Esko to launch new Kongsberg digital finishing platform during 2013 SGIA Expo

Esko will launch a new Kongsberg digital finishing platform when it demonstrates the Kongsberg C64 at booth 1201 during the 2013 SGIA Expo, to be held October 23-25 in Orlando Florida. Esko will also display its new i-cut Production Console software interface for operating Kongsberg tables. SGIA will be the venue for the global launch of the new Kongsberg C digital finishing series. ‘This is not just a new Kongsberg table – it’s a completely re-engineered and redesigned platform for Kongsberg finishing systems. We call this the C-series after a decade of the highly successful and well-known Kongsberg X-series,’ stated Steve Bennett, Esko Vice President, Digital Finishing Business. ‘Among the many great new features, one of the eye catchers will be the innovative composite traverse technology that provides the fastest throughput along with the highest quality and precision in cutting and routing compared to all other systems of the same size. Just as impressive, the Kongsberg C provides the highest versatility for all sign, display and packaging applications. It does all this while making it easy to use the machine – from the new, simple interface to the ease of replacing tools on the table. Esko is dedicated to offering the best overall value, reconfirming Kongsberg systems as the product leader in their category.’ At SGIA, Esko will demonstrate the Kongsberg C64 model: it works with 3210mm by 3200mm materials to accommodate today’s large-format printing sizes. Also available is the Kongsberg C60 model to accommodate 3210mm x 1600mm sizes. Being previewed at SGIA is i-cut Production Console, a new, easier to use front-end to operate and manage the Kongsberg digital finishing systems. The i-cut Production Console is designed for all applications on all Kongsberg tables and will be demonstrated on a Kongsberg XN 24 at SGIA