Packaging News: CGS Debuts New 3D Visualization and Superior Spot/Metallic Proof Capabilities

Already dominant in color management for proofing and digital print, CGS will debut its powerful new solutions for the packaging industry in Düsseldorf next week. The company will unveil a major initiative in the packaging market—including a partnership with Color-Logic—at this year’s drupa (hall 8b/A66). 

For the first time in Europe, CGS will be demonstrating revolutionary new software for packaging design and visualization: RealVue 3D Packager. Working effortlessly with DXF, PDF, and Adobe Illustrator (AI) files, the program allows designers and brand managers to create accurate visual 3D animated prototypes, including difficult elements like embossing, substrate textures, cut-outs and metallic inks. The results can easily be shared with marketing and brand managers—using a free reader plugin—drastically reducing the time and cost of the package design cycle. 

Packaging Partnership 

At drupa, CGS and Color-Logic will also demonstrate the results of their recent technology partnership: the integration of Color-Logic’s revolutionary Process Metallic Color System with both RealVue 3D Packager and the ORIS color prototyping environment. The combination—unique in the packaging industry—will streamline the design and prototyping of folding cartons. The combination “reduces trial and error in package creation, and reduces the time required to bring products to market,” according to Color-Logic’s Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves. 

At the show, the two companies will demonstrate the products’ success in reproducing difficult metallic colors and special effects—both in virtual 3D simulations and in hard-copy prototypes.

CGS’ drupa booth will also feature ORIS Color Tuner // Web on the Roland VS and LEC wide format printers—offering the ultimate solution for flexible packaging proofs, mock-ups and short runs. In addition to Color Tuner’s contract-quality color management, the ORIS-Roland combination offers continuous tone and screendot proofing, precise spot, white, and metallic color reproduction, as well as many packaging-specific special effects. 

To learn more about CGS’ new product offerings for the packaging market, or to schedule a drupa demo, go to or contact Marcus Goerlitz at

About CGS 

Established in 1985, CGS Publishing Technologies International GmbH, Hainburg, Germany, is a world leader in color proofing, productivity and production systems for the professional graphics arts market. Headquartered near Frankfurt, CGS also has operations in the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the CGS Web site:

About Color-Logic 

Color-Logic™ develops color communication systems and software tool sets for a variety of special effect printing applications. Color-Logic provides brand owners, product managers, corporations, and their advertising agencies the ability to differentiate themselves and their clients with a simple print production process that yields dramatic results. Color-Logic decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers, yielding dynamic results without the use of special equipment. Color-Logic supports the value of print and works with designers and printers to enhance their printed media. For more information, visit



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