Our Services

Artwork Management

Artwork Management

Using world-class technology, we create over a third of a million digital artworks annually in 143 languages for every part of the world. All day, every day we bring calm to the chaos of sourcing, assembling, using and re-using data for the packaging of hundreds of the world’s most purchased brands and tens of thousands of variants of these products. The precision and discipline of our automated workflows is enhanced by the skills of our experienced artists. They apply their expertise to produce beautiful artwork to meet clients’ needs exactly.

Print and Colour

Print and Colour

Accuracy and consistency of print and colour is vital to retain a powerful, global brand. That’s why our print liaison team works closely with printers on every single job to ensure quality, consistency and the most cost-effective print solution for our customers. We work with more than 2,000 printers around the world and truly understand what is possible to print. We refine concept designs to be print-ready, thereby achieving optimum production quality.

Quality Control

Quality Control

We are dedicated to quality in everything we do. Quality control is an integral part of every step of the artwork management process and we have a fully dedicated global team of Quality Controllers who work to meet and exceed client needs. Our technology, skilled artists along with deep customer and brand knowledge enable us to deliver industry-leading rates of artwork client-approved first time, saving customers time and money on costly errors and re-working. Working with one of the biggest global FMCG companies we drove up the right first time rate from 26% to 98%.

Zen - online workflow management

Zen - online workflow management

The backbone of our business is Zen, the world’s most sophisticated, intelligent and integrated brand artwork and workflow management system. It has 10,000 users worldwide – our staff, our customers and their suppliers – and links seamlessly with a multitude of client systems. Zen achieves an astonishing level of automation from source graphics and data. It automates workflows to maximise speed to market, quality and accuracy. To our clients what it delivers is simply magical. Our technology and processes take the client from new product concept to printed packaging with total control, discipline and efficiency, without stifling the creative process.
Zen is constantly developed and evolved by our world-class software development team to support our clients’ needs and enable us stay ahead of the game, together.

Sm•ArtCheck - automated artwork checking

Sm•ArtCheck - automated artwork checking

Our Sm•ArtCheck automated checking system complements Zen. Sm•ArtCheck integrates with brand information stored on Zen, validating that the latest, correct data has been used and that all brand rules – for fonts, colours, point sizes, positioning etc – are applied precisely. It leaves no room for human error.
Our unrivaled combination of industry-leading technologies and passionate, skilled people gives our customers total confidence that their brands are in safe hands.

Sm•ArtWork - Future-proof artwork for packaging and eCommerce

Sm•ArtWork - Future-proof artwork for packaging and eCommerce

Sm•ArtWork is our next-generation artwork package. It adds intelligence and additional layers of data, creating an expanded manifest of product packaging data – the shape, texture, reflectivity etc. This makes the artwork ready for dynamic representation now and, increasingly, in the future. We are using this capability now to create for our clients, 3D and 4D products and realise opportunities for augmented reality, dynamic eCommerce and TV advertising animations.

Sm•ArtPack - Packaging sample creation

Sm•ArtPack - Packaging sample creation

We offer clients our Sm•ArtPack service that enables customers to bring brands to life while in development. We can create mock-up samples, 3D digital imagery and spinning movies to bring clients’ creations to life for one-off marketing purposes, trade events, displays or testers.

Brand Protection

Brand Protection

We work successfully with brand owners to create unique overt and covert means of counterfeit prevention and detection. We share our clients desire to defeat the forgers because we are as passionate as they are about the purity and value of their brands.

Gravure

Gravure

Consistency in manufacturing is the phrase that best describes our approach to the production of rotogravure and flexographic print tooling. Enabled by a skilled workforce that utilize lean process and automated manufacturing, Trident supplies products to many of the top printers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Flexo

Flexo

Trident produce Flexo plates in both the UK and USA. In the UK we focus on HD Flexo plates for the corrugated markets with a special focus on high quality RRP (Retail Ready Packaging). To help Trident's customers achieve the best results in the market we have developed a unique workflow based on DuPont’s Digicorr exposure system with Esko’s CDI imaging at 4000 dpi optics, incorporating a special HD dot shape and screening algorithm for corrugated flat dot plates, allowing the production of the highest quality flexo plates. The next big thing for our customers will be the move to fixed pallete (Extended gamut) printing enabled by the increased colour space from Trident's HD Flexo plates.