World’s first free 3D drinks can app launched
CanCreator, the world’s first free online drinks can design app, has been unveiled by the UK Can
Makers, the trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK. Specifically aimed at
making it easy for designers to visualise and share creations in 3D, the app is now available for free
online and to download for Mac and PC at www.cancreator.com.
In just a few clicks, CanCreator opens up an exciting world of possibility for a visual audience.
Designs are quickly brought to life in glorious 3D in a variety of sizes and finishes, whether it’s the
next big thing in soft drinks, an up and coming beer brand or something completely different.
Creations by young designers, Hayley Barrett, Isaac Sodipo and Rachel Gidlow, from
leading design agencies, Design Bridge and JKR Global, show just the start of the app’s
Hayley Barrett, Senior Designer at Design Bridge commented, “This is a great little app
which is easy to use and quick to understand. At the end of the day packaging is never
2D, so this app is a great tool to see realistic results fast.”
Isaac Sodipo, Designer at JKR Global said, “It took seconds to understand the app and I
was amazed at how simple it was to see designs in 3D – it’s usually a complicated
process. It’s so handy for creating and showing designs to other people and will make a
lot of people’s lives easier. ”
Rachel Gidlow, Designer at JKR said, “What struck me was how quick it was to apply
designs for a 360 degree view. This process is perfect for those who want to bring their
designs to life in an instant!”
Templates for popular can sizes are available to download for use in Adobe Photoshop and
Illustrator, so designers can focus on their creations. Once complete, it’s easy to upload designs for a
3D view from any angle. There are also innovative printing techniques, such as heat sensitive
thermochromic inks and tactile finishes, available at the touch of a button.
Whether complete or a work in progress, designers can save creations locally or to a secure online
database to share or continue at a later date. Additional functions include screenshots to make
sharing easy, whether within a presentation or via email.
Geoff Courtney, Chairman of the UK Can Makers, comments: “Packaging plays such a vital role in
making products stand out on shelf, and drinks cans offer so many possibilities. We wanted to make
exploring and showcasing drinks can designs easy, so we worked closely with designers to create an
app that would let them see for themselves without any hassle. Initial feedback has been very
positive and we hope everyone finds it a useful tool for creating impactful drinks can designs.”
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UK Can Makers
Members of The Can Makers work together specifically to promote the benefits of the drinks can and aid
communications between the industry and its customers: the brewers and soft drinks manufacturers and the
retailers, as well as the packaging industry, the media and consumers.
The Can Makers Information Service acts as the reference point for data and advice on the beverage can and
the can manufacturing industry. Amongst its services is the issue of a regular newsletter and the publication of
special reports on research activities. Consumer opinion and industry research forms an important part of the
Can Makers programme.
The Can Makers was the first organisation in Europe formed to promote drinks cans. It is now part of a
European network set up under the auspices of Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME), which includes similar
organisations in Central and Eastern Europe.