Label & Print Stockholm 2016 - Kistamässan, 05 - 06 October 2016

The future of packaging printing, labeling & converting

FOUR PEES

FOUR PEES

Stand N:01

Contact details

9040 Sint-Amandsberg
Belgium
www.fourpees.com

As a software vendor it is key to have a strong sales and marketing partner to gain access to the market and achieve sustainable and profitable growth. Resellers and end-users need a knowledgeable partner that offers them the products and the know-how that fit their needs and those of the market.
The Four Pees Value

Named after the four “Ps” of marketing – product, price, place and promotion – Four Pees is an international value added distributor that markets, distributes, integrates and supports solutions for the print and publishing industry. The company focuses on products for collaboration, automation and quality optimization for the document archival, commercial print, publishing, packaging and large format printing markets.

As a distributor Four Pees manages an extensive network of resellers in various countries. At the same time we maintain an active relationship with key accounts in the various vertical markets we serve.

Our offer
At Four Pees we don’t wait for opportunities to present themselves, we create them. Through a structured, integrated approach we take innovative solutions to market. While we focus on finding the right channel and customers, Four Pees allows technology companies to do what they are good at: develop the best possible product in the market. We do this through three main activities:
- Distribution
- Marketing
- Support & Professional Services

The Team
Everyone at Four Pees is young, at least in spirit. So we certainly are a dynamic bunch. Most importantly, we are all dedicated to serve our customers and partners in the best possible way.

Products

  • Global Vision

    Global Vision is the world leader in the design and delivery of Innovative Proofreading Technologies. Their solutions are widely interoperable and have been integrated into the packaging workflows of leading consumer packaged goods companies, printing firms and over 72% of the major pharmaceutical industry worldwide.

    https://www.fourpees.com/en/products/global-vision

  • iC3D Suite

    iC3D Suite is the first 3D packaging design and visualisation software to offer the patented “Smart Wrap” Mapping software which allows labels and artwork to be placed accurately onto complex models without the need for tedious UVW mapping of texture coordinates.

    iC3D Suite comes with a direct link into Adobe Illustrator allowing your 2D Illustrator artwork to be directly mapped onto your 3D models as base artwork or as labels.

    Output hi-resolution images, PDF proofs for mark-up or share your designs with colleagues and customers using the iC3D Movie exporter, which creates portable compressed movie files that can be shared or put on compliant websites.

    https://www.fourpees.com/en/products/creative-edge...

Product news

  • Creative Edge Software reaches out to packaging designers at drupa 2016 with new photorealistic 3D technology

    Game-changing iC3D v4 application to run live in Hall 7 C16 & C19

    Dover, DE, USA (27th April 2016) – Creative Edge Software, developer of the award-winning iC3D packaging design software, announces significant new packaging design capabilities with the release of its iC3D version 4 software. Incorporating a number of new features for unprecedented 3D photorealism, v4 has been developed using customer insight into the must-have elements for a game-changing packaging design capability.

    “Our research with key CPG brands, creative agencies, designers and prepress professionals highlighted difficulties due to the generally fragmented approach to software for packaging ideation, design and production,” Nick Gilmore, CEO of Creative Edge Software. “As well as causing delays and unnecessary cost, it also hampers creativity as a whole, as designers try to second guess possible pitfalls or practical issues before the design goes too far. In iC3D, we have addressed those concerns with an updated, powerful, all-in-one, 3D packaging design application able to create on-screen 3D mockups at any stage in the design process.”

    “True photorealism was previously the missing piece of the puzzle,” explains Gilmore. “iC3D has reduced time-to-market for brands from months down to days, but for full creative acceptance we needed to nail all aspects of the 3D representation in all environments.”

