Artwork Systems

EskoArtwork to Focus on Workflow Solutions, 'Color for Everyone'
September 30, 2008

GENT, BELGIUM—September 30, 2008—In printing today, successful companies continuously push the limits of efficiency and strive to adopt the best operational practices to create value and remain competitive. EskoArtwork's mission is to help its customers bring together all the systems, the software and the hardware, people and information assets available to them and effectively connect these into high-performance workflows. Operator guidance, process automation and supply chain collaboration are the drivers fueling EskoArtwork's innovations. To that end, at EskoArtwork's booth 5246 and other locations on the show floor at Graph Expo (October 26-29, in Chicago), the company will demonstrate an extraordinary number of systems and solutions that help printers of all sizes and kinds operate more efficiently.

EskoArtwork Concludes a Successful Merger Process
July 31, 2008

GENT, BELGIUM—July 31, 2008—The Board of Directors of EskoArtwork are pleased to see the company arriving at the conclusion of a comprehensive integration process, initiated one year ago with the merger of Esko and Artwork Systems. Operations, staff and distribution channels from the former companies have been aligned and combined into an even stronger global industry leader. Customers, partners and other industry players have recognized the result of EskoArtwork’s integration efforts, as clearly demonstrated during the drupa 2008 exhibition - the most successful ever for the company. Turning its focus now towards the next steps in the company’s development, EskoArtwork’s Board of Directors have

Workflow and CTP Solutions — Getting Better Bit by Bit
October 1, 2007

PREPRESS USED to be a tightly defined process. Its evolution into “workflow” made the boundaries less clear cut, and they have been further blurred by the introduction of digital printing, variable data, Web-to-print and JDF into the production mix. Developments on all fronts could be seen around the show floor at Graph Expo 2007, along with a new potential wrinkle—Microsoft’s XPS (XML Paper Specification). Delivering on announcements made at last year’s show, a couple of vendors released upgrades to their workflow solutions that implement the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) technology. It implements native PDF rendering, faster file processing and further JDF integration. Agfa’s

Esko and Artwork Systems become EskoArtwork
August 27, 2007

BELGIUM—082707—Esko and Artwork Systems announce the completion of their merger transactions. The new combined business will go forward under the EskoArtwork brand, a name that reflects the strong heritage and broad customer base of the founding companies. EskoArtwork is the global market leader for innovative design, pre-production and collaboration solutions to the packaging industry. EskoArtwork also provides a broad range of workflow solutions to the commercial printing market, as well as the Enfocus suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals. Bringing together the best products, people and practices of the integrated companies, EskoArtwork is ready to support its customers’ needs through

Esko, Artwork Systems Combine Forces
August 6, 2007

GENT, BELGIUM—Esko and the three principal shareholders of Artwork Systems have agreed to merge their operations.The resulting company has estimated 2007 revenues in excess of EUR 180 million and a workforce of nearly 1,000 professionals. The move consolidates the market leadership of both companies in packaging and printing pre-production products and services in Europe, the…

Esko and Artwork Systems to Join Forces
August 2, 2007

Companies to consolidate their global market position in pre-production products and services for packaging and printing GENT, BELGUIM—August 2, 2007—Esko and the three principal shareholders of Artwork Systems (Euronext Brussels: ARTS) today have reached an agreement whereby Esko and Artwork Systems will combine their operations. The resulting new entity, with estimated 2007 revenues in excess of EUR 180 million and a combined workforce of close to 1,000 professionals, consolidates the market leadership of both companies in packaging and printing pre-production products and services in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. On August 2, the three principal shareholders of Artwork Systems Group NV signed an

Sued Companies Deny Any Patent Wrongdoing
May 29, 2007

MANKATO, MN—Taylor Corp. is disputing the claims that its subsidiaries, 123Print Inc. and Drawing Board, infringed three patents held by VistaPrint. The patents relate to browser-based tools for online product design. Gregory Jackson, CAO and general counsel for Taylor Corp., said the suit is without merit. “Our companies have a 20-year history of assisting our customers with the implementation of e-commerce solutions, including Internet-based printing and print fulfillment,” Jackson said in a statement. “We provided our customers with these kinds of solutions well before VistaPrint even existed.” In another lawsuit, Artwork Systems Group said it is looking into claims made by Markzware that Artwork’s Enfocus preflight products

Artwork Systems Announces Q1 Results, Evaluating Strategic Options Including Possible Sale
February 16, 2007

GENT, BELGIUM—2/16/07—Artwork Systems Group N.V. (EURONEXT: ARTS), a world leader in professional pre-press software, announces the financial results for the first quarter of its financial year 2007, ended December 31, 2006. Consolidated revenues for the quarter amounted to 11.15 million euro, a decrease of 7.18% compared to 12.01 million euro in the first quarter of fiscal year 2006, and net income amounted to 2.55 million euro, a decrease of 23.55% compared to 3.34 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2006. First quarter highlights On October 16, 2006, Artwork Systems announced that it had confirmed an OEM agreement with Screen. Under the agreement,

March 1, 2006

BY THIS time, the shipping crates are certainly well on their way to Birmingham (UK), if not already on the grounds of the National Exhibition Centre, laden with the latest and greatest that exhibitors at IPEX 2006 have to offer. Earlier this year, nearly a dozen companies gave the industry media a preview of their show plans at an event organized by the British public relations firm AD Communications. The primary intent was to give those already committed to attending the international exposition a head start in developing a must-see list. But, it’s not too late for others to book a last-minute trip if

WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS -- Can't Beat the System
November 1, 2005

BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor "Workflow" used to be an easy, concise way to reference the digital equivalent of conventional prepress. It spanned the processes from when a file came in the door until the plate went out to the pressroom. Over time, usage of the term has been extended to encompass so much of the print production process that it now is in danger of applying to everything and effectively defining nothing. Workflow already has been—or is in the process of being—extended: * back to the customer, initially in the form of preflighting and remote proofing solutions, but increasingly including production portals