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Esko's i-Cut?
« on: February 10, 2011, 08:56:04 PM »
Apparently the boss is attempting to fix a non-existent problem by buying an expensive software package that will automate the simple stuff but never, in my experience, be able to work its way through the really hard stuff no matter what the sales rep tells you. Most of what we do is extremely complicated and one-of-a-kind, and the files are always delivered in a big rush with alts coming in via email before the FTP download is done, and they were apparently built by a tradeshop in Elbonia.

Wasn't even sure where to post this as the Esko etc. keeps morphing. I've been a power-user since Artwork Systems was called PCC (for "Professional Computer Corporation") and now the boss has gone and bought i-Cut. I've been trying for years to get him to invest in some PDF and Pitstop training, but instead he's apparently bought into the automation fantasy of buying expensive all-incompasing software packages to do stuff that the less-competent operators can't be bothered to learn to do on their own. I personally don't think it has anything to do with learning and everything to do with not giving a shit.

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Anyone have firsthand knowledge of i-Cut? Esko recently bought it from a company in Wisconsin. Looks like I'll be learning it. Fine with me, I love learning this shit. Even when it doesn't do what it claims it does and never gets used, I'll master it. It's what I do. (That and 50 cents gets me a cup of bad coffee.)
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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 09:25:38 AM »
never heard of it, till now...

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Eliminate bottlenecks
i-cut Suite tackles all bottlenecks in your workflow. From preflighting PDF files, preparing graphics, creating layouts, to printing, and finishing in perfect registration. i-cut Suite streamlines every step of the way.


sounds like you can be taking a lot of coffee breaks after it gets installed.    :sarcasm:
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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 12:39:39 PM »

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Eliminate bottlenecks
i-cut Suite tackles all bottlenecks in your workflow. From preflighting PDF files, preparing graphics, creating layouts, to printing, and finishing in perfect registration. i-cut Suite streamlines every step of the way.


sounds like you can be taking a lot of coffee breaks after it gets installed.    :sarcasm:



heh!                   :poohitfan


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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 01:35:03 PM »

never heard of it, till now...

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Eliminate bottlenecks
i-cut Suite tackles all bottlenecks in your workflow. From preflighting PDF files, preparing graphics, creating layouts, to printing, and finishing in perfect registration. i-cut Suite streamlines every step of the way.


sounds like you can be taking a lot of coffee breaks after it gets installed.    :sarcasm:


So it kills all the managers, CSRs, salesmen, customers and pressmen? What is left to print?

Oops, I left out designers.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 01:36:45 PM by Farabomb »
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 01:41:54 PM »
In Esko-speak, i-cut will be the next bottleneck in your otherwise streamlined workflows....
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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 08:25:16 PM »

In Esko-speak, i-cut will be the next bottleneck in your otherwise streamlined workflows....


I played with it a little and watched a really bad demo the other day. Training later this week. In theory it might be useful. Only one way to find out...
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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 12:24:54 PM »
I wonder if the first iteration of it is "i-Cut One."
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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 01:44:58 PM »
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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 02:55:15 PM »
They do have a mac version.

Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 04:05:51 PM »
I assume they have an app for that?
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Re: Esko's i-Cut?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 04:07:16 PM »
For what, self mutilation?

Things are so easy now. When I was 16 I actually had to cut myself with a razor blade to punish myself. (no Photoshop)
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