Plastics materials with low surface energy (such as polypropylene and polyethylene) are difficult to print and decorate when screen printing and pad printing with ink. Often, it is necessary to pretreat the surface using various methods such as corona and flame treatments. Unlike printing with ink, hot stamping foils formulated for these materials will bond without any pretreatment.
Our printers use specially formulated hot stamping foils. Because our process is digital, they take this advantage one step further and make it possible to serialize, customize, and personalize every item with a durable – on demand – print.
Applications include medical/lab tubes and vials – as well as decorative applications that require printing on these types of materials.