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With the latest technology available, we can produce all colours, we can even colour match with a previous run to ensure the colour and quality of product remains the same every time.
This clear protective varnish is applied to the labels at the end of the process and is available as standard in either a gloss or matt finish. It ensures that your labels are protected from minor scuffs.
We print onto a large variety of paper and film, please get in touch if you would like more information.
We are able to offer and arrange sample packs, please get in touch with your requirements.
We do recommend artwork is supplied in a high-resolution PDF or the originally created format. However, we can accept any available artwork to work and develop with.
Yes, we have a well-established artwork department with years of experience who are happy to work along side you in the design of new labels and high-quality branding.
Write to us using the contact form or call us on 01756 700555 where someone will be glad to help.
We are proud to be a part of the Zero labels to landfill scheme. The objective of the scheme is to divert waste material including label and matrix waste away from landfill.
Orders for delivery in the UK are usually sent by next day courier, the cost of this is £10 + VAT.
We can accept payment via bank transfer or paypal. We do not have a facility to take credit card payments over the phone.
Our standard turnaround time is 7-10 days from the moment the artwork has been approved.
This is entirely up to you. Please specify when requesting a quote.
Multi design digital label printing, also known as multi sort labels, allows you to have various designs printed on the same label, without the expense of starting a new print run. So, for example, you could have a bottle label printed for a number of different products. With a print run of 5,000, you might want 2000 of one design and 2,000 of another design but only 1000 of the third design. With our digital printed label service, your labels can be printed quickly and in whatever quantity you need. All we need are the artwork files for your various designs. Digital label printing technology has allowed us to meet the needs of our customers in a whole new, flexible and exciting way. The multi design digital label printing service helps our clients across a variety of industries to create ranges of product labels for minimum cost.
Reverse printed labels are widely used on items such as cosmetics and food products, giving the client more print space for instructions, safety advice and content information. The reverse printed label can be peelable, with promotional materials on the front and more information on the reverse when peeled away. This effectively doubles the amount of space available for printing. Our decades of experience in the printing industry mean that we can provide you with the best quality and most cost-effective solution for reverse printed labels in whatever shape, size or quantity you require. We can produce full colour reverse printed labels to your specification using your branding, logo design and content.
There are two types of thermographic printing, both of which rely on heat to print onto the material. The simplest type is where the material to be printed has been coated with a substance that changes colour when heated. This variation of thermal printing is used in older model fax machines and used in most shop till receipt printers. This is called direct thermal printing. More complex is thermal ink transfer printing that melts print off a ribbon straight onto the material to be printed. Common uses of thermal transfer printing include: * Barcode Labels* Printing Plastics
Flexography (often abbreviated to flexo) is a printing process using a flexible relief plate. This is a modern version of the traditional letterpress and can be used for printing on a wide range of materials including plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper. It is widely used in the food and other industries for printing on non-porous materials. A major advantage of flexography over lithography is that it allows for a much greater choice of inks and is capable of printing on a variety of different materials such as plastic, foil, acetate film, brown paper, and many other packaging materials. Flexographic inks generally have a low viscosity and this enables faster drying and, as a result, faster production, which results in lower costs.
Hot foil stamping is a process whereby a die is mounted and heated, foil is positioned above the material and a combination of heat, dwell time, pressure and stripping time determine the quality of the stamp. This type of stamping is environmentally friendly as it does not use solvents or inks and does not create any harmful vapours. Success in hot stamping relies on the quality of the original artwork. In order to get the best result, the original artwork should be as high quality as possible. The better the artwork, the better the end product.