We’ve been busy during the last month, writing about digital printing for packaging prototypes. Read on for the transcript of our article in Packaging Digest Magazine “Stop Paying Too Much for Packaging Prototypes.”
The demand for packaging prototypes, or mockups, has grown decisively in less than a decade. Today, digital printers provide the answer for printing short-run prototypes at a fraction of the cost of film-based proofing. With the overall growth of digital package printing anticipated to reach 375% by 2018, the capabilities of digital printers are surging. With many of the same capabilities as manual processes, digitally printed prototypes are poised to overtake their predecessors in these categories.
Here are six reasons why digitally printed prototypes are easier than ever:
1. Additional substrates
Print on anything with ultraviolet (UV) ink printers, and access a wider range of substrates with solvent ink printers.
2. Increased PMS color matching
Receive color-correct printing through a vast gamut of improved matching options, including opaque white and metallic.
3. Varied surface finishes
Achieve textured or spot varnish finishes that were previously impossible through digital printing.
4. Realistic embossing
Present the same high-end appearance with a few extra passes of the printheads.
5. Improved resolution
Attain quality levels that rival those of resolution independent mockups.
6. Fast turnaround
Shorten timelines by using automated printers.
High-quality, high-efficiency packaging mockups: it’s as simple as that. Contact Create It today to learn more.