Esko has unveiled a tailored version of Esko Automation Engine, designed exclusively HP Production Pro for Indigo L&P DFE users to increase capacity in upstream prepress processes and boost productivity in digital labels and packaging production.

Established in 1982, Symbol is a creative design, print and sign company that has recently gone completely digital after 30 years of traditional screen-printing. They boast a new and impressive production facility that includes a Mimaki JFX200-2531, Mimaki UCJV300 and Esko Kongsberg X24 Starter, all purchased from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of large format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

Pelican Print provides in-house pre-press, litho, digital and large format printing from their two sites, both based in Aylesbury. With a history spanning 20 years, they are very much in the present when it comes to innovation, and recently purchased an ESKO Kongsberg X24 Starter from CMYUK, the UK's largest independent supplier of large format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

Esko has unveiled the latest update to the Esko Software Platform. This newest release delivers a host of platform-wide updates and continues Esko’s ongoing commitment to regularly and consistently enhancing the solutions portfolio customers rely on.

Esko, has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Amtech Software to bring increased efficiencies to its joint customers in the corrugated market. The companies are developing an integration between Esko’s ArtiosCAD, Automation Engine, WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated solution, and Amtech’s Encore ERP solution to create bi-directional communication that eliminates double data entry and enables further downstream automation of the workflow for corrugated converters.

Esko announced that Mattias Byström has been appointed President, effective January 1, 2019. Byström succeeds Udo Panenka, who is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities.

Esko will showcase its innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg C24 cutting table (1680x3200) at All4Pack, Paris, November 26 to 29, Hall 6 Stand L141.

Today’s label converters face the key challenges of producing large volumes of high quality, short run jobs with quicker deadlines. This creates lead-time pressure and complex workflows supporting the need for greater efficiencies.

Esko will show Scanpack visitors how they can deliver shorter turnaround times while maintaining high quality and increasing profitability with its Packaging Connected approach.

This year’s FlexoTech Awards again placed the spotlight on the huge volumes of high quality, creative flexographic packaging produced by Esko customers using the company’s prepress, workflow, color management, and flexo platemaking solutions.

There are many challenges facing large format printers, but production can be enhanced and operational efficiency increased with software that delivers faster approval cycles, eliminates file errors, reduces idle time, improves workflow control and simplifies complex manual steps of digital finishing equipment. At booth 938, during SGIA Expo 2018, October 18-20, Esko will focus on its new QuickStart solutions: Automation Engine QuickStart for Sign and WebCenter QuickStart for Corrugated, as well as two Kongsberg tables, showcasing industry-unique end-to-end production workflows.

Esko and its Italian distributor B+B International will co-exhibit at Viscom Italia 2018 (Fiera Milano, October 18 to 20, Hall 8 Stand G19) to demonstrate how a streamlined workflow helps packaging, display and signage specialists to be more flexible and productive.

Esko will help sign providers and corrugated converters ensure that their production takes flight at C!Print, Madrid, with systems that deliver automated end-to-end workflow for faster time to market, fewer errors and improved profitability.

Esko’s innovative packaging software solutions for brand owners, trade shops and converters, as well as a Kongsberg X22 cutting table will be on show at Esko’s booth 438 in Hall 7A.

Esko reports that in the past 12 months, over 300 million packaging jobs were processed through Esko workflows; a staggering number that shows significant increase over the previous 12 months.

Esko and Scodix, announce a collaboration to include Scodix packaging enhancement applications within the Esko Studio suite including, Scodix Foil™, Scodix Embossed Foil™, Scodix Sense™ for UV embossing and Scodix Spot™ for varnish applications. Scodix presses bring unrivalled and unique digital enhancements to printed materials for both commercial print and folding carton in a post-print process including multiple premium quality applications on one platform. Both the Scodix Ultra2 series and the Scodix E106 Digital Enhancement Press offer unmatched, high-quality capabilities, which enhance printed materials by layering polymers digitally onto printed products. These effects add value and help packaging stand out on the shelf in a highly competitive consumer market.

The label industry has continued to face the challenges of producing more labels faster—but in shorter runs. This has resulted in lead-time pressure and the growing complexity of workflows supporting the need for greater efficiencies. At the center is the need for supply chain partners to help brand owners build engaging, omnichannel, go-to-market campaigns, with labeled products at the core of the workflow. It requires Esko’s seamless ‘Packaging Connected’ vision, linking Esko’s broad portfolio of label production technologies with a wide range of industry partners to assure ‘best-in-class’ solutions. This is no better exemplified than Esko’s presence at many booths at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

Esko will help signage specialists reduce waste and improve efficiency with solutions focused on streamlining their end-to-end sign production workflow at Media Expo 2018, New Delhi, India, September 7 to 9, Booth 255A.

Following on from the success of last year, CMYUK will once again be at The Print Show, held at The NEC Birmingham from 18–20 September. As digital print continues to thrive and develop, the show gives visitors the opportunity to experience the latest print and finishing technologies, new materials and workflow efficiency software solutions supplied by CMYUK, the UK’s largest independent supplier of wide-format digital printers, cutting equipment and materials.

Brands and suppliers in the packaging, sign and display supply chains face many challenges in today’s fast-paced and highly competitive marketplace. Esko can help: During this series of five seminars attendees will receive a wealth of new ideas and approaches for the future of their businesses.

The challenges facing label converters today center around producing high volumes of short run jobs with quicker deadlines and better quality. This situation can easily be handled with optimized workflows that link all supply chain partners.

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