EskoArtwork at ISA 2010
LAKE GENEVA, Wis.—EskoArtwork will be demonstrating a complete graphics production workflow, from design-to-print-to-cut, during the ISA International Sign Expo 2010, April 8-10 in Orlando, FL.
EskoArtwork provides automated digital finishing solutions for producers of printed graphics, including design/preproduction tools and print-to-cut integration. Applications include signs, displays, and adhesive and static cling products.
“Across the ‘design-to-print-to-cut’ spectrum of printed graphics production, EskoArtwork solutions improve each step of the process,” says Bill Hartman, vice president marketing, EskoArtwork. “In the design phase, application tools improve the design, editing, and layout of graphics files. In the print stage, our i-script™ workflow integration with RIP software allows the seamless, automated creation of i-cut® files for finishing operations. And, in the cut phase, the Esko i-X series provides flexible, versatile, and productive finishing, transforming printed graphics into usable products. At ISA 2010 we look forward to demonstrating a complete line of products that cover each of these facets of the workflow.”
Kongsberg finishing systems
Esko i-X finishing systems are integrated with the patented i-cut® vision and workflow integration system to improve cut-to-print alignment—an advantage over fixed diecutting. The i-cut® camera reads register marks on each individual image placed on the Kongsberg finishing system, for accurate registration that compensates for local or overall distortion of the material, even for non-linear distortions. And, with the new i-cut Vision Pro 7.0 system, print material specifications are taken from the work stream—including cutting keys that supply operators with optimized tool settings and blade/bit recommendations—and are processed with preset cutting parameters. This makes the finishing set-up easier and simplifies the tasks necessary for starting each unique job. A new registration algorithm—including the ability to read all registration marks before cutting—delivers improved quality with placement registration. Subsequently, set-up times are minimal.
Featured at the EskoArtwork booth is the Kongsberg i-XP 24, a digital cutter designed to operate continuously in a 24/7 production environment. The i-XP series is designed for POP and in-store displays as well as high volume signage, providing a solution for short run production.