project feature - 3D Virtual Prototyping
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project feature - Package Proofing in Virtual Reality

vir·tu·al (vûr’chōō- әl) a computer simulation of a real or imaginary system that enables a user to perform operations on the simulated system and shows the effects in real time.

We all know pictures are worth a thousand words. In the graphic arts industry, pictures can also be worth thousands of dollars when they help you deliver that perfect sales pitch, or obtain an effortless design approval.

Bindagraphics has taken computer simulation to another level with its virtual proofing capabilities. The featured project highlights how Bindagraphics can move your next packaging project from concept to completion.

This particular custom piece was constructed of 20-point paperboard with an e-flute insert for rigidity. The super-constructed front flap includes a magnetic closure; inside the flap is a foam CD hub. A scuff-free matte film laminate was applied to the printed surface for scratch and water resistance.

Before production began, our computer simulation enabled the customer to manipulate the virtual proof in 3-D. By viewing the package from almost any angle, our customer approved the design for manufacture in a fraction of the time that would be wasted sending an actual prototype back and forth. And what’s more, we created a step-by-step virtual simulation that demonstrated to the end customer exactly how the piece would be constructed and fulfilled.

With more than a half-dozen binding and finishing processes involved - including CAD/CAM design, die cutting, folding/gluing, film laminating, attaching and assembly/fulfillment - our virtual proof helped our customer secure the project and ensure continued business.

project feature

3D PDF Virtual prototype
(7.8mb)

PDF Photo realistic
Product image
( 1.7mb)
Click product picture to go to PDF - *Note file sizes

The best part is all this 3D is available for everyone to view right in your web browser or a saved file on your system using what nearly everyone currently has on their computer now, a PDF file, which is viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0+. Though this virtual enviroment has been around for years, it has been only recently that no "special" plug-in or program is needed to view.

There is one requirement for viewing the 3D PDF's:
Acroat Reader 8.0+ (or any premium version)
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advantage of this new service.

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