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Esko Brings Innovation and Added Value to Customers With Software 20.1 Update and Hardware Releases

Esko has unveiled a host of new and award-winning innovations for its integrated Esko Software 20.1 platform, together with new hardware solutions, developed to deliver even more functionality as well as outstanding value to packaging, label and wide format customers.

“As a technology company, we are relentlessly developing solutions to serve our markets and customers better,” said Jan de Roeck, director of marketing, industry relations & strategy, Esko. “We build long-term relationships with our customers and strive to ensure our solutions remain relevant and innovative, enabling anyone using them in the packaging value chain to benefit from operational efficiency improvements.”

Speaking at a launch event streamed live from the Esko Innovation Hub, Jan navigated to innovation hotspots where he detailed the newest functions and features in the Esko Software 20.1 release, as well as the latest hardware developments from the company.

Updates and new features in Esko Software 20.1 include: 

  • WebCenter 20.0: the latest feature-packed version of the web-based packaging management solution, now reportedly incorporates an improved user experience and WebCenter Tasks Plugin;
  • ArtiosCAD 20.0.1: the leading packaging structural design tool simplifies designing of multi-part and multi-material packages using Resizable Canvas Design templates;
  • ArtPro+ 20.1 Plate Cut: a new automated feature that finds the optimal individual cutting path for each separation, reducing preparation time for flexo plate mounting by up to 30 minutes;
  • ArtPro+ 20.1 Trapping: a new, InterTech Award-winning aesthetic trapping algorithm which closes misregister gaps and accommodates individual exceptions, making trapping jobs up to 70 percent faster;
  • Print Control Wizard for Corrugated: a version of the award-winning software specifically designed for the corrugated market, reportedly delivering quicker plate production, improved graphic performance and reduced costs; and
  • AVT AutoSet: an integration between Esko Automation Engine and AVT’s press inspection system, reportedly reducing setup time of the inspection system to almost zero.

Alongside updating Esko Software 20, Esko revealed hardware innovations including:

  • Kongsberg VariAngle tool: an innovative new tool for the Kongsberg range of digital finishing equipment that enables cutting at any angle from 0 degrees and 60 degrees at high speed; and
  • Crystal XPS 4260: the newest member of the family of Crystal UV LED exposure units for digital flexo plate making.

For more information, visit https://www.esko.com.

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