CUT AND STACK
The term cut and stack refers to labels of any shape (ranging from basic squares to more complex designs), being printed in bulk on continuous web, custom die-cut into their desired shape and staked into bundles ready for their application process. A variety of materials can be used from papers, board, films, eco grades and more, the result is a label that performs consistently during application every-time.
Cardboard packaging is often used for confectionery as it produces a strong and functional protection around the product, while providing a premium print surface. Unlike standard labels, cartons are not just decorative, but they need to perform additional functions too. For example, to allow complete coverage and protection of its contents, crease lines need to be strategically placed in position to ensure formation of the box is precise. For a perfect crease, the link between its width and depth is critical for it to be functional during the application process. Glue sections need to be added to prevent re-opening after processing is complete, and small sections of easy tear perforation can be added to allow the consumer access to the contents without the need to remove the complete outer packaging. Cardboard is not only functional, but it allows for multiple effects to be used when creating the packaging brand, catching the attention of the consumer with the use metallic inks, embossing, foil stamping to name just a few.
SHRINK SLEEVE TAMPER SEALS
From food products to pharmaceuticals tamper sleeves are used as a reliable indicator of packaging tampering. They shrink tightly around the neck/lid (or sometimes the whole container as part of a full shrink sleeve) containing a vertical perforation for easy removal of the seal. Once removed the tamper sleeve labels are not possible to reapply, so it becomes obvious the container seal has been compromised. Either branded or supplied on clear material tamper sleeves are made to a specific dimension, cut to the required length relative to the container and then supplied bundled or loose ready for application. You have the choice from a variety of blade sizes for the perforations dependent on your individual packaging requirements.
In-mould labels are printed, die-cut and then fused into the containers during their manufacture. Consistency in die cutting the shape of the label is key to the application process, variance in this process results in a crooked appearance of the brand on the shelf. The label becomes inseparable to the container and produces a smooth and continuous surface that does not peal away or scuff, keeping the packaging looking new and enticing for the consumer. With the availability of a wide range of materials to choose from, containers of all sizes and shapes can become fully branded (including lids) with beautiful colours and designs used in many industries from health, food packaging such as ice creams and yoghurts, to the pharmacological sector.
WRAP AROUND PAPER LABELS
Wrap around paper labels provide a great surface for a multitude of colours and different finishes to create beautiful designs. To allow the label to wrap evenly around its structure accurate die-cutting to an exact dimension is vital. It allows for consistent placement for adhesive application, which in turn produces a consistent and aesthetically pleasing product once on display. Accuracy also ensures problem free and high performance run time during the final application of the label which is supplied in bundles or loose.
ROLL ON LABELS
Used often for contoured containers roll on labels can be printed on a range of recyclable and ecologically friendly materials. The application process demands that the labels dimension is both accurate and consistent with the exact repeat length every time allowing for tidy separation, and are then easily bundled in groups ready for the application process.