Also known as: digital printing, flexo printing, corona treating, laminating, pressure sensitive labels, die-cutting, film seaming, slitting, UV coating, printed shrink labels.
Traco Packaging is a leading U.S. printer, manufacturer, and importer of shrink films, machines, and packaging equipment. For the past 30 years years our company has provided customers with packaging supplies of all varieties. Just a few of the packaging products our company offers are:
- Cut Shrink Bands
- Shrink Sleeves
- Preform Shrink Bands
- PVC, PETG, OPS and PLA Shrink Sleeves
- Printed Shrink Sleeve Labels
- Shrink Wrap Bags, custom and dome
- Shrink Wrap Bags, stock (boxed)
- PVC Shrink Films
- Polyolefin Shrink Films
Digital Printing Services
The secret behind the success of our company lies in our digital printing services. Traco’s digital print services offer the advantage of shorter run lengths with unmatched print quality. With Traco’s digital print services your project can vary from ten impressions to thousands with quality that exceeds rotogravure printing . Whether your company is looking for printing services for shrink sleeves, pressure-sensitive labels, flow wrap film, or pouch film, Traco’s digital printing services will produce quality labels that will make your product stand out.
Digital Printing Machines
Traco Packaging recently became the first company in North America to install an HP Indigo Press ws4500 dedicated to shrink sleeve production. The new printing machine installation gives Traco the ability to increase production of high-quality printed shrink sleeve products with a fast turnaround time and many customization options. Prior to this installation, Traco offered printed shrink sleeves and film produced overseas using rotogravure printing technology. Traco installed the HP Indigo Press to meet increased customer demand for faster turnaround times, customized text and images, and shorter run lengths. Additionally, Traco’s Indigo press has helped our company streamline production by eliminating the high cost of cylinder plates and airfreight, while offering the high-quality output and service our customers demand.
Our digital printing press is capable of creating labels with hi-fidelity color. Depending on the requirements of your product packaging you can choose between our 4-color CMYK process, or our extended gamut 6-color process. Whichever process you choose, you can expect your printed packaging to be printed with the highest quality available. With our quality service to back it, our digital printing services make Traco an industry leader in printed packaging. If your company is looking to improve the image of your product, our digital printing services provide the perfect solution.
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Tamper Seal and Band
All manufacturers of consumable products are mandated to do everything in their power to assure consumers that they are buying safe, tamper proof, or tamper evident products. One of the most efficient ways to provide this assurance is by sealing lids and caps with a tamper shrink seal or band. Tamper evident shrink seals or bands are converted from plastic tubing to exact customer specifications. Just a few obvious advantages to packaging with tamper evident shrink bands are:
- Cost Effectiveness
- Secure seals
- Tamper Evident/Proof
- Professional appearance
Cost Effective Tamper Evident Packaging
When tamper proofing containers with caps, lids and other closures, a tamper evident shrink band is the most cost-effective choice available. With a quick and easy application process, employees can be easily trained to apply a tamper evident packaging band,saving the manufacturer time and money. Companies around the world use tamper evident shrink bands to both save money and provide consumers with the assurance of a clean, professional, tamper seal.
Product Security and Safety
Aside from the cost effective benefits of tamper evident bands, they also provide the advantage of a secure and professional looking seal on the container. Tamper proof shrink bands are an important component in the packaging process of any product to assure consumers safety and security upon making a purchase. When using tamper evident seals, products are protected from leaks and spills. Protecting products with secure seals is one of the main reasons why suppliers around the world choosetamper evident bands to meet their packaging needs.
When purchasing products consumers look for the assurance of a safe and secure quality product and packaging appearance is their first impression. To meet stringent consumer safety guidelines, manufacturers usually include a product guarantee on the packaging, but in order to protect themselves manufacturers take it a step further by sealing their products with a tamper evident seal. When a consumer purchases their product and the tamper evident band is intact, manufacturers know that the product has been protected in every possible way, and consumers can rest assured that the product guarantee will compensate for any product issues over safety and security.
In addition to their low cost, strong seals, and tamper-evidence, a tamper evident shrink band has the ability to provide a quality packaging seal without interfering with a clean, professional, product appearance. These packaging bands are also easily removed so the consumer doesn’t have to fight with pocket knives or scissors to access the product. When image is everything in the marketing world, tamper evident packaging that is both attractive and efficient is the smartest choice for manufacturers.
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Traco SuperShrink™ Preform Shrink Bands
Also known as: shrink bands, custom bands, tamper evident bands, tamper-evident seals, safety seals, cap bands, cap seals, clear bands, seamless bands.
Preforms Can Be Used on Practically Any type of Container or Bottle. Preforms are converted from plastic tubing and partially shaped or “pre-formed” to custom fit your bottle or container. Preforms secure caps, lids and closures with easily recognized tamper-evidence on tapering containers. Since preforms are designed to fit your bottle or container, application is fast and simple. Traco preform plastic tubing is great for dairy, deli and thermoformed containers.
