Labelexpo Americas 2012 in Chicago will mark the North American debut of three new products for the label and packaging production markets. At Booth 5430, CGS will unveil its ORIS XG Inks—a new, extended-gamut eco solvent ink set, including orange and green, for the Roland VersaCAMM VS series. It will also show its new ORIS Transparent Film line, enabling eco solvent printing on any substrate, and RealPro Packaging Suite, an automated workflow system and 3D visualization environment for labeling and packaging print service providers. Besides the three new offerings, CGS will also showcase Aproove, the unique, cloud-based eCollaboration software.
"The label and packaging markets are undergoing profound change—driven by hard economics and a host of new technology developments," said company CEO Trevor Haworth. "Just as we helped publishers and commercial printers thrive amidst this type of change—with our ORIS software and consumables—so too we are helping every member of the label and packaging supply chain."
CGS approach to "cross-fleet color management" has gained widespread acceptance among printing companies of all sizes and types—providing consistent, high-quality color output over multiple devices and device types, including calibrated color displays. The company is extending that advantage beyond the prepress department and pressroom, now giving designers, FMCG companies, and brand owners new tools to produce compelling and consistent color more efficiently, including special effects —from labels and packaging to collateral, signage and advertising.
"Color is always a critical element in creating a successful brand," Haworth noted. "Making sure the color is always right is the ORIS edge."
Full Color Printing
The Roland VersaCAMM VS line of wide-format printers has become very popular with label and packaging printers. The new ORIS XG Inks—first previewed at drupa—provide a wider color gamut than the standard ink set and include orange and green, giving label and packaging designers, prepress professionals and brand managers the opportunity to prototype their work in full color, just the way it will print. Managed by CGS' award-winning ORIS Color Tuner // Web software, the combination of Roland VersaCAMM VS and ORIS XG Inks opens up a world of new possibilities.
Seeing the Real Thing
To view label or packaging proofs on the actual material to be used, UV printers are often the only solution. However, not all UV printers have a sufficiently wide color gamut, or lack special colors like metallics. ORIS Transparent Film for the Roland VersaCAMM VS is an ideal solution, providing wide-gamut color capabilities on virtually all substrates. The printed film is easily laminated to the selected media, for a vivid and accurate proof of the finished product. In addition, CGS-ORIS customers may also create virtual prototypes of label and package designs with RealVue 3D Packager.
RealPro Toolkit automates the label and packaging production process and significantly reduces operational costs. The software provides modular, scalable, easy-to-use Illustrator plug-ins for trapping, step & repeat, warping, and more.
In addition, CGS is showing Aproove, the simple solution for reviewing, and approving projects via secure Web connections – with no file transfer required. Aproove's intuitive approach allows multiple decision makers—even those with little technical or prepress experience—to easily and efficiently participate through invitation via browser or mobile device.