FESPA has welcomed EskoArtwork, the global developer of workflow, automation and quality assurance solutions for packaging, sign and display, commercial printing and professional publishing, as its first and exclusive Global Software & Finishing Partner.
EskoArtwork will now be participating in articles, visitor conference sessions and live debates, including speaker sessions at FESPA exhibitions in Europe, Americas and Asia throughout 2011.
These include FESPA Americas 2011 (Orlando), FESPA Digital 2011 (Hamburg), FESPA Mexico 2011 (Mexico City), and FESPA Asia 2011 (Singapore). EskoArtwork will also participate actively in the FESPA Asia Summit (16-17 June 2011), and in FESPA’s 2011 European Congress event in Sweden, organised in collaboration with FESPA’s member associations in the Nordic region and Iberia respectively.
FESPA Managing Director Frazer Chesterman explains: “At FESPA, we have recognised for several years that our community is showing an increased interest in workflow automation and finishing, as digital technology takes hold and printers focus on optimising efficiency at all stages of production. It’s clear that productivity rests on much more than just the print output device, and as wide format printers achieve a higher level of expertise with digitally printed output, they are exploring other ways of streamlining production to meet customers’ needs and improve profitability.”
Marketing Director at EskoArtwork, Jef Stoffels comments: “Over the course of several years, EskoArtwork has been offering a growing range of software solutions to address the challenges faced by wide format printers, and we have had a physical presence at FESPA events since 2005. Until a few years ago, the sign and graphics sector was relatively slow to adopt specific software workflow solutions, but we are seeing that change rapidly now, as printers recognise the need to remove production bottlenecks to take advantage of faster digital output speeds and manage increased workloads.”
He adds, “FESPA is the ideal partner for EskoArtwork to link our brand more strongly to this marketplace. FESPA is a strong and growing global community in the large format printing and sign and display sectors, all of which are becoming more and more significant for us as a business. At EskoArtwork, we are convinced that our software solutions are at the forefront in this industry, and our digital finishing solutions are recognised to be the industry benchmark with the most productive and versatile systems in the market. This is the beginning of an exciting and promising partnership between our organisations.”
Founded in 1962, FESPA is a not-for-profit federation of trade associations and an organiser of exhibitions and conferences for the screen and digital printing industries. FESPA’s dual aim is to promote screen printing and digital imaging and to share knowledge about screen and digital printing with its members across the world, helping them to grow their businesses and learn about the latest developments in their fast growing industries.
FESPA member organisations include 26 separate National Associations in Europe, and 10 Associate Member Associations in Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka.