Luminate has invested in a complete proofing system from Oris Packaging Innovations. The Croydon print, finishing and mock-up agency has installed an Oris FlexPack web system and Roland Soljet Pro 4 XR-640 printer/cutter.

The XR-640 has two inline, mirrored print heads, integrated printing and contour-cutting technology, and extended gamut XG inks that permit CMYK, orange, green, white and metallic configurations. The Flex Pack web software combines web-based hard copy and soft proofing in one package, with iterative colour management software for halftone and continuous tone proofing.

‘I joined the business 18 months ago to review its direction and processes,’ explained production director Des Kane. ‘The business did look at Oris but back then we couldn’t clearly see the benefits of what was being offered. After taking a step back and reviewing our needs, plus the addition of a number of recommendations regarding this digital offering, we asked the Oris team back in and talk us through it.

‘We talked about a completely fresh approach to mock-ups that would run alongside our traditional litho contract proofing capabilities. We liked the digital solution. It was fast and affordable and would help our clients immediately see their creativity brought to life, allowing our customers much greater scope over what they were looking to achieve, giving them a hybrid offering. We want to create a better experience within our environment, we want our clients to play with ideas and get a real feeling for what works and what can be created with the budgets they have.’

Established in 2016, Luminate specialises in litho wet proofing and silk screen printing, embossing, debossing, hot foiling, die-cutting and full production-ready mock-ups. It works with a wide range of brands and agencies from Lebanon to the Nordics.