IML, “IN MOLD LABELING” (LABELING IN THE CASTING MOULD))
IML is a descriptive name for the technology. A preprinted polypropylene (PP) label is placed into the mould used for producing, for example, a margarine box or a sour cream bucket. The next step is injection moulding. The molten polymer is added to the plastic product, merging the label and the packaging.
– the labels are resistant to large fluctuations in the temperature, are scratch-proof, do not wrinkle or crease
– the end product is environment-friendly because the material of the label is identical with the material of the packaging and is also recyclable
– the labels may be changed unlimited times
Keskeny Printhouse is your partner if you need IML labels. Labels are printed using offest technology, in B1 (700×1000 mm) size, and the layer of ink is protected with special dispersion varnish.
We use only food grade ink and varnish.
Die cutting is carried out with unique tools manufactured specially for our purposes, taking into consideration the properties of the base material.
Inline die cutting is getting more and more prominence among our newest technologies. The main reason for this is that it is extraordinarily efficient and it is suitable for creating unique and special surfaces which cannot be achieved with conventional die cutting.
This process offers the possibility to use a flexible tool inserted into the offset printing machine to score, perforate, emboss or even die-cut smaller surfaces inline with the printing process, significantly reducing the production time.
This special flexible tool can be equally applied within the printing unit or the coating unit, inserted in the place of the rubber blanket using supporting metallic plates and protective foils which ensure appropriate pressure and the protection of the cylinder.
For example, when applied to a sticker album, the print is perfectly fitting, the lines of shape scoring perfectly fit the graphic elements and the scoring is perfectly even.
Inline structure embossing is an outstandingly spectacular technology. It can be applied to the entire sheet (up to B1 size) or as pattern on the product, creating unique surfaces on the print.
Recently, lenticular technology has been “rediscovered” by the advertising market as a source of exciting and unique solutions. It is guaranteed to attract the attention of the passers-by,who will remember the content and even go back to see it for a second time. At the core of lenticular technology is a plastic plate fitted with rows of lenticular lenses on the surface. The print is prepared with special lenticular software and then printed on the back of lenticular sheets with graphics flipped horizontally.The lenticular print has the effect of showing different images when viewed from different angles.Due to the structure of the human eye, lenticular technology can achieve different animation effects or 3D effect.Finished lenticular products can be mounted as a cover or an element of a publication.
– Flip: switch between 2 or 3 images without transition
– Zoom: moves an graphics closer and farther
– Animation: the image starts to move as the angle of viewing changes
– Transformation (morph): a transition between two images achieved through continuous movement
– Real 3D appearance: it requires several photos taken from different angles
In either case, special software is required to provide graphic design for printing. Keskeny Printhouse is at your service in everything.