Prototyping and visualization of labels and packaging with metallics

iC3D supports Color-Logic for metallic effects

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Color-Logic has announced the support of their Process Metallic Color System by iC3D from Creative Edge Software for prototyping labels and packaging. Discussing the certification, Color-Logic chief technology officer Richard Ainge commented, “The Color-Logic Design Suite (plug-ins and palettes for Adobe) was developed to enable designers to create decorative effects at a fraction of the time required to do so manually. Because time to market is a critical factor in the packaging and label market today, with Color-Logic and the iC3D software, brands, designers and prepress personnel can visualize the Color-Logic
effects on the package or labels across a broad spectrum of environments or on a wide variety of metallic stocks before going to proofing and then production. The two technologies save brands a huge amount of time and cost in getting to market faster.”

Creative Edge Software’s iC3D is the first all-in-one software for generating high-quality, 3D photorealistic packaging mockups in real-time, at the speed of imagination. “Users are able to visualize their ideas and truly experience their designs, allowing brand owners to increase the effectiveness and impact of their packaging before even going to print,” explains Trevor Haworth, managing partner at Creative Edge Software.

Color-Logic develops color communication systems and software tool-sets for a variety of special-effect printing applications. Brand owners, product managers, corporations and their advertising agencies can use these systems to differentiate themselves and their clients with a simple print production process that yields dramatic results. Color-Logic decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers, yielding dynamic results without the use of special equipment. Color-Logic supports the value of print and works with designers and printers to enhance their printed media. For a movie showing the special effects, go to https://goo.gl/iGeafL

 

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