TechValidate Research on Esko

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2,826 Customers Surveyed

19,209 Data Points Collected

172 Published TechFacts

23 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

Esko Customer Statistic

Pharmaceutical companies use Esko to ensure their packaging is best in class!

85% of surveyed Pharmaceutical organizations rated WebCenter as highly important in ensuring their packaging is “first time right”.


Esko Case Study

Univers Reklama – Small Business


This case study of Univers Reklama is based on a June 2017 survey of Esko customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My Kongsberg table enables me to deliver faster to my customers.”

“My Kongsberg table helps me to cut and finish every sign material that I use.”

“It is a fast and an efficient solution for our business.”


The business challenge that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Esko:

  • Reason for investment in their Kongsberg Table:
    • Its ability to handle a wide range of materials

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Esko that the surveyed company uses:

  • Rates prepress and job preparation as the biggest bottleneck in their business today.
  • Business Growth Areas:
    • E-commerce / online ordering
    • Special & unique applications and materials


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Esko:

  • Increased throughput by >50% since using a Kongsberg table.
  • Kongsberg Table Benefits Realized:
    • Increased throughput of cutting materials
    • Reduced material waste
    • Improved finishing quality of the final product
  • Kongsberg Rating:
    • Quality: much better
    • Robustness: significantly better
    • Speed: much better
    • Versatility: significantly better
    • User-friendly operation: much better

Esko Case Study

S&P 500 Pharmaceuticals Company


This case study of a S&P 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on a July 2017 survey of Esko customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have gone from an average art development time of 92 to 42 days. So, we hope to see even more significant gains in the future.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Esko:

  • Main drivers for implementing WebCenter:
    • Increase efficiency in their packaging / artwork development process
    • Gain visibility into their packaging / artwork process
    • Automate packaging development
    • Increase traceability of the packaging / labeling process
    • Get products to market faster

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of Esko that the surveyed company uses:

  • WebCenter is the main driver in preventing recalls.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Esko:

  • WebCenter rated as vitally important in ensuring packaging is “first time right”.
  • Spent the following time to create their packaging / artwork:
    • Before WebCenter: 3-4 months
    • After WebCenter: 1-2 months

Esko Customer Statistic

93% of surveyed Large Format Printers rate the Kongsberg table’s speed as better in comparison to competing digital finishing tables.


Esko Customer Research

How do you align and communicate with your stakeholders, like customers, CSR’s, sales reps?

Email: 73%
Project management tool: 13%
Online platform: 9%
Other: 4%

Esko Customer Research

What were the main reasons for you to insource flexo platemaking?

Improve uptime of my printing press
Making plates ourselves is cheaper
Need for faster replacement for damaged or worn-out plates
Become independent and own the whole process
Platemaking process has simplified significantly
Growth in plate volume justifies insourcing
Plate quality is inconsistent when sourcing from multiple tradeshops

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About Esko

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

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