GIS (global inkjet system)

Esko is to collaborate with Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) to develop workflow and brand colour management services.

Software and hardware specialist Esko has digital print experience for over 10 years while GIS supplies datapath electronics, ink delivery systems and print control software.

According to Esko, both companies can offer “a complete solution from print job creation to the optimization of print quality through precise print head control”.

Chuck Ravetto, vice president and general manager suppliers business of Esko, said: “We know that digital press manufacturers are seeking to reduce development times of their presses. By using this integrated solution resulting from our partnership with GIS, they will get innovations to market faster. At the same time, packaging converters investing in digital press capacity will benefit by having more standardised and robust on press solutions for workflow, colour management and device compensation.”

Nick Geddes, managing director of GIS, added: “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. Our high-speed single pass inkjet systems, offering very fast screening technologies and closed loop image quality control for missing nozzle compensation and print head density correction, fit seamlessly into the Esko workflow creating a powerful advantage for the digital print sector.”