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These are the minimum requirements for reasonable performance of the described products. They will help you decide whether the equipment you are currently using remains viable. If you are considering new equipment, bear in mind that these requirements are minimum, not optimal. Exceeding these specifications will in general lead to enhanced performance.

Additional tools

The Imaging Engine can include additional tools such as Curve Pilot, PressSync Pilot, Screen Manager, HDFlexo Screens and Bitmap Viewer. These tools can be installed on the same server as Imaging Engine. However you may prefer to install them on a separate computer workstation.

In the 18.x releases Print Control Wizard was a part of Curve Pilot. Since version 20 the Print Control Wizard is integrated in Color Pilot. For system requirements and a list of supported Spectrophotometers look at the Color Pilot 22.07 System Requirements.

Content Proofing in Imaging Engine

The optional Content Proofing module of Imaging Engine allows you to make proofs for checking content only on a variety of inkjet and other proofing printers. If you are using this option please also take into account the system requirements for the proof server, and the list of supported devices (proofing printers) for this option.


  1. Installing and using Esko software on a Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services server (Microsoft, Citrix,…) is not supported, except for non-subscription versions of Cape Pack. You cannot run Esko software with local licenses via Remote Desktop.
  2. Although we don't expect issues with Microsoft OS patches, Esko only guarantees support on the official MS Service Pack (SP) level, not on individual OS patches. PC's for Esko applications (editors, rips or servers) must not be configured as WebServers (IIS), Network Domain Controllers (Active Directory), DNS Server, DHCP Server, WINS Server, SQL Server, or MailServer. The Automation Engine Server is allowed to be a Member Server in a Windows Active Directory domain. However, Esko can not test all possible configurations. Contact your regional Customer Service Center in case of specific questions.
  3. A single processor with hyperthreading enabled is considered as 2 processors for memory calculations. A dual core processor is considered as 2 processors for memory calculations.
  4. Esko software will only work with properly licensed versions of operating systems and other software. Esko is not responsible for any loss of functionality due to use with unlicensed software. Esko will not provide assistance in installing software on equipment lacking properly licensed software.
  5. Please be aware that virus scanner updates and OS system updates will have an influence on the performance of your Imaging Engine. We advise to perform these updates out of production hours.

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