Digital Production of Personalized 3D Displays or Simple Folding Cartons
In our method we auto generate a plotter/cutter cut-path from an image asset that pops-out against a background. The system uses the image asset, the generated path, a variable background image, and a selected base structure template, to generate a combined raster image of the template for printing. It also generates a vector image that contains both the generated path and the cutting and creasing instructions of the base template. This vector image enables us to drive a programmable plotter/cutter to extract a personalized structural piece. To enable scalable production, we automatically coordinate the printing of the composed graphics and the extraction of the ‘graphics specific’ cut, creased and perforated structure without human intervention. Such a system enables rapid production of personalized dimensional mail piece flats, POP displays and simple folding cartons.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-01-01
For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.
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