Flexographic printing enables faster and more efficient product labeling for short and long runs offering a high level of Printing up to 17” at an affordable price.
It is a versatile label solution that can be applied on nearly all surfaces and packages. They can be printed on paper, films, plastics, metals etc. They can be found on any type of product, widely used on a variety of consumer package goods. There versatility makes them a good option for tags, flexible packaging and pouches.
We can print up to 17” wide, 10 colors, both UV and water based flexographic. Our 10 colors allows us to achieve any color combination. Our full service team can walk you through the printing process from design to delivery and help you select the best label for your product.
Piggy Back Labels
Label construction made up of two labels, where one label sits on top of the other label. Piggy Back labels allow two individual labels to be applied at once, with top label being removed.
The purpose of the label, the bottom layer of the adhesive will always be permanent, but the top adhesive label can be altered to suit different applications. For example, if the bottom label is being used for the sole purpose of carrying the top label then the top release liner is left blank or made of transparent material so substrate underneath can be seen. Commonly used when it is being used on a return address label on a parcel that receipt can peel off and use if they need to.
In different applications top release liner may be printed with information that is either revealed when the top label is peeled off or is always visible. The top layer of the adhesive is either permanent, when the top layer needs to be used as a permanent label elsewhere. Or dry peel adhesive, when the top label is peeled up to reveal the bottom label underneath or when the top label is removed but not reapplied elsewhere, such as coupons.
Instant Rebate Coupons
Instant rebate coupons (IRC’s) is a marketing strategy used on adhesive backer liner to affix your promotional offer to your package.
It is used to drive impulse purchases and encourage larger purchases. It’s used to promote other products, offer rebates, and enhance your brand and message.
Is any packaging that is not hard and has flexibility while still holding a shape. Materials include paper, plastics, plastic films, foil or any combination of these including rollstock, bags, pouches, labels, wraps, shrink sleeves, and stretch film.
Flexible packaging offers packaging efficiency, product integrity, safe transport, and attractive presentation. They deliver standard and customizable, made-to-order solutions for your unique needs.
- Convenience & Portability – The biggest reason behind the shift to flexible packaging is the retailers and consumers are demanding it. Consumers like it because it is reusable, convenient, and very portable and easy to be packed and stored away. For example, instead of closing a box, consumers can zip and seal. Retailers like it because it saves space on store shelves and it looks good, aesthetically, it stands out.
- Cost Savings – Another big benefit is the cost savings from plastics, compared to the other materials. Less material is needed to create a bag or pouch, resulting to a 40% reduction in the overall packaging cost.
- Sustainability – Flexible printing uses less material than its rigid counterparts, leading to lower packaging costs, it also creates less waste. 50% less waste than rigid ones. It offers up to 20% space savings compared to rigid packaging, meaning more can be shipped at a time, thereby, reducing transport costs.
- Health Benefits – Packaging is made from high grade FDA approved plastic films which prevent product deterioration from the sun. It also helps extend the life of products, as the resealing nature of the flexible package products, helps keep food better for longer.
In line cold foil
Cold foil is a fast, cost effective inline process that works in conjunction with most printing techniques, mimicking the effects of hot foil stamping.
Cold foil is applied to a UV curable adhesive image using a standard printing plate. The foil usually silver, or gold, is affixed to the printing adhesive, creating an image prior to the application of printing inks. In line cold foil offers increased availability, viability for a broader array of applications, flexibility to produce large solid areas of foil with fine detail and it offers professional differentiation with the ability to provide cost-efficient value added print.
Modern day printing method such as laser and ink-jet printing are known as Digital printing. In digital printing, an image is sent directly to the printer using digital files such as PDF’s, Illustrator and In Design.
This eliminates the need for a printing plate, which can save money and time. Digital printing offers fast turnaround times and printing-on demand.
Major advantages are, set up costs are lower for short runs, print only the amount you need, lower minimum quantities( as low as 1), variable data capability(names, addresses, codes, numbering), and improved technology has made digital quality acceptable for more uses. Personalization allows you to tailor your message to your audience so you can personalize your messages.
Direct Thermal & Thermal Printing
These are cost effective labels made with the Direct Thermal printing process. A thermal print head is used to heat areas of the thermal paper.
Paper runs over the thermal print head, then turns black where it’s heated, producing text or an image. Used in meat, dairy, Barcodes, name tags, coupons shipping labels, compliance labels, receipts name tags etc.
This uses a heated ribbon to produce durable long lasting images on a wide variety of materials. Ideal for barcode printing because they produce accurate, high quality images with excellent edge definition. Thermal printers are engineered to print within tight tolerances and to produce the exact bar widths that successful bar code printing and scanning require. Also, used in meat, dairy, Barcodes, name tags, coupons shipping labels, compliance labels, receipts name tags etc.
Thermal Ribbons & Thermal Printing Machines
In Thermal Printing, a thermal print head applies heat to a ribbon, which melts ink onto the material to form the image. The ink is absorbed so that the image becomes part of the media.
This technique provides image quality and durability that is unmatched by others, on demand printing technologies .Direct Thermal cost less to operate than inkjet and laser. Most mobile printers use direct thermal. Direct Thermal uses chemically treated heat sensitive media that blackens when it passes under the thermal print head. Direct Thermal printers have no ink, toner or ribbon. It may fade over time when overexposed to heat, or light. The material will darken, making text or barcode unreadable. Direct thermal printing is not used for life time identification applications. Shipping labels, compliance labels, receipts, parking tickets, coupons, event tickets, parking tickets, name tags.
Scented inks are proven to add profitability to printer’s bottom line. They are used in advertising campaigns, promotions, direct mail campaigns, banners, coupons, Food & Beverage, children books and stickers.
There are hundreds of scented inks. The emotional impact of a printed product can be increased by adding fragrances. Inclusion of fragrance is the most powerful way of increasing attention and recall of information. It has a higher response rate.
These inks reversibly change color as their temperature changes. Thermochromic inks all work the same way. Below the activation temperature they are colored and above the activation temperature they are clear or lightly colored.
As the ink cools, the original color returns. These inks can be modified to change at a variety of different temperatures.
- Low Temperature Ink: used for application where a product is chilled and special messaging is wanted. Eg. Beverage labels and ice cream packaging.
- Body Temperature Ink: Designed to show color at a normal room temperature and disappear or change color when warmed up. This can be done by rubbing a finger or breathing warm air on the application. Eg. Stickers, labels and receipt tape.
- High Temperature Ink: This formulation disappears or changes color when heated up. Eg. Great safety feature on labels for microwaveable products and hot beverages.
Embossing is an elegant process that adds esthetics appeal to the object. This new dimension could be a design, pattern, lettering, logo, seal etc.
The surface could be anything on which you can press and leave an impression. Paper is the most commonly used surface. Advertising and marketing industry is also a fan of embossing. It is used for promotional materials. A popular way to imprint names and giveaways for customizations.
Are designed to wrap around and decorate or conceal a case stack, pallet or the base of a display case in order to make it more attractive.
Base wrap can be made from the many different types of materials such as corrugate, paper poly, vinyl, tyvek. Roll banners are also great for outdoor promotional events.
Prepress is a term used in printing that describes the process that files go through before printing takes place.
It is the stage where they are prepared, edited, graphics are checked and all proofing is performed to ensure the information is correct so that it will print just the way the customer desires.