Now you can add a tactile experience to your Océ Arizona UV curable printers’ capabilities with Océ Touchstone software. Compatible with the Océ Arizona 1200 and 2200 Series UV curable flatbed printers and ONYX Thrive software, Océ Touchstone makes both the file creation process and the printing exceptionally easy.
The workflow consists of both a designers’ and print providers’ component. The designers’ component consists of free of charge Adobe CC extensions for Photoshop and Illustrator that designers can utilize in an environment they are already familiar with. Designers determine which image areas they want elevated by implementing an additional greyscale layer in their file where black represents the highest point and white the lowest point. To preview their work, the Océ Touchstone extensions also include a viewer that renders the file in 3D complete with lighting effects. Once happy with the file, the designer saves it as a pdf and sends it to the print provider.
With a commercially licensed copy of Océ Touchstone, an Océ Touchstone Certified print provider will be able to process these pdf files in ONYX Thrive using a proprietary printer driver that communicates with the patented Océ Touchstone ALPS Engine. The Océ ALPS Engine outputs a layered batch file that the Océ Arizona can then print in proper sequence without any additional operator intervention.
Here’s what Océ Touchstone software workflow can provide