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Esko
Kortrijksesteenweg 1095
9051 Gent, Belgien

Phone: +32 92 16 92 11
Fax: +32 92 16 92 12
http://www.esko.com

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Studio

13.04.2012

Studio Designer

Packaging is not flat and neither should your workflow be. Studio Designer brings 3D into the packaging design and pre-production world.

Studio Designer makes it so easy that every operator can now work in 3D, check and finish artwork designs quicker and create animated 3D visuals for the customer. Studio features 3D packaging design in ArtPro, PackEdge and Adobe® Illustrator®, sharing of 3D PDF files and creation of virtual mock ups including finishing effects.

With Studio Designer in ArtPro and PackEdge you can see your package in 3D and navigate through the different panels in your favorite editor.

Create a back match or check the panel alignment or create a 3D PDF without leaving your comfort zone.

Studio Visualizer

With patented print modeling technology, Studio Visualizer shows in real time different substrates, inks and finishing techniques. Create and share convincing and accurate virtual mock-ups, straight from your production data.

Store Visualizer

Store Visualizer creates a genuine and hyperrealistic moment of truth experience by putting your packaging design in a retail environment.

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PowerLayout

13.04.2012

PowerLayout is a powerful tool for the creation of printready layouts for the packaging and label industries. It is the production gateway between the prepress department and the press room.
Users who benefit most include narrow web label printers, flexible packaging converters and folding carton offset printers.

In each of these production environments, PowerLayout adds control and reduces cost by bringing optimum plate layout in-house.

For packaging trade shops that supply final plates or film as their core competencies, PowerLayout brings extreme flexibility and quality to the workflow.

PowerLayout creates repetitions or assembles separations of one or different jobs for film or plate output. Industry standard formats such as PDF, EPS, native ArtPro data, TIFF/IT, can be repeated easily. The repetitions are based on a preview of the job. This not only modified, the step & repeat layout is updated automatically.

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i-cut Layout

13.04.2012

Intelligent nesting for digital printing of signage and POP displays.

i-cut Layout is an interactive nesting application for the digital Sign & Display market. It reduces the preparation time for every job and optimizes press time and substrate usage. With i-cut Layout you bring substrate waste down to an absolute minimum.

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ArtPro

13.04.2012

Software for advanced label and packaging preproduction. ArtPro is the world’s most productive and effective editor for pre-production of labels and packaging.

This editor comes with dedicated functions and tools to prepare packaging designs for volume
reproduction in a wide array of printing technologies (digital, offset, flexo, gravure, silk screen...).

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DeskPack

13.04.2012

Professional pre-production tools for Adobe® Illustrator® CS and Adobe® Photoshop® CS. Esko has taken the best of its packaging prepress technologies and put them right inside the world’s most popular design tools.

Working in your favorite design applications, DeskPack significantly reduces errors, lead-time and cost. DeskPack turns Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe® Photoshop® into a full-fledged packaging workstation.

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PackEdge

13.04.2012

Software for advanced label and packaging preproduction.PackEdge is a highly productive, full-featured packaging pre-production editor offering unique technologies and dedicated tools focused on your major prepress pain points (e.g. trapping, distortion, screening, barcodes...).

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i-cut Preflight

13.04.2012

Efficient and productive PDF editor for sign and display workflows. i-cut Preflight is a highly productive and cost-effective editing and correction tool for multipage native PDF files. For last minute corrections there is only one solution: edit the native PDF file as quickly as possible.

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ArtiosCAD

13.04.2012

ArtiosCAD is the world’s most popular CAD software for packaging professionals. With dedicated tools specifically designed for paperboard packaging structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing, ArtiosCAD increases productivity throughout your company.

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Studio

13.04.2012

Why work in a flat world if packaging isn’t? Studio is a unique set of tools for 3D packaging design made specifically for packaging artwork professionals.Studio will help you produce better artwork . Whether you are a designer trying out different ideas, or a prepress operator checking a back-match, with Studio you are virtually holding the pack in your hands.

Studio is also a powerful communication tool. It lets you create exciting 3D visuals to show to your client, ranging from PDF files with 3D content to movies, or a virtual packshot.

Other 3D tools can be complicated. It can take hours to model and render an image. Studio is fast and easy, because it integrates with your tools (like Adobe® Illustrator®), it works with your data and speaks the language of packaging.

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Dynamic Content

13.04.2012

A single packaging design quickly evolves into many versions. One product may become available in several variants or brand extensions and those variants all have localized versions for a global market.

Dynamic Content Engine
The Dynamic Content Engine is an internet based solution that generates content in an IPC and GS1 XML standard format. It reduces time to market via a streamlined text management process across content creation and design.

