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Esko Case Study



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

“Having Esko’s workflow and applications have helped in the reliability of processing artwork and platemaking, also enabling shorter turn around times and therefore increasing customer satisfaction.”


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

  • Reasons for insourcing Flexo Platemaking:
    • It improves uptime of their printing press
    • Making plates themselves is cheaper
    • They need faster replacement for damaged or worn-out plates
    • They can become independent and own the whole process
    • The platemaking process has simplified significantly

Use Case

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

  • Said they do sheet layout (step and repeat or nesting).
  • They outsource prepress because:
    • It is requested by their customers / brand owner
  • Termoencongibles S.A. de C.V. works with 2 – 3 tradeshop suppliers to outsource prepress.
  • Outsources 0 – 10% of prepress jobs.
  • Steps of flexo platemaking requiring further automation:
    • Prepress


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Esko:

  • Business impacts of insoucing Flexo Platemaking:
    • The production of more jobs
    • Less time wasted waiting for plates
    • Overall cost reduction
    • Delivery of better service to their customers
    • More flexible production planning
  • Rating of flexo print quality produced with Esko solutions against competing printing technologies:
    • plate lead time: significantly better
    • run length: significantly better
    • production cost: much better
    • ability to produce short-runs: much better
    • graphic quality: better

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Esko by TechValidate.

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