Information, Innovation, and Advancement at Gintzler International

SEP 8, 2017

What is Trapping?

Due to the speed and mechanics of a press, shifts in substrates and plates are inherent in the printing process.  As a result, colors may print incorrectly and images may appear blurry.  When colors go out of register, the edges of touching colors either overlap, creating an unattractive color intersection, or they spread apart, creating ...

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Specialty Coatings
AUG 30, 2017

Specialty Coatings

Coatings play a vital role in the modern production of packaging and printing, performing a multitude of functions for a package or its contents – from protection to jazzing it up, providing enhanced value in form, function, or both.  They protect the printed image and ensure trouble-free processing.  They provide high-end finishing...

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Flexographic Printing
AUG 23, 2017

Flexographic Printing

Flexography (often abbreviated to flexo) is a rotary printing process utilizing flexible relief plates and pressure to create an image.  Each plate, made of engineered photopolymer, is adhered to a cylinder and inked by an engraved transfer, or anilox roll.  The substrate is passed between the plate cylinder and the impression cylinder to...

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Case Study:  Helping Meet Demand
AUG 16, 2017

Case Study: Helping Meet Demand

Executive Summary: A publicized shut down of a major drug manufacturer caused a catastrophic shortage for Heparin. To ad­dress this critical situation, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contacted one of Gintzler International’s, a Resource Label Group Co., pharma­ceutical clients regarding their ability to begin manufacturing...

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Technologies Changing How Products are Packaged, Stored And Marketed
AUG 9, 2017

Technologies Changing How Products Are Packaged, Stored And Marketed

The modern retail establishment is a sea of choices with thousands of products on display. Regardless of advertisements and promotions outside the store, the final medium left to influence the purchase is the pack­age itself.  Retail packaging suppliers are aware that packaging has to deliver much more than just protection to any product ...

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Shrink Sleeves
JUL 26, 2017

The Benefits of Shrink Sleeves on Aluminum Cans

Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixers, a leading natural craft cocktail mixer company, recently debuted their new carbonated line of sparkling craft cocktail mixers.  Based on consumer demand and a thorough product development process, the company decided to launch their carbonated mixers in small packages and concluded that convenient 4-...

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JUL 19, 2017

Sustainability with Gintzler International

Seeking sustainability?  So are we.  Gintzler embraces sustainable initiatives and is committed to environmental consciousness efforts.  We strive to protect our environment, conserve energy, and safeguard natural resources for future generations.  We are committed to conserving our earth’s resources and reducing t...

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Nutrition Facts Label
JUL 12, 2017

FDA Delays Compliance Date for Updated Nutrition Facts Label

The FDA recently announced that the launch of an updated Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods will now be delayed for an undisclosed time.  The revamped nutrition panel was designed to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.  The intent of the fresh la...

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Printing Technologies
JUL 5, 2017

Case Study: A Collaborative Approach to Solving Ingredient Label Challenges with Smaller Packaging

Executive Summary: A leading supplier of non-dairy and frozen foods to the foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces planned to use a 2.25” diameter label to market their variety of flavored whipped cake toppings that were used in major grocery store chains nationwide.  The labels included critical product ingredient and nutr...

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Prepress Terms
JUN 28, 2017

Prepress Terms

Prepress is the term used in the printing industry for the processes and procedures that occur between the creation of a print layout and the final printing.  Having a basic understanding of terminology helps to ensure creative ideas are meticulously transformed into high-quality printed products.  CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black...

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JUN 21, 2017

What is Dyne?

When inks or coatings fail to adhere to plastic substrates, it is commonly understood that one reason might be the surface energy, or dyne level, of the material.  What is it and how does this play a part in ink adhesion?  Let us help explain.  The ability of a substrate to adhere inks, coatings, or adhesives is directly related to ...

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JUN 14, 2017

Adhesive Terminology

A pressure-sensitive adhesive is generally a soft, viscous material that is sticky to the touch.  When applied to a substrate with slight pressure, the adhesive will begin to flow into the surface.  There are five primary types of pressure-sensitive adhesives: Emulsions – Emulsions are acrylic polymer adhesives that are suspended...

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JUN 7, 2017

Typography 101

Typography is the art/process of composing and arranging type.  It plays an extremely important role in packaging – promoting a company, informing customers, and helping the product appeal to a specific market.  In essence, type gives a product its own identity and sets it apart from its competitors with the use of different fonts, ...

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Coefficient of Friction COF
MAY 31, 2017

Understanding “COF” In Packaging

Coefficient of Friction (COF) is a significant topic in the world of packaging and is an important property of all materials that run on packaging lines.  By definition, COF is a measure of slip, or how one surface moves across another.  The importance is in how a substrate moves through and across print stations, conveyor belts, onto the...

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Green Sourcing
MAY 24, 2017

Case Study: Green Sourcing

Lowering packaging costs is a top concern for many companies, and expectations are rising for procurement to drive continuous cost reductions.  There are many elements that go into packaging, from materials to processes.  As a result, the ability for suppliers to identify and prioritize multiple layers of potential cost-savings opportunit...

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