Koenig & Bauer/Esko – Workflow solutions for package printing

The two companies recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership. To this end, colour management and workflow solutions from Esko were installed at the Koenig & Bauer demo centre in Radebeul and are available with immediate effect for live presentations to interested customers.

As a solution provider to the packaging industry, Koenig & Bauer sees Esko as a strong partner when it comes to process-integrated workflow solutions. Accordingly, it is able to show users the Equinox colour management technology, which enables printing with an extended colour gamut, with the necessary RIP architecture being provided by Esko’s Imaging Engine. One of the benefits of an extended colour gamut is that printers are spared the constant wash-ups which accompany the use of spot colours. Job changeover processes are accelerated and extra production time is gained.

A growing number of brand owners are today accepting the use of an extended colour gamut as an alternative to company- or product-specific spot colours. It is thus all the more important for both companies to present practically integrated pre-press and print solutions which meet the highest quality standards. After all, a wider gamut alone is not sufficient; for the overall process, the absolute stability of all relevant parameters in print is also imperative.

Packaging printers who come to the Koenig & Bauer customer centre can in future not only become acquainted with the latest print and finishing technologies, but also obtain a more comprehensive overview of the integrated process and the range of workflow solutions for packaging production. Esko will likewise be using the new presentation opportunities in Radebeul to inform its own customer base. The first joint activities of the two companies already took place planned within the framework of the Print & Postpress Innovation Days, held at KBA-Sheetfed in Radebeul from 29th November to 1st December 2017.

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