Xante's Ilumina 3D, which was on display at Graph Expo last week, offers small to mid-sized print shops the opportunity to enter the special effects print market. The Ilumina 3D is suited for lenticular printing and can also serve as a cost-effective lenticular proofing device for higher-end and wide-format applications. It is driven by a Xant plug-in to Photoshop developed by lenticular software supplier ProMagic.
4 INDUSTRY NEWS Xante Ilumina 3D Makes Mohawk Calls for Entries North American Debut Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. announces customers. The Strathmore Letterhead its call for entries for the fourth Contest accepts entries of letterheads Xante’s Ilumina 3D, which was on CEO Steve Andersen, “We are excited quarter of its Strathmore Letterhead alone or complete identity systems display at Graph Expo last week, to be able to work with Xanté to Contest 2008. This competition is that are produced on any of the offers small to mid-sized print shops decentralize special effects printing for letterheads and identity systems Strathmore premium writing papers. the opportunity to enter the special and bring it to mainstream print pro- produced on Strathmore’s premium effects print market. The Ilumina 3D is viders. Our software combined with writing grades: Strathmore Writing Strathmore Premium Writing papers suited for lenticular printing and can the Ilumina 3D, which has the unprec- and Strathmore Script. Fourth-quarter include: also serve as a cost-effective lenticular edented ability to print on unusual entries are being accepted now proofing device for higher-end and media, is a winning combination.” through Dec. 31. Strathmore Pure Cotton—Available wide-format applications. It is driven in wove finish by a Xanté plug-in to Photoshop With an affordable price, the Ilumina For every five entries submitted Strathmore Writing—Available in developed by lenticular software sup- 3D has broadened the special effects/ through Dec. 31, printers will receive wove and laid finishes plier ProMagic. lenticular market to include photo a polo shirt embroidered with a his- Strathmore Script—Available in shops, copy shops, small businesses, torical Strathmore thistle. In addition, smooth, pinstripe, and pinstripe laid With the Ilumina 3D and ProMagic novelty printers, in-plants, and small a distinctive award will be given to finishes Software Creative Interlacing Suite, commercial printers. The lenticular the designer, printer, and client for print shops have an easy and inexpen- media, Myriad Digital Lens, has been each winning entry. Winning entries The Strathmore Letterhead Contest sive way to add this significant, extra developed specifically for use with the will be posted on the Web site. accepts submissions of letterheads dimension to printing and produce Ilumina 3D and will be released with and/or complete identity systems special effects such as 3D and 3D Flip. 75 LPI (lenticules per inch) capability. In further recognition of each sub- including envelopes, business cards, Myriad Digital Lens media is avail- mission, all entries are automatically mailing labels, pocket folders, and Xanté will also supply the lenticular able in 12.9x19 inch sheets and are entered for judging in this year’s any additional pieces. Completed media, Myriad Digital Lens, provid- 18-mil thick. Mohawk Show. entry forms must be accompanied by ing a complete solution available at a 15 samples of each submission. fraction of the cost of other lenticular Applications available with Ilumina Entries may be submitted by design- printing systems. 3D include packaging, DVD and CD ers, printers, merchants, and Mohawk Entry forms can be downloaded at sleeves, magazine covers, photos, representatives on behalf of their www.strathmore.com. The Ilumina 3D is driven by proofs, trading and membership ProMagic, a market leader in lenticu- cards, posters, stickers, magnets, lar software. According to ProMagic menus, and signage. XMPie and SMA Collaborate On Personalized Documents When it comes to book or catalog printing, XMPie Inc. and Software Marketing orders, the companies can deliver “pretty good” isn’t good enough! Associates (SMA) have joined forces new efficiencies to print providers,
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