Packaging Innovation
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 […]
August 21, 2020

Why the ‘new normal’ is the time for CEOs to accelerate their journey towards the cloud

Everything has changed. Talk of a post-pandemic world is now seen as premature, as it becomes increasingly clear that the ‘new normal’ is most likely to be one in which we learn to manage a situation, rather than eliminate it. With today’s need for shorter lead times compounded by the increased demands caused by the […]
June 26, 2020

Driving digital transformation with the Esko Digital Maturity Model

Digitizing the process by which packaging is made is the key to delivering long-term business success. Improving operational processes, lowering costs and delivering client loyalty are all vital in whatever economic environment emerges from the current global crisis.  Esko recently unveiled its Digital Maturity Model (DMM) for Packaging Suppliers, a new program supporting companies on their journey to digital transformation. The five-stage maturity model is already helping businesses achieve success by making step wise, strategically correct decisions.  […]