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Esko - CAD, CAD/CAM softwares

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Esko - www.esko.com - Packaging Connected. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers. Esko solutions touch 9 out of 10 retail packages worldwide. The Esko portfolio supports and manages the go to market process at brand owners and the production process at packaging suppliers - such as designers, premedia, printers and converters. Training and consultancy. Esko is a Danaher company - www.danaher.com

Press releases

  • Esko takes “Packaging Connected” to All4Pack

    22 November 2018

    Ghent (Belgium), November 08, 2018 – 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. Esko will show visitors how streamlining and connecting the end-to-end production delivers tangible business benefits, resulting in faster throughput, higher quality, and ‘Right First Time’ production. Eddy Fadel, VP Sales EMEA of Esko, explains: “Visitors to All4Pack will see how Esko’s solutions are connecting job specifications, order information, approval cycles, CAD and graphic data, as well as requirements for manufacturing and logistics in one integrated workflow, making the process from order to completion far more efficient and cost effective.” Design Solutions Studio Store Visualizer A virtual reality setup on the booth will allow brands and their suppliers to discover hyper-realistic 3D packshots and entire store environments enabled by Studio Store Visualizer and that can be used for proofing, marketing and e-commerce purposes. These environments are stocked with packaging developed using Esko’s packaging design solutions, ArtiosCAD for structural design and Studio for 3D packaging design. Prepress Workflow Stars Live demonstrations of the latest business enhancing developments of Esko’s Software platform: WebCenter QuickStartEsko’s “QuickStart” solutions of Automation Engine and WebCenter are quick to deploy workflows for packaging and sign applications to be used by brands and packaging suppliers. Automation Engine automates repetitive prepress tasks from one-up artwork to the print-ready data. WebCenter includes program, artwork and asset management tools for quick and easy project handling and approvals. Both Automation Engine and WebCenter connect with ERP/MIS systems. ArtPro+ArtPro+ is the next generation native PDF editor that reshapes packaging prepress editing into an intuitive QA tool with fewer clicks. Within the editor routine, functions can be automated to speed up production. Novel features like the powerful Packaging Preflight functionality within ArtPro+, as well as the new DeskPack Text Recognition plug-in will be demonstrated. The easy-to-use Print Control Wizard software further simplifies the platemaking department. Print Control WizardIt takes the complexity out of flexo platemaking by going beyond excellent screening to output the right plate fit for purpose based on a range of print run parameters. The plates produced through Print Control Wizard deliver superior print quality; they use screen and dot gain curves that take into consideration the press, substrates, inks, anilox and other print run parameters. Digital Finishing Kongsberg C24 Demonstrating high quality finishing capabilities will be Esko’s Kongsberg C24 cutting table. It delivers value, durability, reliability, precision and ease of use at an attractive investment level. It features a lightweight carbon composite traverse to consistently provide the fastest throughput. Fadel adds: “We are excited to show new and existing customers how our continuously evolving suite of solutions combines to deliver a connected offering that streamlines every production step and ensures consistency, accuracy and reliability. We will share ways to add value and support operations as they address key market demands efficiently and effectively.”

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  • Esko appoints Mattias Byström to succeed Udo Panenka as President

    22 November 2018

    Ghent, Belgium, November 12, 2018 – 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. “We thank Udo for his excellent service to Danaher over the past ten years, including leading Esko since 2015,” reflected Joakim Weidemanis, Executive Vice President of Danaher, Esko’s parent company. “Under Udo’s leadership, Esko repositioned the flexo plate production business through innovation and moved to a new site in Itzehoe. Udo also built up Esko’s business serving brand owners, including the acquisitions of MediaBeacon and BLUE, and initiated Esko’s software migration to software-as-a-service (SaaS).” Mattias Byström brings with him over twenty years of general management experience. Most recently he was CEO of FlexLink, a global $300 million factory automation solutions business with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Byström has eight years of prior Danaher experience in different leadership roles in what was then known as Danaher Motion. This included leading the Automated Guided Vehicle business, primarily a software systems enterprise. Earlier in his career, Byström co-founded and led two digital start-ups. “With his unique management and technology background, Mattias is ideally suited to lead Esko now. I am very happy to welcome him back to Danaher and excited to place him at the head of this important business that is simplifying the packaging value chain,” adds Weidemanis. Commenting on his new appointment, Mattias Byström says, “Esko has incredible potential because digitization, automation and connectivity have gained momentum in the packaging industry in the past few years. It is my priority to ensure that Esko delivers stronger innovation that is increasingly valuable to our customers.” About Esko Packaging Connected. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers. The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays. Enfocus, with its PDF quality control tools and automation solutions, MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions and BLUE Software, with its SaaS label and artwork management applications are all part of the Esko family. Headquartered in Ghent (Belgium), Esko employs about 1,800 people worldwide. Esko is a Danaher company.

