Dantex strengthens software capabilities of its Pico range of digital UV inkjet presses with introduction of Esko Digital Front End to enhance digital print for packaging, GIS fast screening technologies and GIS Atlas IQ® Tools for image quality control

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July 28, 2022 (press release) –

Dantex has strengthened the software capabilities of its Pico range of digital UV inkjet presses with the introduction of GIS (Global Inkjet Systems) & Esko’s turnkey software solution. Due to the long- standing relationship between Dantex and Esko through OEM agreements, as well as knowledge sharing across multiple print technologies, an extension of this partnership and the introduction of both GIS and Esko capabilities to Dantex’s digital platform is a recipe for success.

The Esko DFE (Digital Front-end) is a turnkey solution for the Pico range within Dantex’s portfolio that enhances digital print for packaging. In addition, Dantex’s printhead having defect-free nozzle technology makes this the complete solution from print job creation to the optimisation of print quality through precise printhead control.

The introduction of the Esko DFE has instantly benefited the end user due to the software’s ease of use and efficiency with such features as controlled systems, which direct the flow of jobs through the Esko DFE components and stores parameters and configurations. Combined with GIS fast screening technologies and GIS Atlas IQ® Tools for image quality control with missing nozzle and printhead density compensations, the result is a seamless end-to-end solution producing optimal performance and high print quality.

One area that Dantex prides itself on is to make it possible for their customers to output the optimal print quality possible for their needs. Therefore, to have the GIS Atlas Software Platform, with its highly configurable print modes to control various resolutions (dpi), greyscale depths, grey scale mapping, colour channels, brand colour management, and print queue control, is extremely important to their digital process. “The partnership between Dantex, Esko and GIS is the perfect example of how industry leaders working together with state-of-the-art technologies can provide significant end-user benefits,” comments Simon Edwards, Business and Product Manager, Software, Global Inkjet Systems, “The end result is a seamless end-to-end solution with fast PDF processing, highly accurate colour reproduction with maximum image quality.”

Dantex is excited to be working with such partners as GIS & Esko, as they are the experts in the fields of colour management, software solutions and workflow management, which dovetails perfectly with Dantex’s knowledge in digital press manufacturing.

About Esko

Esko is a global provider of integrated software and hardware solutions that accelerate the go-to-market process of packaged goods.

For each stakeholder in the process, Esko solutions enable them to work efficiently and deliver right-first-time packaging and marketing content on time, every time.

Our goal is to make it easier for CPG and pharma businesses to manage their packaging, labelling, regulatory and marketing content. With our packaging management platform, brand marketing and packaging teams can increase their productivity, reduce costs, and save time.

For packaging and label trade shops, premedia service providers and printer converters, we digitize, automate, and connect the entire print production process with software and hardware solutions for CAD design, prepress processes, flexo platemaking and print inspection.

Facts & numbers

  • Packaging for 9 out of 10 major brands is produced by our customers
  • We are headquartered in Gent (Belgium)
  • Worldwide, we employ about 1,600 associates from 40 nationalities
  • We serve 25,000+ customers in 140+ countries
  • 61% of our staff are customer-facing daily
  • Our global sales network consists of 300+ direct sales staff and 120+ resellers

For further information, please visit www.esko.com

About Global Inkjet Systems

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a Nano Dimension division, is the global leader in developing tailored software and system components for industrial markets, with over 15 years of proven innovation in the field.  GIS technology is production capable and designed to work reliably in 24/7 rugged industrial settings for key industrial printing applications such as product decoration, labels, textiles, packaging, décor, 3D printing and materials deposition.  With continuous investment in R&D, our collaborative partnership approach offers OEMs and system builders the control and performance you need to print faster, smarter, better.


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