Characteristics of the basic materials

Films

We distinguish between the films according to their intended purpose:
there are printable films (in screen, flexo and thermal transfer printing), laser films for lettering in the laser printer, two-layer films for lettering on a laser engraving machine and special films.

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Adhesives

Another important part of the label apart from the film is the adhesive. Here too, it is helpful if the precise intended purpose is determined before the selection. Basically, there are four types of adhesives, depending on their manufacture: pure acrylate adhesives, modified acrylate adhesives, natural rubber adhesives and emulsion adhesives.

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Protective laminates

If a label or sticker is to be subjected to an extreme burden, e.g.. high abrasion or chemicals, then the print can in addition be provided with a so-called protective laminate. This is a highly transparent film applied to the label after printing but before the stamping process.

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Every application is only as good as the material used

Herpa print GmbH has for many years been working together with the best suppliers of raw materials in the field of labelling. Foremost among these, one could mention 3M Deutschland, which supports us capably and provides us with, among things, laboratory capacities for carrying out tests and measurements. But other excellent suppliers, such as e.g. Avery, Flexcon oder Mactac, are also represented in our warehouse.. 
 
 
 
Simple approach to finding materials

You specify the intended use of the desired application (surface for the sticking, durability, internal specifications to be fulfilled, any required resistance to chemicals or oils) and we offer you the material that is suitable for this purpose. In individual cases we recommend realistic tests with sample quantities produced in-house for finding the best material for your requirements.   

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