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Understanding leadership behaviors in the 5 stages of packaging digital maturity

Digital transformation can only happen in packaging supply companies when the promise of enhanced operational performance, lower costs and boosted client loyalty are fully recognized and understood by the business leadership team. Backed by evidence from interviews with hundreds of customers, the recently launched Esko Digital Maturity Model proposes that business leaders have varying levels […]

Software for success in today’s packaging environment

As the pace of business life accelerates for packaging and label printers, investment decision making is getting tough. ‘Do I add headcount or machines to meet the production complexity of production we’re now seeing?’ In fact, we need to pause, step back and truly assess what is going on. Just like any contemporary office or […]

Your Quick Start Guide to EskoWorld 2020

With three months to go, the countdown to EskoWorld 2020 has truly begun.  At Esko, we’re busy preparing a jam-packed agenda that is sure to inspire delegates from across the globe. Last year, we hosted 156 individual training, roadmap and partner showcase sessions, presented four demonstrations areas for delegates to get hands-on with our suite […]

Esko WebCenter vs Generic MIS Investment – The Big Debate

At Esko we frequently see business managers across the packaging supply chain wrestling with their decision-making on investing in a management information system (MIS) and becoming conflicted about why they need an additional specialist solution for the preproduction department. Why should a tradeshop or packaging converter require two software solutions to ensure the business is […]

Connecting people worldwide – how working on cloud-based systems shares similarities with playing MMORPGs

Working together, with team-mates on opposite sides of the world. Discussing face-to-face how to tackle a crucial problem in real-time, despite being separated by oceans and mountains. Collaborating with others to come up with a solution on the spot, even though none of you are in the same country, let alone the same room. While […]

Converters should be prepared for post-Brexit packaging and label demands

Brexit continues to dominate the news agenda across the UK and Europe. But even as a potential leaving date becomes less certain, the manufacturing and production sectors should nevertheless be bracing themselves for unprecedented change and demands on their businesses. Between alterations to export tariffs, customs procedures and legislation, food production is likely to be […]
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How digital printing redefined the role of packaging in the age of social media

Although it feels familiar, the digitization of the packaging printing industry has only been going on for about 20 years. Digital printing paved the way for big brands to address the consumer in a more personalized way through packaging.

12 MORE reasons to use upgraded ArtPro+

We recently gave you 15 reasons why you should be using the newly-upgraded Esko ArtPro+ in your prepress work. We know you know it can speed up your prepress process and increase efficiency by eliminating errors, but here at Esko, we think ArtPro+ is SO good at making packaging and labels files press ready, that we thought […]

Eliminate prepress errors with upgraded ArtPro+

15 reasons your prepress team should be using ArtPro+ We all know that editing incoming files can be fraught with danger. It is perilously easy to miss any issues or, even worse, to introduce new errors into the file, however unintentionally. Esko developed the perfect solution with ArtPro+, the prepress software that makes your files […]

Sustainability & Operational Efficiency – The Cornerstones of Digitally Printed Textile Growth

Digitally printed textiles are big business and according to new figures from Packaging Testing and Market Intelligence authority Smithers Pira, the market is set to grow to €4.9bn (£4.22bn) by 2023, representing an enviable compound annual growth rate of 11.6%. As a leader in hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging manufacturers, Esko […]

2019 Packaging trends

According to Mintel, the world leading market intelligence agency, there are four major trends leading the way in today’s packaging industry. Connected Packaging The development of connected packaging is booming driven by growth in ownership of connected devices worldwide, increasing interest in the development of the Internet of Things (IOT) and advancement in technology that […]