Kaleidoscope employs a team of color experts for exploring color results in multiple print environments and we offer a variety of color imaging solutions to fit every project need. If you can think it, we can develop it; any color on any stock or substrate including specialty finishes. We make it happen.
High Definition/Critical Color
HD color proofing offers an unlimited color gamut, a virtually unlimited stock selection and the highest resolution proofing, including continuous tone spot colors. The process involves actual ink on substrate ensuring exact color match to any standard. The color gamut includes any color match (PMS and specialty matches), Metallic, Metalure, Fluorescent, Pearlescent and Hot Foil stamping. And all color imaging can be proofed onto any sheeted or flexible material. Critical color is highly desirable for:
- – Design approval
- – Marketing research
- – Color exploration & prove-out
- – Television broadcast media
- – Print advertising & photography
Digital Color Imaging
Digital color imaging is the fastest and most economical option for less critical color environments and short runs of 100 to 10,000 packaging samples. We combine technology with artisan craftsmanship to be able to produce unparalleled results.
- – Test market research
- – Retail packaging sales samples
- – Consumer packaging sales samples
- – Trade show exhibit graphics
- – Shelf set reviews
- – Initial packaging concept reviews
High End Digital
Our Fuji Final proof is a pigmented laminate digital proof that can be applied to almost any substrate. The process involves the use of up to 10 color "donors" that are capable of simulating approximately 80% of spot color applications. Some of the benefits of the system are that unlike most digital devices it has the ability to image an opaque white as well as metallic and can be applied to sheeted or flexible materials. The primary uses would be creating color proofs and mock-ups digitally that require the application of white ink or metallic effect and where substrate needs exceeds white paper stock.
We maintain and offer several platforms of Ink Jet devices. The device can be used for a variety of applications within the workflow including- review of 4/c process design iterations, spot color converted design files for marketing approval as well as some Hero Packaging and Packaging Sales Sample needs.
HP Indigo Digital Press
The third level of our digital capabilities is an HP Indigo press. The Indigo is a web fed device that prints on a wide variety of flexible substrates. The device has a very large color gamut and is perfect for short run Packaging Sales Sample production.
Finishing / Comp Assembly
Our full service fabrication and mock-up teams include both hand assembly and digital finishing equipment. Our ability to create and develop any variation of finished packaging prototype, one-of-a-kind or short run, is unsurpassed in the industry.
- – Digital sample cutting tables
- – Impulse sealers
- – Foil stamp presses
- – Shrink film seamers
- – Digital die cutters
- – Slitters
- – Coating stations (for UV and Aqueous finishes)