Esko is the only solution provider that offers a Variable Data Printing (VDP) solution to converters - no matter whether label or folding carton - running Adobe Illustrator and PDF in their prepress operation.
HELL is the global leader in providing gravure equipment, which is why Esko ensured ArtPro+ fully integrates with the proprietary HELL Job Ticket format. With full integration with Esko Automation Engine as well, the very common classic gravure automation can now become a 100% PDF native.
Check files against Enfocus PitStop preflight profiles with smart view modes to alert the prepress professional to potential issues before making plates, cylinders or digital print.
ArtPro+ is the world’s first application supporting ISO-19593, making preflighting more accurate to avoid expensive rejects.
ArtPro+ opens any classic ArtPro file or normalized PDF file and turns it into native PDF. You can now process PDF files natively and share them with packaging stakeholders with no conversion! Users can process jobs 40% faster.
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The screening quality tool enables operators to view, control and apply screening on separate parts of the artwork. Different colors project different screening applications - without the need to rip the job.
Manually trapping packaging artwork can take hours and requires highly skilled professionals.
The new trapper in ArtPro+ handles highly complex packaging designs. ArtPro+ can trap files fully automatically. Exceptions can be saved and will be used after a change is made to the file, so there’s no need to retrap the whole file.
ArtPro+ features a new automatic trapping mode for reverse trapping. This makes creating bi-directional gaps for dry offset very easy!
ArtPro+ recognizes text objects in a PDF and combines them into meaningful textboxes. Character and font recognition functionality also turn outlined fonts into editable text for easy amends. Text changes in outlined text can now be performed as efficiently as live text.
PDF Action Lists automate prepress tasks without special programming or scripting skills. In ArtPro+, simply drag actions into a list. These can be used directly in ArtPro+, shared amongst team members or run fully automated in an Esko Automation Engine workflow. It’s the perfect way to get rid of repetitive tasks that take time but must be performed manually time and again.
Adding measurement information to packaging artwork is labor intensive and slow. The configurable dimensioning tool helps draw dimension lines to any selected object quickly. With the Dimension Lines Mark, you can fully automate the process of adding this information.
In ArtPro+, barcodes that were supplied with the artwork (but might not be verified) can safely be converted into reliable Esko barcodes. A compare feature highlights any deviation to make sure that customizations are captured. Doing it with ArtPro+ you can work faster and eliminate the chance of making mistakes while creating a new barcode.
ArtPro+ can warp graphics to compensate for distortions during the packaging production process. Any ArtPro or PackEdge grid file (.grd, .grid) can be used to warp graphics in a native PDF file.
With the new non-destructive warping feature, files stay fully editable allowing the design to be changed at any moment.
With ArtPro+ Advanced, step and repeat layouts for labels, flexibles and folding carton workflows can be created. Graphic objects can be upgraded to a ‘Dynamic Mark’ with smart coloring and positioning parameters so printing sheets with printer marks is a one-click operation.
Creating warp grids for non-symmetrical shapes is an iterative process that requires skilled professionals and can take hours or days to finalize.
Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves is now available in ArtPro+. Users can now interactively pre-distort graphics for shrink sleeves production. What took hours, now takes minutes!
What’s more, ArtPro+ users also get Studio’s superb 3D visualization capability, which makes sharing mockups with print buyers even more powerful.
Build powerful reports for Automation Engine in ArtPro+ without scripting
Conventionally color matching images and artwork to the final printing profile is very time consuming. What’s more, it requires a highly skilled operator.
The Equinox tool in ArtPro+ gives the user the ability to color-match with one click without restricting the control to optimize for various print requirements.
Available solutions on the market are not optimized for editing artwork that has been converted from spot colors to multi-color process colors. This is now an easy job with the color overview and selection features of ArtPro+.
The optimal shape to cut a flexo plate is largely defined by the graphic content of each separation. Each job needs to be addressed individually, costing you valuable time.
But with Plate Cut in ArtPro+, the creation of cutting paths is just a one-click operation - saving up to 30 mins preparation per layout!
|Native PDF editing|
|Preflight Powered by Enfocus|
|White Underprint, Rich Black|
|Automated font activation powered by Extensis|
|PDF Action Lists|
|Non-destructive Warp with ArtPro and PackEdge grids|
|Tabular Step And Repeat|
|CAD – based sheet layout|