We carry various types of stock perform bands including PVC clear bands, colored bands and pre-printed bands. Do you want to have your company stand out from the rest? You can rise above the competition with custom printed preform bands–choose words, colors or logos to build brand identity and show the safety of your products.
Perform bands are shrink sleeve bands that can be placed over packages to seal and provide tamper evidence for your products. They are preformed to fit your products and can be used to provide a secure seal for many shapes of containers and tubs. Common items that SuperShrink™ preforms are used on are:
- Dairy products – Plastic preforms can be used on milk bottles, creamers, yogurt, cottage cheese lids, etc.
- Fresh food products – Seals lids on containers and trays providing a safety seal and tamper proofing for fruits, salads and vegetables, etc.
- Juices and beverages – Preform bands can seal the lid or cap – making it safe and tamper evident to comply with FDA and Homeland Security regulations.
- Thermoformed containers – Shrink wrap plastic preforms are used to seal lids on thermoformed containers for easier manufacturing, distribution and display.
Protect your Products with Plastic and Bottle Preforms
Traco Packaging experts will verify what sizes you will need to fit your unique packages. We then recommend stock sizes or custom sizes. Stock sizes and print designs have the shortest lead times and can be delivered to meet your tight deadlines. Every order is competitively priced and made from the highest quality materials. Contact us today and let us help you decide what product will be right for your application.
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Shrink Sleeve Packaging
Shrink Sleeves are quickly becoming one of the leading packaging options for brand managers, contract packagers and private label managers. Seamless full body shrink sleeves conform to the shape of a package, provide 360-degree product decoration and can provide unmatched durability and tamper proof evidence.
Shrink Sleeve packaging is seen everywhere today. You will find them on full body sleeve energy drinks, dairy products, cleaning products, fruit juices, and cosmetics and in almost every other category at your local store.
Shrink sleeves are available in many varieties and are designed for multiple functions. These include:
- Seamless Full Body Sleeves (Printed and Clear)
- Tamper Evident Shrink Bands (Printed and Clear)
- Multipack & Club-pack Sleeves (Printed and Clear)
- Shrink Sleeve Prototypes and Mockups
Advantages of Shrink Sleeve Packaging
- Huge Display Area: With seamless full body shrink sleeve packaging, you can decoratealmost the entire surface area of your product. You are no longer limited to just using the flat surfaces of your container, but you can cover the contoured areas of your product with eye-catching graphics.
- Durability and Protection: Shrink sleeve packaging is reverse-printed, so your branding and message are always protected from the elements. They are inherently fade resistant and are protected from scuffing and shipping damage. Your products always look their best when covered by seamless full body shrink sleeve packaging.
- Tamper Evident Protection: With the addition of a perforation, shrink sleeves provide the consumer with confidence. Seamless full body shrink sleeve packaging can extend over the cap of your product to provide total tamper evidence right at the point-of-sale.
- Price: Shrink sleeves are manufactured from very thin PVC or PETG film, so they are an economical option for product decoration. In many cases a single seamless full body shrink sleeve can perform the functions of multiple labels and seals. This can reduce the number of steps required in the production of your product and get your product on the shelf faster.
- Custom Fits Your Product: Seamless Shrink Sleeve packaging is custom manufactured to fit your product and will shrink to fit the body of your containers. Your product will look great from top-to-bottom.
Seamless Full Body Sleeve Packaging
Brand managers choose Seamless Full Body Sleeves when they want to maximize their product’s impact and increase their shelf appeal. A seamless full body sleeve covers the container from bottom to top and gives 360 degrees of space for marketing or regulatory information. Seamless printed full body sleeves can be produced using digital printing, flexographic printing or rotogravure printing. All of these printing methods provide excellent print quality and can be used for a variety of print volumes. Seamless Shrink Sleeve packaging can be produced in quantities ranging from one to millions leveraging the advantages of each printing method. Clear seamless full body sleeves can be used to cover a product for durability and tamper evident purposes.
Tamper Evident Shrink Band Packaging
When product safety is a concern shrink band packaging can ensure that your products are protected from tampering. Tamper Evident Shrink Bands are usually applied to just the cap area of products to insure the consumer that the product has not been tampered with. These bands can be as simple as a clear band or be custom printed with your company’s branding. Stock printed bands are also available with “sealed for your protection” printed across the shrink band. These bands are available for hand application or automated application.
Multipack and Clubpack Sleeve Packaging
When brand managers want to bundle multiple products together for special promotions, Multipack Sleeves provide the most cost effective solution. Products of various sizes can be bundled together as a single item with a simple clear seamless sleeve or an attractive printed sleeve. One multipack sleeve can replace paperboard trays, gluing, wrapping and banding that are traditionally used for multipacks.
Shrink Sleeve Prototypes and Mockups
Product designers want to see their print products in final form before proceeding to full printing production. Printed mockups allow you to see your product designs shrunk right on your container. You can then make decisions about your design and use them for photo shoots before committing to a full print production run. Mockups are great for marketing your new products to potential buyers and nothing beats handing a finished product to your potential buyers.
