In mould labeling
Printing Company Verstraete produces labels for the in mould labeling process: a method in which the label and packaging fuse during the injection or blow moulding process. This technique is used to apply illustrations and information to plastic containers. In mould labeling ensures a beautiful photo quality and is good for the environment and budget friendly.
The IML-process is extremely accurate and requires the intervention of experienced craftsmen. First a pre-printed polypropylene (PP) label is placed in the mould, just before it is closed during the injection moulding process. When the mould is injected with molten PP, the label literally fuses with the packaging material. The end result is a printed packaging ready to be stacked. Everything happens in one step.
In mould labeling offers a few major advantages:
|Maximum print quality|
|The offset printing technique ensures high-resolution images in maximum eight colours. Besides, you decorate all the sides of a container with one single label.|
|Strong and hygienic|
|In mould labels resist humidity and large changes in temperature: the best solution to decorate plastic containers for frozen and refrigerated products! In mould labels are also scratch resistant, cannot crack and are not susceptible to wrinkles.|
|Shorter production time and lower production costs|
|During the in mould 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 mould labeling saves the environment: the packaging and the label consist of the same material and can therefore be fully recycled.|