The flexographic print process requires the use of a flexible relief plate that impresses an image onto nearly any substrate. Due to its significant press speed and precision, flexography allows for medium to long runs to be produced efficiently as well as economically. Flexo printing produces a commanding portion of the Consumer Packaged Goods, Candle, Pet Product and Food & Beverage labels sold by retailers today and has maintained its hold as one of the most common processes for product packaging. Its ability to match spot colors effectively has allowed it to be a leading tool for precise label production. Check out our Consumer Packaged Goods page to see how packaging firms value Tri-Flex as their Flexo printing partner.
Digital label printing has a specific set of strengths that allows it to be a relevant tool in the label printing market. Short runs of high quality labels are ideal for this process due to its manufacture without the use of conventional printing plates and ink processes. Digital printing allows for economical short runs, efficient printing of variable imaging and visually appealing printed labels. Vitamin retailers, private label bottlers and cosmetic firms alike find benefits in the digital print process.
Pressure sensitive labels are the most commonly used item in today’s packaging industry and is the largest portion of our product line. Tri-Flex produces pressure sensitive labels from 0-6 colors plus UV coating including Four Color Process (CMYK) capabilities. Pressure sensitive means that since the label is supplied with an adhesive already in place, as opposed to glue, that all that is needed in order to apply the label is pressure. No chemicals, water or heat is required in order to apply the label. Often times referred to as “stickers” these labels can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes and on a variety of substrates.
The days of clipping your coupons from the newspaper and filing them in an accordion folder are over. Coupons have become readily available and affixed directly to products in today’s consumer environment. IRC’s once applied allow a top layer to be peeled from the base to be used for Mail in Rebates, Tracking Devices, Peel and Scan Coupons and QR Codes. Evolving from the Piggyback label family, when the top label is removed it often exposes additional promotional information or product specifications for the consumer. These, as with all our print capabilities, can be printed in nearly any size and include all of the necessary branding information.
With the large amount of regulations imposed in product packaging the amount of required information to be included on a product has greatly increased leaving little room for it to fit. Expanded Content Labels, sometimes referred to as Foldout Labels or Booklet Labels, are a perfect opportunity to increase the space for these required facts to be located. These labels once applied can be easily peeled back to expose information contained on the back of the label as well as underneath. By using an ECL your triple the amount of print space available leaving you with a place to add all necessary regulatory copy and additional product specifications without negatively affecting your ability to display your products or promote its brand. Ask Our Expert how we can assist you achieve your goals.
Tri-Flex offers the ability to have your label numbered consecutively from label to label. This has a variety of applications including inventory tracking, shelf numbering, supply coding or any other application which requires alpha or numeric sequences. This capability can be added to nearly any type of label you would like produced providing solutions to your tracking needs. Get in Touch with our knowledgeable sales staff to discuss image colors, suffix/prefix necessities or delivery requirements.
Our expansive die library contains an array of die sizes available to be produced in sheeted format, including 8-1/2 x 11 Laser sheets. Tri-Flex provides custom laser label solutions to all types of industries by offering both standard Avery template compatible labels in addition to custom sizes. These labels can be manufactured as blank white, color tinted or with custom printing. The benefit of sheeted labels to the end user is the ability to print on these labels using their existing laser or inkjet printer.
There is still a large market of consumers who use pin feed continuous labels for their dot matrix or other model printers and Tri-Flex continues to serve this dependable market. Pinfeed labels are most often used for shipping, mailing or address labels but can be utilized for nearly any type of dot matrix application. Identified by their distinctive line of feeder holes on the outside edges of the web, these labels can be printed in any standard PMS color or also in a custom color to be matched by our skilled pressmen. By providing a perforation or “perf” these labels can simply be fan folded for individual packaging and tear off easily. These are offered in all our label stocks and can always be customized to meet your needs.
This specialized market is commonplace for Tri-Flex by providing RatsTails, Dumbbells and special shaped labels to be used for jewelry price tags. With experience in this market Tri-Flex offers high quality materials including Kimdura, Direct Thermal & Thermal Transfer, in addition to pattern adhesive capabilities to provide customized tags for all types of jewelry sellers. These labels can be used in variety of types of Datamax, Zebra or Citizen Printers or Tri-Flex can even be your “service bureau” imprinting the prices and product information for you. Need Ribbons for your printer? We have developed relationships to provide you with competitive pricing for you ribbons as well.
Hot Stamping and Embossing are two services that we offer onto most of our labels and can benefit all of our standard markets by creating an attractive to look to almost any consumer product. A heated die stamps a sheet of foil onto the already printed substrate leaving a foil stamp on the label which provides a rich and impressive visual image. This service can be advantageous to the candle, wine, financial, food and cosmetic industries. Embossing creates a similar rich and attractive appearance to any label by provide texture to a label. Commonplace in the wine and spirits market, embossed labels raise text, logos or images in a specific portion of the label above to the surface of the substrate. In doing so, these labels add dimension to your brand. Request Samples of our recent work.
While not technically a label; hang tags, bottle neck tags and card stocks with stringing, are converted through the flexographic print process and are generally manufactured on the same printing presses as standard pressure sensitive labels. For use in fundraising, direct mail, promotional products and much more, these items are able to be produced in both spot and CMYK and always meet Tri-Flex’s high quality standards.
A large portion of the labels going out our doors each day are blank labels. These labels can be produced in any size, on any material and wound on 1”, 1 ½”, 3” or any custom core sizes. Most of our customers use these for use in their Datamax, Zebra, Dymo or UPS Printers and these can be wound to any OD (Outer Diameter) in order to accommodate production requirements. Many of our friends ask us to print their standard company information on a label leaving room for individual product details to be printed at a later time. When supplied to a thermal printer, the user can individually identify their product while ensuring the company branding information remains easily noticeable.. Thermal transfer printers utilized a ribbon to transfer the image onto the label whereas direct thermal printers use heat. Let us know which one works for you and we’ll walk you through the order process to provide you with the solutions you desire.