Also known as: digital printing, flexo printing, corona treating, laminating, pressure sensitive labels, die-cutting, film seaming, slitting, UV coating, printed shrink labels.
Traco Manufacturing INC. is a leading U.S. printer, manufacturer and importer of shrink films, machines, and packaging equipment. For the past 29 years years our company has provided customers with packaging supplies of all varieties. Just a few of the packaging products our company offers are:
- Cut Shrink Bands
- Shrink Sleeves
- Preform Shrink Bands
- PVC, PETG, OPS and PLA Shrink Sleeves
- Printed Shrink Sleeve Labels
- Shrink Wrap Bags, custom and dome
- Shrink Wrap Bags, stock (boxed)
- PVC Shrink Films
- Polyolefin Shrink Films
Digital Printing Services
The secret behind the success of our company lies in our digital printing services. Traco's digital print services offer the advantage of shorter run lengths with unmatched print quality. With Traco's digital print services your project can vary from ten impressions to thousands with quality that exceeds rotogravure printing . Whether your company is looking for printing services for shrink sleeves, pressure-sensitive labels, flow wrap film, or pouch film, Traco's digital printing services will produce quality labels that will make your product stand out.
Digital Printing Machines
Traco Manufacturing Inc. recently became the first company in North America to install an HP Indigo Press ws4500 dedicated to shrink sleeve production. The new printing machine installation gives Traco the ability to increase production of high-quality printed shrink sleeve products with a fast turnaround time and many customization options. Prior to this installation, Traco offered printed shrink sleeves and film produced overseas using rotogravure printing technology. Traco installed the HP Indigo Press to meet increased customer demand for faster turnaround times, customized text and images, and shorter run lengths. Additionally, Traco's Indigo press has helped our company streamline production by eliminating the high cost of cylinder plates and airfreight, while offering the high-quality output and service our customers demand.
Great info on digital printing
I'll note these guidelines, thanks a lot senior anonymous. Information like this is when this forum is actually useful.
It is expensive to use a digital printer, although I purchased my 7600 used (from an ad on CL!) at a great price of only $1100. Now that the 7800s are out one should see 7600s available for not too much money.
I know a group of artists who have purchased these machines which are only $3K new, but the cost of maintenance and media is substantial. 200ml ink cartidges are about $85 each (and there are 7 of them in the 7600). A roll of Epson canvas (24" x 40') is $145