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Esko releases latest edition of ArtPro+ Packaging Editor

The next generation of Esko’s packaging editor defines new standard for ease of use and automation.

Esko announced a major new release of its packaging and labels prepress editor, ArtPro+. With over 25,000 Esko prepress editors currently in use, this latest version is designed to fit the needs of today’s prepress production.

ArtPro+ is part of the Esko Software Platform 2018, the latest version of Esko’s market-leading portfolio of integrated software solutions for design, prepress, workflow automation, color management and supply chain collaboration in the packaging, labels, display and sign markets.

ArtPro+ will be commercially available with the release of Esko Software Platform version 18 in June 2018. All ArtPro and PackEdge customers under maintenance contract worldwide are entitled to free upgrades to the ArtPro+ 18 version.

The new ArtPro+ release can also be tried through the Esko store 30 days free of charge.

The fastest prepress editor in the industry

With this version of ArtPro+, prepress operations complete the editing work 40% faster. This new version of ArtPro+ requires fewer clicks to complete tasks, features faster opening and saving of files with native PDF, and has faster trapping.

“The majority of the PDF artwork we receive today is processed through ArtPro+. It works just great to run our prepress production: we measured an increase in productivity and improved our service and customer satisfaction. The very fast Trapping tool, Preflight and Action Lists are just a few of the unique features we use a lot. And what’s more, it is very simple to use. The implementation was really easy – as new operators didn’t need much training time. Last but not least, ArtPro+ is seamlessly integrated with the Esko packaging management platform WebCenter, where our customers can connect, review and approve the artwork, significantly improving delivery time,” said Isidore Leiser, CEO of French label converter Stratus Packaging.

Built for Automation

ArtPro+ is built bottom-up with automation in mind. Most label and packaging tasks today can be automated using the prepress editor for quality assurance and exception handling tasks.

Not only can ArtPro+ be run through Esko’s Automation Engine, tasks can now also be highly simplified through automation within the editor, without any need for scripting.

Automation not only dramatically improves production speed, but it also further drives down the risk of human errors.

The combination of the new ArtPro+ and Automation Engine gives print service providers and label and packaging converters the solution they need to effectively deal with the faster turnaround times and ever-shortening print runs that have become common in today’s printing and converting environment.


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