Esko Launches ArtPro+ 20.0 Native PDF Editor

PDF editor meant to boost packaging and label prepress operational excellence.

Esko (Ghent, Belgium) has announced ArtPro+ 20.0, the company's latest-generation native PDF editor for packaging and label prepress. The software premieres a host of new features and tools to enable prepress operators to tackle the challenges faced by businesses today, according to the company. 

The new software increases packaging prepress efficiency by eliminating errors and increasing automation of the editing process. With a new aesthetic trapping algorithm, the software closes misregister gaps and accommodates individual exceptions, which can make trapping jobs up to 70% faster, according to Frank Woltering, product manager graphic editing at Esko.

"Action Lists and formula-driven marks concepts also now automate repeating tasks, without the need for any programming skills, benefiting those organizations struggling for skilled staff," said Woltering. ArtPro+20.0 users that need to create endless repeats (staggered cut sheet layouts) can try out a prerelease of the new optional Plate Cut tool, which reduces plate cutting preparation time by up to 30 minutes, per the company.

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