Xanté Ilumina 3D Debuts at Drupa
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—May 29, 2008—Small to mid-sized print shops can now enter the lucrative special effects print market with the Xanté Ilumina 3D Digital Color Press, which can print directly on lenticular media. The Ilumina 3D is perfectly suited for lenticular printing and can also serve as a cost-effective lenticular proofing device for higher-end and wide format applications. The Ilumina 3D is driven by a Xanté plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® developed by lenticular software supplier ProMagic®. The Ilumina 3D Digital Color Press is showing at drupa, May 29 - June 11, in Xanté stand F34, Hall 4.
Fast and Easy Direct to Lens Digital Printing
Lenticular printing has become increasingly popular because it grabs attention and ultimately increases product sales. With the Ilumina 3D and ProMagic Software Creative Interlacing Suite™ print shops will have an easy and inexpensive way to add this significant, extra dimension to printing and produce special effects such as 3D, 3D Flip, 3D Motion and 3D Zoom. Special effects printing has never been so easy with ready-to-sell lenses produced in less than one minute. Xanté will also supply the lenticular media, Myriad™ Digital Lens, providing a complete solution available at a fraction of the cost of other lenticular printing systems.
The Ilumina 3D Digital Color Press is driven by ProMagic, a market leader in lenticular software. Says ProMagic CEO Steve Andersen, “We are excited to be able to work with Xanté to decentralize special effects printing and bring it to mainstream print providers. Our software combined with the Ilumina 3D which has the unprecedented ability to print on unusual media is a winning combination.”
High-End Output at an Affordable Price
With an affordable price, the Ilumina 3D has broadened the special effects/lenticular market to include photo shops, copy shops, small businesses, novelty printers, retail/in-plants and small commercial printers. The lenticular media, Myriad™ Digital Lens, has been developed specifically for use with the Ilumina 3D and will be released with 75 LPI (lenticules per inch) capability. Myriad™ Digital Lens media is available in 328 mm x 483 mm (12.9” x19”) sheets and are .45 mm (18 mil) thick.