Founded by Ram Sareen, Tukatech, a leading provider of fashion technology solutions, is launching Cloud-based product development solutions that will eliminate sketching and enable collaboration and communication of design ideas at fraction of time and cost.
The technology provider is showcasing special digital tools like TUKA3D Designer Edition, TUKAstudio, Adobe Illustrator Plug-In, TUKAcloud and TUKAbank at the ongoing Texprocess in Frankfurt, Germany.
TUKA3D Designer Edition, an up-and-coming visualization application, gives designers the freedom to show their concepts virtually in three easy steps: Build, Look and Present. Build – a virtual garment building feature that lets designers build new styles from virtual assets; Look – allows assess of print repeats and placements in true scale on a real garment body; and Present – allows showcasing final concept with images in a design meeting, in a tech pack, or directly to a vendor.
Another offering, TUKAstudio is a suite of applications for print development and used with graphic design software. It allows to create and preview repeat pattern options, colourway variations, and even separate colours for print screens with ease. It also enhances digital fabric development with fabric texturing modules.
Perfect for on demand manufacturing, the company’s Adobe Illustrator plug-in sends graded patterns to TUKAmark, where a high-powered marker-making engine configures the pattern pieces into the most efficient layout. Then, a digital printer prints only the area which is filled with colour, saving cost on inventory and fabric utilization.
Furthermore, eliminating the hassles of carrying designs along and endless e-mail threads, TUKAcloud, a web-based digital sample room houses data exported from TUKA3D and other systems to contain all information for a developed style on a common, user-friendly platform.
Last but not the least, TUKAbank allows to find PDF patterns or 3D virtual style files which designers can download for their own use, or upload their own contributions, and even get rewarded when others use them.