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|Used for：||Compact case|
|Print method：||Silkscreen printing|
Where an intricate design is required or when a mold or plating is needed for one-off cosmetic products, etc., it is not effective to do in small quantities. There is a limit to what can be down with the design when printing directly on containers or when hot stamping.
Yamacs recommended a very designable UV film print.
We first proposed inserting a UV printing film into the compact case whose lid is shaped into two parts, and then evaluated its appearance.
As the compact case could be used for other product purposes the UV printing meant the case could be used again, something which wasn’t possible with the conventional direct print / hot stamping designs. This helped avoid overstocking of the cases.
The design was also highly regarded meaning it could be used for limited-edition / small run products.
I was very happy with the quality for our limited-edition cosmetics and small run products. (Designer)
|Used for：||Compact Case|
|Print method：||Inkjet printing|
The manufacturer wants to use a decorative sheet for a cosmetics case as one its planned products. If using silkscreen printing the many different types and colors stretches the budget too much, and it is also difficult to reproduce the intricate pattern of the design.
Yamacs recommended inkjet printing for the decorative design.
Various designs were trialled to see how well the designs and patterns could be reproduced.
There were no problems reproducing the patterns in the trials. With inkjet printing a printing plate is no longer needed so it was possible to reproduce the intricate designs, something which was difficult with other print methods.
Using inkjet printing we were able to recreate the traditional Japanese pattern with its many different colors. (Designer)
|Product used：||Bottle label|
|Print method：||Offset / relief printing|
When printing directly on to tubes there’s a limit to how well photographs and intricate designs can be reproduced meaning that the scope of design is also limited with direct printing.
Yamacs recommended the use of squeeze tube labels with offset printing.
We did an offset print on polyolefin-type materials and created a prototype with a glossy print finish. We then checked for peeling and ink adhesion, etc. from physical property evaluations on the workability of sticking the labels, the squeezability (crease-flex abrasion test), and chemical resistance.
There was no creasing or peeling even when attached to the tube. We could use photographs, etc., in the design enabling the commercialization of designs not possible before.
Many more designs were possible. I’ll definitely ask again for this kind of design which can only be done with labels. (Designer)