Strong response from brand owners for the G7 events in Delhi and Mumbai

Standardization and color management for the packaging supply chain

Media Expo mumbai
The two BMPA and IDEAlliance India half-day conferences, the G7 show in Delhi (February 14 morning) and in Mumbai (17 February afternoon and evening) feature presentations by Steve Smiley, a member of the ISO TC130 committee and an expert in color management and packaging standardization across the various substrates and processes used for packaging by global brand owners

Media Expo Mumbai 2015Esko to display digital finishing and software solutionsAt Media Expo Mumbai 2015, Esko and Global 5 Technologies will showcase i-cut Suite and ArtiosCAD software and a Kongsberg digital cutting table. The entire workflow from design to prepress to versatile finishing will be available at Esko’s Stand C-61 and B-44. Esko’s range of Kongsberg tables provide solutions for cutting and creasing and short-run converting for the packaging, label, sign and display industries. The Kongsberg cutting tables are meant for die-less digital finishing due to their robust build, high-speed and smooth integration with Esko production software.
At Media Expo Mumbai 2015, Esko and Global 5 Technologies will showcase i-cut Suite and ArtiosCAD software and a Kongsberg digital cutting tableThe Kongsberg XN is one of the most versatile digital finishing table to be configured for various applications. The Kongsberg XP is designed to handle continuous, high-speed production on the most demanding materials. Esko has more than 60 installations of Kongsberg tables all over South Asia. The i-cut Suite is a software that lets signs and display companies streamline their workflow. It preflights and edits incoming PDF files, ensuring that jobs will print correctly. Moreover, it helps build and edit sheet layouts, ensuring that jobs make the optimum use of substrates through nesting and tiling. The Kongsberg table technology ensures that die-less cutting contours match printed images perfectly, registering the actual dimensions and positioning cuts on the printed result. With an automation engine, all of these functions are automated in a single workflow, with less operator intervention.

In a commoditized market, signs and display shops are realizing that unique 3D display projects offer higher margins. More and more companies are investing in ArtiosCAD for structural design. ArtiosCAD has an extensive library of resizable display designs to help designers so they do not have to start from scratch while designing new displays.

Shrihari Rao, sales director of Esko South Asia states, “The versatility that Esko’s digital finishing solution offers with i-cut Suite and ArtiosCAD software alongside the Kongsberg XN series is exactly what the growing retail and signage market in India needs. Customers understand that they cannot work manually any more. They are looking to digitize the entire workflow. They invest in the right printers, latest software, finishing machines and materials. Investing in a Kongsberg cutting table is the natural choice – quality and on-time delivery are the keys to success. Esko has invested in the Digital Finishing Excellence Centre with equipment and trained staff and has nearly 60 installations in South Asia addressing various applications.”

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