LINPAC Packaging is urging packers and retailers to consider their film printing options to reduce the weight of their packaging, cut costs and market their products to consumers effectively.
The leading packaging manufacturer is now able to offer printed films with a pitch of 1125mm so packers can use the most advanced wrapping machines on the market and increase the efficiency of their operation.
Customers can order the full package of trays and printed film from the packaging manufacturer, guaranteeing compatibility and efficiency.
LINPAC Packaging offer numerous printing options for both their stretch and barrier films, giving retailers and food manufacturers a cost-effective way to brand their products, add value and give consumers essential product information such as ingredients, nutritional data or cooking instructions. Printing directly on to film removes the need for an additional cardboard sleeve and enables companies to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the weight of the finished product and reducing the amount of packaging material used and which ultimately has to be disposed of.
Manuella Cheny, from LINPAC Packaging, said: “We have three great offerings to the food industry – our wide range of packaging products, our compatible range of films and our printing facilities. This means we can offer our customers an extremely cost-effective one-stop-shop solution in terms of their packaging needs.
“Using printed films increases the efficiency of the packing process and reduces the environmental impact of the process by removing the need for cardboard sleeves or additional labelling. By offering a 1125mm pitch our customers can run printed films on the latest packaging machinery.”
Regardless of whether the packaging design is traditional or contemporary, LINPAC’s printing capabilities extend to their entire range of stretch and barrier films.
Printing options for the stretch film range - automatic or manual use, catering refills or cutter boxes - include flexo printing in up to eight colours allowing for complex, high-quality graphics and designs. LINPAC uses water-based inks for their stretch film range which reduces the company’s environmental impact.
Customers who use products from the barrier range, which includes lidding films, thermoforming films, flow pack applications, bags or ‘stand up’ pouches, for vacuum or modified atmosphere packaging, can choose from a range of options. These include Rotogravure printing in up to 10 colours, two colour flash option, flexo printing in up to eight colours and eight colour flash option, and a wide choice of pitches – from 320mm to the maximum 1125mm.
Those looking to give their food products a more traditional look and feel can choose from a plastic/paper laminate or a ‘synthetic paper’ laminated to a barrier film to resemble the more traditional paper wrapper with all the benefits of extended shelf life. This is ideal for cold meat slices, cheese and sandwiches, the options are available for traditional lidding machines and horizontal or vertical flow wrap machines.
For further information about LINPAC Packaging visit www.linpacpackaging.com