Labels for PET bottles or, the so-called, wrappers are paper or foil products used in order to identify the content of bottles or other round-shaped products. They are mainly used on food products, but also in chemical, domestic, medical, and cosmetic industries.
It should be highlighted that nowadays the polypropylene labels become more commonly used on the market. They are a more expensive solution than their paper alternative, but the quality is far more superior in different aspects. One should particularly pay attention to the significantly higher resistance to damage and exposure to weather conditions. In case of mineral water, there is a possibility of using transparent surfaces, which adds to the final visual effect.
We usually use foil of thickness from 30 to 40 microns.
We produce labels on a roll, in form of a tape.
In order to send an enquiry or receive further information, please contact our marketing department – we will answer all your questions.
The process of producing labels for PET bottles
When it comes to production of PET bottles, we provide end-to-end service. One only needs to send us the order and – if already prepared – the graphic design.
The process of producing labels itself includes the following stages:
1/ Gathering information on the label and its assessment.
By speaking with the Customer, we try to gather as much information as possible about the labels. It concerns not only the primary aspects such as the size of the label, order quantity or number of colors, but also the estimated wear e.g. in a year, the purpose of the label, required resistance to unusual conditions. All those pieces of information allow us to adjust the offer to the Customer’s requirements in the best and most accurate way. The price, in particular, includes all of the discussed parameters and determined refinements of the label.
2/ Preparation of the project and pre-press.
It is possible to create a design from scratch by the employees of our DTP department, as well as to adjust the received graphic materials to flexographic technology and our machinery profiles. The detailed instructions about preparation of graphic data have been described in “For graphic designers”. Then, the design is sent for approval as a PDF file and, if required, via e-mail as a digital proof. The project is being adjusted and corrected until it is accepted by the Customer. After the final approval of the graphic design, we make the photopolymers which, when applied to the machinery, enable printing of the labels.
3/ Production of labels.
Photopolymers are put on the printing press and the process of printing is being started. The first print of a particular design is conducted in the presence of the Customer’s representative, who, on the basis of previously presented materials and own assessment, approves the pattern. During the printing process, paints are applied to the surface and they are hardened with UV lamps, which allows usage of high line counts and, as a result, very good quality of print. Next, finishing works are performed – cutting, packing, etc. – everything according to the instructions of the Customer.