We have divided the services of Rudico Artwork Prepress into Artwork and Production. The shape of the packaging and the positions of the logo, texts, photos and icons are recorded in Artwork. The output of Artwork is the input for Prepress, i.e. the Production phase. Our customers decide for themselves in which phase of the process they enter and exit. What services can Rudico offer the most values with. That’s what it’s all about.
Strategic Design Agencies in Packaging develop brand experience and position products. Packaging design often stops at a Master Design per product. Technical specifications are often not yet taken into account.
Rudico is an expert in translating Master Design into Final Artwork. Final Artwork for packaging is made on technical (die cut) drawings and meets all the specifications of the chosen printer in all imaginable printing techniques. Rudico can easily and efficiently make derived packaging from Final Artwork. Think of flavour series, promotion packaging or variations in volume or weight. Project management and correspondence between Design, Brand-Owner and Production is orderly with Rudico’s online Webcenter workflow.
Mock-Up and 3D proofing
For the production of Mock-Up’s, we work together with specialist and permanent partner Drukmakers en Kleurmeesters. They translate Packaging Design into a look-a-like prototype on paper, foil, folding cardboard or corrugated cardboard. With advanced printing and cutting equipment or by hand. They create the models with great care. If desired with content. In 1 print or a small series. Everything is possible.
Technical specifications and CAD drawings
Rudico has recorded (printing) technical specifications of hundreds of printers and CAD drawings in an Asset Management D-Base. CAD drawings show all dimensions of the packaging, such as folding lines, creases, cutting lines and punches, non-printable zones, sizes and barcode areas. Design Agencies can easily request CAD drawings and specifications for a new design using this request form or have a look at our standard delivery specifications.
Is your company involved in the development and production of packaging? If so, Rudico’s Print-Management-Agent (PMA) Services can bring added value. A lot of different parties are involved in the development of packaging. There is a lot of work to be done, if products of the same brand are also packaged in different materials. How do you ensure that all parties respect the Brand Identity? How do you make sure that all parties involved align quality, technology and planning at the crucial moments?
Clear measurable objectives of Rudico PMA can be summed up in Increasing Quality and Efficiency. Reducing Costs in the Supply Chain and reducing Time-to-Market. Quality Validation and Supplier Assessments based on Best Practices and objective Industry Standards. Want to know how we do it? Download the PMA-Services whitepaper from our Knowledge Database (Dutch only at this moment).