Printed shrink sleeves have grown into a leading packaging application, specifically within the beverage, dairy and food industry but also within other non-food sectors. Shrink sleeve labels are now seen on products including paints, detergent, cosmetics and pet food.
Not to be confused with shrink wrap or stretch sleeves, shrink sleeves are applied by specialist machinery and usually shrunk onto small to medium sized containers and bottles and can usually be supplied in quantities of 50,000 and above.
Decorative shrink sleeves are labels that are applied and then shrink to the contours of the container through the addition of heat. Printed sleeve packaging is an excellent way to provide maximum shelf appeal to a product because of the availability of a 360 degree printing area.
Decorative sleeves can be applied to almost any shape of container offering a real freedom to the brand from a design perspective.
Tamper evident measures can be applied to printed shrink sleeves to improve product safety and brand integrity and include secure perforations and tight seals around product containers.
Our production facilities can offer you small runs as well as high volumes and numerous specialities such as metalized sleeves, hologram sleeves, easy opening perforations, sleeves for cups and even sleeves with an individual serial codes excellent for counterfeit protection and for consumer tracking promotions.
Printing technologies available for shrink sleeve products include Gravure, UV Offset Litho and UV Flexo with up to 10 colour print possible as well as combinations of printing techniques.