Packaging design— software drives innovation

       According to the latest news of World Packaging Organization (WPO ), the global packaging industry has valued more than $500 billion, and ranks among world’s top ten big industry, packaging industry is a industry full of development prospect.

       However, packaging design is a tedious process. For the most common carton packing design, the workload is heavy. Choosing conventional CAD softwares as design tools, a skilled staff can draw 10 ~ 20 packaging structure a day.

      For a design company, introducing a box template software which put graphic technology, database technology and 3D animation technology as a whole, can reduce a lot of manpower, material resources.

       Nowadays, design company become more and more thirsty for automatical box type structure drawing, 3D proofing, expand picture and 3D folding box. In order to improve the packaging design process, shorten the design and manufacture cycle, reduce the cost of repeated proofing, digitalize the whole packaging pre-press industry, the market badly needs a powerful, easily-operated box template design software.

       Packmage — a box template design software listed in 2009. Just like ePack, their software designs both based on a box template library, namely the module library. On the operation, first to choose a practical box is also needed. And the big difference between Packmage and ePack is that ePack repository is “parts”, Packmage repository is “whole”. Thus,compared to ePack, it can greatly reduce the possible problems in the process of box design, but on the other hand, it also reduced the flexibility of box type design, designers’ reliance on box type library increased, which requires Packmage should have a huge “library”, for the different needs of users.

         It has a mighty box template structure design, 3D animation display box and other functions. The box template library accommodates more than 400 new box templates, it is widely used in food, clothing and other industries, especially cigarette and wine.Besides, the users can also deposit their own design into the box template library, makes the number expand continuously. Its box template management including: box template parametric design, box template texture, 3 D display, data storage. Here is a simple introduction of this software.

        Parametric design of box template: Packmage provide standardized box template structure, the users input several main parameters can have box template structure design done. Main parameters is the main factors of structure and sizes of each part of the expand picture t (such as length, width, depth , thickness, and pallet height,etc.). After the parametric design, a box structure is out of their own. In addition,remember to deposit it into box template library.

    Packmage considered the complexity of users’ packaging design environment, the design result supports a variety of formats of many design softwares, modified box type files can be saved as WMF and SCR formats. Customers can view BMP, JPG and GIF these three formats. And what’s more, Packmage can combine the step and repeat software on the PC platform, the graphics software and the CAD softwares (such as FreeHand, Illustrator, AutoCAD, CorelDraw, etc.), to have pre-press and post-press work done.

    Box template texture and 3D display function: texture can be post onto the box template structure, and can also paste many images onto each side of the box template structure; Can also more image respectively paste box type on each face (which accords with the design habits of some designers).

    If there is no texture function, we say it soft. Box template structure with texture is especially true and vivid in the 3D display. 3D animation function can simulate the process while folding box template, 3D effect will be very obvious, users can also check their own designs in the process of 3D animation, 3D can record into video, too.

    In this way, can significantly improve the efficiency when have communications with customers, and reduce costs directly while checking 3D blank sample, 3D color sample and animation of molding process by Internet. Do not poof the object until customers achieve highly consistent with Packmage – rather than proof repeatedly with a lot of money and time.

    As for packaging design software, foreign countries developed more mature than home. What are the relatively popular softwares in the market now? The answers are the ArtiosCAD of Esko-Graphics, the ImpactCAD of Ardensoftware, CIMPACK of Cimex Corp company, BOX – VELLUM, Kasemake of British AG/CAD company these packaging design software.

    Among these packaging design softwares, the most out-standing is ArtiosCAD which overturns the traditional packaging structure design. It takes the form of digital, simulate packaging structure design and 3D folding effect on the computer. As for my personal experience, it is a very powerful packaging structure design software, on the basis of a box template library, can according to the needs to adjust the parts, or even redesign. However, it is so expensive.

       Looking forward to Packmage!

       Look forward to industry innovation!

 

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