The press release stated that, "these pre-configured, easy-to-use workflow solutions address the many challenges that constrict throughput and cause inefficiencies in the label manufacturing process."
According to Esko, "Label converters are increasingly challenged with the growing number of shorter runs, faster cycle times, more SKUs, and stricter regulatory compliance requirements and a mix of conventional and digital printing processes. There is zero margin for error or time loss, and on top of all of this, there continues to be severe margin pressure. In order to address these challenges, label converters must standardise and streamline production flows, taking out as much manual intervention and automating as many repetitive tasks as possible. Implementing standard workflows supported with web-based project management and collaboration tools are essential business improvements as label converters work to stay competitive."
“We are committed to simplify packaging,” said Udo Panenka, president of Esko. “In bringing these pre-configured workflows to the label converter community, Esko is responding to a growing industry need for easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy yet robust and proven workflow solutions. These simplified turnkey workflow solutions, based on decades of experience, take complexity out of the supply chain in areas where major bottlenecks and time losses often occur.”
At Labelexpo Europe, Esko will be demonstrating two such solutions for label converting — WebCenter Essentials, a turnkey project management bundle for label production and Automation Engine Essentials for Labels, a turnkey workflow bundle for label prepress workflow automation.
Esko currently has over 5,000 workflow installations worldwide.