Shrink Sleeve

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Shrink Sleeve

Postby Mitch Long » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:17 pm

Does anyone know of a good company or school that offers classes on setting up art for shrink sleeve?????

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Re: Shrink Sleeve

Postby eskopdl » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:57 pm

Here's a link to the EskoArtwork website with info on a option feature for PackEdge (Editing software) to apply the correct distortion for ShrinkSleeve work. . Hope this will be of interest. - peter
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Re: Shrink Sleeve

Postby Robert S » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:59 pm

We found that the software was rather expensive. We have been able to print a grid pattern and furnish it to our customer to identify the areas to avoid critical images on irregular shaped containers. This has worked in almost all cases. When we needed assistance that would have required the software we relied on one of the larger prepress suppliers to provide the proper distortion.
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Re: Shrink Sleeve

Postby vandium » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:39 pm

I agree with Robert.

We ran some 16" High Shrink (PETG) and some 16" Low Shrink (PVC) with 10mm squares (cut in half with a dotted line).
Then we draw (trace if you can) the design of the label. (rough drawing of the size) And then shrunk it on the bottle.

Even without the drawing, with the gridlines, you are able to see where you need to distort the artwork, as well as in what direction and amount.

Here is an Excel calculator I created to help you with the sizing process, as well has web widths and cylinder sizes. (1/8")
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Re: Shrink Sleeve

Postby pressroomfixer2 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:23 pm

Does anyone know a testing facility for PET/PETG/PVC shrink material?
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