EskoArtwork Partners with EFI
GENT, Belgium—EskoArtwork (www.esko.com) announced that it has entered into an alliance with EFI (www.efi.com) to co-market EskoArtwork software solutions specifically aimed at the large-format sign and display market. Under the agreement, the companies agreed to co-market the new EskoArtwork i-cut Suite, the expanded collection of pre-production software, beginning at Fespa 2010. In combination with EFI’s Fiery XF solutions for the wide-format and super-wide digital inkjet market, the combined offering streamlines production substantially.
“EskoArtwork has long been a leader in developing prepress, automation, and workflow solutions, and their years of experience make them a key player in this market,” comments Stefan Spiegel, general manager EFI inkjet applications. “Their i-cut Suite is a unique offering that, in combination with our EFI Fiery XF solutions, will enable our EFI Rastek wide-format and EFI Vutek super-wide-format customers in single- or multi-printer environments to improve their efficiency and reduce costs, and ultimately increase print productivity.”
“We are very pleased to enter into this alliance with EFI. As the industry continues to evolve, printing and workflow technology must become faster, less costly, and more efficient. In this highly competitive market it’s critical that suppliers are able to offer a true end-to-end automated solution,” adds Bryan Stringer, worldwide business development manager sign & display at EskoArtwork. “Along with EFI, we recognize the importance of partnering and combining the unique strengths of best-in-class solutions that answer the specific needs of the sign and display market. We strongly believe this benefits the industry by delivering true integrated solutions that help customers to become more competitive and profitable.”