“Esko has built a reputation across the entire labels industry as an essential vendor for all label-related workflow innovations,” said Udo Panenka, president of Esko. “The broad network of industry partners exhibiting at Labelexpo that have included Esko in their offering demonstrates how integrated solutions add considerably more value, especially with increased pressure to generate more jobs faster and with shorter run lengths becoming a common challenge for the entire industry.”
Partnerships for prepress editing and workflow included CERM, EFI, GlobalVision, Label Traxx, and theurer.com, meanwhile it teamed with Asahi Photoproducts, DuPont, Fujifilm, and Graphics Solutions for flexo platemaking. For printing and ink, Esko was featured with AVT, Bobst, Codimag, Domino, Durst, Edale, Epson, HP Indigo, Mark Andy, Mouvent, MPS, Nilpeter, Omet, Soma, Sun Chemical, and X-Rite Pantone.
Esko’s new pre-configured workflow automation solution, Automation Engine QuickStart for Labels, helps digital press owners to process their jobs faster and flawless from incoming order to the press. This was also demonstrated on the stand of HP Indigo.
A clear illustration of Esko’s presence in label production was its role in the Automation Arena, a new feature of the 2017 edition of Labelexpo Europe. Esko showed a comprehensive set of software solutions for design and prepress, workflow automation, color management, and supply chain collaboration for the label printing industry. With a focus on cost control and productivity optimization, the Esko Software Platform supports an end-to-end label workflow with hyper realistic 3D viewing on multiple devices including mobile, web collaboration, PDF editing, content management, and quality assurance tools – all providing a modern user experience.
“Vendors, as well as printers and converters, are looking for integrated solutions to improve the entire label production process, from incoming order to the finished and delivered label. Esko’s broad portfolio of innovations, combined with the strength of our partner solutions, is instrumental in helping converters overcome these challenges,” Panenka concluded.