Freund's custom decorating services can help you get a professional look for your product, quickly and cost effectively. By partnering with Freund for your decorating, you'll streamline the purchasing process and take advantage of our vast network of decorating vendor partners. Plus, you'll have the convenience of a Freund Product Expert acting as your one point of contact to guide you through the complex decorating process.
All decorating projects require a minimum $5,000 merchandise purchase per item. Additional set up and decorating fees will also apply.
Freund is not able to provide design services at this time. Pre-designed artwork will be needed for your project. Once you and your Product Expert decide on a product and decoration type, we can confirm the required artwork specifications.
Freund offers a wide variety of package decorating methods for your project and our Product Experts can help you choose the right method for you. Available decoration methods include:
Click here to see all of the decorating methods available along with a description and information on each of them.REQUEST YOUR CUSTOM PACKAGE DECORATING QUOTE
Freund is not able to provide label design services at this time. Pre-designed artwork will be needed for your decorating project. Once you and your Product Expert decide on the product which will be designed as well as the decoration type, we can confirm what the required artwork specification would be.
Lead times can vary but generally range from 5-7.
Many, but not all of our items can be decorated. You can shop and select products from our website and if they do not meet the requirements for decorating, our Product Experts can direct you to a similar product that can meet your needs.
Freund offers a wide variety of decorating methods including screen printing, lithography, pressure sensitive labeling, shrink labels and many more. To see a full list of the decorating methods we offer, along with information about each, click here.
Once you fill out a request for a custom decorating quote, one of our Product Experts will contact you to discuss your project. During this discussion, they will ask a variety of questions to ensure that the container you purchase will be appropriate for both the product it will hold as well as the decorating method you prefer.
All decorating projects require a minimum $5,000 merchandise purchase per item. Additional set up and decorating fees will also apply.REQUEST YOUR CUSTOM PACKAGE DECORATING QUOTE
At Freund, we offer a wide variety of decorating methods to match the look you want with the packaging performance you need. Click on any of the decorating methods below for detailed descriptions and uses.
Screen Printing is the process of using a squeegee to force ink through a mesh-based stencil/screen to apply ink onto a substrate, like bottles or jars. One color is printed at a time, so to produce a multi-colored image or design, several screens are used. Screen printing is also known as silk-screen, screen, serigraphy and serigraph printing.
Lithography is the process of printing from a plane surface (such as a smooth stone or metal plate) on which the image to be printed is ink-receptive and the blank area ink repellent.
A dry printing method of lithography in which pre-dried ink or foils are transferred to a surface at high temperatures. Widely used on plastic and paper.
Pressure Sensitive Labeling is the application of a pre-printed adhesive graphic label. Labels are produced on rolls and an adhesive is applied to the back of the label. The label roll is then mounted on a machine that applies the label. This process is a common and cost-effective method in the decoration industry.
Like hot foil & ink stamping, heat transferring is a dry printing process. Decals or transfers are made on multi-color silk screen or gravure machines. The images are printed on a clear carrier and rolled onto a fiber core. This roll is then mounted onto a hot stamping machine which is equipped with an attachment that enables the machine to sense a special mark on the image carrier and position the image over the part. It is then trapped under a heated die as in the hot stamp process and transferred onto the part. Multi-color images can be placed on a part in one pass, reducing the labor cost associated with multi-color printing. Because of the cost associated with making the transfers, this process is usually reserved for higher volume applications.
Also called tampography, pad printing, is a process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset printing process that involves an image being transferred from the cliche via a silicone pad onto a substrate. Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise difficult to print on products in many industries including medical and automotive. It can also be used to deposit functional materials such as conductive inks, adhesives, dyes and lubricants.
Metalizing is applying a metal finish to glass or plastic bottles, jars and other glass pieces for skincare and fragrance products. Vacuum metalizing involves heating the coating metal to a boiling point in a vacuum chamber. The condensation deposits the metal onto the substrate's surface. The final coating provides a shade of color and a protective layer for the metal. Spray Coating is applying an organic, ceramic, translucent, opaque or frosted finish.
This technique provides a deep, rich, velvety look and a soft silky feel to the surface of the glass. The result of the process is very subtle and elegant.
Ink transfer is a newer process that can incorporate up to six colors in container design. Ink transfer creates an appearance similar to applied ceramic labeling (ACL). It can be applied to flint, frosted and sprayed containers. Ink transfer decoration has excellent durability and product compatibility.
In the plastic coating process, the bottle or container is dipped in a PVC coating. Can be transparent to opaque, including metallic, pearlescent, fluorescent, glossy, matte and frosted textures. In the event of breakage, the coating will contain the glass fragments and provide safety during handling, filling and shipping. Typically used for aerosol/safety containers, perfume, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
Shrink sleeves are successful in a wide range of markets largely due to their aesthetic appeal and functional versatility. The labels are digitally printed on a flexible shrink film that reduces in size through the application of heat. Shrink sleeves are normally glossy, but can also be matte or textured. High-definition graphics are available in metallic and thermochromatic inks. Once the film shrinks, it conforms tightly to the shape of the container or product, creating a sleek label and product package. Advantages:
The dry offset printing process provides the most efficient method for high-speed, large volume printing of multi-colored line copy, half-tones and full process art on preformed plastic parts. Used primarily to print on products such as tapered cups, tubs, pails, tubes, jars, lids and closures.
In-Mold Label printing works well with four color process images and continuous fades. Up to two spot colors may also be used, and metallic inks are available. The label is placed into the mold cavity and is permanently adhered to the part when the resin fills the mold. These labels cannot be removed, are highly scratch resistant and can be applied to any color container or lid.
Often found on EU Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical labels, braille labels can be produced to comply with a variety of European Union requirements and international standards.
Flexographic, or flexo, printing is used for laminate tubes and some pressure sensitive labels. Flexo printing is fast and consistent and the print quality is high, allowing for detailed graphics.
Indirect Flexo (IDF) is a process that prints photographic images using true CMYK separations, plus three additional ink colors, if needed. Each color is transferred from the flexo plate to a blanket before it is printed on the container. It then dries and continues the process with each color to create a photographic image.
Hang tags are paperboard die-cut tag labels that can hang from the neck of a bottle. Hang tags are versatile and can be added after production or at point-of-sale.
Glue applied labels do not have an adhesive layer. To adhere it to a container, glue is applied to the label or container during the decorating process. Cold or hot glue adhesive can be used. Glue applied labels, also known as Cut and Stack labels, are versatile and compatible with high speed labeling machines.
Still not sure which decorating method is right for you? Our Product Experts can help you choose a method that suits your container and budget, while providing the shelf look you seek.REQUEST YOUR CUSTOM PACKAGE DECORATING QUOTE