Solutions for Packaging Prepress Professionals - Esko

These solutions are used to prepare packaging designs (boxes, bags, labels, etc…) for volume reproduction.

Packaging prepress editors

Packaging prepress editors

ArtPro and PackEdge are full-featured packaging preproduction editors offering unique technologies and dedicated tools focused on your major pre-press pain points (e.g. CAD/graphics alignments, trapping, distortion, screening, barcodes, ...).

Read more about ArtPro (Mac) and PackEdge (PC).

DeskPack is a collection of packaging prepress plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® and Adobe® Photoshop®. With these plugins, Adobe® Illustrator® and Photoshop® become a full-fledged packaging prepress application.


Printing images in a packaging workflow, more specifically a flexo workflow, requires a high level of expertise from the trade shop or printer/converter. Esko has a full suite of flexo prepress tools to help tackle all prepress pain points: trapping, distortion, screening, barcodes, white underprint, scum dot removal...

Automation Engine sets a new standard for prepress workflow automation. It is a new modular workflow server with dynamic workflows that are easy to set up and operate. Automation Engine is able to obtain information from external systems through SQL queries, XML or XMP data…


Esko’s software solutions have packaging knowledge at the very core. Dedicated rotogravure functionality ensures unrivalled quality and reduces errors and costs.

WebCenter is a unique and powerful web-based platform that manages packaging preproduction approval and project life cycle. Webcenter has packaging at its core.


Color consistency is critical in brand recognition. The Color Engine enables color management, expanded gamut printing and proofing across the packaging and print supply chain. At the heart of the Color Engine is a central color database for all color critical data.

Imaging Engine is the RIP solution for the CDI: offering performance, reliability and compatibility with open industry standards. The FlexProof option includes color management to enable contract proofs to be made on a variety of digital proofing devices, including accurate spot color matching.


Plato is a powerful tool for the creation of print-ready layouts for the packaging and label industries. It is the production gateway between the prepress department and the press-room.