A general term for the raw substrate used to create packaging/bags
Low Density Polyethylene
Typically used in the creation of plastic bags for food packaging and in the manufacturing of utility bags
Linear Low Density Polyethylene
Offering great physical and processing properties, high tensile strength, high impact and puncture resistance, excellent stretch, flexibility and elongation
A substance which is formed by the process of trapping pockets of gas in a solid material. Different types include; XPS foam, polystyrene and polyurethane.
Clear, strong, and waxy solid which is unaffected by water and a large range of chemicals; PE is the most commonly used plastic. There are 3 classifications: low, medium and high density.
Chemical name for polyester.
A clear, strong, and lightweight plastic that is widely used for packaging. It is the most commonly used thermoplastic polymer
Vacuum Metalized PET
Vacuums add a thin layer of aluminum onto the surface of PET film. VMPET is widely used in flexible and standup pouch packages because of its high barrier property and lower cost
A matte, biaxially oriented, polypropylene film. Multi-layer film with a polypropylene core.
Metallized bags have strong barrier properties. Made of lightweight, durable material, these bags offer an attractive flexible packaging solution for many applications
Thermoforming is a method of forming plastic sheets to form fit over an item
A hole allowing a package to hang from a retail display hook
Plastic film or cord applied mechanically to the inside of a package, which means a package can be opened quickly.
Hand holes cut into a packaging product. Permits easier manual handling of the box / packaging.
Or Disclaimer Label - A label with a small book/booklet or folded leaflet adhered to it.
Or AntiStat - An additive which combats static discharge to safeguard items stored within
Or Wire Ties are used as reclosure for side gusseted and block bottom bags
A closure type using hooks and loops to securely fasten a package
A re-closable plastic seal with an extremely strong closure.
Specialized process that allows a window to be added to bags that have a metalized layer
A process in where your design, which includes an open area,
is printed on a clear substrate creating a see-through window
Printing process of adding type or design to the inside of a bag
Dynamic QR Code
A QR code that has the ability to change the destination URL after the QR code has been printed.
Direct from cylinder to substrate printing process. A superior ink laydown and image rendering with no plate seam because the printing image is continuously wrapped around the cylinder.
Printing digital-based images directly onto the substrate. Because there is no need for a printing plate or cylinder this process can have shorter runs, faster turnarounds and is more cost-effective.
Also known as CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black). This process uses four ink colors that blend together to create the full color spectrum.
Solid colors created using a specific premixed ink, usually based on Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors.
Portable Document Format
A file format developed by Adobe to deliver documents (text and images) in a digital form which can be printed
The industry-standard vector graphics editor and design program. Used for creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, and complex illustrations.
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