Packaging preproduction: How to level up!

Trade shops and packaging converters all over the world work with Esko software and hardware for packaging and labels preproduction.

Smart companies don’t settle for a status quo. They try to optimize their workflows.

If you are looking to level up, it can be hard to identify the right upgrades. So where to start?

Some examples of ways to level up

Structural design

You're using non-packaging specific CAD software

You're working with ArtiosCAD, the leading packaging CAD editor

Combine ArtiosCAD with the Shapes library and Cape to calculate optimized box sizes. You have integrated the Enterprise version of ArtiosCAD with your business systems.

Prepress editing

You're outsourcing prepress or doing it manually, using non-professional tools

You're using ArtPro+ or DeskPack plugins for Adobe® Illustrator®

You're running most prepress tasks automatically on Automation Engine. The editors are only used for exceptions


You're sending PDF files as attachments OR using basic non-professional tools (FTP,, WeTransfer, ...)

You're using Esko Share & Approve, the cloud-based tool to share, annotate and approve packaging and labels, in hyper realistic 3D

You're using WebCenter with workflow tickets, driving Automation Engine

Packaging production innovation you won’t see anywhere else

Esko is the undisputed global market leader in packaging preproduction solutions.

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for trade shops, packaging manufacturers, converters and brands.

A globally deployed service staff of more than 500 help improve customer processes and guarantee maximal uptime. What’s more, Esko offers a range of all-in flexible financing solutions.

Packaging production innovation you won’t see anywhere else

Take the Digital Maturity Test

The Digital Maturity Model is an assessment tool that helps packaging converters and trade shops understand their current stage of digital transformation. It highlights the areas of improvement.

Take the test here

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About us

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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