Digital Shrink Sleeves
Digitally printed shrink sleeves & seamless full body shrink sleeve packaging offers the advantage of shorter run lengths without compromising print quality. The shorter press runs allow you to customize your product decoration for special promotions, samples, multiple SKU’s, serialization and localization. With digital printing there are no plate costs, perfect registration and unmatched print quality. Turnaround times can be as quick as same-day for many sleeves. Whether you need just ten full body sleeves or thousands, digital print sleeves can help you maintain quality while reducing your printing costs for short runs.
Rotogravure and Flexographic Printed Sleeve Packaging
When higher volume print runs are needed, we can provide the option of rotogravure and flexographic seamless full body printed shrink sleeve packaging. Both of these options provide the best print quality and vibrant colors for your products. With both options available, we can help you choose the best printing technology to meet your production requirements. Special effects can also add to your products shelf appeal. These include: metallic inks, matte finishes, and fluorescent inks.
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Shrink Label Products and Supplies
Also known as: printed shrink bands, full body shrink labels, custom shrink labels,tamper-evident labels, 360 degree labels.
Traco Packaging offers a variety of shrink label products and equipment including tamper evident shrink labels and pressure sensitive labels. We are an industry leader for SuperShrink® labels and have what you need to successfully package and market your products with shrink sleeves and pressure sensitive labels.
SuperShrink® Shrink Labels are also known as: printed shrink bands, full body shrink sleeves, custom shrink labels, tamper evident labels, pressure sensitive label, 360 degree labels, no-look labels.
SuperShrink® Shrink Labels can be applied to all kinds of products and packaging – regardless of the size, shape or texture. Shrink labels provide a way to customize your product as well as protect them. Whether you need a full body shrink sleeve or a detailed pressure sensitive label, we have custom packaging solutions for all of your needs.
Printed Shrink Label and Tamper Evident Labels
Custom printed shrink labels are one of the hottest items for successfully packaging products. We offer many printing options including digital printing, flexographic printing and even rotogravure printing to match the quality and volume you need. Shorten your time to market with 2-day prototypes and mockups using Traco’s digital printing service. Contact Traco Packaging today to see what we offer to help fulfill your immediate needs.
Options for your Shrink Labeling
Traco offers many options when it comes to shrink labeling including the following:
- PET, PLA, PVC, OPS
- Highest quality rotogravure printing up to 10 colors
- Heat activated adhesives
- Metallic Inks, Cold Foil, Die cutting
- Perforations (Horizontal, Vertical & T-perfs)
If you have questions about shrink labeling and how it can help your business, contact Traco Packaging today for assistance. We can answer your questions and address your concerns. We’re here to help you with all of your shrink label needs. Request a FREE quote by clicking Request a Quote in the menu and filling out the request form or by calling 877-358-4760 today.
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Multipacks & Promotions
Deliver strong, safe, simply elegant, or surprising packaging solutions when product details sparkle through SuperShrink® bags, bands and sleeves. New Sonic twin cut bands join two products in their own protective band with a daring center seam engineered to resist breaking or tearing. Superior reﬂective properties improve customer appeal for single items and multi-pack promotions while protecting your products.
Cost-effective multi-pack bags and sleeves protect promotional or combined packages with strong, clear shine or custom printing.
Verify specifications with a free clear sample—sized to your unique product group. Each order converted to industry tolerances. See clear quantities in the short turnarounds. Move custom printed orders to market quickly with two-day prototypes. Every order is competitively priced.
Options: PVC, PLA, PET, OPS, polyolefin subtsrates, bag or sleeve, seamless, seamed, tinted, printed, clear, perforated and pull tabs.
Digital Shrink Sleeve Packaging Mockups
Also known as: pre-press prototypes, mock-ups, shrink labels, shrink label prototyping, shrink packaging labels, shrink sleeve labels, shrink bands, 360 degree labels,transparent labels.
Whether you’re preparing to launch a new product or redesign a current product, Traco’s digital packaging mockups will help you get your products to market fast. We can deliver shrink sleeve mockups and prototypes with fast turnaround, to get your products to market quicker.
We offer a full range of options for your functional packaging prototypes, including full-color and extended gamut color, gold, silver, and white on various shrink sleeve substrates. Mockups can be created using both PVC and PETG shrink sleeve substrates. Mockups will allow you to see your product just as it will appear on store shelves without the costs of printing plates or a production run.
Digital Packaging mockups are ideal for a number of purposes, such as:
- Research, Development and beta testing
- Presentations and Focus Groups
- Final Approvals
- Trade Shows
- Photo Shoots
- And so much more…
Get a FREE quote for your digital shrink sleeve mockups and prototypes by filling out the form on our contact page or by calling 877-358-4760 today.
Why Choose Traco Packaging for Prototype Packaging?
When it comes to shrink label prototypes, it’s important that you choose a packaging company you can rely on for both the prototypes and for final production. For years, customers have trusted Traco for their packaging prototypes and production needs.
Get a FREE quote for your digital packaging prototypes and mockups by filling out the form on our Request a Quote page or by calling 877-358-4760 today.