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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.