We now offer Shrink wrap Label Sleeves July 09 2015

July 9th, 2015.
Shrink sleeves are successful in a the industrial manufacturing and packaging of products largely due to their aesthetic appeal and functional versatility. These highly attractive labels are digitally printed on a flexible shrink film that reduces in size through the application of heat or steam. Once the film shrinks, it conforms tightly to the shape of the container or product, creating a sleek label and product package/image. Advantages of Shrink Sleeves:
  •  360° display of brilliant artwork and text, shrink sleeves give the product maximum aesthetic appeal and marketing exposure
  •  Capability of head to toe coverage
  •  Full body labels can display product inside
  •  Tamper evident seals will allow for ease of opening
  •  Outstanding print quality
  •  Reserve printing protects ink from scratching and wear while maintaining high gloss finish
  •  Shrink films work with unusually shaped containers that distinguish the product on the shelf .
Tamper Evident Bands
Increasingly used for consumer protection in the pharmaceutical, vitamin, food and beverage industries
Full body Shrink Sleeves
Gaining popularity in the beverage, personal care, food product, automotive and household
Chemical industries Multi-Packs
Product promotions and cross branded items package (label) remains intact, once promotional wrap is removed.
Materials offered:
PVC – polyvinyl chloride
PETG – polyethylene terephthalate glycol modified
OPS – oriented polystryrene
PVC Advantages
  •  Excellent printability
  •  Shrink up to 56%
     PETG Advantages
  •  Up to 78% shrink
  •  Highest level of clarity
  •  Environmentally friendly
  •  Machine direction growth
    – no smiling or frowning
  •  High shrink force
  •  Softer, better for squeezable applications
    OPS Advantages
  • Up to 70% shrink
  • Minimal machine direction shrinkage
    Here is some information regarding the addition of varnishes to shrink sleeves:
  • Varnish is added to shrink sleeves to help with slip resistance and ink transfer. The ink can transfer     off the sleeve if a varnish is not applied.
  •  Therefore, varnish is not added soley for appearance.
  •  Varnish is always added unless the customer requests it to not be added. Varnishing shrink sleeves is a standard.
  •  The varnish that we have available is DGG 115 varnish.
  •  The only time varnish is not recommended is on clear shrink
    sleeves. It can cause the sleeve to look foggy.
email Roy at rh@uslabel for copy of a detailed free pdf file for a complete explanation of how to design a shrink wrap label sleeve and free estimate or call Roy at 888-933-8498 to discuss your project.