New Flexi-powered software – featuring easy-to-adjust display and box template library – cuts design time and reduces costly production errors
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA – SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional sign making, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has launched SAi DisplayGenie, an efficiency-enhancing point-of-purchase (POP) display and box design software, powered by the company’s renowned Flexi software.
Introduced for print businesses seeking to extend their applications offering, SAi DisplayGenie eliminates multiple steps to improve job creation efficiencies and simplify the structural design of folding carton, corrugated cardboard and sandwich material POP and free-standing display units, as well as packaging.
“For a fraction of the price of high-end packages that are typically tied to specific manufacturer’s hardware, SAi DisplayGenie enables large format print providers to quickly and easily get started with POP-display and box creation”, says Dean Derhak, Product Director, SAi.
“By expanding their applications offering, print businesses can increase revenues and sharpen their competitive edge – all while enjoying enhanced production operations thanks to a simplified and expedited job design process.”
Extensive library of easy-to-adjust POP-display and box templates
SAi DisplayGenie is compatible with all existing wide-format RIP software that drives flatbed printers and cutters and features a simple, yet complete toolset to enable easier display and box structure design. Users can quickly choose and adapt existing templates from the extensive and continually-expanding library of popular folding POP display, ECMA* and FEFCO* box templates. These can then be personalized with an array of options including new artwork, designs, images and texts. Using DisplayGenie’s intuitive interface, designers can enter new geometric values, from which the Flexi software then parametrically rebuilds designs in seconds.
Further cost- and time-saving benefits are provided by an integrated graphic and structural design with animated 3D folding preview, which helps maintain workflow efficiency by catching any mistakes before production. This is also aided by the ability to export rotational package display or box designs as 3D PDF files, for customer review or adjustment prior to production.
As a result, SAi DisplayGenie overcomes the troublesome pain-points faced by designers when creating such pieces in their existing third-part software. Typically difficult to visualize in 3D, achieving accurate design using Adobe Illustrator or Corel is often time-consuming and invariably relies on trial and error during production. This is due to the difficulty in properly accounting for folding material thickness and folding behavior.
SAi expects DisplayGenie to particularly appeal to those business that already operate a flatbed printer, but might also be seeking to install a flatbed cutter, which, in conjunction with the software, would enable them to increase revenues by extending their scope of services. Existing users of Flexi will be well acquainted with the familiar interface and will also be able to use the package on any number of existing licenses.
Available now, SAi DisplayGenie installs on Windows Version 7, 8 and 10 PCs (32 and 64-bit) and is available for purchase for €1,995 / £1,595 from SAi Resellers throughout Europe. For a full list of dealers, please email info@ThinkSAi.eu or call +32 2 725 52 95.
*ECMA is the European Carton Makers Association; FEFCO is the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers.