding targets to quickly connect designs or perform simple assembly of displays. Support for thicker materials such as papercore-board, along with correctly designing V-notches and edge bands make it easier to visualize and convert designs of this material.
ArtiosCAD is available in two versions: the standard version and ArtiosCAD 12 Enterprise, enabling global "cloud" sharing and collaboration with WebCenter 12. All assets are centralized in a corporate private cloud, a secure web-accessible database enabling dynamic online collaboration between design groups, CAD and graphic designers, suppliers, brand owners and production.
Why work in a flat world if displays aren't? Studio 12 is a unique set of tools for 3D structural design made specifically for display artwork professionals. Studio helps produce better artwork, by allowing users to virtually view 3D displays and rotate them a complete view. Studio also lets companies create exciting 3D visuals to show to clients, ranging from PDF files with 3D content to movies.