Esko works closely together with Global Vision, the world leader in online packaging quality control. WebCenter, Esko’s packaging management system comes loaded with Global Vision functionality:
This dedicated functionality makes online packaging inspection and proofing straightforward and safe.
Among other things, Esko Platform For Brands helps with Braille and barcode verification to ensure that the correct barcodes and Braille have been placed into the artwork. Esko Platform For Brands has dedicated GlobalVision functionality on board to make braille and barcode inspection possible in the standard viewer. Braille, both glue dots and embossed on the printed component can be inspected and translated against the PDF file to make sure that that there are no missing or added dots.
Barcodes can be decoded and graded according to ANSI/ISO standards to make guaranteed scannable barcodes. WebCenter, as part of the Esko Platform for Brands, offers online proofing for graphic designers and other stake holders.
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Different industries have different definitions for ‘packaging quality’. The food and beverages brands, for instance, have completely different challenges and worries than the chemical, cosmetic and life sciences brands. While the food industry may be very concerned about printed color and not as concerned about copy errors, the pharmaceutical industry uses limited brand colors, but sees broken and missing type as a huge concern.
Packaging mistakes of all kinds equals not only loss of time and revenue but also the potential for product recalls and, most seriously, patient safety issues. It’s no wonder, then, that brands are very keen on using intelligent online proofing tools to reduce the possibility of errors.
Did you know that the FDA estimates that 51% of food and drug recalls can be attributed to labeling errors? Quality control and standardized collaboration and artwork proofing protocols for printed packaging are essential for brands.
Esko Platform for Brands is designed to manage projects and the assets contained within each project. It also serves as an auditing tool: it automatically maintains version control of all documents, automatically archiving older iterations, ensuring that only the latest / approved version is used throughout the workflow.
Throughout the printed packaging life cycle, all text, graphics, layout, warnings, and identifying codes are inspected and approved by different departments in a brand company. These departments have to work together:
A key issue for highly regulated industries is compliance and adherence to the guidelines and principles of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Read more here...
The Platform is a dedicated management system for GMP labeling and packaging artwork change management. It helps companies in the highly regulated industries control and maintain GMP compliance with ease.