Esko and PriscoDigital will create, print and finish 3D POP/POS displays as well as 2D samples. The digital inkjet workflow will feature an Esko i-cut Suite front-end workflow, preparing files for print while creating cutting instructions for the finishing system. PDF print files will travel to a Caldera RIP before rigid materials is printed on a hybrid UV HP Scitex FB 700 Printer. Printed sheets will be cut on an Esko Kongsberg XP 24 finishing system. The complete solution is perfect for anyone who needs to create printed material requiring multiple shapes and cutouts. The booth will also showcase roll to roll printing on a hybrid UV inkjet HP Scitex FB 500 printer and the complete Esko Suite 12 portfolio of packaging workflow solutions.
And, on booth 519, Esko partner xpedx will be running a Kongsberg i-XE10 finishing system, specifically designed for finishing small-format, prototype, sample and short-run digital printed materials – rolls or sheets can be processed. The Kongsberg i-XE10 can handle a maximum sheet size of 35” x 47” at a maximum speed of 52.5 ips.
“Many companies forget that finishing is required to get a job out the door. Esko’s finishing hardware and structural and graphic workflow software cover all aspects of a job. Print providers can expand capabilities to new applications making the world less rectangular with creative 3D packaging and display projects,” remarks Eric A. Gutwillig, VP of Marketing for PriscoDigital. “Meanwhile, you still need a good digital press. What makes the FB series digital presses special is that as hybrid printers they are geared to anyone who needs to expand their capabilities and create a wide range printed materials that require multiple shapes and cutouts – from packaging comps to displays.”
i-cut Suite, a 2012 InterTech Technology Award recipient, offers sign & display shops a complete, integrated solution to streamline workflows. i-cut Suite components include: i-cut Preflight to handle efficient preflighting and editing of incoming PDF files; i-cut Layout, a module for interactively building and editing sheet layouts; and i-cut Vision Pro, to ensure that die-less cutting contours match printed images perfectly. With i-cut Automate, all of these functions can be automated in a single workflow, with less operator intervention required and fewer potential manual errors.
The Kongsberg XP 24 is the world’s fastest digital finishing system, helping turn short-run POP/POS display work into profitable, value added jobs, allowing sign and display shops to offer their customers on-demand production with just-in-time delivery. With a maximum working area of 87”x126” and a maximum speed of 66” inches per second, the XP series can convert a wide range of board, sheet and roll materials.
“There are very few shows offering live demonstrations where people can see a complete, practical production workflow,” comments Bill Hartman, Esko Vice President Business Development, Digital Finishing. “Esko, working together with Prisco and its expertise with HP Scitex digital inkjet systems, has built a complete design to print to cut demonstration at Dscoop that offers time savings and cost solutions to HP Scitex digital printer owners. The best part is that this is a real, profitable solution.”