Sun Chemical and Esko support Swiss promotional packaging provider PAWI to implement expanded color gamut printing
In a joint project for the Swiss cardboard and paper packaging solution provider PAWI Verpackungen AG, Sun Chemical and leading color software company Esko have successfully implemented seven-color expanded color gamut (ECG) printing at PAWI’s facility in Winterthur. PAWI can now offer customers the option to select ECG printing instead of spot color printing for suitable jobs and take advantage of its significant benefits – a reduced inventory of spot color inks and increased productivity with reduced downtime between jobs (as the seven colors are left in the press), enabling just-in-time production. ECG also offers a number of environmental benefits as energy is saved, less ink is wasted, fewer press wash-ups are needed and transport requirements are reduced. Working in a collaborative three-way partnership, PAWI engaged Sun Chemical, its ink supplier for over 20 years, to set up seven-color ECG printing on a recently acquired eight-color offset press by adding orange, green and violet to the standard cyan, magenta, yellow and black, enabling the reproduction of 95% of spot colors. Sun Chemical achieved this through the deployment of its own ECG solution, SunECG, part of SunColorBox, a unique set of tools and services that enables consistent and accurate digital color communication throughout the entire packaging supply chain.