MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Workflow and color developer CGS Publishing Technologies International will be offering two powerful new solutions for the packaging industry at INFO*FLEX 2012, Booth 701, in San Antonio, TX, March 19-20. In addition to its new software, RealVue 3D Packager, CGS will also be showing its award-winning ORIS Color Tuner // Web, demonstrating precision color control for packaging prototypes—even with spot colors and metallics.
“CGS is a powerful ally for anyone involved in the packaging industry,” said Vicki Blake, director of business development, CGS. “With RealVue 3D Packager, ORIS color management, and our partnership with Roland, everyone in the packaging supply chain can lower costs and speed up their production process—without sacrificing quality. It’s a great combination.”
This revolutionary approach to packaging visualization and collaboration easily allows die line data to be imported from Adobe Illustrator or Computer Aided Design (CAD) Drawing Interchange format files. Folding and fitting sequences are animated automatically, allowing the designer to visualize the finished package in a real-world simulation. Artwork from Adobe Illustrator can then be applied. Special effects, including gloss, metallic, holographic, embossing, and cutouts can also be simulated with extreme accuracy. “RealVue 3D Packager is the only technology offering structural folding, animation, print effects and 3D annotation all in a single package,” Blake said.
Once the design is complete, virtual prototypes can easily be emailed to brand managers and other stakeholders, opened in Web browsers or viewed using the free player plug-in. Recipients can view the prototype at any angle, or view the animated folding scenario, for a highly accurate simulation of the finished product. Full annotation and approval tools, allow creative collaboration and provide significant time and cost savings during the entire design process.
In concert with advanced printer/cutter devices from Roland and others, ORIS Color Tuner // Web provides contract-quality color, including spot colors and metallics, using a patented process for calibration and control—without the need for costly manual “tweaking” of color values. In combination with ORIS, the Roland line is ideal for prototyping any kind of flexible or rigid packaging. The VersaUV line can print on a wide array of original substrates, while the VersaCamm line can produce metallic, white, and custom spot colors accurately, and at a fraction of the typical cost.
ORIS Press Matcher // Web is the final link in the managed color supply chain. With the same, patented process used for creating spot-on color proofs and prototypes, Press Matcher keeps color output accurate and consistent—on any press, in any location, and at any time.