SGK has signed an agreement with Hybrid Software to license its Packz Native PDF editor for use in all SGK facilities worldwide. This agreement was reached after an extensive pilot programme in multiple facilities in the US, Europe, and Asia that demonstrated improved production efficiencies, reduced licensing costs, and a more modern graphic production infrastructure.
Packz is a powerful object based Native PDF artwork editor for packaging, with sophisticated colour handling, intelligent objects, trapping, warping, and stepping capabilities. It can also import and export native Adobe Illustrator files for SGK to exchange with designers, customers and printers.
In the coming year, SGK plans to install 425 Packz licenses at its production facilities in North and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Gary R Kohl, president, SGK Brand Solutions, stated: ‘The relationship with Hybrid Software gives us the opportunity to fundamentally reimagine how we manage our workflows, and will allow us to drive efficiency across our platform so that we can continue to be the most competitive graphics provider in our industry.’