Dynamic Content for Adobe® Illustrator®
The Dynamic Content module for Adobe®
Illustrator® separates content from design. Textual content for ingredient copy, formulae and dosage is managed outside of Illustrator®. Dynamic Content connects the packaging design to the brand owners’ content management system, thereby eliminating the risk for typing errors in critical text objects.

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WebCenter

13.04.2012

WebCenter is a 24/7 global communication, view and approval tool. This secure, internet-based, collaboration platform lets users manage projects, review, annotate and approve documents.
The WebCenter viewer is unique in its kind with hyper realistic 3D mockup viewing, and version comparison tools on multiple documents.

WebCenter is the ideal packaging brand management platform to streamline and control the complexities of packaging brand execution.
Accelerate time to market and facilitate working between diverse global suppliers. WebCenter is your gateway to other 3rd party systems (PLM, DAM, ERP…). Customization of the interface tailors to your specific requirements.
A flexible centralized, secure, web-based digital warehouse for all of a brand’s packaging assets, including: technical key lines, artwork, graphics, logos, images and other packaging elements. Centralized storage brings greater efficiency and better asset reusability.

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Automation Engine

13.04.2012

Scalable workflow automation and job management software. The Automation Engine supports small single site operations as well as multi-site, multi-plant global production operations.

The Automation Engine is the next generation workflow management and automation platform, bringing together the strongest elements of Odystar, Nexus and BackStage.

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MIS and ERP integration

13.04.2012

Your projects are initiated in a MIS or ERP platform? Then avoid double entry of data and integrate
ArtiosCAD with your business platform. A single data entry model reduces the risk of operator errors and consequently reduces cost. Automation Engine is JDF compliant so that any imposition application can act as a client to the Automation Engine server.

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Scripting support

13.04.2012

Create scripts inside Adobe® Illustrator® and have the Automation Engine execute the script. It is an extremely efficient method to automate the creation of language versions and flavor variants of your labels and packs.

i-cut Automate

13.04.2012

i-cut Automate is a collection of Sign and Display specific tasks for the Automation Engine. The Automation Engine is a scalable workflow automation and job management solution.

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Color Engine

13.04.2012

The Color Engine is a centralized color management server and database with patented spectral profile technology.

The Color Engine offers unique capabilities for spot color handling, providing integrated and consistent color management from the design to final print.

Equinox
Equinox is a total solution for the implementation of Multi Color Printing and Extended Gamut Printing in packaging and commercial print environments. Esko’s patented overprint model provides a unique approach to multi-ink profile support. Multi-ink color spaces are fine-tuned and optimized for best performance on the printing press. Flexibility stems from Equinox’s ink vendor independence and free choice of inks.

PantoneLIVE
Esko Color Engine fully supports PantoneLIVE, the DNA of brand colors in the cloud (by X-Rite Pantone).

Color Engine accesses the PantoneLIVE database and downloads the selected spectral spot color profiles. Such profiles are now useable throughout the prepress workflow for editing and proofing. Accurate and reliable color from design to ink kitchen is now a reality.

 

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MIS and ERP integration

13.04.2012

Your projects are initiated in a MIS or ERP platform? Then avoid double entry of data and integrate ArtiosCAD with your business platform. A single data entry model reduces the risk of operator errors and consequently reduces cost.

Automation Engine is JDF compliant so that and imposition application can act as a client to the Automation Engine server.

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FlexProof

13.04.2012

Workflow independent proofing solution.
FlexProof is an ICC compatible solution for high quality and consistent digital proofing. With its open architecture it fits into every workflow.

FlexProof drives a wide variety of proofing units and brings the very best out of them. Get your presses to color target up to 20% faster than the industry benchmark today.

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Concentric Screening

13.04.2012

Concentric Screening is a revolutionary and proven halftone dot technology for offset printing. It divides the conventional round dot into thin concentric rings.

This limits ink buildup on plate – providing greater latitude on press. Images are sharper and a wider color gamut is achieved. Find out how it works.

Not only does it improve quality, it also results in significant ink savings up to 30%.

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HD Flexo

13.04.2012

HD Flexo is the next step in high quality flexo printing.

HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexographic (flexo) plates. The improved plates are higher quality and print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates. HD Flexo may be implemented without scrapping existing equipment and working methods.

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Imaging Engine

13.04.2012

Imaging Engine is the RIP solution for the CDI: offering performance, reliability and compatibility with open industry standards.

Screening and calibration technologies adapted to flexo are integrated, allowing you to make optimum use of the CDI. Imaging Engine outputs to file and features tools for job verification to reduce waste levels and error rate.

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ArtiosCAD

13.04.2012

ArtiosCAD is the world’s most popular CAD software for packaging professionals. With dedicated tools specifically designed for paperboard packaging structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing, ArtiosCAD increases productivity throughout your company.

