EskoArtwork to Show Clear Choice 3D Solution at GRAPH EXPOSeptember 6, 2011
Suite 10: Complete prepress solution
Automation is becoming an extremely important determinant of print provider profitability. Automation could be adding simple trapping programs to the prepress department, introducing advanced, 3D design software, or building full-fledged, sophisticated prepress production automation. In this economy, any way of increasing capacity without increasing resources is beneficial—along with reduced errors and waste.
EskoArtwork’s Suite 10 is a software solution for packaging prepress, 3D structural design and quality assurance, collaboration and automation, and color management. Visitors can follow demonstrations of the Automation Engine 10 and editor applications: ArtPro 10, PackEdge 10, DeskPack 10, ArtiosCAD 10 and Studio 10. Automation Engine 10 adds capabilities to the automation of repetitive tasks and takes more human interaction out of prepress production. This avoids mistakes and saves considerable time and money.
i-cut Suite production software for digital printing and finishing
In the business of signs and displays, creativity generally breeds opportunities for more, higher-margin jobs. Typically, print providers who offer only two-dimensional displays can be caught bidding on projects that are more and more commoditized. These projects are often won on price, and the ’winner’ is caught working on marginally profitable projects. Three-dimensional projects offer an entirely new world of possibilities for print buyers, and help the print provider to differentiate himself on creativity.
i-cut Suite is a collection of pre-production software for users of digital printers and/or digital finishing systems. The different modules of i-cut Suite provide sign and display companies extraordinary efficiency and productivity, regardless of the type, source and variety of incoming job information. i-cut Suite tackles all bottlenecks in a workflow, from preflighting PDF files, preparing graphics, creating layouts, to printing, and finishing in perfect registration.
Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto digital finishing system
Materials finished during Graph Expo on a Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto, will be given to visitors on the booth. The Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto is equipped with a fully automated sheet feeder and off load stacker, specifically designed for finishing small-format, prototype, sample and short-run digital printed materials. The sheet feeder system automatically loads and places the printed materials on the table. The ’Pick and Place’ automated stacker enables non-stop sorting, neatly stacking finished pieces. The system also automatically separates waste from the finished items. As a result, the machine can run virtually unattended, delivering significant savings on man-hours. The Kongsberg i-XE10 Auto opens opportunities for creative, new applications with irregular shapes or finishing structures, handling a maximum sheet size of 35x47” at a maximum speed of 52.5˝/second.
Clear choices at partner booths
A number of influential printing industry partners will be participating with EskoArtwork, showing hardware and software solutions for a diverse range of print applications:
• PRISCO (Printers’ Service), booth 201: Recently announced as a reseller of sign and display solutions to commercial printers, PRISCO will be demonstrating i-cut Suite and the Kongsberg i-XL 24 finishing table.
• Xeikon, booth 4027: The complete EskoArtwork Software Suite 10 will be on display, focusing on DeskPack and Studio. Along with the i-Cut Suite, the solutions will be shown helping to drive Xeikon digital presses.
• xpedx, booths 3601: On display will be complete production solutions, featuring Suite 10, a comprehensive portfolio of packaging, print and sign & display pre-production software, along with i-cut Suite and the Kongsberg i-XL 24 finishing table. Using a blue screen, they intend to take photos of visitors, place their images on a cereal box, print the boxes digitally, and cut them with the Kongsberg table.
“We look forward to showing print providers at Graph Expo how they can produce work more efficiently, while finding new, profitable services to offer,” concludes Quinlan. “Our customer base throughout the Americas is growing because we offer a wide range of ways to help redefine and grow their businesses.”
EskoArtwork is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display commercial printing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.