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  • Prairie State Group produces gravure-like quality at flexo costs with Esko Full HD and Pixel+

    22 November 2018

    New Esko CDI Spark 4835 flexo plate imager easily delivers solid ink densities along with smooth vignettes Ghent (Belgium), October 02, 2018 – Prodded by a customer to look into flattop dots, Prairie State Group invested in an Esko CDI Spark 4835 flexo plate imager with Full HD and Pixel+, along with a MacDermid LUX® In-the-Plate™. Not only has gravure-like quality exceeded expectations, but the system has become easier and faster to use, both in the plate department and on press. Based in Franklin Park, IL, Prairie State Group (PSG) provides collaborative flexible packaging solutions, ranging from mid-web laminated products such as stand-up pouches and bar wrappers through to pressure sensitive labels. They are one of four printers in the world with SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 3 Certification. They are a full-service printer, with in-house pre-press along with a complete Esko workflow, platemaking, and a creative services department. PSG’s flexo plate imager was not capable of creating flattop dots, fades in highlights, and shadows to meet market demands. It wasn’t until a client requested flattop dots, though, that they reached a tipping point. “We wanted to wait until we knew where the technology was going,” remembers Dan Doherty, Executive VP of Operations and Principle. PSG evaluated imaging systems from their former supplier and Esko. “The other system, with an extra, second film layer processing step, required more equipment and labor. No one in our plate department wanted to add another step. Esko’s system was much simpler to operate. With a full Esko front end, we knew that an Esko partnership would mean excellent support and training,” adds Doherty. In November 2017, PSG, working with Esko and All Printing Resources (APR), decided to invest in an Esko CDI Spark 4835 flexo plate imager with HD Flexo and Pixel+, together with a MacDermid LUX® In-the-Plate™ system. Pixel+ was developed particularly for Esko's flexographic plate supplier partners. It provides additional flattop dot support for plate technologies; for example, plate-specific screening to further enhance the solid ink density beyond today’s flattop dot standard. APR and Esko provided the installation and training, which went very smoothly. “They were here two and a half days and helped us determine our standard dots and the configurations—and still returned to check up on us. Cayleigh Anderson, responsible for Business Development at All Printing Resources, regularly supports us,” says Doherty. “The greatest benefit is the ease of setting up files. Our minimums are rarely a concern anymore,” explains Charles Strezo, Lead Prepress Technician. “Our prepress department is less concerned about challenging jobs, and we are willing to raise the bar without all of the preparation. We just let the screens fall where they are, which, in turn, accelerates our output.” “HD Flexo and Pixel+ did what Esko promised it would do. We love the solids—on both labels and films. We have also eliminated problems with trailing edges,” comments Randy Crutchfield, Pressroom Manager. “Esko mentioned that we would have wider latitude on the press. It’s a noticeable difference. We are able to lay down a good coating of ink—a nicer, softer impression touch on press. Make-ready time and waste have decreased and we now have more uptime. While there are many variables, we believe that our new plates are helping.” “With our new imaging system, line colors in the type and backgrounds look a lot better than before,” explains Tom Peters, second shift Supervisor. “Also, at the end of a roll, the process looks exactly the same as when we started. We don't find any dot gain or hue change, and dots stay cleaner. We do not get as much swell on plates because there is not as much pressure on them. Our press operators are much happier.” “The first job PSG printed with the new CDI was perhaps the most challenging one they ever ran. It c

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