Presentation on theme: "FPPA Annual Meeting – Tucson AZ March 2009 Efficiencies through Intelligent Workflows – DFS Workflows – Plate Ready mounted for the press Sign up – File."— Presentation transcript:
FPPA Annual Meeting – Tucson AZ March 2009 Efficiencies through Intelligent Workflows – DFS Workflows – Plate Ready mounted for the press Sign up – File optimization, nesting and cutting on the table Visualiser - Streamlining the Customer Approval process Ian Hole - V P Market Development EskoArtwork
2 Optimization of your company assets Equipment – Hardware, Software fully utilized at all times Investments must produce to justify your ROI Must be reliable, consistent and accurate Supplier must offer up to the minute update possibilities for investment longevity People – Easy to use products with speedy automated and reliable results Ergonomically strong products for essential operator comfort Each task completed easily and quickly Confidence that results are what was predicted – no surprises Supplier must train until operators they are proficient
3 Collate & Merge files – Standard on film and plate imagers Crop images out of job at separation level Group images together to fill plate area Saving polymer Saving Time Plate optimization PLATEPATCHER
4 Collate & Merge files – Standard on film and plate imagers … becomes this! Automatically reduce full- format jobs into patches This …
5 PlatePatcher & Merge Plate Optimization – what does it do? Can be used for Film output for analog plate workflow Can be used for liquid plates with output to film Existing software for photographic film on ESKO Megasetter, Gigasetter, Agfa, Fuji etc… Can be used with dry Vaporlaz film on CDI Can be used by ANY digital plate device – CDI even Kodak… - TIFF output – for foreign device - CDI - Digital plate output (.LEN) Resides on CDI PC and/or PC distant from plate output site Plate set-up done before sending to the Plate Making dept. Reduce full format jobs into patches
6 PlatePatcher & Merge Optimization – what are the benefits? Saves polymer by taking non-imaged areas out of the process Exact repeat of manual analog process but using software Increases the possible accuracy – because it is digital Estimated reduction of 15-20% film and/or polymer Estimated reduction of 25% time/labor Reduces error or damage wastage of film or plates Hot Folders for each plate type and thickness Fill plates with many jobs and separations Repetitious jobs can be fully automated Reliable and Consistent results always
10 –Corrugated tooling kit for all plate thickness –Felt tip pen for ID# or barcodes on back of flexo plate –Varnish blanket cutting for offset –FlexiHead for flexo plates, foam, tapes & carriers –Bevel 45 degree knife for thicker flexo plates –Hole drill for mounting plates to carriers –Camera to find plate position on table before cutting –Strong vacuum holds plates and carriers down on table –Pin Bar register to guarantee accuracy between colors FlexiHead accomodates any 3 tools – no limit on # tools Changing tools takes just a minute Very fast cutting, drilling, plotting, scribing etc… Multi-Tooling Available on Table – The table / tool concept
11 Analog Mount workflow – Todays chosen analog workflow XL-Table CDI Merge and PlatePatcher non-printing area carrier sheet ready for press *.acm Ripped full-format Separation Analog Post-Mounter with position coordinates from graphic file Position and size of Plate Patches Plate processed through analog workflow Processed patches cut to size TIFF Paper Plot of Mounting Layout
12 Workflow for simple, single or multi color work Carrier sheet cut exactly square Slug positions on paper plot for quick mounting Can mount using ANY mounter – Harley, Bieffebe etc…. No further mounting investment needed – you already have it Error reduction from automated cutting of slugs Labor cost and Time reduction from automated cutting of slugs Mounting tape savings when applied before cutting slugs Better quality bevel edge than a manual cut Time savings could be 20 minutes per color Option to Mount to a MASTER plate that has all marks included for each color separation, then follow with all other separations Analog Paper Mount – What are the benefits
13 3-Hole Drill workflow – Exact repeat of analog workflow XL-Table CDI Merge and PlatePatcher non-printing area Patches cut and drilled *.acm Automatic Drill position on graphic file Position and size of Plate Patches plus drill positions Plate processed through analog workflow Patches are mounted Carrier sheet ready for press Carrier sheet with Press Bar drilled for plate patches TIFF
14 3-Hole Drill workflow – Exact repeat of analog workflow XL-Table CDI Merge and PlatePatcher non-printing area Patches cut and drilled *.acm Automatic Drill position on graphic file Position and size of Plate Patches plus drill positions Plate processed through analog workflow Patches are mounted Carrier sheet ready for press Carrier sheet with Press Bar drilled for plate patches TIFF IMAGES
15 Workflow for Sheet and Liquid Plates Positions of separations transferred automatically from graphic file with drilled holes positions –Time savings for calculating slug positions which is usually manually done beforehand –Time savings in actual mounting, due to pins positions –Time savings from cutting the slugs –High accuracy from position data transfer Mounting tape savings when applied before cutting slugs Better quality bevel edge than manual cut Mount press bar strips onto carrier sheet before mounting slugs Mount slugs onto carrier sheet using short pins through back of carrier sheet –Slugs will match pre-drilled holes in carrier sheet –Slugs will ONLY fit into 1 set of drilled holes –Repeat for each color separation on carriers 3-Hole Drill Workflow – What are the Benefits?
