The Beauty of Shrink without the PainThe popularity of shrink wrap packaging has grown dramatically over the past few years due to a variety of factors, including marketing. Shrink labels can be applied to a product in a variety of eye-catching ways, from covering just a portion of a container to 100 percent, 360-degree coverage. This added space provides more real estate for brand owners to promote their products.
Realistic Shrink Wrap Prototyping with LEC and Ryback
In addition to being attractive, shrink film is widely available and represents a major cost advantage over traditional chipboard packaging. Today's club stores often require shrink-wrapped, multi-packs for space saving and lower shipping costs.
The problem with shrink wrap packaging has been how to quickly create realistic prototypes in a cost-effective manner. Now, thanks to the combination of Roland VersaUV LEC printer/cutters and Ryback & Ryback Sleeve Maker and Steam Machine, there is an easy-to-use solution.
ECO-UV Inks Work in Harmony with Foils and Shrink Films
Roland VersaUV LEC printer/cutters use safe, low-heat LED lamps and CMYK, White and Clear ECO-UV inks to print on a wide range of materials ranging from synthetic papers and foils to BOPP, PE, PET and shrink films, resulting in prototypes and comps so realistic, they are virtually indistinguishable from finished products. ECO UV Inks provides added flexibility with the ability to stretch up to 220 percent, making it ideal for printing shrink sleeves, wraps and vacuum forming applications.
Add Ryback Sleeve Technology to Your Prototyping Solution
The Ryback and Ryback Sleeve Maker trims and seams your samples to look as good as machine-based products in minutes. The S3 Steam Machine allows you to create perfect sleeves using a boiler and aluminum steam chamber.
The key to a realistic shrink prototype that matches the final product is color management. Roland is proud to partner with leading color management software providers, including X-Rite, CGS, EFI and GMG, to handle all your proofing and color management needs.