New Cyrel® Easy Plate Technology; The Future of Printing is Here

New Cyrel® Easy Plate Technology; The Future of Printing is Here

September 23, 2016



New Technology

DuPont recently released its new flexographic printing plate technology platform, “DuPont Cyrel Easy®.” This new technology platform is designed to simplify the prepress process by building the flat top digital dot directly into the plate, resulting in increased productivity and consistency (DuPont).

In typical Associated Labels and Packaging fashion, our research and development team jumped on board right away to make this technology available to all our customers. DuPont and Associated Labels and Packaging both speak the same language in wanting to improve quality, sustainability and productivity with this new product.



Customer Benefits

Higher resolution, increased from 2540 to 4000 pixels per square inch (ppi)

Smooth gradients to zero can be achieved with improved screening technology

Lower graininess

No micro screening needed

Higher ink transfer and colour saturation




The Truly Invisible Label

January 13, 2016

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UPM Raflatac’s VANISH™ range of clear PET films redefines how companies can maximize brand representation while boosting quality and performance to new levels. With a 0.92 mil film face stock, these thin, yet robust products are the perfect canvas for innovative imagery previously considered unattainable by creative designers.

The film’s dimensional stability, excellent ink reception and dispensing properties simultaneously allow manufacturers to embrace new productivity gains and realize film packaging material reductions throughout their processes.


VANISH™ labels are ideal for:

Unique, irregular pattern shapes and graphics

Transparent inks/metallic designs

End-of-life recycling – these labels do not negatively impact the aluminum recycling process


VANISH™ benefits

No-label look

Productivity gains

Alternative to screen printing

More cost-effective

Faster design changes

Use bottles for different brands and designs

Less working capital – less bottles stocked

Water resistance

Passes 48-hour ice bucket test

Lower investment costs in space and minimums of pre-printed bottles and cans

Additional graphics capabilities

Opacity levels

Raised texture


Glow in the dark/UV fluorescence


Capability to create separate batches, seasonal

or event brewing or expand flavor lines


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Admire Classic Art With Every Sip! Incredible Shrink Sleeve Design Receives Gold Pentaward

December 31, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 10.30.08 AMHeineken is a proud partner of the Rijksmuseum. The two have a shared history that goes back to the 19th century. To celebrate this partnership, Heineken asked dBOD to design the so-called ‘Amsterdam Originals shrink sleeve series’. Seven Heineken bottles have been transformed with unique classical shrink sleeve art design. Surprisingly showing images of world famous Rijksmuseum art pieces. If you put them together and turn them around the shrink sleeves beautifully show that iconic classics can still inspire new generations. “It’s a matter of daring to give it a fresh twist.”

At Associated Labels, we are committed to delivering innovative decorating and flexible packaging solutions that fit our customers and their products perfectly. That’s why we created our Flexible Packaging Division to handle the specialized requirements of specialty packaging and shrink sleeves; including offline lamination for all your laminating and slitting needs.

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