Artwork Systems Group N.V., a world leader in professional prepress software, and Stork Prints, leaders in direct laser technology, announced a partnership agreement with the aim of enhancing the workflow in the pre-production stages of Stork’s direct laser engraving process.
Under the agreement, Stork Prints will enable all engraving systems to be fully compatible with Artwork Systems’ Nexus comprehensive RIP (raster image processing) workflow solution for label and packaging environments.
At the same time, both Artwork Systems and Stork Prints will establish a working group dedicated to further development of the software and workflow for laser engraving technology.
“With this partnership, we are well placed to further strengthen the laser engraving process as the most competitive option in printing form production,” said Wilfried Koopman, director – graphics at Stork Prints. “The process is already proven as a means of delivering unparalleled levels of quality. Pooling our technical resources and expertise with one of the global leaders in RIP software means we can develop a fast, totally seamless workflow, configured to our customers’ needs for functionality and security.”