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Wood & Associates Reports Technology for Folding Carton Images

YORK, PA | Wood & Associates International offers Dragonfly, a new microlithography origination technology said to open up opportunities for brand owners and designers to create innovative eye-catching retail packaging using high quality, refractive-like imagery. 

Dragonfly machinery

The system is powered by a dedicated, multi-core computer and LINUX-controlled operating system that has been specifically tailored to perform calculations and control tasks. The technology takes advantage of project management software that utilizes image files uploaded in standard bitmap tiff, jpg, png, and bmp formats to create impactful projects.

Dragonfly’s digital capacity enables images to be created that can then be converted directly into laminates or foils for application straight onto folding cartons. Laminates are currently the vehicle of choice, company says, but an increasing trend toward the use of foil, both hot and cold, is expected to further boost the system’s future potential and uptake.

This mastering system will enable large-format optical devices such as authentication holograms to be incorporated to folding cartons during packaging design and production. In this way, the power of digital imaging reportedly can be harnessed to allow brand owners to create innovative eye-catching three-dimensional optical effects for maximum consumer appeal and impact.

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