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Color management software

Esko's Color Engine enables color management across the packaging and print supply chain. At the heart of Color Engine is a central color database for all color critical data.

Color consistency is critical in brand recognition. Defining accurate brand and spot color standards is the first step in maintaining consistency. The next step is using these color standards in all packaging design and production applications.

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Esko's Color Management Software : Color Engine 

Unique color management tools and expertise for packaging & labels Consistent color in packaging and labels is challenging. Prepress, substrate, printing process and inks, all affect what the finished pack or label looks like on the shop shelves.

Color Engine allows you to successfully manage brand color expectations.

It has two components:

  • Color Engine as a color management system that is able to accurately predict what the brand colors will look like on the finished pack, even before the brand owner has signed off on the production.
  • Color Engine is a way to communicate color information to all stakeholders in the packaging supply chain. Brand owners, designers, prepress houses, converters, ink factories, printers all need to work with the same set of color data.


If you do not have a measurable color management process to help converters stay on track, you are not going to reproduce print on a consistent basis.

Jeff Hall, Quality and Color Process Manager, Schawk!, USA

Consistent color data across the supply chain

Esko Color Engine is the only prepress production environment that connects to the revolutionary PantoneLIVE workflow. Accurate brand color standards are defined in the PantoneLIVE cloud, based on real print on real substrate. These colors are then shared at all parts of the packaging supply chain, making possible a truly integrated color workflow from design through to print.

Everyone needs access to the same color information. PantoneLIVE creates an environment of color predictability, so color critical decisions can be made upfront and consistently produced color can be delivered to the shelf.

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We help our customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.

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