Boost digital label printing efficiency with Esko Automation Engine - Esko

April 3, 2020

Boost digital label printing efficiency with Esko Automation Engine

We know how it is for busy label converters. More of your customers are demanding shorter runs, with faster turnaround times, putting ever more pressure on your prepress operation. Not only do you have a whole host of files to be manipulated, checked and made consistent, but laying out those jobs in an optimal way is time consuming and can lead to press inefficiencies. Managing this increased workload is becoming more of a challenge.

We’ve been speaking with label converters across the sector, looking for the best way to help your prepress team handle this load, while boosting your digital press accuracy and output. With recruiting to expand workforces or increasing shifts being among the more expensive options, the logical and economical solution is to implement a completely automated workflow that can:

  • Free up valuable resources by automatically optimizing complex press layouts
  • Leverage predictive intelligence to ensure the best color space to boost your digital press to the max
  • Build a smarter, faster, safer and more efficient workflow

With a whole host of new and updated features in the latest version release of Automation Engine, the software comes fully loaded to boost your digital print operation. For example, our unique algorithms create optimal layouts to make the most of your press; Color Preflight increases efficiency by allowing operators to use the most efficient ink set and reduce unnecessary downtime; while Dynamic Variable Data Printing (VDP) software, designed specifically for applications such as labels, delivers an easy way to create and work with VDP jobs on a digital press.

Automation Engine, the workflow server from Esko, not only automates label production tasks but also integrates business systems to speed up the overall process. As it reduces the error rate and the need for operator intervention, it further increases efficiency and productivity too.

With comprehensive support for mixed printing processes, Automation Engine sets up an automated prepress workflow that ensures faster throughput, greater flexibility, more uptime and improved quality of output without duplication of efforts.

Using Automation Engine in your labels prepress delivers:

  • Unique assisted quality checks to reduce errors by up to 80%
  • Increased throughput by standardizing processes and shifting tasks to the automated workflow software
  • Handling of 40% more jobs without increasing headcount, further saving time and money

Don’t just take our word for it – see for yourself! We’ve created this video to show how Automation Engine can boost your digital label prepress operations.

Our handy ROI calculator demonstrates how Automation Engine can help you manage your increasingly demanding workload without adding to your headcount.

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