Creating corrugated packaging is not a 2D workflow, developed with 2D software solutions. At PACK EXPO 2011, booth S5549, EskoArtwork offers a Clear Choice, spotlighting precise reasons why converters and packagers choose its 3D design and production solutions time and time again. To showcase this, EskoArtwork will be giving away 3D graphic materials explaining what they do, along with materials finished on a Kongsberg table.
ArtiosCAD structural design software
EskoArtwork will demonstrate its latest version of ArtiosCAD, the world's most popular structural design software for packaging design. ArtiosCAD Version 7.7 hosts a an array of new features, not only offering greater productivity but also providing error elimination, operator time-savings and a true WISIWYG design experience. These new features help converters realize more efficient palletization of packaging while producing special diemaking tools easier.
ArtiosCAD 7.7 delivers the most advanced tools for the creation of steel, flattop, grid and combo blankers, including the addition of upper and lower boards, grid holes, blank holes and pusher -- to name just a few. A roundtrip CAPE workflow allows specifications of cartons designed in ArtiosCAD to be sent to CAPE software for a pallet solution -- which can then exported back to ArtiosCAD to create and show a realistic, 3D pallet-load. Also, enhancements in die-making and rubbering tools increase designer efficiency and optimize the manufacturing of cutting dies.
"EskoArtwork offers a clear choice for the packager and converter, providing tools, like ArtiosCAD, that enable true integration between structural design, graphic design and package production," explains Mark Quinlan, President, EskoArtwork North America. "These features, combined with our 3D design and production capabilities, result in the most productive, streamlined, and creative solutions available within the packaging industry. Our product portfolio--the fruit of our long heritage in the industry and extensive R&D in structural design--is developed with one objective in mind: to help make the package design and production process as simple and cost-effective as possible. ArtiosCAD, our Studio technology and our Kongsberg tables all accomplish this goal."
EskoArtwork Studio: creating artwork in 3D Why work in a flat world? Rather than working on 2D flats, designers can create projects in 3D -- designing with finished lines, adding graphics, and wrapping them around to see how they fit. Graphics can be designed on 3D materials using EskoArtwork Studio, a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that puts interactive 3D display creation in the hands of the designer. Its 3D viewing environment lets designers see their artwork applied instantly on the screen.
One of the featured options available within Studio is EskoArtwork's Studio Toolkit for Boxes, an easy, cost-effective way to offer 3D services. Toolkit for Boxes cleans up die drawings and folds them into a structural design file. The designer can then use EskoArtwork Studio Designer or Visualizer to add the graphics artwork. There is no more need to cut, fold and glue printouts -a 3D rendering of the package is easily accessible, right on the screen. Studio Toolkit allows designers to create exciting 3D visuals to show to their clients, ranging from PDF files with 3D content, to movies, or virtual pack shots. Converters can check for mistakes, on screen, in 3D, before making costly printing plates, embossing dies or varnish blankets.