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Esko eyes packaging growth with GIS deal

Integrated hardware and software solutions provider Esko has entered into a new partnership with inkjet specialist Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) as part of an effort to enhance its service offering,

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Esko says the link-up with GIS will allow the two companies to offer a complete solution

Under the deal, Esko says that it will combine its workflow and brand colour management expertise with the inkjet expertise of GIS.

Esko’s automation engine workflow, solutionEsko, has experience in digital print development, having supplied a digital front end (DFE) turnkey solution for over 10 years. GIS supplies data-path electronics, ink delivery systems and print control software, alongside capability in scanning and direct to shape inkjet print systems.

Packaging specialist Esko says by combining its DFE and workflow automation expertise with the inkjet electronics and Atlas software capabilities of GIS, the two can offer a complete solution, from print job creation to the optimisation of print quality to precise printhead control.

Chuck Ravetto, vice president and general manager suppliers business of Esko, comments: “We know that digital press manufacturers are seeking to reduce development times of their presses. By using this integrated solution resulting from our partnership with GIS, they will get innovations to market faster.

“At the same time, packaging converters investing in digital press capacity will benefit by having more standardized and robust on press solutions for workflow, colour management and device compensation.”

Nick Geddes, managing director of GIS, adds: “Combining the packaging management, prepress automation and DFE expertise of Esko with the industrial inkjet capabilities of GIS creates a unique ecosystem for packaging and label digital printing, not seen elsewhere.”

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