Printing on Flow Wrap Using Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Technology

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What is flow wrapping?

Flow wrapping, sometimes referred to as horizontal wrapping, is the process in which many popular household items, such as food products, electrical components and cosmetics are packaged.

The product is placed onto clear or printed polypropylene (PP) or polyethylene (PE) film where it is moved horizontally and sealed at both ends, providing a cost-effective, airtight and protective barrier.

Benefits of flow wrapping

Flow wrapping has numerous benefits, including:

  • Can be used to package any size or shape product
  • Extends shelf-life
  • Compatibility with other machinery
  • Protects product from air and moisture
  • Speeds of up to 160 packs per minute
  • Easy set up and changeover for multiple sizes

Printing variable data onto flow wrap film

Our maintenance-free thermal inkjet printers can be easily integrated with flow wrap machinery, enabling fixed or variable data to be added to the foil or film without slowing down or causing disruption to the line.

These printers are typically used to reliably print date and batch codes, barcodes and even small graphics onto multiple substrates used in flow wrapping, such as aluminium, BOPP, multi-layer laminate and paper. The result is a clear, high-quality print, time and time again.

For further information on thermal inkjet technology and how it can be used with flow wrap machinery, please contact us.