Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has developed and introduced a new module for direct-to-shape (DTS) applications as part of its Atlas Professional User Interface (UI) software.

The Atlas Direct-to-Shape UI comprises a graphical interface that is compatible with most axial symmetric shapes for hollow glass and plastic and metal containers in packaging. The UI provides a 3D shape creation tool and a 3D printed object preview. It is intended to facilitate job preparation and the printing of cylindrical and conical shapes.

The Atlas Direct-to-Shape UI is the latest in the family of custom modules that can be added to extend the core functionality of the Atlas software. It is targeted at the growing market and opportunities in digital DTS container printing, such as for short production runs and promotional campaigns. 

GIS CEO Nick Geddes said, ‘This latest enhancement of our Atlas Professional UI is part of our continuous development, strengthening our software product offering. With over eight years of experience in DTS printing, we wanted to enable our customers to take advantage of current market opportunities and add value to their product offering through the graphical interface and easy-to-use 3D print rendering of the Atlas Direct-to-Shape UI.’

GIS is a strategic partner for inkjet OEMs and system builders. Its Atlas Software Suite enables rapid integration of software components from GIS to create entire digital print systems covering workflow, RIP, VDP, drive electronics, ink delivery systems, transport control and subsystems.  Atlas Professional and Production UIs have been developed specifically for system builders and end users.

The Atlas Direct-to-Shape UI custom module is now available to GIS customers.