South African distributor of IC3D Suite, DigitalView, has announced that CGS Publishing Technologies International will demonstrate the latest version of IC3D Suite at the Label Expo on stand 6512 in Chicago’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Centre, taking place from 9-11 September 2014. The product will also be showcased at the Graph Expo on stand 637 in Chicago’s McCormick Centre, from 28 September-1 October 2014.
IC3D Suite recently won a Technology Award for Innovation from the Printing Industries of America. The award will be presented at Graph Expo in Chicago, IL on 28 September 2014.
IC3D Suite inspires 3D creativity for packaging designers and creatives working in Real-Time. This unique application allows 3D visualisation, ideation and design for all packaging and label creation. IC3D Suite’s comprehensive 3D model and material libraries support flexible packages, bottles, cans, folding cartons, shrink wrap and labels, as well as in-store simulation of products on shelves and POP displays.
The software incorporates Image Based Lighting for accurate rendition of Brand colours and Real Time, patented 3D mapping, ‘Smart Wrap’, that allows labels and artwork to be accurately placed and wrapped onto complex packaging models. Special effects, such as metallics, foils, holographic and lenticular can be easily created and visualised.
IC3D Suite also includes a new ‘Smart Shrink’ feature which allows designers to see interactively how their artwork will look on single and multiple objects using shrink film. Early users of the software have reported cutting their time-to-market cycle in half, greatly reducing the cost of creating new product designs, variants and reducing errors.