There are many systems and methods that can be employed to decorate a pack or product
Interest in materials that react to environmental conditions such as light, heat, gases, pH and moisture is gathering pace
Qualities such as uniqueness, application of skilled technology and processes, together with other barriers such as high investment in plant and equipment and proprietary processes, are all obstacles to counterfeiters
Thermography is a heat activated print finish that can add a decorative quality to labels, packaging and other paper-based products
Michael Welch, senior product manager, durables (North America), Avery Dennison on Overt technologies: Tamper-evident materials
Figure 3.6 - A typical hand-held price gun labeler
There is a wide range of economical manual or electric dispensing and hand-held labeling devices on the market
Direct decoration can be defined as the application of unsupported liquid ink directly onto the pack or product
The dispensing and application of pressure-sensitive labels can be undertaken on many different types of labeling machines
Getting the most out of your finishing equipment
Developments in digital inkjet printing have the potential to revolutionize the product decoration process