PRINTING TYPE INFORMATION
EnviroPackaing is committed to high quality imprints and workmanship. Our experienced Art and Print Department teams take pride in ensuring that every product leaving the shop looks excellent!
Please note that our in-house teams only imprint on products which are already constructed. In some cases, folds and creases produced in manufacturing the products result in some restrictions which may impact certain artwork’s printability and available imprint area. Also, artwork position on post-printed products may vary slightly from product to product due to manual feeding.
Our imprint processes:
- FOIL HOT STAMPING
- FLEXOGRAPHIC (FLEXO) INK
- FULL COLOR DIGITAL CMYK INK
Learn more about each below:
FOIL HOT STAMPING
Hot Stamping is achieved by using engraving a design into a magnesium plate, and then utilizing heat and pressure to imprint each item with the chosen foil colors. This elegant and upscale decoration method is available on most of the following type products:
HOT STAMP ARTWORK GUIDELINES
A movement of about 1/32” to 1/16” per color will occur. Designs with tighter registration must be pre-approved. More than 1 spot color imprinting is not available on some products. Minimum requirement for line thickness is 1 stroke point. Reverse out printing line thickness is 2 stroke points to avoid losing fine details.
PLEASE NOTE: Halftones are not recommended for hot stamp decoration, but can be done for certain artwork, upon review and approval by EnviroPackaging’s Art Department. Artwork with a border, large coverage and/or fine print is not recommended as it may not produce a good quality imprint. Boxed artwork exceeding 5” x 5” will need approval. Please submit for review before finalizing an order with this type of artwork.
FOIL HOT STAMP COLOR CHART
Example of Hot Stamp Foil under lights:
FLEXOGRAPHIC (FLEXO) IMPRINTING
Flexo ink imprinting is involves running products through a flexible photopolymer plate placed on a rotating drum. This process allows for high volume printing. Flexo printing is efficient and cost-effective, and is available on most of the following type products:
FLEXO ARTWORK GUIDELINES
Colors must be separated by at least 1/2” to allow for color movement. Please note that some color overlapping may occur. More than 1 spot color imprinting is not available on some products. Minimum requirement for line thickness is 1 stroke point. Reverse out printing line thickness is 2 stroke points to avoid losing fine details.
HALFTONES – For best results, halftones should range from 20% to 40%. Our standard halftone printing is 35LPI, at a 45 degree angle. Artwork containing halftones must be pre-approved by EnviroPackaging’s Art Department.
PLEASE NOTE: Artwork with a border, large coverage and/or fine print is not recommended as it may not produce a good quality imprint. Boxed artwork exceeding 5″x5″ will need approval. Please submit for review before finalizing an order with this type of artwork.
FLEXO INK COLOR CHART
DIGITAL CMYK PRINTING
Digitally printed products are manually run through our high-quality high-speed flatbed CMYK ink printer. Each product type and size that can be run through this machine has a special custom jig. The jig requires a border from the edge to grip the product securely for production. Digital imprinting is a great way to make an impact with full color graphics, and is available on:
- PAPER MAILERS
- PADDED MAILERS
DIGITAL PRINTING ARTWORK GUIDELINES
All artwork must be kept a minimum of 1/4″ away from the edge of the product for printing.
Please note that printing Digital CMYK onto Natural Kraft Paper will result in a darker image. There is no white ink in our Digital process, so the lightest parts will be the Natural Kraft brown color showing through. Please review your artwork with our Art Department for this type of printing to ensure best results.