Software simulates heat-shrink sleeves.
EskoArtwork announced its Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves, for simulating a heat-shrink sleeve around one or more objects. A module for the company’s Studio software, it automates the design and prepress process in Adobe Illustrator, automatically applying counter-distortions where necessary to compensate for irregular and challenging shapes. The Toolkit accommodates multipacks and works with a wide variety of substrates, taking into consideration the specific shrinking properties of each. Users can preview the artwork on the screen as it is shrunk on the packaging and share this with their clients via PDF, movie, or virtual snapshot.