Packaging Innovation
April 13, 2022

The importance of data in accelerating digital transformation – and future business success – cannot be overstated

“When used strategically, data analytics have the power to completely transform how a company performs. From improving the quality output of a product, to reducing waste and accelerating throughput, a focus on analysis can help packaging businesses stay competitive and successful for the long-term” – Jan De Roeck, Esko Director of Marketing, Industry Relations and […]

Les étudiants de l’ESEPAC (European School of Packaging) ont réalisé plusieurs vidéos dynamiques et amusantes en utilisant le logiciel de conception structurelle Esko.

Dans le cadre de leurs études, les étudiants de l’ESEPAC ont produit, à l’aide de logiciels et d’outils standards de l’industrie, plusieurs vidéos dynamiques et amusantes partageant leurs expériences de l’utilisation du logiciel de conception structurelle Esko. Bravo pour l’excellent travail !Le défi a été lancé indépendamment par l’ESEPAC et a permis aux étudiants de […]

Students of ESEPAC (European School of Packaging) have produced several energetic, fun videos using Esko structural design software.

As part of their studies, and using industry standard software and tools, students of ESEPAC have produced several energetic, fun videos sharing their experiences of using Esko structural design software. And we think they’ve done an excellent job!The challenge was launched independently by ESEPAC and allowed 2nd year Master students to work on a creative […]
April 1, 2022

What’s your greatest challenge?

No industry is without its trials. These are the problems ours is facing right now – and which can be helped by automation. Not enough hours in the day? This is a tale far older than the packaging industry – though this doesn’t make the growing time constraints easier for you to deal with on […]

3 trends in packaging and how to overcome their challenges

Never content not to be bang on trend? Of course not! Discover what’s happening in packaging right now, what your peers are up to, and what you should be exploring to ensure future business prosperity. Read on to see what’s going on and how you can stay ahead of the curve (hint: it’s time to […]
February 17, 2022

Contact Originators CEO explains importance of combining technology with teamwork at UK Esko Innovation Summit

Teamwork. A cynic might dismiss it as a word that mostly appears on inspirational posters in break rooms. Or that will undoubtedly be used when recruiting (and indeed applying) for a new position. But teamwork is also the key to many a business’s success – something that Steve Mulcahy, CEO of Contact Originators Group, was […]
January 12, 2022

7 packaging trends to watch out for in 2022

2021. What a year. Perhaps you’re keen to commit last year to the time capsule. But, before you do, it’s important to acknowledge how very recent years have permanently altered the landscape which businesses like yours must now find their footing in. As you continue to respond to the challenges created by a surge in […]
September 28, 2021

Top 5 challenges your fellow packaging suppliers are dealing with

What’s yours? No industry is without its trials. These are the problems ours is facing right now – based on a survey executed by Esko – and which can be helped by automation. Not enough hours in the day? This is a tale far older than the packaging industry – though this doesn’t make the […]
September 6, 2021

Preparing Tomorrow’s Packaging Stars

Consumers drive the global economy forward and good packaging lies behind every purchase. While the importance of our industry can’t be overstated, an ageing workforce along with continually advancing technology has led to an ever-widening skills gap. To bridge this gap and help prepare tomorrow’s packaging experts, Esko is extending its multi-million-dollar donation of software […]
May 12, 2021

Five reasons your business should consider a cloud deployment of 
Automation Engine SaaS

Five reasons your business should consider a cloud deployment of Automation Engine SaaS With the recent launch of its latest generation of Automation Engine, Esko introduced new capabilities and made the market-leading workflow solution available as a Software-as-a-Service (‘SaaS’) for the first time.  Here, we look at five ways that a cloud deployment of Automation Engine will help you […]
April 6, 2021

Why the cloud? 7 ways cloud computing can help your business

With the launch of a new whitepaper and a series of ‘Behind The Scenes’ interviews with its software development team, Esko has developed a set of resources to outline the benefits of packaging industry businesses transitioning to the cloud. Here’s seven ways that cloud-based solutions can deliver benefits to you and your business: 1. Improved flexibility […]
March 30, 2021

Transformation Tuesdays: Digital Transformation in the Packaging Supply Chain

Tighter deadlines, increased demand for short run jobs and an ever-increasing number of specifications to meet without affecting the quality of the product…these are just some of the complex challenges faced by today’s packaging supply chains. In this latest instalment of the Transformation Tuesdays series, James Mason, Esko Regional Business Director EMEA North,looks at how the packaging industry can […]
March 24, 2021

Behind the scenes of software development – Esko R&D experts discuss the future of cloud computing

Esko recently published a new whitepaper that details how cloud computing can deliver freedom to companies, liberating their businesses and enabling prepress teams to rediscover their passion for the work. Now, the integrated solutions developer has pulled back the curtain on its own software engineering department, with a series of ‘Behind The Scenes’ video interviews featuring […]
March 16, 2021

Transformation Tuesdays: Data and asset storage: creating a safer, more efficient prepress through automation and digitization

How many times have you or one of your team been unable to find a file at the crucial time? Or heard the words we all dread from a customer or shift manager – “I need that doing right now!”? In today’s demanding prepress world, there is a growing need for accessible data, either to […]
March 9, 2021

How cloud freedom can help you rediscover your passion for prepress

Cloud computing delivers new freedoms to businesses, both in terms of operations & processes as well as in eradicating IT challenges that might stifle the passion for prepress. This is not news. Digitization and the adoption of cloud-based solutions have been ongoing themes in the packaging industry for some time. But recent disruptions have reinforced […]
February 23, 2021

Transformation Tuesdays: Working with 3D: visualizing efficiency gains for you and your customers

Are you still sending flat packaging designs or artwork to your customers for approval? How can the customer visualize what this looks like in a pack shot or in a virtual 3D environment? Are you missing a trick by not supplying customers with files in three dimensions? Or are you still sending hard copy samples […]
February 9, 2021

Transformation Tuesdays: Ensuring graphics file readiness in the journey towards digital transformation

We all know that time is our most valuable commodity. In 2021, the ability of print and packaging converters to deliver the best results, in the quickest turnaround time, is going to be more crucial than ever.  Today’s demands already mean there is a real need for speed in packaging prepress. In previous decades, the pressure points used to be at the actual press, with the main challenges being time-consuming change overs or getting print runs to the finishing line and out the door as quickly as possible. But between evolving demands such […]
December 17, 2020

How seamless data flow from specification to printing press is the recipe for success in corrugated packaging prepress

With the continuing growth in e–commerce, new challenges for shelf-ready packaging in a changing retail landscape, a sustainability-aware consumer and a growing appetite for wide format digital printing, today’s corrugated packaging marketplace can only be described as ‘dynamic’. Against this background on the demand side, corrugated converters are left with a very profound challenge on […]
December 16, 2020

The importance of integrated and up-to-date software solutions cannot be overstated as we move into the ‘new normal’

Digitizing the process by which packaging is made is already key to delivering long-term business success. As we emerge from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis into a ‘new normal’ with fragile supply chains, volatile demand and a changing retail landscape, the importance of improving operational processes, lowering costs and delivering client loyalty is more vital than ever. […]
September 10, 2020

Delivering collaboration and connectivity in a post-COVID world

The importance of collaboration and the ability for a business to pivot its organization to enable remote working has not just been reinforced, but rather hammered home during the recent pandemic. As companies still try to get a handle on maintaining operations in a world in the grip of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the importance […]