Shrink sleeves are applicable in almost every product industry.
Gilbreth prints Shrink Sleeve Labels on PVC, PET/PETG/PETG LV/PETG HY, OPS and EarthFirst® PLA films. These materials have different shrink characteristics and are chosen on a project to project basis.
PVC Shrink Labels
PETG Shrink Labels
OPS Shrink Labels
Up to 10 colors for Gravure or 7 colors for Flexo.
Typical DPI is 175-220, with capability up to 250.
We will run any quantity but lot charges will apply. Please call or e-mail us for details.
We can typically deliver initial shrink sleeves within 4-6 weeks of art approval. Shorter lead times are possible depending on the job factors. Repeat orders for seamed shrink sleeves are normally filled within 3-4 weeks. Orders for seamless tubing range from 6-12 weeks. To minimize the impact of long lead-times we encourage discussion about customized stocking programs.
GRAVURE and FLEXO
Gravure printing offers a high quality printing using solvent based inks. This process uses metal etched cylinders for each color. Gravure
Flexo is a water based printing process, based on a raised area of a flexographic plate. Ink is transferred onto the plate and then to the film, and each color unit prints in sequence. Flexo benefits include:
Gilbreth offers a wide range of specialty inks and unique film surface printing.
Gilbreth's Sales Team or Inside Sales Coordinators will gladly take the time to talk to you about our various innovative finishes.
NOTE: Hot air tunnels are mostly used with empty containers; while steam is becoming the industry standard method of shrinking sleeves onto filled containers. However, both application methods may be used to optimize the effectiveness of the shrinking process.
Gilbreth can assist with all shrink sleeve machine manufacturers and has in-depth knowledge of every manufacturer's product range. Our sales team, supported by a highly experienced technical team, will be happy to recommend machines suitable for your needs.
Yes. We have films that are chemically resistant and can be shrunk on a filled container without hazard.
You can use our online quote request form, or call us at 800.630.2413, email us at email@example.com. We will quickly respond to your inquiry. Please include the following information on any correspondence:
Design work, computer file preparation, proofs and film are quoted and billed separately, depending on customer requirements. Cylinder engraving costs may vary slightly depending on the size of the cylinder. Please give us a call to discuss.
All import and shipping costs are quoted based on job needs. Please give us a call to discuss.
Gilbreth shrink sleeve cylinders are guaranteed for life.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a login name and password for uploading artwork to our FTP site. Artwork should be provided in Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop, with source files included. A graphics recommendation sheet is available for download, find it under Products/Services on our web site.
Yes. Temporary warehousing services are part of Gilbreth's overall service. Extended warehousing is also available should a customer require the service. Please give us a call to discuss.