Esko-Graphics and HP have announced that they are offering a combined solution featuring the Esko-Graphics FlexRip and HP Indigo digital label printing presses, resulting in a workflow which they say enables higher quality, consistency and productivity, and creates new applications for label printers.
FlexRip is a multi-purpose RIP and quality control tool offering a variety of output formats and driving a wide range of output devices. It is workflow and device independent and features ground-breaking screening technologies for a wide range of printing processes, including digital printing. FlexRip uses HP Indigo’s SNAP personalization architecture to create jobs on the press.
Using the Esko-Graphics Scope workflow solution, a customer can decide when the job is ready whether to send his files to a flexo or digital output devices, without the need to change or edit the files as the workflow stays the same. For repeat jobs no prepress operator intervention is needed as ripped data are retrieved from the archive, which dramatically reduces make-ready costs.