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Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business and improve profitability.

Portfolio

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for artwork creation, structural design, pre-production, workflow automation, quality assurance and online collaboration. Esko solutions support and manage the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging manufacturers.

CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.

90% of all digital flexo plates are imaged on a CDI

With its Digital Imagers, Esko can provide results that before were only possible in offset or gravure printing. CDI is highly flexible to perfectly match your needs and is employable in any workflow system. CDI systems aren’t only fast and reliable; they also provide a vast cost reduction, compared to analogue plate making.

Kongsberg cutting tables

The Kongsberg die-less cutting and creasing tables define the standards in productivity and versatility. There is a Kongsberg digital finishing table for every process, material and application. Their durable construction enables the Kongsberg tables to provide full time production, 24/7. The finishing device is no longer the bottleneck in your production.

Deliver the highest quality in packaging and print

Regardless of the packaging or print specialty, all designers, converters and printers worldwide are challenged to produce to the highest quality standard for offset, flexo, gravure, digital or hybrid printing. Esko is the business partner that supports all thesecustomers with solutions that focus on superior quality at the right cost and deadline, with respect for the environment. Esko’s software, digital flexo and digital finishing solutions get the job, and much more, done.

Enfocus

Enfocus, with its suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals, is part of Esko.

Facts & numbers

  • Esko employs around 1200 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.
  • Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India.

Contact

Esko
Kortrijksesteenweg 1095
9051 Gent
Belgium
Tel: +32 9 216 92 11
Fax: +32 9 216 92 12
Email: info.eur@esko.com
Web: www.esko.com

ARTIOSCAD

UNRIVALED IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN ArtiosCAD is the world's most popular structural design software for packaging design. With dedicated tools specifically designed for packaging professionals for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing, ArtiosCAD increases productivity throughout your company. ArtiosCAD is the ideal product for all corrugated, folding carton and POP display designers. DESIGN PRODUCTIVITY…

ARTPRO

ArtPro is the number 1 prepress editor for Mac.

ArtProis a full-featured packaging preproduction editor offering unique technologies and dedicated tools focused on your major pre-press pain points (e.g. CAD/graphics alignments, trapping, distortion, screening, barcodes, ...). If you want to drastically reduce the cost of errors and increase the efficiency of your Mac-based preproduction department, ArtPro is the answer. As it supports all industry…

AUTOMATION ENGINE

Automation Engine sets a new standard for prepress workflow automation

It is a new modular workflow server with dynamic workflows that are easy to set up and operate. Automation Engine ensures increased efficiency and throughput and saves time and money. It is, by all standards, an exceptional answer to the daily challenges of print professionals who need to increase quality, reduce errors and drive cost…

CDI

Revolutionizing the flexo print industry.

CDI: superb results that before were only achievable in offset or gravure. With the CDI, trade shops are able to offer superior quality, while printers receive print consistency. HD FLEXO A new quality standard for flexographic printing! HD Flexo combines high resolution imaging with advanced screening. DIGITAL FLEXO SUITE Achieve significant cost savings through automated…

DESKPACK

DeskPack turns Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe® Photoshop® into full-fledged packaging applications.

Despack is a collection of packaging prepress plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe® Photoshop®. With these plugins, Adobe®Illustrator® and Photoshop® become a full-fledged packaging prepress application. Using Esko's pre-production knowledge, you can now boost productivity and reduce errors while working in your favorite design application. The DeskPack plugins fit any prepress environment. From importing structural…

HD FLEXO

HD Flexo raises the industry standard in flexo printing.

HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexographic (flexo) plates. The improved plates are higher quality and print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates. HD Flexo may be implemented without scrapping existing equipment and working methods. FINALLY A VALID ALTERNATIVE FOR OFFSET AND GRAVURE The quality of offset and gravure printing has…

I-CUT SUITE

i-cut Suite tackles all the bottlenecks in your signs and displays workflow

Eliminate errors, save time and reduce waste with i-cut Suite. i-cut Suite is a collection of pre-production software targeted specifically at users of large format digital printers and/or digital finishing systems. ELIMINATE BOTTLENECKS i-cut Suite tackles all bottlenecks in your workflow. From preflighting PDF files, preparing graphics, creating layouts, to printing, and finishing in perfect…

Kongsberg

The Kongsberg die-less cutting and creasing tables define the standards in productivity and versatility. There is a Kongsberg digital finishing table for every process, material and application.

