New in prepress editor ArtPro+ 21

Editing is dangerous. It is easy to miss issues and introduce errors unintentionally.

ArtPro+ helps you to automatically identify print quality issues, then safely and precisely edit only the items that need your attention without taking the PDF apart.

New in prepress editor ArtPro+ 20

Native PDF in ArtPro+

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

Native PDF in ArtPro+

ArtPro+ 21 comes packed with new functionality!

  • Double your throughput by automating clean-up, trapping & web layout
  • Workflow creation & admin are now simpler than ever
  • Difficult tasks (trapping and plate-cut path creation) can now be handled by anyone: save 70% of operator time
ArtPro+ 20 comes packed with new functionality!

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

Build reports for Automation Engine

Build powerful reports for Automation Engine in ArtPro+ without scripting

  • Test the reports in ArtPro+
  • No programming skills necessary
Build reports

Interactively pre-distort graphics for shrink sleeves

Creating warp grids for non-symmetrical shapes is an iterative process that requires skilled professionals and can take hours or days to finalize.

Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves is now available in ArtPro+. Users can now interactively pre-distort graphics for shrink sleeves production. What took hours, takes now minutes!

What’s more, ArtPro+ users also get Studio’s superb 3D visualization which makes sharing mockups with print buyers even more powerful.

Equinox tool

Conventionally color matching images and artwork to the final printing profile is very time consuming. What’s more, it requires a highly skilled operator.

Available solutions on the market are not optimized for editing artwork that has been converted from spot colors MCPP.

The new Equinox tool in ArtPro+ gives the user the ability to color-match with one click without restricting the control to optimize for various print requirements.

Equinox tool

Plate cut

The optimal shape to cut a flexo plate is largely defined by the graphic content of each separation. Each job needs to be addressed individually.

In ArtPro+ 21, the creation of cutting paths is a one-click operation saving up to 30 mins preparation per layout!

Variable Data Printing for Labels

Esko is the only solution provider that can offer a Variable Data Printing (VDP) solution to label converters running Adobe Illustrator and PDF in their prepress operation.
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
  • With Illustrator and Automation Engine working in combination, the ArtPro+ 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.

More than 25 ways to eliminate prepress errors with ArtPro+

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More than 25 ways to eliminate prepress errors with ArtPro+
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