Creating a great label design takes a lot of effort. The label designer has to make digital mockups of the label first, then you have to create physical prototypes of the label to understand how the product label design would look on the shelf. Luckily, 3D modeling has begun to bridge the gap between digital mockups and physical prototypes.
3D modeling software allows your graphic designers to create 3D mockups of new labels. When you have a 3D digital version of a new label, you can see how it looks from more angles than you could with 2D modeling software. When you use digital 3D models to display your new labels, you reduce the amount of physical label prototypes you need to make. Additionally, some software developers have begun using augmented reality technology to create virtual versions of store shelves. This technological breakthrough allows you to see how your new custom label design appears on a 3D package and on the shelf before you ever make a physical version of it. That way, you can work out the kinks in the design phase instead of waiting until you have a physical prototype of it. 3D modeling streamlines the design process by letting you view a digital 3D version of your label from the very beginning.
Shrink sleeve labels appear on beverage containers, health and beauty products, and even cannabis products, and their use is steadily growing. However, shrink sleeve label design can be difficult because its label materials are prone to distortion after they shrink down if you rely on 2D modeling during the design process. 3D modeling shows how the shrink sleeve label will look when you shrink it onto a product’s packaging. This prevents distortion in the label’s physical prototypes and the eventual end product.
You can view your label’s 3D models from almost anywhere with a screen, thanks to improvements in label design software. Your designers can send the model to your tablet or mobile device so you can see it as soon as it’s ready, even if you’re not at your laptop or desktop. This digital mobility allows you and your other project stakeholders to view your custom label on your own time, both within and outside typical office hours.
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Yes, it can. 3D modeling software adapts to many different package shapes, including cylindrical, conical, and irregular shapes. Designers can also use this software to simulate unusual packaging textures, such as embossing, holographs, and foils. When they simulate these packaging effects digitally, you can make decisions about those effects more quickly and potentially cut prototypes for certain options out of the design process altogether. No matter what label materials or shapes you want to use, you and your designers can map them out beforehand with 3D modeling software.
When you partner with US Tape & Label, you gain access to a variety of printing technologies and fast label printing speeds to keep your label creation on time and within budget. We create custom professional labels that fit your brand identity and exude maximum shelf appeal. When we create your label, you’ll have a well-designed product that stands out to customers and promotes your preferred brand identity.
When you take advantage of 3D modeling for your label design, it’s best to use it in ways that create the best eye-catching designs for your brand. US Tape & Label has the digital resources to create the right 3D models for your custom label designs. Once you connect with us, we help you start designing your labels to meet your exact packaging and branding needs. Our labels have quick turnaround times, and we customize them to fit a wide range of industries. If you want to use 3D modeling to design your new custom label, reach out to US Tape & Label today.
Why U.S. Tape & Label?
Centrally-located and equipped with the cutting-edge equipment you need to get the best labels and look for your products. Our skilled team of in-house engineers will help you make the perfect label for any product you have.