16 XL-Table CDI Merge and PlatePatcher non- printing area Pre Mount workflow – Mounting, accuracy and cost savings *.acm, *.eps Ripped full-format Separation Plate Processor In Position Plate Non-imaged plate patches Non-imaged mounted plate patches Size of Plate Patches Merge of Graphic files for imaging and Inline-UV Exposure carrier sheet ready for press incorporate punched carrier and lead-edge strip
17 Carrier sheet cut exactly square Mounting non-imaged plates eliminates traditional mounting time Positions of separations transferred automatically from graphic file to plot on carrier sheet Cut and punch mask for slugs out of board or similar on table Graphic registration totally accurate because of CDI imaging Plate tape savings when applied before cutting slugs Better quality bevel edge than manual cut Registration of carrier sheets using pins on CDI drum PreMount – What are the benefits PRESENTATION LATER
19 What is SignUp? – Layout application for Sign & Display
20 SignUp: Target markets – Digital Sign & Display Large Format Digital Press Users –(Ir)regular shape cutting requirements –Premium substrates e.g. Forex –Brand owner driven e.g. display for multiple shops/locations Press time optimization –Minimize number of printed sheets per job Reduced Operator intervention –Cutting data preparation –Reduced error rate – Automated finishing Finishing marks including barcodes for auto finishing (i-cut)
21 SignUp: Value proposition Protect your investment –Central layout tool for ANY printer Reduce waste maximize margin –Automatic sheet optimized nesting based on ordered quantities –Regular and irregular shapes –Post lamination material (print on roll fed inkjet – post print lamination) –Optimal sheet size selection Flexibility –Last minute cut path changes –Create die shape automatically
22 SignUp: Value proposition Reduce errors –Front & back side of dual sided displays linked Eliminate guesswork –Automatic placement of registration i-Cut marks –Barcode driven automation on i-Cut enabled finishing device Front Back
23 SignUp: Value proposition Tiling for oversized jobs like billboards Interactive tile adjusting for specialty purposes –Irregular tiles defined by specialty purpose corner in exhibition booth wall coverings & shop decorations
24 SignUp: Jigsaw Tiling option Prepare a puzzle for printing & cutting in 1 click
25 Visualizer – Realistic screen soft proofs for Packaging
26 What is Esko Visualizer? Create and share ultra-realistic on-screen mock-ups and soft proofs of complex packaging designs Courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka and Field Packaging
27 Visualizer - Seeing is believing Visualize special finishes like spot UV varnish, foil block, embossing, corrugated board and more. Visualize how it would look when handled and moved. Visualize the effects of a variety of real-world lighting environments & backgrounds. Courtesy of Anchor Bay Packaging
28 Visualizer - The "mock-up killer" Fewer expensive and time-consuming mock-ups and comps to make and deliver. Fewer misunderstandings with clients. Less time needed to move through the production and decision-making cycle.
29 Who needs Esko Visualizer? Folding carton converters Packaging trade shops Corrugated printers Design agencies Save time, save money, and improve your relationship with your customers.
30 Better communication with your clients Your clients (and their teams) can visualize realistic images or videos of their packaging -early in the production cycle -without you having to make a mock-up Have your clients download for free You create a snapshot or a video, which can be sent to your client by e-mail or made available for download. Snapshots can be created as JPG, PSD, PNG, TIF, TGA, BMP Videos can be created as QuickTime, VR interactive
31 Courtesy of Ripe Design Agency Realistic visualization for different finishing effects Wide range of substrates, papers, inks and finishes, including: Metallic and fluorescent inks Foils Die cutting Transparent material Varnish Lamination Emboss/deboss Glitter/flitter Proprietary inks such as PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, Eckart® and MetalFX®
32 Platform independent Esko Visualizer and the Esko Visualizer Free Viewer run on both PC and Mac. Courtesy of Ripe Design Agency
33 Platform independent Esko Visualizer and the Esko Visualizer Free Viewer run on both PC and Mac. Courtesy of Ripe Design Agency DEMONSTRATION
34 What does it cost? all basic viewing folding carton: structural & graphic designers & brand owners with graphics and ArtiosCAD files 3D ARD import (+ other 3D CAD import, multi-component to follow) Market Product Function Esko Other sales Price channels channels Esko & Artwork distributors 5,000 FREE Viewer all Labels: graphic designers & brand owners with graphics 2D Cylindrical shapes, no Artios input Esko & Artwork distributors 3,000 for Labels
35 Where is the return on investment? Most clients find that their investment pays for itself within months. Ask us for a personalized ROI analysis using our interactive tool.
36 Where is the ROI? Save money - Make fewer mock-ups and wetproofs. Save time - Use e-mail and share with decision-makers - speed up review cycle and shorten time-to-market. Reduce errors and wastage - Evaluate the impact of substrates, inks and special finishes Fewer misunderstandings means satisfied customers: - Your client's can view and avoid any surprises. Work with Esko ArtiosCAD: Blend with ArtoisCAD's structural die cut shapes Easy to install, easy to learn, easy to maintain. Proven return on investment: Within months!