DeskPack: Packaging prepress plugins for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop - Esko


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DeskPack: Premium prepress plugins for Adobe® Illustrator®

Plug-ins for any
prepress environment

Deskpack is a collection of packaging prepress plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe® Photoshop®.

With the DeskPack plugins Adobe® Illustrator® and Photoshop® become full-fledged packaging prepress applications.

The DeskPack plugins fit any prepress environment. From importing structural design files (CAD data), over trapping production files, all the way up to creating repetitions of print-ready production files, DeskPack offers the best packaging solution to get the job done.

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is right for you?

Our Prepress selector will help you identify whether ArtPro+ or DeskPack is the right tool for your specific needs.

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Benefits of working with DeskPack plugins

DeskPack comes in two editions,
depending on your needs.

DeskPack Essentials

DeskPack Essentials

Offers all of the essential prepress functionality: add barcodes to your packaging artwork, do preflighting, import PDF files, adding white underprint, and view your artwork.

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DeskPack Advanced

DeskPack Advanced

Offers all the functionality of the 'DeskPack Essentials' bundle and additional plugins to trap your files, add dynamic printing marks, add screening exceptions…

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Adobe® Illustrator® prepress plugins:

  • Dynamic Barcodes: generates dynamic barcodes with assured printability.
  • Text Recognition: converts outlined text in artwork to editable text.
  • Packaging Preflight: automatically detects a lot of common errors and lists them in a report inside Illustrator®.
  • PowerLayout: dedicated step and repeat functionality, combined with PDF import and the ability to add dynamic marks.
  • PowerTrapper: offers very powerful trapping and white underprinting functionality.
  • Dynamic VDP: allows you to easily create and work with Variable Data Printing jobs (VDP) on a digital printing press.

Adobe® Photoshop® packaging plugins:

  • Flexo Tools: dedicated flexo functionality in Photoshop®.
  • Ink Tools: functionality for preparing images with spot color separations.
DeskPack: Adobe® Illustrator® prepress plugins
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