Esko Automation Engine
Automation Engine is Esko's workflow server. It automates prepress tasks, which speeds up the process, but also reduces the error rate and the need for operator intervention.
Not just at the heart of your prepress
Automation Engine comes with extensive business system integration capabilities and is highly scalable. Not only does this make Automation Engine the heart of any size prepress production operation, but also ensures the right information is fed to the right system at the right time.
It enables unparalleled workflow automation with rock-solid quality control.
Automation Engine ensures increased efficiency and throughput and saves time and money. It is, by all standards, an exceptional answer to the daily challenges of print professionals who need to increase quality, reduce errors and drive cost out of the process.
Eradicate errors with automated quality control
Automation Engine workflows can be defined with automated Global Vision inspection checks. Global Vision functionality allows for automatic quality control checks like text, artwork, spelling, braille, barcodes. Reduce errors while getting more jobs press ready without increasing your headcount.
Get rid of manual reporting with instant customer specific reports
Automation Engine creates customer specific reports based on job data and parameters: attributes, customer information, and details that can be extracted from your business system. Even metadata like ink coverage and barcode specifications can be added.
The report can contain 3D views that show what the actual job will look like. These 3D views are generated from the structural data associated with the job.
One workflow to feed all your presses:
Automation Engine is the only workflow that automates the requirements of different printing techniques (digital, flexo, offset...).
This means that only one production file is required for combination print jobs. The job contains the parameters for the various printing processes. These are recognized within the workflow and take their own individual, predetermined path to automatically obtain the specific print settings.
Seamless integration with 3rd party systems without expensive customization
Automation Engine integrates seamlessly with any existing infrastructure (MIS, ERP...). Automation Engine accepts a wide range of desktop publishing formats, supporting RIPs or file servers and all industry standards such as PDF, XML, XMP, SQL queries and JDF/JMF communication.
From an entry-level version to more elaborate setups, Automation Engine is guaranteed to deliver a fast and unmatched return on investment. What’s more, the integration won’t break down when one of the systems needs an update. (link to connect page, may need review).