Hybrid Software Group was at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago showing some 3D shrunk labels as an example of what can be achieved from its software and technology.
Hybrid Software has three main products, which are:
CloudFlow – CloudFlow is a modular production workflow suite for file processing, asset management, soft proofing and workflow automation.It is a web-based application platform specifically tailored for the packaging graphics with support for PDF, colour separation, trapping, screening, and proofing.
It utilises Hybrid Software’s Workspace technology which indexes file repositories while respecting the existing directory structure, automatically extracts relevant metadata and creates accurate thumbnails. It stores all its information in a database to make it available and searchable and allowing for centralised configuration and backup.
CloudFlow is also completely built on open standards, enables modularity and scalability with business growth and has the capability to run completely in the Cloud.
Packz – Packz shifts pre-press production into a higher gear with its blend of automated actions and dedicated pre-press tools. With its editing and quality assurance functions, the professional PDF editor makes designs print-ready for any printing process.
Packz aims to enrich designs with priming and finishing separation, and also handles ink sets and object-based screening, applies trapping and generates dynamic marks and panels.
The application also produces seasonal packaging and personalised labels with the VDP wizard, produces warp and 3D visualisations, and optimises substrate utilisation using numerous step and repeat solutions.
iC3D – iC3D is a real-time, all-in-one package design software that lets businesses generate live 3D virtual mockups on-the-fly. Encompassing all design applications and model types, it allows cartons, labels, flexibles, bottles, shrink wraps, POS/POP and in-store visualisation to be seamlessly combined.
With fast operating and rendering speeds, iC3D also offers a level of packaging design versatility that allows creatives to indulge their ingenuity while delivering faster turnaround and up to 80 per cent reduction in the design life cycle.
It is available in three modules – iC3D suite, iC3D designer and iC3D modeller.
Watch the video of Hybrid Software’s Michael Agness at Labelexpo talking about the business’ solutions below: