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Next Generation ArtPro+ Evolves to Boost Excellence in Packaging and Label Prepress

Esko has launched the latest generation of its award-winning native PDF editor for packaging and label prepress, ArtPro+. With a new Variable Data Printing module and full integration with HELL gravure equipment, the latest version of the market-leading software delivers a further boost to prepress operational excellence.

Established as the leading native PDF editor for the packaging prepress process, ArtPro+ enables operators to reduce unintentional errors when editing and to automate repeating tasks without the need for any special programming skills.

“With new ArtPro+, Esko is the only solution provider that offers a Variable Data Printing (VDP) solution to label and folding carton converters running Adobe Illustrator or PDF in their prepress operation,” said Frank Woltering, product manager graphic editing, Esko. “Traditionally, VDP jobs can take hours to expand and rip, for what takes minutes to print on press. But now with ArtPro+ users can convert any artwork file to a VDP template and validate the output before print.”

“ArtPro+ contains all the functionality needed to go from a customer file to a print ready file in just a few clicks and without leaving the application. Images, text and barcodes can be made variable in size, layout and color by reading a record from a CSV database,” he added. “The rule-based validation capabilities not only check the database, but also preflight the final output and report on potential printing issues before going to press. The VDP module allows data to be expanded directly into a Step & Repeat template, resulting in a fully stepped and repeated layout file ready to print.”

New ArtPro+ is also fully integrated for use with HELL equipment. The HELL integration and the new VDP module add to an already packed list of features in the state-of-the-art software, which significantly reduces the time spent on non-value adding tasks and increases the speed of jobs to press.

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

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