Boost the prepress capabilities of Adobe® Illustrator®. . Prepare packaging and label artworks for digital printing.
Software licenses (as opposed to subscriptions) are still available, please contact your regional sales for more information.
Easily generate proofing, print and registration marks in Illustrator once, then apply them to any job without the need to redo them. 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, meaning you can load these at any time.
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.
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.
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.
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...)