DIGITAL FINISHING WITH THE ESKO
Building on the success of digital printing, we have focused our efforts on delivering short run digital finishing products with the new Kongsberg i-XE10 (we call it the ESKO). The ESKO offers digital finishing solutions, such as scoring, kiss-cutting (for labels), and die-cutting for hundreds of substrates with speed and precision. Through the efficient and versatile finishing solutions offered by ESKO, we can focus on the conceptual language of visual communication devices, such as die-cut creative artwork, labels, packaging, PoP displays, and signage.
USING THE ESKO FOR CREATIVE PRINTING SOLUTIONS
Companies need to be able to make their brand stand out amid the competition. Limited only by their imagination, creative designers and artists can die-cut any shape from a printed piece or package artwork. Traditionally, a die-cut and score finish would require a lengthy process of creating and ordering a physical die board and include hours of labor time and incurred costs. Comparatively, with the ESKO digital finisher, we can bypass the setup and die-cut printed material using a digital file specific for the ESKO die cutter. With the ESKO digital finisher, die-cutting and scoring projects at the same time is simple, allowing for unique, innovative finishing processes for short run projects.
UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE AND VERSATILITY
Using our HP Indigo 5600 digital press, it’s possible to have variable data artwork with various shaped pieces. By setting up the artwork per variable, we can deliver a unique die-cut shape from the ESKO for groups of variable prints or individual projects. In addition, the ESKO and HP Indigo 5600 Digital Press are on demand systems, giving us the option to print and die-cut proofs on demand. Setting up the ESKO digital finisher takes seconds, and completing a finished proof takes no longer than 60 seconds. Immediate proofs for shaped die-cut art changes the way you can separate yourself from the competition.
PERFECT REGISTRATION – ALL THE TIME
Assisted by a rack-and-pinion X/Y drive with precise motion control, the ESKO combines lightning-fast speed and accurate precision with easy operation for a wide range of materials. From custom shaped business cards to full brochures to small run packaging, the ESKO digital finisher generates an unlimited amount of potential for creating unique, innovative solutions for your company.
Applications for Digital Finishing
- Diecut Labels
- Table Tents
- Golf Ball Sleeves
What Can Digital Finishing Do For Me
- Shape Virtually Anything: With the ESKO, it is easy to develop almost any shape to die-cut your project. The ESKO can handle 1/4″ curves with any paper easily.
- Versatility: The ESKOworks together with our HP Indigo Digital Press to enhance speed, power and flexibility to automatically handle a wide variety of materials, such as papers, labels, folding cartons, and more.
- Eye Catching Die-Cuts: Custom Die-cuts can be expensive and troublesome with thin, detailed cuts. The ESKO is built to handle these types of situations, and works perfectly through all types of difficult jobs
- Speed and Efficiency: Using the i-Cut Suite from ESKOArtwork, we are able to use digital alignment for cutting and scoring all projects. The digital files can be edited on the spot if needed, changing the die-cut and scoring pattern easily.