Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a developer and supplier of inkjet technologies has partnered with hardware and software specialist Esko, to automate and streamline workflows by combining their products and services to help end users in enhancing their productivity.
GIS develops and supplies datapath electronics, ink delivery systems and print system control software for industrial inkjet machines manufacturers. The company has expertise in high performance single pass inkjet systems offering a choice of real-time workflow, RIP and image processing engines.
The collaboration between the two companies will enable presses manufacturers to develop and deploy technologies tailored to meet the needs of each customer thanks to combining the Esko digital front end (DFE) technology with the GIS Atlas software. End user’s productivity will be potentially enhanced through streamlined, integrated and automated workflows harnessing technologies, products and services from both parties. These systems can then be enhanced or modified to meet changing production needs of each end user.
The Esko DFE is a turnkey technology for digital print in packaging, including brand color management and RIPping supplied to several leading manufacturers of digital presses, where it is included as an essential part of the workflow.
With the announced collaboration, the two companies can now offer a complete technology, from print job creation to the optimization of print quality through precise printhead control. Additional user interface (UI) capability is now available through the integration of both companies’ components. Press vendors introducing new devices will benefit from reduced development time by using an integrated system for faster market readiness. Printers and converters will benefit by having more standardized and robust on-press technology for workflow, color and device compensation.
‘Combining the packaging management, prepress automation and DFE expertise of Esko with the industrial inkjet capabilities of GIS creates a unique ecosystem for packaging and label digital printing, not seen elsewhere,’ said Nick Geddes, managing director of GIS. ‘Our high-speed single pass inkjet systems, offering very fast screening technologies and closed loop image quality control for missing nozzle compensation and printhead density correction, fit seamlessly into the Esko workflow creating a powerful advantage for the digital print sector.’
Chuck Ravetto, vice president and general manager of Esko added: ‘By using this integrated solution resulting from our partnership with GIS, machine manufacturers will deploy innovations to market faster. At the same time, packaging converters investing in digital press capacity will benefit from having more standardized and robust on press solutions for workflow, color management and device compensation. The combined capabilities of Esko and GIS create a level of integration that extends beyond the digital press and reduces complexity for everyone involved, driving efficiency and productivity when it’s needed most.’