Esko will exhibit its Kongsberg V-series for the first time in Europe at FESPA Digital (20-22 May 2014, Munich). These tables have a standard design that delivers true Kongsberg production quality. Available in two configurations, the V-series tables are ideal for sign and display as well as packaging applications.

Armand Gougay, Esko Vice President EMEA said, ‘Initial market testing in Asia generated strong demand for these new tables. We are now scaling up manufacturing to make these models available through all Esko channels.’

Esko will also show the Kongsberg C64 cutting table for the first time in Europe following a successful launch last fall at SGIA. This first-of-a-kind super-wide digital finishing system is a brand-new platform whose development is based on decades of engineering experience from Kongsberg, and is designed for 24/7 production and semi-industrial environments.

Unique is its ability to handle materials up to 3.2 x 3.2m. Due to their robust design and the unique carbon traverse beam, the Kongsberg C Series cutting tables do not decelerate when cutting demanding materials and can work with a broader array of materials than any other super-wide finisher, from paper and textiles to fluted board, plastics, aluminum composites and (unique to the Kongsberg C) corrugated up to triple-wall thickness.

‘With this next-generation cutting table, our customers can improve productivity and decrease time to market with excellent precision at high speeds and extreme fast acceleration. Visitors to our stand at FESPA Digital will see this clearly demonstrated, in a fun way,’ said Gougay.

In addition to market leading digital finishing equipment, Esko also offers highly innovative prepress, workflow and finishing software specifically developed for this industry. Visitors to the Esko FESPA Digital stand can view the new developments in layout functionality within the i-cut software suite: Esko i-cut Layout+, a re-developed 64-bit application that runs on both Mac and PC platforms and makes nesting and layout preparation extremely intuitive and productive.

Esko will also demonstrate ArtiosCAD and Studio structural design software for designing displays and other structures in 3D; workflow automation with Esko Automation Engine to streamline and automate high volume production and exceptional colour management capabilities with Esko Color Engine to deliver against the high expectations of brand owners for colour integrity in their sign and display graphics.

A new colour module not only proves to be a great ink-saver, it can also be integrated in an automated workflow and thus saves job setup time. Lastly, online editing capabilities integrated within Esko’s workflow solutions will also be demonstrated on the Esko booth by CHILI Publish.