Esko Releasesd Software Platform 18.1 Update
A new ‘Optimize File’ task has been introduced, which consolidates three existing tasks into one thereby simplifying the user experience, while the new update also now enables Esko Automation Engine users to work with native PDF files, including the use of processing steps in PDF.
“The update supports Esko ArtPro+ templates for web and sheet layout creation, so a fully native PDF workflow can be set up. This eliminates the need for any file conversion and related complexity of file processing and therefore simplifies the workflow setup and maintenance,” says de Roeck. “It also extends the graphic capabilities of classic workflows with new PDF action lists and powerful Dynamic Marks, enabling all users to automate repetitive prepress tasks without the need for scripting or programming skills.”
The updated Device Manager in Esko Automation Engine comes with a new optimized merging algorithm and will help ensure less waste of expensive flexo plate material.
The addition of the online Truck Analysis feature brings added functionality to Cape Pack, the Esko palletization software that optimizes product and case sizes for shipping. “This newest update includes a brand new, simple to use online Truck Loading creator and interactive 3D viewer,” says de Roeck. “Users can complete their pallet load formatting and then fill a virtual truck to identify and analyze different logistical solutions.
“Users of Share & Approve, our cloud-native approval tool which enables users to upload, review and annotate packaging and label jobs in 2D and hyper-realistic 3D, will also benefit from additional functions as part of this update,” adds de Roeck. “Customized emails, reporting on approval KPIs and a new Forward Approval function will all be included in the base version from November onwards. With this new Forward Approval feature, a user can invite another person to approve files instead of, or in addition to, themselves.
“Our research and development teams work tirelessly to ensure a regular heartbeat of updates for our solutions,” comments de Roeck. “We value the dialogue we have with our customers in advisory boards and inner circle meetings because only with an intimate understanding our customer’s needs will we develop software that answers even the most challenging demands.”
“We are continually responding to industry requirements and develop innovative solutions that deliver value to our customers,” he says. “The extensive list of new features in the November update of the Esko Software Suite 18.1, available for global release from November 25th onwards, is the evidence of this.”
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