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Studio

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13.04.2012

Eine Verpackung ist dreidimensional. Warum dann in zwei Dimensionen arbeiten? Studio ist eine einzigartige 3D-Verpackungsdesignsuite für den professionellen Verpackungsdesigner und Grafiker. Studio eröffnet Ihnen ganz neue Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten für noch bessere Ergebnisse. Mit Studio halten Sie die Verpackung virtuell in Händen, ob Sie nun als Designer an verschiedenen Ideen herumtüfteln oder in der Druckvorstufe einen Back-Match überprüfen möchten.

Studio ist auch ein leistungsfähiges Kommunikationstool. Erstellen Sie atemberaubende 3D-Grafiken für Ihre nächste Kundenpräsentation. Ein PDF mit 3D-Inhalten, ein Film oder ein virtueller Packshot – alles ist möglich.

3D-Programme haben den Ruf, kompliziert zu sein. Modellierung und Berechnung können Stunden dauern. Nicht so bei Studio, denn Studio ist schnell und einfach zu bedienen, indem es sich perfekt in Ihre vertrauten Programme (wie Adobe® Illustrator®) integriert. Es versteht Ihre Daten und ist speziell an die Anforderungen im Verpackungsdesign angepasst.

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CDI

13.04.2012

CDI: superb results that before were only achievable in offset or gravure. With the CDI, trade shops are able to offer superior quality, while printers receive print consistency.

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Digital Flexo Suite

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13.04.2012

Die Digital Flexo Suite für flexible Verpackungen und Faltschachteln ist eine leistungsfähige und leicht zu handhabende Workflow-Automatisierung für die Anfertigung von Flexoplatten. Das Software-Paket enthält Werkzeuge, die zum einen die Leitungsfähigkeit bei der Plattenherstellung steigern und zum anderen den Plattenabfall reduzieren. Diese Hilfsprogramme sind einsetzbar beim Anordnen der Aufträge, stellen anpassbare Hotfolders zur Verfügung und unterstützen Sie auf innovative Weise beim Schneiden der Flexoplatten.

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Color Engine

13.04.2012

The Color Engine is a centralized color management server and database with patented spectral profile technology.


The Color Engine offers unique capabilities for spot color handling, providing integrated and consistent color management from the design to final print.

Equinox
Equinox is a total solution for the implementation of Multi Color Printing and Extended Gamut Printing in packaging and commercial print environments. Esko’s patented overprint model provides a unique approach to multi-ink profile support. Multi-ink color spaces are fine-tuned and optimized for best performance on the printing press. Flexibility stems from Equinox’s ink vendor independence and free choice of inks.

PantoneLIVE
Esko Color Engine fully supports PantoneLIVE, the DNA of brand colors in the cloud (by X-Rite Pantone).

Color Engine accesses the PantoneLIVE database and downloads the selected spectral spot color profiles. Such profiles are now useable throughout the prepress workflow for editing and proofing. Accurate and reliable color from design to ink kitchen is now a reality.

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Kongsberg cutting tables

13.04.2012

The Kongsberg die-less cutting and creasing tables define the standards in productivity and versatility. There is a Kongsberg digital finishing table for every process, material and application.

Kongsberg XE
A smaller format platform digital cutting table, designed to provide a fast, high-quality solution for samplemaking and short-run production of folding cartons.

Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto
Automated short run production on a big range of materials. 

Kongsberg XN
Sample making and short-run production tables. 

Kongsberg XP
A completely new standard for digital cutting tables, designed so solidly that it provides accurate handling of even the most challenging materials.

Kongsberg XP Auto
A fully automated dieless finishing machine for packaging and point-of-purchase displays. 

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Kongsberg high-speed cutting tables

13.04.2012

The Kongsberg die-less cutting and creasing tables define the standards in productivity and versatility. There is a Kongsberg digital finishing table for every process, material and application.

Kongsberg XN
Sample making and short-run production tables.

Kongsberg XP
A completely new standard for digital cutting tables, designed so solidly that it provides accurate handling of even the most challenging materials.

Kongsberg XP Auto
A fully automated dieless finishing machine for packaging and point-of-purchase displays. 

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Solution Services

13.04.2012

Esko's Solution Services team helps you take cost out of processes, raise productivity and improve the quality of your output. Our team of experienced Solution Architects provides business and technical expertise adapted to your specific requirements. In addition, our Project Management Professionals help you achieve your project objectives.

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WebCenter

13.04.2012

WebCenter is the ideal packaging brand management platform to streamline and control the complexities of packaging brand execution. Accelerate time to market and facilitate working between diverse global suppliers. WebCenter is your gateway to other 3rd party systems (PLM, DAM, ERP…).

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