EskoArtwork presents innovative Packaging Design and Brand Management Solutions at Luxe Pack 2010
The highlight at the show is Studio 10, EskoArtwork's comprehensive and integrated portfolio of interactive 3D packaging design tools, comprising Studio Designer, the different Studio Toolkits, Studio Visualizer and the new Shapes online library of 3D packaging Shapes. Studio helps designers produce accurate artwork by enabling them to create direct in 3D. The resulting visuals are representative of the real production artwork. Studio allows packaging professionals to unleash their design creativity while ensuring total brand consistency and technical accuracy.
In addition, Studio is an effective quality assurance tool, as the 3D preview helps correct design flaws as early in the process as possible. And because Studio exports industrystandard file formats - 3D PDF, QuickTime movies, jpg - users can reduce shipping costs and time by emailing brand owners a virtual mockup in the form of a 3Denabled PDF file. Meanwhile the brand owner benefits because the faster approval process reduces their time to market.
Visitors to the EskoArtwork stand will also learn more about WebCenter, a secure internetbased collaboration solution with unique packaging functions. The global marketplace makes it imperative that businesses can collaborate and communicate across countries and continents. WebCenter enables information to be stored centrally and shared globally, which eliminates communication errors and long approval cycles, and reduces costs.
Dynamic Content for Adobe® Illustrator® will also be showcased during Luxe Pack. This plugin establishes dynamic links between brand owners and their suppliers, using XML to connect to the brand owner's content management system. Dynamic Content gives designers full control over formatting and the positioning of objects, and enables the brand owner to edit and maintain text from outside Illustrator® CS.
EskoArtwork is a global supplier and integrator of innovative solutions for packaging, commercial printing, sign and display finishing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce timetomarket, lower costs and expand business.
EskoArtwork is the worldwide market leader with preproduction and collaboration software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers. The CDI flexo computertoplate imagers, Kongsberg shortrun converting and signage finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.
The company also provides a range of workflow solutions for the commercial printing and publishing market, as well as the Enfocus suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals.
EskoArtwork employs around 950 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan, and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 40 countries.
EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in 5 European countries, the United States and in India. The consolidated full year financials ended for 2009 with revenue of EUR 145 million and an EBITDA of EUR 23 million.