Every day we print millions of labels
which will decorate plastic packaging for the food,
drink and paint industry.

The Company

Mission

Our mission is to deliver technically high graded IML labels which during the injection or blow molding process will ''fuse'' with packaging in one inseparable bond.

History

Ecopaper was established in 1995 as a printer on paper and on plastic aiming to get established as an IML Labels producer.

In 1999 Ecopaper abandoned all other printings, concentrating solely in the production of IML Labels.

Aspropirgos’ factory begun operation in 2006 and targeted not only the Greek but also the ever increasing demands of the European and International markets.

Services

We can offer CMYK & 2 SPOT colour printing plus water based coating, employing either AM or FM screening upon request.

A colourproof of the artwork is absolutely necessary indicating clearly the chosen inks and colours, regardless the way of digital file delivery.

Your files can be send via internet digital to our FTP server.

Ecopaper is a Printhouse – not a design studio – therefore no label design should be expected.

Artwork Guidelines

Overprint/Bleed

Prepress Specifications

Info for Spekta 2
Screening Technology

Handling the labels

Technical Instructions
to set up an artwork

IML

Technology

Printing technique used with Oxidative Inks and Water based Varnishes, secure an impeccable behavior during the injection or blow molding process. Conventional high pigment inks include minimum binding agent, keeping thickness of ink layer to a minimum and preventing label’s distortion. Water and Acrylic lacquers are odorless and therefore suitable for food industry packaging.

Our state of the art pre-press department capable of processing all types of Artwork guarantees that each image will be calibrated in the most favorable way in order to produce optimal printing effects and achieve photo quality.

We use both conventional (AM) and stochastic (FM) screening, for optimum image depiction (150-300)lpi.

Tailor made drying systems for varnish application.

Die cutting machines for cutting IML Labels in either small or large size formats.

Inks & Varnishes

Inks and Varnishes used to print IML Labels have REACH confirmation based on the latest candidate list of ECHA. Migration tests on Inks used have been analyzed using standardized migration type C cells and comply with EC 1935/2004 and EU 10/2011 regulations. For more technical clarifications please contact our R&D Department.

FOOD CONSUMER SAFETY

Only selected inks produced in the European Community are used for the production of our IML. All this products used in the printing process are manufactured in accordance with the EuPIA "Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) - Printing Inks for Food Contact Materials", and manufactured in location certified in accordance with ISO 9001. Our IML compliant with the Swiss Ordinance on Materials and Articles In Contact with Food (SR 817.023.21) and allow compliance of the final product with Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.

Light resistance

The use of special inks formulated with selected pigments gives the finished product the highest possible resistance to ultraviolet rays, increasing the life of the container and ensuring the best possible consistency over time.

Special effect

We can provide the widest range of graphic effects to our IML labels. The use of process inks with high color concentration, opaque effect whites and spot colors enables us to meet a wide range of graphic requirements. Intense reflex blues, striking purples, an extended color range from warm to cool shades and eye-catching metallic colors give our IML labels an eye-catching effect that attracts the attention of the end consumer.

Films

Ecopaper prints on various types of film aiming to fulfill end-users needs. Orange peel, glossy or high gloss with UV lacquer or even transparent with see through effect. For large pails (>5kg) special film types are being used, easing the use of IML labels from the robots when placing labels into the mold.

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR SELECTING THE RIGHT FILM TYPE WE PRINT FILMS WITH MINIMUM THICKNESS 50 micron - 180 micron

PRINTING

We suggest all artworks are printed separately to assure color accuracy. Should you choose mixed printing of your artworks color deviation from approved proof may occur.

Quality

ISO 9001/2015 & ISO 14001/2015 certified vertically integration production with up to date equipments guarantee highest quality of our services and products.

ISO Certified

ISO 9001:2008 certified vertically integration production with up to date equipments guarantee highest quality of our services and products.

News

First Canon Labelstream 4000 Series Installed in Germany at Oschatz Visuelle Medien

Canon has announced that it has installed the LabelStream 4000 series digital label press at the market leading, full-service visual communications agency Oschatz Visuelle Medien GmbH & Co. KG, based in Niedernhausen, near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. By investing in Canon’s industrial-scale, UV inkjet digital label press, the company is looking to broaden its application offering. The agility of the Canon LabelStream 4000 will enable Oschatz Visuelle Medien to meet increasingly tight deadlines and the increase in demand for short runs. Incorporating the reliable UV inkjet technology, the Canon LabelStream can achieve an output speed of 1,845 m²/hr, at 410 mm print width and 75 m/min.

GEW Excimer UV Mattifying System.

GEW has announced the launch of its EXC Excimer UV lamp system. EXC utilises dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) lamps to produce quasi-monochromatic vacuum ultraviolet radiation, typically at 172nm. This radiation is commonly used for mattification of surface coatings where the elimination of matting agents can significantly improve stain resistance and durability of the final product. Gloss levels down to 2 GU can easily be achieved and the extremely high efficiency lamps only require 5W/cm input power. Instant on/off switching enables customers to switch between high gloss (80 GU or higher) and matt finish products in seconds.

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