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Perfect shrink Sleeve Design


  • Import 3D objects from a Studio toolkit or another source (.OBJ, .ZAE, .DAE, .ARD)
  • Round shapes, irregular shapes & multi-packs
  • Add a horizontal or vertical heat shrink sleeve
  • Physical simulation of different material shrink properties
  • Export to a Collada file for Studio Designer and Visualizer
  • See shrink distortion statistics in Adobe® Illustrator®
  • Predistort selected artwork to compensate for the shrink distortion (non-destructive)

Design shrink sleeve labels in Adobe Illustrator

Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves is a unique application to simulate a heat shrink sleeve around one or more objects.

See in Adobe® Illustrator® how your artwork will distort and automatically apply a counter distortion, based on substrate specifications. Produce great looking 3D PDF files and avoid trial-and-error. Print your shrink sleeve artwork the first time right, every time.

Perfect shrink sleeve design with Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves

Compensate for shrinking

Getting artwork for heat shrink packaging and labels right, is a tough job. As the film shrinks, the branding and the design can be seriously compromised, rendering the packaging or labels useless.

Artwork for shrink sleeve packaging needs to be repositioned and compensated for the shrink factor of the substrate. Without Esko’s Studio 3D view, you are working blind.

Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves: functionality overview

Esko’s shrink sleeve solution comes with dedicated functionality:

  • Import 3D objects from a Studio toolkit or another source (.OBJ, .ZAE, .DAE, .ARD)
  • Round shapes, irregular shapes & multi-packs
  • Add a horizontal or vertical heat shrink sleeve
  • Physical simulation of different material shrink properties
  • Export to a Collada file for Studio Designer and Visualizer
  • See shrink distortion statistics in Adobe® Illustrator®
  • Predistort selected artwork to compensate for the shrink distortion (non-destructive)
Part of Studio

The Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves is part of Studio Advanced, and is available as a subscription!

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We help our customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.