Océ Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software Delivers Simple Solutions and Improvement of Workflow
MELVILLE, N.Y. - June 19, 2018 - Realizing the appeal that dimensional printing can have in the graphics market, Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the launch of Océ Touchstone dimensional printing software, positioned for large-format print solutions to streamline dimensional printing on the company’s Océ Arizona Series UV flatbed printers. Until now, creating these dimensional prints tended to be a laborious process involving significant file manipulation and iterative testing performed by the print provider. As a result, few end users are aware that this is even possible, let alone request this type of printing. To simplify this labor intensive workflow, Canon has tailored specific solutions to meet the needs of the two parties involved in the process: the designer who creates the files and the print provider that prints them.
Utilizing the highly-accurate ink drop placement and repetition provided by Océ Arizona UV curable flatbed printers, resourceful print providers have been able to print multiple layers of ink and produce dimensional effects ranging from common textures such as woodgrain to special effects such as varnish highlights, embossed type and logos or even braille.
“Our commitment to our customers and the drive to expand our large format capabilities, has led to the development of the Océ Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software,” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, EVP and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are thrilled to introduce this simple solution that will help print providers improve their workflow and create new possibilities for both their organizations and their customers.”
Through Canon-created Adobe CC Photoshop and Illustrator extensions, graphic designers can build the dimensional effects quickly and easily, preview and refine these effects on screen and then export the file as a single PDF file that can be sent to an Océ Touchstone enabled print provider for final print production.