NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 23, 2015 — Multi Packaging Solutions (“MPS”), a global leader in value-added print and packaging solutions for the branded, healthcare, and multi-media markets, has invested in the latest 3D printing technology for creating plastic prototypes.
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As an extension of its design services for premium packaging, MPS recently installed the CubeX Duo 3D print system at its design studio in Scotland, and now offers customers printed plastic models in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
The new prototyping capabilities translate product and packaging concepts into tangible models, helping customers visualize the complete product experience. Virtually any three dimensional object can be printed directly from digital files, reducing the traditional production time from weeks to hours and eliminating the need for expensive test molds. 3D printing offers customers more freedom to explore design options and make alterations without compromising product launch schedules.
“Expanding our in-house design capabilities to include production of plastic prototypes is of tremendous value to our customers,“ commented Julie Kennedy, Design Manager for Multi Packaging Solutions. “We’ve already successfully printed rigid box lids, tube tops and plinths, as well as a number of premium ‘one off’ speculative designs for several new product launches. We also envision opportunities to print prototypes of bottles, jars, glassware, and promotional items to fully support customer product launches and marketing programs.”
In addition to the new prototyping capabilities, MPS offers turnkey design resources from concept through production for premium packaging, including rigid, tubes, and folding cartons in a variety of materials, finishes, and decorative technologies.
About Multi Packaging Solutions
Multi Packaging Solutions (“MPS”) is a leading global provider of value-added packaging solutions to a diverse customer base across the healthcare and branded consumer markets. MPS provides customers with an extensive array of print-based specialty packaging, including premium folding cartons, labels, inserts/leaflets, and specialty packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. The company has 60 manufacturing locations in North America, Asia and Europe and employs over 9,000 people. MPS is a portfolio company of Carlyle Group and of Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC. For more information, please visit www.multipkg.com.