Esko (www.esko.com) will exhibit at Viscom Frankfurt the latest solutions in digital finishing of signs, displays, large format prints and all other elements of visual communication. At its booth B11 in hall 3 (25 – 27 October) Esko is featuring the new Kongsberg XN24, the new high-powered 3 kW MultiCUT-HP tool head and the workflow automation software i-cut Automate 12. To be demonstrated on two demo stations, Esko experts will explain the benefits of the software for configuring optimal nested plotting and millings job.
"At Viscom, Esko continues to define the ‘cutting edge’ standards in short run productivity and versatility. Combined with i-cut Automate 12, we offer digital finishing solutions for every process, material and application of signmakers and, display providers” explains Wolfram Verwüster, Esko Business Manager DACH.
Kongsberg XN goes up in sizes and materials
The Kongsberg XN is the most versatile, highest performing finishing table available in the mid-range market. Capable of handling the broadest variety of materials, the new table serves all demands in the sign making and displays market. The series is available in different sizes; from the smallest 1680 x 1270mm (66” x 50”) Kongsberg XN20 up to the largest 2210 x 6550mm (87” x 258”) Kongsberg XN48.The enlarged work area allows full Y-axis reach of all tools and the length of the XN24 and XN44 models has been extended to 3200mm (126”) for larger digital print materials.
The new Kongsberg XN can be equipped with a more powerful milling spindle, called the MultiCUT- HP. With this new high-powered 3 kW MultiCUT-HP tool head, the Kongsberg XN offers up to 3 times more milling productivity. Even when processing the most challenging materials, it keeps a productive, consistent speed. And thanks to the power-saving variable vacuum hold-down technology, it consumes less energy.
i-cut Automate 12: workflow automation software for sign and display shops
i-cut Suite is the first collection of workflow software targeted specifically at users of large format digital printers and/or digital finishing systems. Customers enjoy the benefits of the optimized print sheet layout for odd shaped designs with material savings often running in excess of 20%. Now, with i-cut Automate 12 interactive features like the creation of cutting paths, adding bleeds and setting nesting parameters can all be automated. In a short run production environment, automatic creation of the most optimal print sheet layout is a clear way to increase capacity, reduce the risk for errors and reduce expensive substrate waste.
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business and improve profitability.
Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for artwork creation, structural design, pre-production, workflow automation, quality assurance and online collaboration. Esko solutions support and manage the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging manufacturers.
CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.
Enfocus, with its suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals, is part of Esko.