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KBA & Esko target packaging printers

Tuesday, 05 December 2017
By Print21

German press giant Koenig & Bauer (KBA) has joined with leading software developer Esko to upgrade colour and workflow solutions for packaging printers.

New colour management and workflow software from Belgium-based Esko has been installed at the KBA demo centre in Radebeul and is now available 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, said KBA in a press release.

Accordingly, it is pleased to be 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.

This is an especially interesting option for packaging printers. 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. With its advanced measuring and control systems, Koenig & Bauer here offers ideal prerequisites for a stable process even over long runs and for repeat jobs.

Packaging printers who visit the KBA customer centre can obtain a more comprehensive overview of the integrated process and the range of workflow solutions for packaging production. Esko will also be using the new presentation opportunities in Radebeul to inform its own customer base.

 

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