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About Esko

Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business and improve profitability.


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ABOUT Esko


SECTOR: Technology

SUB SECTOR: Automation     

SPECIALITY: Tobacco

Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business and improve profitability.

Portfolio

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for artwork creation, structural design, pre-production, workflow automation, quality assurance and online collaboration. Esko solutions support and manage the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging manufacturers.

CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.

90% of all digital flexo plates are imaged on a CDI

With its Digital Imagers, Esko can provide results that before were only possible in offset or gravure printing. CDI is highly flexible to perfectly match your needs and is employable in any workflow system. CDI systems aren’t only fast and reliable; they also provide a vast cost reduction, compared to analogue plate making.

Kongsberg cutting tables

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. Their durable construction enables the Kongsberg tables to provide full time production, 24/7. The finishing device is no longer the bottleneck in your production.

Deliver the highest quality in packaging and print

Regardless of the packaging or print specialty, all designers, converters and printers worldwide are challenged to produce to the highest quality standard for offset, flexo, gravure, digital or hybrid printing. Esko is the business partner that supports all thesecustomers with solutions that focus on superior quality at the right cost and deadline, with respect for the environment. Esko’s software, digital flexo and digital finishing solutions get the job, and much more, done.

Enfocus

Enfocus, with its suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals, is part of Esko.

Facts & numbers

  • Esko employs around 1200 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.
  • Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India.

Contact

Esko
Kortrijksesteenweg 1095
9051 Gent
Belgium
Tel: +32 9 216 92 11
Fax: +32 9 216 92 12
Email: info.eur@esko.com
Web: www.esko.com

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ARTPRO

ArtPro is the number 1 prepress editor for Mac.

AUTOMATION ENGINE

Automation Engine sets a new standard for prepress workflow automation

DESKPACK

DeskPack turns Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe® Photoshop® into full-fledged packaging applications.

HD FLEXO

HD Flexo raises the industry standard in flexo printing.

I-CUT SUITE

i-cut Suite tackles all the bottlenecks in your signs and displays workflow

WEBCENTER

WebCenter: a powerful web-based platform that manages your pre-production approval and project life cycle.

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How to Choose the Perfect Cutting Table?

Manufacturers of signage, displays, packaging and cut materials are confronted with an increasing amount of small batch production runs. This trend comes from the fast moving consumer goods and retail business. Companies in this business continuously need to engage the consumer with appealing, customized, seasonal or even personalized messages.

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3 Reasons to Automate Your Packaging Workflow

An automated workflow serves as the heart of any packaging prepress department. It consists of separate prepress and workflow tasks that work unattended, conducting many of the chores typically left for prepress operators such as preflight, trapping, repetition, adding registration marks, making reports and more…

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3 Good Reasons to Automate Your Workflow

Time to market is of the utmost importance. Optimizing the process between customer files coming in and printing or cutting is essential. Minimizing errors and making sure that jobs flow through your workflow as quickly as possible are key factors to stay ahead of the competition.

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Esko honors Simon James

On Sunday, May 19, Esko (www.esko.com) honored Simon James for his contribution to Esko and to the packaging industry. At EskoWorld 2013, the company's user conference held in Phoenix (AZ), Simon was given a warm welcome and standing ovation by the hundreds of Esko users and representatives present during the conference opening session.

Esko introduces Suite 12.1

Esko Suite 12.1 brings automation beyond typical prepress tasks to even further streamline workflow throughout the entire packaging and print production supply chain. From novice users to advanced multi-site operations, Suite 12.1 adds valuable new functionality for every user.

Esko and Epson announce OEM agreement

Esko announces that it has entered into an OEM relationship with Epson to provide a customized Digital Front-End (DFE) for use with the Epson SurePress L-4033A and L-4033AW inkjet digital label presses.

HD FLEXO CERTIFICATION FOR INNOPACKING AG

Swiss flexo printing company Innopacking AG is the first company in Europe to obtain the HD Flexo certification for printing flexible packaging with water-based inks.

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ESKO’S KONGSBERG XN

The perfect digital finishing device is expandable for the future. Whether your focus is 2D or 3D; packaging, signs or displays; or with just about any material from vinyls to boards to wood; the Kongsberg XN is perfect for any job or application. It can even be used to cut flexographic plates as part of the Esko Digital Flexo Suite. The Kongsberg XN is available in seven different sizes from 1680 x 1270 mm (66" x 50") to 2210 x 6550 mm (87" x 258").

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Esko - Packaging and Printing Pre-Media Solutions