Choosing Printing Packaging Film

Author: admin / 2023-12-13
Printed film is one of the most important components in flexible packaging. It’s the canvas on which your designs are applied, and it also provides a durable, moisture-resistant barrier that protects your product from air, light, water, and more. Using a printed film that’s formulated to meet the requirements of your printing process and post-processes is critical to ensuring your final pouch has great print receptivity, vibrant color, luster, stiffness, and durability.
Choosing the right printed film is not an easy task, and many factors go into making the best decision for your business. First, you must determine if the film is fit for purpose. This requires a thorough physical test of the film’s ability to resist puncture, moisture, and heat. It also needs to be able to support the weight and volume of your packaged product.
Next, you must consider the cost of your chosen film. You can either pay per impression (POP) or buy your film in a roll stock. The latter offers greater flexibility in production and is typically less expensive, as the price you pay is based on the number of impressions that you make during your production run.
A common choice of printed film is a BOPP or biaxially oriented polypropylene film. These films have a good balance of performance and properties, with a high level of clarity for attractive packaging designs and strong tamper evidence. They are also heat-sealable and abrasion-resistant. These films are often complemented with a layer of foil, which increases their performance further and adds durability to the finished package.
Another option for printed film is a PET or polyester film. These are a popular choice for bags, sachets, and pouches because they offer a high level of stiffness, good sealability, and excellent clarity. They are also heat-sealable, with the option of a metalized or matte finish. PET films can be used with a variety of printing processes, including rotogravure and lithography.
Other types of flexible packaging films include PVC and EVOH. These are commonly used to create retort pouches because they are equipped with high-barrier and puncture-resistant materials. They are also capable of withstanding high temperatures and humid environments.
Cellulose is a certificated compostable and biodegradable film material that can be used as a standalone wrap for products such as candy or bread, or laminated with other films for added strength. It also works well as a heat-sealable layer in retort pouches.
In addition to offering a range of flexible packaging film for all applications, Jiuteng also has the experience and expertise to help you with any specific design or technical requirements. Similarly, we can also supply the appropriate hardcoats for your film lamination, to ensure your print surface has the right amount of toughness, abrasion resistance, and print receptivity.

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