    With iC3D v4, five new features have been developed specifically to address this concern:

    Ray Tracing – accurately simulates effects of light on virtual objects for photorealistic, ultra-high-resolution, accurate photo studio effects
    3D Model Interiors – enables realistic liquid filling, at any angle
    Light Map Editor – re-creates studio lighting, editable highlights and shadows
    Dynamic Backgrounds – real-time merging of 2D photo images with 3D designs
    Perspective Control – matches 3D model perspective to 2D photo backgrounds

    These new features allow accurate simulation of a wide range of optical and visual effects. Using Ray Tracing technology, glass and liquids in particular look 100% realistic for transparency, translucence, color, refractive index, reflections and shadows.

    With this latest development, iC3D tightens the creative lifecycle further by replacing the need for professional photography for marketing or promotional materials; packaging designs can be created from scratch and then immediately printed as true photographic image content on boxes, advertisements, posters, web sites and proofed or printed on leading 3D printers.

    According to Gilmore, luxury brands and creative agencies want image perfection: “With each software version we have fine-tuned practical aspects such as the range of applications, product types and shapes. Now with unprecedented photorealism too, the missing piece is in place to leverage the full capabilities of this technology – and drupa is the ideal place. We will be showing iC3D v4 running live in the drupa innovation park, Hall 7 booth C16 and C19.”

    Additional key features of iC3D v4 include:

    All-in-one design software – 3D digital mockups for bottles, tins, cartons, labels, flexible bags and shrink film
    Direct link to Illustrator – real-time creation and artwork editing (.ai or PDF)
    3D model creation – Shape Modeller creates complex models quickly and easily
    SmartShrink™ – apply artwork to any object;
    shrink to fit in seconds, not hours
    accurate visualization of distortion plus shrink correction
    In-store visualization – real-time staging on shelves, gondolas and chiller displays
    Proof and share – save, print, export hi-res renders, PDF/3D PDFs, animations, movies or 3D-printed models; cloud share with iC3D opsis using any browser

    iC3D is used for packaging designs in luxury, beverages, food, cosmetics, body and other markets across a range of production methods and applications, including cartons, labels and flexibles for bottles, shrink sleeves/wraps, and POS/POP. The unique capabilities of iC3D allow on-the-fly, real-time, photo realistic generation of 3D digital mockups on multiple objects, including custom-designed shapes. For brand owners, retailers, agencies and designers iC3D dramatically reduces time to market and overall costs, while actively enhancing and facilitating a collaborative creative process with their unique 3D cloud share opsis.
    About Creative Edge Software

    Creative Edge Software is a U.S. registered software development company, with UK based research and development. Our innovative patented 3D technology helps the ideation/design process in the packaging, labelling & graphics markets, and quickly enables customers to better engage with packaging while reducing the time to production. With a development pedigree spanning 26 years we have created & developed innovative software solutions for graphics companies, 3D computer games companies, leading OEMs and partners.

    For more information, go to http://creativeedgesoftware.com.

    At drupa 2016, Creative Edge Software (Hall 7, C16 and C19) is introducing its iC3D v4 software, which incorporates five new features designed to deliver unprecedented photorealism to its all-in-one, 3D packaging design application. Using Ray Tracing technology, glass and liquids now look 100 percent realistic for transparency, translucence, color, refractive index, reflections and shadows.

    Press Contact

    Four Pees
    Justine Trio
    Phone: +32 9 237 10 00
    justine.trio@fourpees.com
    www.fourpees.com

    https://www.fourpees.com/en/news/2016/04/creative-...

  • iC3D achieves shrink with Comfort for Sun Branding

    June 6, 2016 – Creative Edge Software, developer of the award-winning iC3D packaging design software, has helped Sun Branding Solutions create a range of new packaging designs for Unilever. The latest product – a premium variant of the Comfort Intense brand – is showing now in the drupa Touchpoint Packaging zone (Hall 12, B53).

    The high speed and ease-of-use of iC3D’s Shrink and Shrink Correction features were game-changers, according to Sun Branding, ensuring that development of innovative ideas was viable.

