Printing and finishing
After printing, the printed image can be enhanced, by applying laminates, metallic foils, matt and gloss varnishes, UV spot coating, embossing, etc. The printed material can be coated with a cold or heat-sealing layer. In a die cutting machine, the blister cards or boxes are cut into their final shape. In this process all the folding, creasing, slitting and other functional lines are added to the packaging.
There are various printing techniques that can be used to produce your blister packaging. The most common printing technique used for the production of blister cards is sheet fed offset. In this technology individual sheets are passed at high speed through a set of printing towers with the purpose of applying various colors on the sheet. At the end of an offset press the sheets are dried and stacked. A large variety of ink types and colors can be printed, onto numerous different substrates such as cardboard and plastic. Inks are cured by using ultraviolet light (UV) or Infrared heat (IR) drying.
For special applications roll-to-roll offset or "flexo" printing is used to produce directly printed, 3D thermoformed blisters. To maintain a consistent, high-quality standard, Ecobliss uses state-of-the-art offset printing equipment for the production of your blister cards and printed blisters. Top of the line 4, 6 and 8 color presses, operated by our well-trained staff, are more than capable of doing the most complex printing jobs. If you can imagine it, we can print it!