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    Preparing Shrink Sleeves

    Hi I would like to know any comments on the best way to prepare Shrink Sleeves, especially regarding the distortion.

    Thanks in advance

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    Shrink Sleeves want to prepare? please said quiction.

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    Esko seems to have developed software to help with this, as seen in the PDF below. I haven't used it personally, nor am I too familiar with them, but it's a start,right?

    http://www.finat.com/templates/download.asp?file=/press%20releases/from%20the%20industry/2009/sept2009/EG_pr657iius_ShrinkSleeves.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyb View Post
    Esko seems to have developed software to help with this, as seen in the PDF below. I haven't used it personally, nor am I too familiar with them, but it's a start,right?

    http://www.finat.com/templates/download.asp?file=/press%20releases/from%20the%20industry/2009/sept2009/EG_pr657iius_ShrinkSleeves.pdf
    Thanks fyb, I am aware of Esko`s software, I just wanted to see if anyone was actually preparring shrink sleeves and comment on their experience and dificulties.

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    I've tried to use it with PackEdge (versio 7.4), there is a plugin ShrinkSleeve and to tell you honestly it sucks, but in the market I don't believe you have any good solution, maybe they did something better with Suite10, but I'm not quite sure. I didn't try artworks powershrink (or something like that) but i believe it's a same shit in different packedge.

    When esko is making presentation, everything looks great, but....those files are prepared in that way that just click and everything is done and files are pretty simple.
    If you do it with the real life job, things start to get a bit complicated. We all know the issues from exporting files from one format to other, lots of thing are lost or added. When you need to change something simple in the job, a disaster, start from scratch, one billion of layers appears.
    The second major thing is if you have a job in let say 200 mm x 500 mm and you have a screening throughout those dimesion, when you shrink it, the screenin won't stay in same dimension, it will shrink it too, outside the "box", which is not acceptable.
    You need to shrink it one by one and you won't be sure that it's right.
    There are hundreds more reason those are just that came in my mind...

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    I have used the module in Artpro many times, and it works great.
    First you will need a CAD of the bottle you want to wrap ( you can always draw one ), export the general shape from AI to artpro make a grid and distort with that grid.
    Their is a version of Artpro 7.5 revision 4 floating round that you can use to make those distortion, its an unstable version that crashes allot, I recommend you save very often.

    This video shows you how to do your setup, their are differences from the version showed to version 7.4
    but I'm sure you can figure it out

    hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/436768225/ArtPro_powerwarp.flv

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    This Is the best solutions I've never seen

    http://quadraxis.com/wp_multi_eu/

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    Any one know of a quick way to make a precise 3D model out of cad DXF ?

    Thanks for the help !

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    If you do a search on google for "RickGrayPrePlate" you should find a PDF document that explains various technics for distortion work.

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    Artpro Powerwrap works great for distorting Shrinksleeves. It's always better to expose the image onto shrink substrate and mount it onto the object, before going ahead with plates.

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    I found this pdf interesting

    udtfilms.com/ShrinksleeveBrochure.pdf

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    All comments about Artpro, sound great, I been used that, but when you need to distort any element asymetric, Artpro and Packedge can't resolve that. Esko have a new tools called studio toolkit for shrinksleeve, that work great!

    kr

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    I have been playing with Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves and so far, so good - with vector art, at least.

    It is only as good as the drawing you start with, keep in mind. There are a few settings to adjust cross-directional shrink, which should get one in the ballpark for pre distortions.

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    I use Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves, for some works, it works just fine for some - so yourself. It is limited in settings of a "virtual tunnel" (part of the package). If he is right - that the distortions are no problems. Also in this toolkit is not possible to create asymmetrical 3D models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiklMl View Post
    Also in this toolkit is not possible to create asymmetrical 3D models.
    At least you can use asymmetrical models (in Collada format) from other sources...

    Older SW like ArtPro/PackEdge couldn't (to be honest ArtPro can show 3D for asymmetrical, but not compensate).

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