ArtPro+ - Esko

Next generation Color Preflight

Color accuracy and consistency is a key concern for brands, print buyers & converters – so it’s vital that you can deliver this, regardless of run length or substrate. With next generation Color Preflight, you can.

  • Avoid the production of unsellable materials due to color defect
  • Achieve accuracy on press
  • Simplify your editing process
  • Eliminate manual color matching and speed up your entire workflow
  • Check not only solid colors, but the individual design itself
  • See advanced, detailed reporting

ArtPro+ :
Full CAD-graphics integration

ArtPro+ offers full CAD-graphics integration for folding carton workflows.

  • Connect the graphics and structural silos
  • Use synergies to speed up job turnaround and reduce errors

Native PDF in ArtPro+

ArtPro+ opens any classic ArtPro file or normalized PDF file
and turns it into native PDF.

Native PDF in ArtPro+
Integration with ArtiosCAD files

Integration with ArtiosCAD files allows the graphics department to

  • Link the single source production data to graphics
  • Have access to native CAD features like printing items, trim/bleed information
  • Use the same connection in an automated workflow

Variables & functions

Printed sheets in a folding carton workflow carry many control marks (all with individual rules).

ArtPro+ 21 comes with a new station numbering mark, positioning mark and with variables and functions. These allow the prepress operator to design flexible marks templates to eliminate manual creation of marks. A powerful time-saver.

Variables & functions

A new trapping engine

Manually trapping packaging artwork can take hours and requires highly skilled professionals.

The new trapper in ArtPro+ 21 handles highly complex packaging designs. ArtPro+ can trap files fully automatically. Exceptions can be saved and will be used after a change is made to the file, so there’s no need to retrap the whole file.

  • Trap jobs 80% faster!
  • Fully automated trapping
  • Fully customizable

New: Plate ID
Digitize and simplify plate identification

Digitize and simplify your plate identification process in combination with Esko Flexo Engine, to make keeping track of every plate easier than ever. Simply convert graphics into Plate ID objects to use as a non-printed marking.

  • Easily automate the content and placement of your Plate ID information
  • Use the mark interactively or within your Automation Engine workflow
  • Avoid unintentionally printing ID content – with unique PDF ISO 19593-1 processing steps
3D in ArtPro+ with Studio

3D in ArtPro+ with Studio

The Studio viewer is now also available in ArtPro+. This means easier 3D viewing and navigating. It also means that sharing 3D mockups with print buyers becomes even more powerful.


Esko desktop apps run native on Apple Silicon

Following the launch of Apple’s new Silicon architecture in 2021, and the subsequent roll out across its devices – which includes the Mac, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini – all Esko desktop applications can now run natively on this new architecture. As a result, customers can now enjoy added performance improvements and benefits.

Variable Data Printing for
Folding Carton Converters

ArtPro+ is the only solution that can offer a Variable Data Printing (VDP) solution to folding carton converters.
Convert any artwork file to a VDP template and validate the output before print:

  • Go from a customer file to a print ready file in just a few clicks, without leaving the application
  • Images, text or barcodes can be made variable in size, layout or color, defined either as a rule or by database
  • Rule-based validation not only checks the database, but also preflights final output and reports on potential printing issues before going to press
  • The VDP module even allows you to expand data directly into a Step & Repeat template, resulting in a fully stepped and repeated layout file ready to print

Full integration with HELL Gravure

HELL is the global leader in providing gravure equipment. Like its predecessor, classic ArtPro, Esko has ensured ArtPro+ now fully integrates with the proprietary HELL Job Ticket format.

With full integration with Esko Automation Engine as well, the very common classic gravure automation can now become a 100% PDF native.

20 ways to eliminate prepress errors with ArtPro+

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