Flexographic Printing and Shrink Sleeves
Shrink Sleeve labels are full-color 360-degree printed labels that utilize heat in the application process to conform the label to the shape of the product. One of the greatest benefits of employing shrink sleeve labels above the more traditional type is the ability to have dynamic artwork and graphic designs displayed on the most unique packaging sizes and odd-shaped containers while easily including a tamper evident seal. The durability of shrink sleeves help them withstand the toughest packing, transporting and shelving conditions so that the brand stays true from production to consumer.
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think 4D uses a flexographic printing technique that allow for a number of specialty coatings and effects to be printed on the substrate, creating intricate details and tactile finishes. This process provides greater impact while elevating the unboxing experience for your customer! Revolutionary innovation in sensory perception!
The benefits of flexography when used in connection with shrink sleeves allow for versatility in the printing process. Unlike offset printing which uses a printing plate to transfer an image to an intermediate carrier and then onto the printed substrate; flexographic printing utilizes a flexible relief plate for printing on the non-porous substrates. This is required for various types of food packaging, but is also used as a quick and economical way of applying simple designs and areas of colour to a wide variety of packaging materials, such as paper and plastic containers (including waxed-paper ones), corrugated-cardboard boxes, tape, envelopes, and metal foil. Flexographic printing is also unique because it adds the element tactility which engages the five senses in a new way.
Shrink sleeve manufacturing is a complex process that requires an ability to “think outside the box” while maintaining a professional look that borders on perfection. At think 4D the customer experience starts with your very first consultation and includes a team of experts from every level of design, production, machine operation and customer care to ensure a one-of-a-kind product that will stand out and be a cut above the rest.