Packaging Films from PSG Group Ltd. & its partner companies can also supply below services, films, and facilities please contact us for more information
The quality of flexographic printing continues to improve year by year due to technical advances in plate manufacturing and print press technology. National Flexible supply the complete range of flexo prints from single colour laminates through to ten colour process prints.
Ask for a sample printed film pack to judge the quality for yourself.
PRINTABILITY OF DESIGNS
A design may look excellent when created on a computer, but does it conform to the economical and technical parameters of printing onto films? Our print team will advise on the best way to achieve the shelf impact you want and ensure it is economical to print.
Barcode size/colour, ingredients listing/positioning, eyemarks etc; are all part of our print checking procedures.
Our customers are encouraged to consult our print team prior to the commencement of the design. Advice at this stage can often mean that problems are avoided later on. We can provide cutter guides for design layout as well as advice on achieving ‘commonality’ across designs to reduce plates and origination charges.
For those customers who need very high definition reproduction of photography, subtle tonal changes or long runs, gravure is an ideal solution. We offer the same excellent technical advice as flexographc with very competitive origination prices due to our purchasing power with key cylinder suppliers.
RANGE OF SUPPLY
As the UK’s largest specialist plain and printed film distributor, our Gravure product range and plant capacity is unequalled. All types of film are printed in up to 12 colours with single web or laminates, all available from stock on 2/3 day delivery.
OPP / OPP or CPP
Widely used for VFFS or HFFS applications in preference to single webs, due to improved presentation when the film is printed. Inks are sandwiched between the two layers giving a glossy, scuff-resistant finish. CPP seal layer gives tough seals and won’t scuff or scratch when packing abrasive products such as nuts, lentils, rice etc.
PET / LLDPE
When seal integrity is essential, a quality hot-tack PE allows for seal contamination and supports a heavy pack weight. A metallised PET or PE gives a premium ‘foil style’ appearance plus excellent oxygen, moisture and light barrier properties. These films are ideal for dry foods, flours, sauces etc.
PET or PAPER / ALU / PE-SURLYN
Aluminium, up to 15 microns, offers the ultimate barrier for sensitive or long-life products. A PET outer layer gives a tough, glossy finish; paper adds tear ability for easy opening. The seal layer can be tailored to suit specific products on VFFS or sachet machines, including powders, liquids etc.
PA / PE CO EXTRUSION
These multi-layer films are available in a wide range of grades and thicknesses. Designed for thermoforming, they can be used for meats, cheese, fish, breads or medical components. High barrier EVOH layers can be added for products that require extra shelf life.
PET / UNIVERSAL SEAL PE
This is a specialist film designed for multiple tray-lidding applications, giving a strong peel and seals to a range of trays including APET, PP, PVC etc. This film allows for standardisation across different trays reducing the number of lidding films needed to be held in stock. An optional PVdC coating adds extra barrier properties for products such as pasta, desserts etc.
OPA or PET / PE-EVOH-PE
Where clear, high barrier film is required this offers an ideal solution. Suitable for M.A.P applications or the packing of aggressive products. A variety of sealing options allows for lidding, thermoforming, sachet and flow-wrap applications. OPA offers extra strength and puncture resistance for large volume or abrasive products such as cheese, chili powders, curry sauce etc.
How can you show your customers finished products to generate sales interest and potential new business before you’ve even made them?
Digital printing has no origination costs making it an ideal way of testing the market without making an investment in plates or cylinders.
SAMPLES / PROMOTIONS
As part of a promotion for a new store opening, Asda’s marketing team were able to benefit from our digital print service to produce a limited number of bespoke packs. With no origination costs or minimum order quantity, digital print is an ideal option for low volume runs.
Fast turnaround can be crucial when mock ups are needed for sales tools, advertising or product development work. Digital printing can provide you with production quality mock ups in only a matter of days.
Please contact us for advice, a quote or to discuss how PSG Group Ltd could help your business.