Highcon is to offer Caldera’s new POW Packaging Online Workflow software suite as a digital front end for its Euclid direct-to-pack digital finishing system. This software combines a web order portal with an automated software system and can take a job from concept to finished package with a minimum of intervention.
Printer’s can rebrand the front end and set it up as either a B2C or B2B2C portal. Brand owners can pick a package design from a library of templates and add their own graphics, text, cutting and marking elements and then preview them in 3D. Orders are sent to a hotfolder in the back office. This system could be used in e-shop format to streamline customer order processes and simplify the sales process. The Caldera RIP generates a DXF file for the Euclid engine which indicates the cut and crease paths.
Eitan Varon, Executive Vice-President at Highcon, commented: “By combining Euclid and POW from Caldera, our users will be able to explore new avenues for their business while making their sales process significantly more efficient.”
It will be demonstrated at Graph Expo and will enter beta testing in Q4 this year. The full commercial launch is anticipated for 2015.