Esko will have a busy September demonstrating a variety of workflow and production tools for packaging, wide format, digital and commercial print at three important events: PRINT 13 (Booth 4231, September 8-12, McCormick Place, Chicago), and PACK EXPO (Booth S6532, September 23-25, Las Vegas Convention Center), which is partnering with the AICC 2013 Annual Meeting, September 23-25, 2013, The Encore Hotel - Las Vegas, NV.
“To give an example of how well both our software—and Kongsberg tables—operate, Esko is giving away two-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer during PRINT 13 and PACK EXPO. The labels were completed through a partnership with HP and Esko, with label substrates provided by MACtac. At PACK EXPO we will also give them away in their own cartons,” explains Tim Zula, Director, Marketing Communication, Esko Americas. “The artwork was designed and prepared in Adobe Illustrator using our Esko DeskPack plug-ins. An HP digital press printed the labels, driven by an Esko digital front end, while an Esko Kongsberg table cut the printed sheets into separate labels and cartons.”
Solutions for a wide range of printers at PRINT 13
Every four years, the world’s graphic communications industry convenes for PRINT 13 to rejuvenate, energize and find the trending business solutions and exciting new profit opportunities. Esko returns to the quadrennial PRINT 13 with product areas that are of interest to packaging, designers, commercial printers, and wide format printers.
At the booth there will be an area for demonstrations of Suite 12.1, Esko’s latest version of software solutions covering an entire range of design, workflow and collaboration. Esko will show how its Equinox tools extend color gamuts for flexo and digital presses. Esko partner, and Danaher sister company X-Rite will be on the booth, showing their color management solutions and demonstrating how Esko color management works with PantoneLIVE™.
The combination of Esko's Color Engine and PantoneLIVE™ ensures accurate and consistent color data throughout the packaging supply chain. Because the brand color lives in the cloud, everyone in the supply chain can access it, no matter where in the world they are. The combination of PantoneLIVE spot color profiles with Esko’s unique and patented spectral ink model provides absolute accuracy and predictability for spot color simulation.
Esko will have a CDI 2420 digital flexo imager and a display area dedicated to Full HD Flexo. Finally, a high speed Kongsberg i-XP24 finishing table will be cutting samples created on a digital press.
All forms of packaging demonstrated at PACK EXPO
The PACK EXPO show floor showcases state-of-the-art materials, machinery and methods for packaging and processing from 1,600 exhibiting companies. PACK EXPO draws brand owners seeking options for their entire operational line — from packaging, to processing, to integrated packaging-processing solutions.
On the stand, Esko offers tools that allow brand owners to design and create better packaging, and participate more actively in the packaging supply chain. Esko Suite 12.1 will also be featured along with two popular design components: ArtiosCAD structural and Studio 3D graphic design tools. Meanwhile, a Kongsberg i-XE10 finishing table, an exceptional tool for packaging prototypes, will be cutting cartons, for the give-away hand sanitizers, printed on an HP digital press.
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