SCREEN distributors report market rebound and customer resilience at annual EQUIOS meeting

High turnout in time of COVID-19 shows unshaken commitment from CTP and EQUIOS Workflow customers.

Demand for CTP equipment and workflow software in the EMEA region bounced back over the summer and into autumn, SCREEN Europe’s distributors reported at the 8th edition of SCREEN’s annual EQUIOS event in November. This follows on from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April when most industries came to a virtual standstill.

From the Nordics to South Africa, and Spain to Israel, dozens of SCREEN distributors joined the event online to familiarize themselves with the latest updates on SCREEN’s proven EQUIOS V8.0 Workflow in their markets.

Optimistic outlook

“We were thrilled to hear a message of resilience from customers, and optimism around where most markets are heading,” says Ali Safavi, Manager at SCREEN Europe and responsible for the EQUIOS PT-R and CTP product range in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa).

As many as 22 representatives from 14 countries in the EMEA region came together remotely for the two-day event, and attested to the resilience of our industry. After business activities came to a near standstill in March and April, SCREEN distributors saw a remarkable rebound, with sales of SCREEN CTP products picking up in markets as varied as the Baltic States and Italy, Safavi adds.

“Our community of SCREEN distributors once again confirmed that our customers greatly appreciate EQUIOS’ reliability, stability and support,” he says.

More automation, labour-saving elements, features

EQUIOS PT-R Workflow drives the SCREEN Computer to Plate (CTP) range of the market and is intricately linked to it. Since its introduction in 2012, SCREEN has presented updates each year to continuously improve its reliability, automation, and efficiency to meet customers’ evolving needs and challenges. At this year’s EQUIOS event, Safavi and his team presented Version 8’s most up-to-date features, including support for the latest version of Adobe Print Engine (APPE) and Enfocus Pitstop Library with Preflight functionality.

With ever-increasing advancements in the speed, efficiency and eco-friendliness of SCREEN’s range of CTP products, the reliable, stable, and constantly improving EQUIOS Workflow has proven to be a perfect match for SCREEN CTP in a prepress environment.

For more details on EQUIOS version 8 click here.