Tedious bottlenecks, seemingly endless approval cycles, costly mistakes that could have been avoided, if only … Sounds familiar? Everybody who works in print knows how challenging – yet crucial – adopting and sustaining a smooth prepress workflow
can be. These tips will help you get prints picture-perfect from the get-go, keep errors at bay and speed up the prepress process while you’re at it!
1. Invest in an Automation Engine
Repetitive prepress tasks
like turning files into flexo plates, sending jobs over to the finishing department, keeping jobs and data organized to avoid double entries and jobs going MIA et cetera become much less time-consuming and error-prone when companies invest in database-driven job management
. Esko’s Automation Engine enables prepress workers to preset repetitive tasks, and to better integrate platemaking and digital finishing into the prepress workflow while remaining in control thanks to the transparent user interface. And there’s more. Discover Automation Engine’s extensive features
2. Let the autopilot handle your preflighting
There’s no need to spend precious prepress time checking jobs for errors when your company has proper automated quality control software
in place. Preflighting solutions like Esko’s Automation Engine automatically check artwork for errors and even proofread barcodes and text in several languages, significantly reducing time to market and, in the case of Automation Engine, even cutting costs by 30 percent.
Are you a pharmaceutical packaging
professional? Automation Engine also proofreads braille
3. Let your prepress workflow spread the word
Needlessly lengthy approval cycles are usually due to faulty communication and a lack of transparency. Enter Esko’s WebCenter
, a powerful web-based platform for packaging preproduction management that enhances communication and data sharing in real-time. Find out more
And that’s not all, folks
Streamlining packaging prepress workflows
is Esko’s pride and joy. We’ve got plenty of other handy prepress tools
lined up for you!