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    Software demonstrator position with Esko Function title: Application Sales Manager Software Reports to: Pre-Sales Expert Team Leader Department: Sales Location: North America Primary objectives, responsibilities and key...
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    PACKZ by Hybrid Software
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    Online Proof Software

    @xmoles Have you looked at Esko's Share and Approve option? It ties into Automation Engine very nicely.
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    Is ESKO running away from the commercial print market?

    Pack Edge and Art Pro traditionally have done the same thing just on different platforms. ArtPro+ is being developed to replace both of them with all the same functionality but able to run on newer operating system and and on Mac or Windows workstations. If you haven't taken a look at ArtPro+...
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    What's The Difference Between Automation Engine & Switch?

    As already mentioned, Switch is an Enfocus product and Esko owns Enfocus. In fact, much of the preflight capability inside of Automation Engine is the Enfocus Pitstop Engine. Esko adds to that with other workflow controls and non Enfocus action lists. Both systems are capable of handling all of...
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    Esko Visualizer

    Do you have the Esko standalone app called "Studio Toolkit"? If so, you can edit the orientation of the collada file in it. Otherwise, if you have Studio Toolkit for Boxes and the CAD file or drawing, you can refold the box and select a different panel as the base.
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    PitStop Action List Help needed...

    This is an old thread but this is very doable in Automation Engine and has been since version 12.1. It was doable earlier but the combine pages function makes it MUCH easier. No action list needed. 1) Duplicate the "original" (will call it "copy"). 2) Remove the layers from "original" 3)...
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    Anyone here that can make me a .jdf file from preps, InpO2, or DynaStrip?

    I need a simple 4-pager for 9" x 20.75" pages. It folds along the 20.75" length. Pages 1&4, 2&3.
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    Workflow vs Kodak

    Personally, I've worked extensively with several iterations of SCITEX, ORIS, DALiM, Rampage, Apogee (agfa), NEXUS (artwork systems - now Esko), Automation Engine (formerly backstage esko - now esko artwork). I have also played with prinergy and rampage. To say one is better than another is...
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    Nexus stitcher

    Agreed, you can't feed a total rip anything but a PDF. You could create a WF that took your PDFs and turned them into links and pages but that'd flatten your PDFs (might as well just work in Quark). Generally, the Nexus support guys know what they are talking about and if they couldn't figure...
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    JDF from Preps to Nexus PDF Workflow

    Excluded color list Excluded color list You can exclude colors from being output in the rasterize seps module. If you are using shuttle you may want to set this parameter in a nexml so you can set the output colors when you drop in the jdf.
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    PrintDrive: contigency plan

    Depending on the distance from the device, and the type of APIS card, you should be able to directly drive the Galileo from the AX4 box. With no need to give agfa more cash for a print drive replacement.
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    _Esko Trapping Issues?

    How did you have the trapper configured? (Fine, Medium, Coarse?)
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    CS4 Vignette wont rip in Nexus 9.5

    Raster or PDF trapper? If PDF, did you try clicking on the "ignore image mask" setting in the PDF trapper module?
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    Best Prepress Workflow

    I'm with michaelejahn. I don't think I'd fit really well in a miata either... Having worked in production using more and a couple different systems and having worked on the sales and support side for two of the big players, I'd need more information before I toss in my two cents worth of...

So You Want to Invest In Inkjet

I Want to Invest in Inkjet, But…
Over the past few years I’ve watched a group of transactional and direct mail printers strategically shift from monochrome toner machines to full-color toner and inkjet presses. Most banished old black-only toner boxes but kept their color toner devices around because they anticipated needing both color inkjet and toner presses to meet customer needs. They were right then and continue to be right today. Because toner and inkjet can be better together. Read the Post