Our Printed Packaging Process

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think4D has worked tirelessly to ensure the printed packaging processes we’ve put in place help to make your experience with us as pleasant as possible!

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The talented designers at Think4D will help you create beautiful, yet functional packages. With our expertise in distortion, your brand and messaging remain true regardless of the shape it shrinks onto or is molded into. We work with multiple shrink applicators to ensure sleeves shrink evenly across any shape variations. And our patented technology allows us to print-to-form to within 1mm, turning simple packages into beautiful, touch-worthy sculptures.

And, if exquisitely designed packaging isn’t quite enough, think4D has an ever-growing roster of surface decorations that you can incorporate to induce love at first touch!

Matte & Gloss UV │ Foil │ Glitter │ Holographic Foil │ Gritty │
Mirafoil │ Cast & Cure │ Scent │ Pearlescent │ Texture │ Thermochromic

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Before we put project to press creating prototypes or samples, digital proofs are always sent for your approval. For projects that require a 3D perspective, think4D offers digital renderings demonstrating dimensions and textures.

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Upon proof approval, think4D works to provide you with full production-quality samples. For those working with applicators, co-packers, or molders Shrink Sleeves, In-Mold Labels, and Thermoforms are provided for inline testing.

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It’s true. Sometimes the first attempt doesn’t match expectations. Which is why we work with you throughout the sampling process to ensure that your final product matches your brand’s ultimate vision.

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Think4D draws upon Friesens (our parent company’s) century-plus years of award-winning printing experience. Then, combine it with our patented, award-winning manufacturing process, to create functional packages that are printed to be as eye-catching and touchable as you want them to be.

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Our acutely honed techniques and cutting-edge equipment ensure the tightest tolerance and highest quality. Think4D works seamlessly with your co-packer or molder by fine tuning our Slitting, Seaming, and Doctoring processes to ensure your labels work effectively and efficiently through each production stage.

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Although perhaps less exciting than bringing ideas to life, distribution is another area where think4D excels. Our centrally located North American manufacturing plants allow us to efficiently distribute throughout all of Canada, the United States and Mexico. And, solid historical relationships with many shipping partners allow think4D to be a strong, dependable link in the supply chain of our customers across North America, and Europe. Our fulfillment center provides effective stocking programs, which can be made available online for easy re-ordering.

The result is a cost-effective package with visual and tactile impact that stops shoppers in their tracks.

Kate Bertrand Connolly, Contributing Writer – Packaging Digest


Have a Package that Needs the think4D Touch?

Whether you’re contemplating a new label project, or re-working an old standard, think4D has the design, print, and forming knowledge and capabilities to help you create packaging they’ll reach for again and again.

Contact think4D to create eye-catching, touchable packaging your customers will love!

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