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Bindagraphics, Inc. Open Enrollment For Bindagraphics, Inc. Open
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Quick History
ImpactCAD:
• Started in 1988 by Arden Software, software
company no hardware.
• Employees <200
ArtiosCAD:
• ArtiosCAD has been evolving since 1978,
EskoArtwork offers software & hardware
• Employees 750
Purpose
• This is not about whether ArtLam should or
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shouldn’t, but it is about the company as a
whole should do.
As a whole, we combine resources & share
resources that’s our leverage.
When we are on different platforms, software,
equipment, etc… we loose leverage
Combined we drive down the cost of
ownership.
Areas of Growth & Potential
What area has each of these companies
experienced growth in?
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Bindagraphics
Quality Information Packaging
Colad
Art Laminating & Finishing
What Software is being used?
• 80 to 90% of packaging design begins
with Adobe Creative Suite —primarily
Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Universal File Format
• PDF has been called the Holy Grail of graphic
arts — a universal file format that delivers
output that is the same no matter what
platform
• Arden’s research led them to the Adobe PDF
Library, available from Datalogics. Arden is
using a third party to integrate into a PDF.
(11/2007)
Tight Intergration
• In 2002, Esko embarked on an ambitious
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market research study to discover trends and
unmet needs in the packaging preproduction
industry.
Esko decided to begin offering its proprietary
packaging technology not as separate
software, but as modules that overlay Adobe
Creative Suite design tools.
ArtiosCAD works seamlessly with Adobe
Illustrator®
Workflows
• Formed in June 2002, the GWG (Ghent PDF
Workgroup) is an international assembly of
industry associations and suppliers from
across Europe and the U.S. Its objective is to
establish and disseminate process
specifications for best practices in graphic
arts workflows. Members include: Adobe,
Agfa, EskoArtwork, and Heidelberg among
others but no Arden Software, nor
Datalogics.

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