“The label and tag industry remains of strategic importance for Esko. In that respect, Labelexpo Europe is a pivotal event to showcase our dedicated technologies and solutions,” says Armand Gougay, Vice President EMEA at Esko.
“We will take the opportunity to provide industry education on the latest advances in our solutions – and show how these deliver results that make customers smile.”
Esko’s presence in its own stand and those of partners will cover all areas of label and tag creation: from design and workflow automation to flexo platemaking, digital printing, finishing and more. Esko teams up with a long list of partners at the show including CERM, CHILI Publish, Dantex, Domino, DuPont, Durst, Epson, HP, Stork and WINK.
Esko’s integration capabilities will also play a key role in the Labelexpo Technology workshop. Themed around inkjet and labels, this year’s Workshop guides visitors to the stands of participating inkjet press manufacturers. Esko solutions are used for artwork creation, prepress and workflow for a series of labels to be produced on various inkjet presses.
Following the successful release of Full HD Flexo for Flexible Packaging in April of this year, Esko is launching Full HD Flexo for Labels at the show. It features adapted screening and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the label and tag industry, and delivers very high quality with impactful solids, smoother highlights and expanded color gamut. Full HD Flexo for Labels delivers enhanced print stability as well as a reduction of gear marks when using gear-driven presses.
At the Flexo Corner, a dedicated section of the Esko stand, visitors will learn more about HD Flexo and Full HD Flexo through real-life production samples that demonstrate the quality and extended color gamut made possible by incorporation of Esko solutions. Also two CDI machines will be on display: the CDI Spark 4835, the most popular flexo plate imager in the industry and the CDI Spark 2420, the latest addition to Esko’s CDI family which is designed specifically for narrow web label converters.
Special know-how and attention for color is available at the Color Corner where Esko bundles it´s extensive expertise on color management and tools for color communication and proofing.
On several workstations, Esko will highlight the latest version of its suite of software solutions. Not only the wide range of design, prepress and workflow applications is on display, Esko will also especially focus on demonstrating solutions for:
Combi-Press support eliminates the need to have a skilled operator interrupt multiple workflows to accommodate the various required processes.
“We believe that label and tag converters today are especially interested in the end-to-end productivity and efficiency benefits delivered by Esko tools,” adds Armand Gougay.
“Visitors to our stand will learn how Esko continues to enable this with an extensive set of integrated soft- and hardware solutions.”