    "The crucial difference with iC3D is its astonishing speed,” explains Martin Hawkins, Group Operations Director at Sun Branding. “We trialed other plug-ins and standalone products for this kind of work but the quickest turnaround we achieved was little under eight hours. iC3D rendered the same job in a matter of seconds, literally."

    iC3D is an all-in-one packaging application that allows designers to generate 3D digital prototypes in real-time for all types of packaging, including cartons, labels, flexibles, bottles, POS/POP and shrink wraps. It was the specialized Shrink and Shrink Correction features of iC3D that made the difference for Sun Branding when embarking on the project to improve Comfort’s packaging.

    Tackling a notoriously challenging procedure, iC3D SmartShrink™ was developed to quickly and accurately visualize how shrink film artwork will distort when applied to 3D models. The technique requires no specialist structural design skills from the packaging professional and no technical production knowledge of how the shrink will ultimately be applied. Working with flat Illustrator or PDF artwork, it allows the operator to predict where distortions will occur, automatically eliminating warp or deformation.

    Sun Branding Solutions is a market leader in pack development with a corporate philosophy of striking “the perfect balance between form, function and performance”. In this respect, the cost-effective solution from Creative Edge Software allowed the company to fully explore its creative options for Comfort’s new ultra-concentrated fabric conditioner.

    "We wanted to use bright color in a big way, as well as other finishing effects, while leaving our options open for development on new-generation product variants further down the line. But consistency across the range had to be guaranteed", comments Hawkins. "The fact that iC3D is an affordable all-in-one solution meant that we could deliver packaging that is innovative, efficient, cost-effective and above all stands out from the competition!"

    The designs for the Comfort Intense range have now been rolled out successfully in Europe. The range includes Fresh Sky, Fuchsia Passion, Ocean Pearl and Sunburst in the UK, Passion Gourmande, Coup de Soleil and Tourbillon de Fraîcheur in France and Fresh Sky, Fuchsia Passion, Ocean Pearl and Sunburst in The Netherlands.

    According to Nick Gilmore, CEO of Creative Edge Software, Sun Branding’s approach to design innovation perfectly highlights the strength of the all-in-one package offered by iC3D. "For most creative agencies and brand managers, one of the main pitfalls of packaging development is that the process of ideation, design and production is entirely fragmented", he comments. "Not only is this unnecessarily expensive but it also hampers creativity because designers try to second-guess practical issues before the design goes too far. iC3D is a powerful solution for road testing ideas, allowing full, photorealistic 3D mock-ups at any and every stage of the design process."

    The latest updated version of iC3D is being launched at drupa 2016. iC3D version 4 incorporates five new features to deliver unprecedented photorealism, including Ray Tracing technology, which makes glass and liquids look realistic for transparency, translucence, color, refractive index, reflections and shadows.

    Creative Edge Software is demonstrating iC3D v4 at drupa in Hall 07-C16, in the Touchpoint Packaging zone, Hall 12-B53, and with partner companies on the following booths:

    CGS Publishing Technologies – Hall 08a, B23
    Four Pees – Hall 07, C19
    Hybrid Software – Hall 07a, F41

    About Creative Edge Software

    Creative Edge Software is a U.S. registered software development company, with UK based research and development. Our innovative patented 3D technology helps the ideation/design process in the packaging, labelling & graphics markets, and quickly enables customers to better engage with packaging while reducing the time to production. With a development pedigree spanning 26 years we have created & developed innovative software solutions for graphics companies, 3D computer games companies, leading OEMs and partners.

    For more information, go to www.creativeedgesoftware.com.
    OEM, Distribution & reseller opportunities email: sales@creativeedgesoftware.com.
    Press contact

    Four Pees
    Daniela Mahlke
    T: +32 9 237 10 00
    daniela.mahlke@fourpees.com
    www.fourpees.com

    https://www.fourpees.com/en/news/2016/06/ic3d-achi...

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