Color/Quality Control - Software

Esko Introduces Value-Added Consulting Services
October 27, 2006

GENT, BELGIUM—Esko announced the introduction of a targeted range of value-added consulting services geared to deliver expert advice for increased customer value and increased ROI. Esko’s consulting services will draw on its extensive resources in process management and optimization, leading-edge hardware and software solutions, and professional services and training. Esko’s consulting services will be offered to provide solutions to the challenges facing today’s packaging industry. “We know that a company’s success is dependent upon finding ways to work smarter, quicker, and better, and Esko is ready to assist,” says Jef Stoffels, Esko director of corporate marketing. “Esko’s consulting services enable us to share our expertise

Color: It’s All in the Process
October 1, 2006

Many things make a package effective: size, shape, functionality—and color consistency. In packaging, an essential part of color management is to show what a brand color will look like on press. For package printers and converters, this involves the ability to reproduce color accurately, regardless of inks, coatings, substrates, blankets, plates, or process. The higher the value of the brand asset, the more critical the color. However, because the color spaces of printing presses vary according to ink, inking sequences, and paper grade, consistent color printing is difficult without reliable color management from the time a file enters the workflow until it is reproduced