Esko Introduces Kongsberg XN at drupa
Friday, March 09, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
Esko (www.esko.com) is well known as the leading supplier to the digital finishing market with its successful Kongsberg series of finishing tables and groundbreaking i-cut Suite software. At drupa, the company continues to expand its product range with the launch of the new Kongsberg XN finishing table and with an upgrade of i-cut Suite including the i-cut Automate. Esko's digital finishing solutions will be demonstrated at drupa on stand A23 in hall 8B.
"Our Kongsberg finishing tables have always offered cost-effective digital finishing without the expense of conventional die-cutting tools and equipment,” explains Steve Bennett, Esko Vice President, Digital Finishing Business. “And, as people will see at drupa, Esko continues to define the ‘cutting edge’ standards in short run productivity and versatility. Combined with our integrated i-cut Suite software, we offer digital finishing solutions for every process, material and application.”
New: Kongsberg XN suits virtually any application
Choice of four tool heads and a full assortment of insert tools guarantee unmatched versatility. Newly developed tools include a solid board v-notching insert, a corrugated paper-core board v-notching insert and a Braille tool insert. Options that increase productivity and quality for every application are available. Whether one needs software to help with registration, such as i-cut Vision Pro, tool heads and tool inserts to extend flexibility, productivity add-ons like a material conveyor, an AutoFeeder or a Roll-Off unit – Kongsberg has a proven solution.
XN goes up in sizes and materials
With the launch of the XN platform, Esko has extended its’ product range on offer to its customers allowing them to grow in both productivity and versatility as their needs grow: the Kongsberg XN suites the mid-range market while the XP platform addresses the highest needs in productivity and automation. Both platforms come with a solid set of standard tools that can be extended with a growing range of exchangeable tools for a wide variety of digital finishing applications.
i-cut Automate 12: workflow automation software for sign and display shops
Now, with i-cut Automate 12, based on Automation Engine 12 technology, interactive features like the creation of cutting paths, adding bleeds and setting nesting parameters can all be automated. In a short run production environment, automatic creation of the most optimal print sheet layout is a clear way to increase capacity, reduce the risk for errors and reduce expensive substrate waste. By removing repetitive work from operators, more time is available for higher value operations, creative input and customer service — along with a faster delivery to customers and improved order to cash.
“Esko has upgraded and updated its range of digital finishing solutions for this drupa. Our lineup of hardware today ideally suits the needs of an ever growing range of applications requiring digital finishing: vinyl kiss cutting, digitally printed commercial brochures and folders, short run folding carton and corrugated packaging, signs in rigid materials, displays and interior decoration are only a selection of the many applications in need of a cost effective digital finishing solution.” Concludes Steve Bennett. “Besides that, we have extended our powerful i-Cut software suite and have populated it with applications that streamline the entire production process of sign and display from layout to printing to the finished results. We're excited to bring our range of digital finishing solutions to drupa and to show visitors that Esko has a solution for every need!”
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