With the development and deepening of the low-carbon concept, people in the packaging field are becoming more and more 'scrupulous' in product research and development and design. They hope to directly transform the concept ideas into actual products. With the emergence of packaging 3D, this concept has been achieve.
The entire process from product design to final product distribution is the final distribution that can create value, because only products at this stage are accepted by customers. For discerning customers, any other action is redundant and Wasted, because time to market is the main driving force, it requires products: 1, to respond quickly to market demand; 2, just in time production to maintain zero inventory; 3, to meet customer needs for the first time; 4 Can not tolerate any mistakes; 5, high requirements for cheaper faster better.
For designers, manufacturers, and distributors of packaging products, prepress proofing and box proofing have cost them a lot of time and economic costs. Repeated revisions and long review cycles have caused many inconveniences to production. Pre-production) control is also very important, so it needs to save time and control costs in the entire production flow. The efficient combination of pre-production and manufacturing is connected with electronic 3D packaging files. Communication is imperative.
3D is mainly used for the inspection of structure and color position elements, and can also be used for design, thereby saving time and costs in the early stage of production.
2.1. Checking the structure After receiving the customer's structure, the factory often needs to produce a white sample to help check whether the structure is correct, and at the same time, it must be approved by the customer. At this time, you can use the 3D file to replace the traditional white sample production, and directly send the electronic 3D file to the customer for review, so as to achieve rapid communication and approval.
2.2, check that the color position has the correct structure, but when performing cross-type or some type-oriented image layout, not every production operator can know whether the placement position is correct through 3D imagination, using 3D can It is convenient to quickly check whether the image files of its guests are correct, thereby saving time and cost of color samples.
2.3. Design Design includes structural design and image design. By quickly converting the planar structure and the planar image into 3D files, the design can be completed quickly, which can help in the following aspects:
1. Reduce the designer's space thinking requirements: a wide variety of packaging with complex structures has always been a difficult problem for designers, especially for those who have no actual packaging production experience, and 3D can help designers to design Being able to view the 3D effect samples greatly reduces the designer's work intensity and also lowers the threshold for design.
2, improve efficiency: when designing those combined packages, there are many procedures, and the requirements for location and size are extremely strict. Traditional methods must be modified repeatedly after the sample is made, and finally the whole structure is fortunately made. With the help of 3D, every After designing a structure, it is added to the overall structure and checked in time, which can greatly improve work efficiency.
3, fast preview and error prevention: convert flat files into 3D files in the first time, quickly preview, check the file structure and images, so that preflight is carried out in advance, effectively preventing errors from occurring.
3. Advantages 3D has huge advantages in packaging. It not only reduces the professional requirements of designers, but also has the following advantages compared to traditional proofing:
3.1. Regarding the speed of correcting files: In terms of traditional correction files, the structure is generally die-cut with a prototype after design modification, and then physical inspection is performed through pre-folding. The inspection items include: overall size, corners, Folding position, reserved size, etc., the average number of samples in production is 5-6 times. In 3D, you can directly check the overall size, corners, folding position, reserved size in the software, as long as the final output One sample is enough, and the speed can be increased by 4-5 times.
Intuitive aspect: Since the use of 3D is what you see is what you get, you can transform the planar structure into a volume structure in three dimensions, making the structure more intuitive and direct-looking, so that when you modify the file, it becomes more visual and intuitive.
3.2. Transmission speed In the traditional packaging industry , when the final mass production is carried out, its structure and style must be confirmed by the customer. Only after receiving the customer's confirmation, the factory can officially arrange the production and use the 3D email to replace the traditional The speed of mailing white samples and color samples is a qualitative leap. The traditional mailing takes 2 days for domestic express shipments, and 3 days for international mail. Changing to 3D can be completed in an instant, which greatly improves the operating speed and shortens the product cycle.
3.3. Cost savings Due to the reduction of the number of sample corrections in the production front-end and the cancellation of physical mailing, the cost in these two areas is huge. Now take an ordinary project as an example to calculate the cost that 3D can save.
Note: A, the cost of a single piece of paper is 6 yuan, B, the cost of a single staple is 1.6 yuan, C, the postage of a single piece is 25 yuan (domestic), and the labor cost is calculated at 2,000 yuan per month.
Each project can save the actual cost of 330 yuan (excluding machine depreciation and supporting management related costs) in the early stage of production, only 25% of the original cost.
3.4, communication 3D view the product in an intuitive 360-degree rotation, and the real preview structure makes the communication between the designer and the factory, the internal communication between the factory, and the communication between the factory and the customer more intuitive, simple and effective.
4. Prospect packaging products From the initial conception to the final real product, no matter for the original designer or the final consumer, cost and time are the key factors. In the early stage of production, 3D electronic files are used to design, modify, and confirm as much as possible. Files can greatly save paper and improve efficiency.
4.1. The role of the white sample instead of the white sample is to check whether the structure is correct and the size is reasonable. In the factory where the white sample is used, most of them are stuck with repeated corrections and customer confirmations, both from the production cost and the production cycle. Are unreasonable. 3D is very intuitive and reproducible. It can truly restore the product. At the same time, it can be transmitted instantly in the form of e-mail, allowing the factory and customers to communicate at the fastest speed, and confirm the structure. Incomparable advantages.
4.2 In terms of design, whether it is a graphic designer or a structural designer, it is most important to quickly turn your own ideas into intuitive objects, and no designer can be sure that the structure and design of his own design must be correct. It is necessary to use a 3D file to verify and confirm your design, and it is easier for designers to use a 3D file to promote their creativity than a flat file.
4.3. Guide production in factories with standardized operations. When technical personnel face complex packaging products, it is often difficult to describe to workers which side should be wrapped in this first step and how to stick the second step. Many times have to rely on hands. Teaching, which greatly increases the work intensity of the factory. Directly using 3D with folding animation to guide production can make it easier to carry out standard operations, and also reduce the rate of defective products.