In-Mold (Blow Mold) Labels Provide the Durability and Longevity Your Product Needs
What are In-Mold Labels (IML)?
There are 2 types of In-Mold Labels – Blow Mold and Injection Mold. At Epsen Hillmer Graphics (EHG), we primarily concentrate on Blow Mold Labels.
Blow Mold Labels are placed into a mold before a container is formed (this is called a preform). The label adheres to the outside wall of the container through heat activation. The container is formed using air pressure, effectively expanding the preform into the mold, activating the adhesive and encasing the label within the outside wall.
Benefits of In-Mold (Blow Mold) Labels
Blow Mold Labels are the perfect solution if your product requires you to prioritize durability and longevity. Since Blow Mold Labels are integrated into the package, virtually nothing can remove or damage the label itself. This feature makes Blow Mold Labels ideal for products with a long shelf life or product life because packaging will remain vibrant for an extended period of time.
IMLs, particularly Blow Mold Labels, are ideal for products with large containers. It’s difficult to make large custom labels durable or well-fitted enough for adequate product coverage without using this type of solution.
Lastly, because Blow Mold Labels are die-cut after the printing process, they can be created in any shape. This makes them well-suited to irregularly shaped containers that would otherwise be more expensive to label.
Here’s an overview of the reasons you might choose to utilize EHG’s Blow Mold Labels for your product:
- Durability and Product Longevity are Important
- Larger Containers are Used to Package Your Products
- Multiple Printing Capabilities – Offset or UV Flexographic (read more below)
- Custom Add-on Options Available: Rotary Screening, Hot Foil Stamping, Metallics
- Typically, Blow Mold Labels are popular for both the Household and Beverage industries
Epsen Hillmer Graphics is the Best Choice for Quality Blow Mold Labels
As noted in the list above, at Epsen Hillmer Graphics of Omaha, we have the ability to print your Blow Mold Labels with either an Offset or UV Flexographic printing process. This allows us the flexibility to best meet your quantity needs at a budget you can afford. Our various printing options allow you several choices for custom add-ons. These include Rotary Screening, Hot Foil Stamping and Metallic papers.