Graph Expo 2008 Marks a Crossroads in Workflow Automation
September 10, 2008

GENT, BELGIUM—September 10, 2008—Enfocus announces the North American debut of its Crossroads community at Graph Expo 2008, October 26-29, 2008, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Centered on the robust Enfocus Switch automation technology, Crossroads is a unique community that draws together a large ecosystem of software vendors offering automation products for publishing workflows. “We have seen many exciting and innovative automation projects using Enfocus Switch as the core,” said David van Driessche, Director of Enfocus Marketing. “With this in mind, we formed Crossroads to establish a community where vendors can collaborate in developing multi-vendor automation workflows that solve specific customer business problems. In addition, users

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

PIA/GATF Announces InterTech Award Winners
July 18, 2008

PITTSBURGH—The PIA/GATF has released the names of the winning technologies for its 2008 InterTech Technology Awards. The winners, along with their technologies, are: Alwan Dynamic DeviceLinks from Alwan Color Expertise; EskoArtwork Neo from EskoArtwork; POLAR P.A.C.E. cutting systems from Heidelberg USA; Prinect Inpress Control from Heidelberg USA; HIFLEX MIS with eBusiness, Webshop and Print Support…

EskoArtwork Connects with Success at Drupa 2008
June 12, 2008

GENT, BELGIUM—June 12, 2008—EskoArtwork reports that the company registered successes throughout its entire product portfolio and that drupa 2008 far exceeded all business forecasts. Carsten Knudsen, EskoArtwork’s President and CEO, acknowledges EskoArtwork’s satisfaction with its drupa 2008 results: “With packaging and printing being a global business and EskoArtwork being a global company, drupa was the perfect and unique industry platform to connect with our customers and partners. At this year’s edition the interest in our range of solutions was significant, especially for our packaging tools, flexo platesetting systems, and commercial print workflows and solutions for digital printing and converting. EskoArtwork’s drupa 2008 orders exceeded

Settlement Reached in Patent Case
January 25, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA—Preflighting, data extraction and conversion software specialist Markzware announced that Enfocus and EskoArtwork have entered into a settlement agreement arising from the patent infringement lawsuit filed last May. Technologies involved are preflight products as described in the ‘641 patent. The agreement resolves all pending litigation between the companies. Details of the settlement are…

3D Meets Marketing —Sherburne
November 1, 2007

THIS YEAR’S Graph Expo was exciting and fun, and it was great to see so much energy after the last several years of difficult times for the industry. One of the highlights for me was the increasing number of 3D applications that were being shown. You might ask: What does that have to do with marketing? I saw a lot of opportunity with these applications to allow differentiation of your company, which is key to an effective marketing strategy. 3D is primarily being used in packaging. One great example was a pair of applications from EskoArtwork—DeskPack 3d-X, a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, and Visualizer, which the

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