Esko awarded with two EDP Awards for technological innovation

Ghent (Belgium), May 15, 2017 – Esko’s (www.esko.com) industry leading technology and its positive impact on today’s demanding print production environment has been recognized with two EDP awards. Both were presented to Bruno Vermeulen, EMEA Marketing Director at Esko, at the EDP Award Ceremony held at FESPA, Hamburg.

Two Esko solutions: Esko’s ArtiosCAD and Esko Automated Quality Assurance were awarded among 31 winners chosen from more than 150 entries.

The EDP Association aims to better assist the technology-appliers to find the right solution for their applications. As explains Klaus-Peter Nicolay, EDP President: “The awards honor the best developments in print production tools, software developments, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems.”

Esko’s ArtiosCAD Display Store is a comprehensive online library of tried-and-tested design templates using basic parameters. The online shop offers a wide selection of designs requiring only size adjustment to be production-ready. This removes both time and potential error out of the design process. It is supported by ArtiosCAD.net. By offering these designs Esko simplifies the process of display making, and significantly increase productivity in the production of visual communications.

Esko’s Automated Quality Assurance is a custom solution of automated quality control tools developed by Esko and industry partners such as GlobalVision. It is a set of strong features that automatically inspects and compares files. Via catching and highlighting problems with spelling, text, barcodes, braille, colors and more packaging specific items in the prepress workflow, it improves the throughput of quality control.

Bruno Vermeulen comments: “These awards are a great endorsement of our software and workflow solutions. We aim to simplify the way our customers work and develop our offering to support easier, faster and error free operations. It is really great to see our solutions once more recognized by the EDP as industry-leading.”

The EDP Association was founded in 2006 by six trade magazines with main editorial focus on digital print and production. Today, the EDP Association counts 20 member magazines all over Europe, covering 26 countries and reaching more than half a million readers in Europe.

Image captions (from left to right):

  • ESK_pr1165qe_ArtiosCad: Davide Dal Col (Sales Manager at B & B International), Bruno Vermeulen (EMEA Marketing Director at Esko), Michael Seidl (Managing Director at Print & Publishing Media Group)
  • ESK_pr1165qe_Automated Quality Assurance: Stuart Fox, (Director Business Development & Go To Market at Esko), Bruno Vermeulen (EMEA Marketing Director at Esko), Michael Seidl (Managing Director at Print & Publishing Media Group)
  • ESK_pr1165qe_Logo EDP Awards: Logo EDP Awards 2017

About Esko (www.esko.com)

Packaging Simplified. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.

The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and exposure units as well as Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is an Esko subsidiary. MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions is also part of the Esko family.

Esko employs about 1,500 people worldwide. Headquartered in Gent (Belgium), its sales and service organization is in daily contact with customers all over the globe.

Esko is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).

Source: Esko