Esko, a global supplier of hardware and software for customers in the packaging, labels and wide format sectors, has won a prestigious Technical Innovation award at the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) 2019 Awards for its Print Control Wizard software.
Developed by Esko in response to a call from the flexographic printing industry to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves in the reprographics process, Print Control Wizard has a positive impact on a range of reprographics processes outputting a new screening algorithm to address a range of potential print issues.
Receiving the accolade at the FTA Forum Awards Banquet in New Orleans, Robert Bruce, Esko Product Manager, said: “We are delighted to be recognized by the FTA for our Print Control Wizard software development. We worked extensively with a number of customers, including Sebastion Longo, President of Fotograbados Longo, who joined us on the evening, to ensure the new technology meets the needs of prepress professionals around the world.”
The Print Control Wizard application goes beyond excellent screening and outputs the right plate based on a range of print run parameters. Print Control Wizard managed plates deliver superior print quality and use screens and dot gain curves that take in to consideration the press, substrates, inks, anilox and other print run parameters.
Robert added: “Our customers confirm that Print Control Wizard delivers a new level of simplicity and yet achieves outstanding screening. The print results speak for themselves; plates last longer on press and deliver brilliant, consistent quality. This award from the FTA is great recognition for the Esko team and our customers that worked with us to develop the solution.”