  KONGSBERG I-XE An efficient and versatile finishing solution for short-run production of articles for visual communication, labels, signs and displays. KONGSBERG I-XE10 AUTO Automated short run production on a big range of materials. KONGSBERG XE A smaller format platform digital cutting table, designed to provide a fast, high-quality solution for sample making and short-run…

STUDIO

Studio: 3D design tools for packaging pros.

Why work in a flat world if packaging isn't? Studio is a unique set of tools for 3D packaging design made specifically for packaging artwork professionals. Studio will help you produce better artwork. Whether you are a designer trying out different ideas, or a prepress operator checking a back-match, with Studio you are virtually holding…

WEBCENTER

WebCenter: a powerful web-based platform that manages your pre-production approval and project life cycle.

WebCenter is a unique and powerful web-based platform that manages pre-production approval and project life cycle. WebCenter incorporates Esko's vast experience and expertise in the field of packaging & print industry. This great online tool is the answer to different communication challenges of the Packaging & Print supply chain. ONLINE GRAPHIC REVIEW & APPROVAL WebCenter…
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Esko Shows Sign & Display Companies Next-Generation Prepress, Workflow and Digital Fnishing Solutions at Fespa Digital 2014

'Racing' themed Esko stand will mark European debut of Kongsberg C Series, the first fully-featured super-wide digital finishing systems
17th April 2014

Industry Recognition for Esko Full HD Flexo

Esko Full HD Flexo customers triumph in awards
16th April 2014

‘Game Changer’ Digital Flexo Solution Delivers Results that Rival offset and Gravure for VEEPEE

Esko Full HD Flexo and CDI technology supports VEEPEE's technology embracing ethos
1st April 2014

Esko Solutions on Display at Ipex 2014 Address Key Market Trends

Future oriented and sustainable solutions answer needs of the graphic arts industry, brand owners and retailers
24th March 2014

Esko Appoints Industry Expert Chris Rogers to Lead Growth of ArtiosCAD Software

Former Arden Software general manager brings 20 years of industry expertise along in new business development role.
19th March 2014

Trust in Esko Kongsberg C64

Combination of the 3.2m-width, precision and speed of the Kongsberg C64 convinced Austrian LFP print provider.
7th March 2014

Jürgen Andresen Retires as Esko’s Vice President Flexo Business

Esko thanks industry visionary for his continuous innovation at the forefront of digital flexo.
27th February 2014

GROUP360 Worldwide® uses Esko Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves to Help Accurately Predict Artwork Distortion

Esko Studio 3D modeling process is significantly faster than creating physical prototypes
17th February 2014

Esko Opens new Online Shop to Order Kongsberg and CDI Consumables Fast, Easy and Accurate

Reinforcing its leadership position and as the first in the sign and display industry, Esko announces the opening of its...
30th January 2014

Esko Supports Allkopi in Establishing Norway’s Largest Print Production Site

When Allkopi decided to establish Norway’s largest print production site, it opted for Esko solutions to drive and streamline the...
3rd December 2013

Esko Full HD Flexo and Equinox Prove to be Award-Winning Solutions for Uniflex

Belarus printer Uniflex named FlexoTech Supreme Award winner
21st November 2013

Digital Flex installs three Esko CDI Spark 5080 units with HD Flexo Technology

Digital Flex, a Monza, Italy-based prepress services company that specializes in flexography, has installed three Esko CDI Spark 5080 HD...
24th June 2013

Esko presents full range of label and tag solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2013

Esko announced today it will be demonstrating an array of innovative solutions for the label and tag industry at Labelexpo...
21st June 2013

Esko software helps Data Image Group Ltd achieve 30% year-on-year growth

What is the secret for sign and display operations to maintain a year-on-year growth in spite of current market challenges?...
19th June 2013

Uniflex reaps full benefits of Esko’s HD Flexo solution

Uniflex is excited about continuing to build on the production benefits offered by Full HD Flexo that have already enabled...
10th June 2013

Flexocolor targets new markets with Esko CDI Spark 5080

Flexocolor is a long-standing Esko customer. The company is equipped with WebCenter, a 24/7 communication, visualization and approval tool, 48...
30th May 2013

Esko honors Simon James

On Sunday, May 19, Esko (www.esko.com) honored Simon James for his contribution to Esko and to the packaging industry. At...
22nd May 2013

Esko introduces Suite 12.1

Esko Suite 12.1 brings automation beyond typical prepress tasks to even further streamline workflow throughout the entire packaging and print...
22nd May 2013

Esko announces worldwide availability of ArtiosCAD Enterprise

Esko announces the worldwide availability of ArtiosCAD Enterprise, the latest release of the world's most popular structural packaging design software....
22nd May 2013

Stora Enso Packaging Streamlines Product Design With ArtiosCAD Enterprise from Esko

Stora Enso Packaging, the leading producer of corrugated board sheets and packaging, is enjoying a significantly enhanced product design and...
21st May 2013

JMC Signmakers Takes Production Automation to a New Level with Esko i-Cut Automate

JMC Signmakers, based in Zeeland Province, The Netherlands, has taken a giant step forward in its ongoing move toward more...
14th May 2013

Esko installs Europe’s first CDI Spark 2420 at Label24.de

Esko announces the first installation of the new CDI Spark 2420 flexo plate imager in Europe. Label24.de, a division of...
7th May 2013

Esko Presents Results That Make You Smile at FESPA Digital 2013

FESPA Digital 2013 attendees can discover how to create higher-impact products and streamline their sign and display production workflow by...
2nd May 2013

Esko’s solutions showcased at China Print 2013

Esko’s array of solutions, designed to help print and packaging operations maximize the opportunities generated by the fast growing Chinese...
29th April 2013

Esko releases Full HD Flexo for flexible packaging

In the quest for quality, until now the combination of smooth highlight printing and gravure-like solid ink densities for flexible...
26th April 2013

Esko opens new office in Bangalore, India

Strong growth opportunities in South Asia, and in particular India, have prompted Esko (www.esko.com) to move to a new office...
2nd April 2013

Esko, Videojet and X-Rite identify profitable packaging improvements at Pro2Pac

Ways to improve quality, productivity and profitability throughout the entire food and drink packaging supply chain will be highlighted by...
13th March 2013

Signpost savings with Esko “design to print to cut” solutions

How can sign and display operations ensure no production second or penny is wasted? That question is answered by Esko...
11th March 2013

Esko Launches CDI Spark 2420 Fflexo plate imager

Esko announces a new addition to its market-leading family of CDI flexo plate imagers with the introduction of the CDI...
14th February 2013

Esko scores successes with Full HD Flexo

Esko is reporting several successes with its new Full HD Flexo technology at customer sites throughout the world. At drupa...
20th December 2012

Esko and Epson announce OEM agreement

Esko announces that it has entered into an OEM relationship with Epson to provide a customized Digital Front-End (DFE) for...
19th December 2012

Esko appoints Marian Zincke as New Vice President Digital Finishing

Esko announces that Marian Zincke has joined the company as Vice President Digital Finishing. “This is a tremendous opportunity for...
11th December 2012

Leading French label converter Stratus Packaging enlarges competitive edge by investing in Esko’s digital flexo solutions

Stratus Packaging, a major label converter with three sites in France, recently invested in an all-Esko digital flexo solution. The...
19th November 2012

Esko ArtPro turns 20!

Esko is celebrating two decades of delivering value and partnership through ArtPro, the number one packaging prepress editor for the...
8th November 2012

Esko releases WebCenter 12

More than ever before, consumer goods packaging must comply with many functional, practical and esthetical requirements. With this release of...
5th November 2012

ESKO LAUNCHES SUITE 12 AT DRUPA 2012

Major new release of brand execution software arms the graphic arts industry for today’s design, color and workflow challenges.
19th July 2012

ESKO A BIG PART IN K-1 PACKAGING GROUP’S ROAD TO SUCCESS

Californian company’s latest implementation includes a Kongsberg XL 22 and Studio Visualizer technology.
19th July 2012

HD FLEXO CERTIFICATION FOR INNOPACKING AG

Swiss flexo printing company Innopacking AG is the first company in Europe to obtain the HD Flexo certification for printing...
19th July 2012
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ESKO’S KONGSBERG XN

The perfect digital finishing device is expandable for the future. Whether your focus is 2D or 3D; packaging, signs or...
19th July 2012

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY: DRÜCKEREI NILLES (GERMANY)

Drückerei Nilles' James Nilles explains how Esko's solutions make him and his customers smile.
19th July 2012

DIGITAL FLEXO: ESKO IS REVOLUTIONIZING CORRUGATED POST-PRINT

With Esko Digital Flexo Suite, you can now shorten press startup time and waste. Keep your photopolymer and solvent consumption...
19th July 2012

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY: DIGITAL DOGMA (USA)

Digital Dogma's Matt Walsh talks about how Esko's automatic workflow solutions have helped the company move forward.
19th July 2012

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY: HEINZ COLOR (UK)

Heinz Color's Paul White explains how Esko's solutions make him and his customers smile.
19th July 2012
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