Everything you need to make packaging artwork "ready to print" for digital and conventional print. With the DeskPack Advanced for Illustrator bundle, you get all the functionality of DeskPack Essentials, plus additional plugins to trap your files, make screen exceptions and more.
Software licenses (as opposed to subscriptions) are still available, please contact your regional sales for more information.
Rather than labeling, etching or handwriting print information onto your flexo plates, why not automate the permanent marking of them with PlateID, which is now available for DeskPack users?
Add information, such as job ID, color references, surface or reverse print instructions or date of manufacture to any flexo plate imaged with a CDI and exposed with an XPS Crystal system – all without adding to your platemaking process.
Create the VDP master file template containing static and VDP objects, using the step-by-step user interface of Dynamic VDP software for Illustrator® to define the variable placeholder fields as text, barcodes or images.
By linking these VDP objects to records of a database, you have the basis to preflight the resulting variants in real time and define rules the database or even the resulting graphics need to comply with. The final step happens either in Automation Engine, an Esko compatible Digital Press Front-End (DFE) or with the DeskPack Dynamic VDP module.
Text changes on incoming artwork just got a whole lot easier – and faster! Text Recognition for Adobe® Illustrator® converts outlined, vectorized characters into text that can be edited again. You can manage text changes in-house and make updates in seconds. Save on average 30 minutes per job, while reducing opportunity for error and obtaining a higher right-first-time ratio.
Generate dynamic barcode with assured printability. This plug-in contains a wide range of industry standard barcodes and has advanced features such as automatic box generation, bar width reduction and output resolution dependent scaling. Never was generating barcodes in Adobe® Illustrator® easier and more professional.
Save time, reduce manual intervention, and achieve consistent trapping results with the PowerTrapper Client. Automatically trap your file in seconds, according to basic specifications, and apply object-based exceptions to fine-tune artwork and achieve maximum print quality. You can also add a white underprint to your file in just a few clicks.
Achieve a higher right-first-time rate with automatic aesthetic trapping and make fewer interactive improvements to attain that perfectly trapped result. Artwork changes are a breeze, too, you can make updates at any time without the need to redo trapping exceptions.
PowerTrapper Client requires a connection to Automation Engine. The trapping process is completed on the server, freeing up the workstation. This client-server relation allows centralization and standardization of trapping parameters.
Create printing layouts easier than ever before with dedicated tools in the PowerLayout bundle.
This bundle offers dedicated tools to accelerate frequently used selection and alignment operations, and to add new ways to handle spot colors and special inks beyond Adobe® Illustrator®'s powerful capabilities.
Check your incoming files as early as possible. Minimize the cost of errors or validate your designs before you send them off to the printer.
With the Preflight functionality, your file is verified against a personal profile and a validation report is generated. This interactive report guides your through the violations found against image types and resolutions, line widths, color spaces, minimum %, font rules, x-height…
A correct visualization of your packaging design is crucial in a professional environment. Catch errors early on with the Viewer. It is the perfect tool for packaging quality control.
With the Viewer, you can work with predefined Press Settings to detect first printable dots, to simulate dot gain and registration errors, and to calculate the total area coverage in your file.
Secure file round-tripping between Adobe® Illustrator®, ArtPro, and PackEdge.
Import PDFs with Esko specific information in Adobe® Illustrator® without losing layer, separations, screening information…!
The PDF Import functionality improves the way Normalized PDF files are converted into Adobe® Illustrator® format. Esko specific information is passed to Illustrator® to keep the file editable.
This bundle also includes White Underprint functionality. Add a white underprint to your file in a few clicks. Choose an ink name and a choke-distance and automatically the correct object will be created in a separate layer based on the selected artwork. This tool can also be used to quickly create finishing layers (varnishes, embossing...)
Remap channels of embedded or linked images into any used ink in the document. The channel mapping functionality remaps the inks of all commonly used images formats (TIFF, JPEG, PSD, Adobe® Photoshop® DCS, Adobe® Photoshop® EPS, PNG, GIF...).
Embedded images in Adobe® Illustrator® files cannot be edited. This makes last minute revisions impossible. With Image Extractor, you can convert embedded images into externally linked images, allowing you to edit them in Adobe® Photoshop®.
The Instant Trapper functionality is by far the easiest interactive trapping solution on the market. Trapping becomes a matter of clicking the 2 elements you want to trap. All traps are placed on a separate layer and centerlines are automatically calculated.
This bundle also comes with Dynamic Marks. This functionality helps you generate proofing marks, print marks and registration marks in Illustrator in the most intuitive way.
Upgrade Illustrator® art to a Dynamic Mark and reuse it on all your files. The color and positions of the Dynamic Marks will adapt to the characteristics of the file. Add text marks that display separation, user, file or job information. Add gradation strips, bearer bars and cut marks from a list of Standard Marks. The marks will stay fully editable to fit your production variables. After applying a Dynamic Mark Set on a single file or step and repeat, all marks remain dynamic which means you can load these at any time.