We give you all the options.
Stand-alone colours, lacquering, foiling, direct printing processes, closures – whatever you need to individualise and personalise your product. In small quantities too. That's our promise.
See for yourself.
Labels are old hat. So old that even the ancient Sumerians were adorning various vessels with them over 6,000 years ago. We offer a modern alternative which is superior to the customary static bottle labels in almost every respect: direct printing.
Using screen printing we can immortalise any motif or colour tone directly on the glass surface of your packaging. In so-called "ceramic screen printing", the graphics are burned into the bottle at a temperature of 650 degrees. The possibilities are endless – every bottle
can be printed on practically anywhere using 360 degree pressure. In addition, the printing process is very reasonably priced. Direct printing is particularly recommended for bottles that have to survive long storage times. These high-quality decorations can't wear down or fade and are plainly attention-grabbing. Your product will always look like new.
Reference: Brauerei Hofstetten
What sounds merely like "ironing film" onto a surface – similar to what we see with T-shirt printing – is actually a very innovative and technically challenging finishing process. The potential effects can be rather unexpected, particularly on glass, creating some really eye-catching stuff. We always use hot-foil stamping whenever we want to accentuate a particular design feature or enhance lettering in the overall design. You can achieve any look you want - extravagant or understated - depending on how the hot-foil stamping is applied.
The process requires three components: a carrier material (in our case our glass bottles), a (mostly metallic) film and an embossed stamp corresponding to the lettering or design feature. The embossed stamp or embossing roller (depending on the size of the design) are warmed to temperatures of between 80 and 220 degrees Celsius. Then the film i.e. colour or metallic particles are transferred onto the glass through the raised areas on the embossing roller. A so-called transfer layer on the hot foil ensures a
strong bond with the glass.
It's important to note that not every hot foil works the same way or gives you the same effect. For this reason you also need
a variety of embossing processes. In technical jargon we refer to this as: flat - flat, round - flat or even round - round. This mechanical versatility ensures enormous flexibility in implementation: relief embossing, deep embossing, structure embossing, flat embossing (coin embossing)... there are virtually no bounds to creativity thanks to this process.
However, there is a limit to variety:
material composition and the shape of the containers may cause problems. And not every
foil colour is available in all film qualities for all materials. But that's
what we're here for - this is our specialist field. We look forward to
receiving your questions about this wonderful finishing technique.
Reference: Blind Tiger Gin