"A cost efficient eco-friendly product labeling solution."
In mold labeling is the use of pre-decorated plastic labels during the manufacturing of containers by blow molding, injection molding or thermoforming processes. In mold labeling works well with four-colour process images for colored and clear containers and lids. Up to two spot colors may also be used, and metallic inks are available. The finished label is placed into the mold cavity and is permanently adhered to the part when the resin fills the mold. This premium decoration cannot be removed and is highly scratch resistant.
In mold labeling offers several major advantages:
MAXIMUM PRINT QUALITY
The offset printing technique ensures high resolution images. You can even decorate all the sides of a container with one single label.
DURABLE AND HYGIENIC
In mold labels resist humidity and big changes in temperature: the best solution to decorate plastic containers for frozen and refrigerated products! In mold labels are also scratch resistant, cannot crack and are not susceptible to wrinkles.
SHORTER PRODUCTION TIME AND LOWER PRODUCTION COSTS
During the in mold labeling process, containers are produced and decorated in one single step. Storage of blank containers becomes unnecessary, storage and transport costs belong to the past.
In mold labelling saves the environment: the packaging and the label consist of the same material and can therefore be fully recycled.
WIDE RANGE OF LOOK AND FEEL OPTIONS
The same plastic packaging product can be decorated with a wide range of different materials. This allows you to differentiate your product on the shelf.
QUICK DESIGN CHANGEOVERS
It only takes a shift from one label design to another on your IML automation to make a quick changeover. There is almost no production loss during the start-up of a new design.
Heat transfer labeling is great for sharp, bright colors and high-quality photographic images. Metallic, fluorescent, pearlescent, and thermochromatic inks are available in matte and gloss finishes. Printing operation in real time without interrupting the production chain, minimizing the data editing and ribbon replacement time.
Silkscreen printing is a printing technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. The inks used in silkscreen printing are durable. The colours are extremely vivid, particularly for outdoor uses, making this a unique reproduction technique.
The offset printing process provides the most efficient method for high speed, large volume printing of multi-colored line copy, half-tones and full process art on preformed plastic parts. This option is widely used and can be completed at very high speeds. It minimizes the creation of wasted prints with insufficient contrast. It costs less to produce high quality printing and the image quality is consistently good.