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Counterfeiting is not a victim-less crime. Fakes are known to fund terrorism and organized crime. acpo is the key to protecting your brand.

Counterfeiting is not a victim-less crime

What’s the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting — from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods — as well as measures you can take to help stop it. “Let’s shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight,” Gray says.

Watch this very informative TED talk to learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting — from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods — as well as measures you can take to help stop it.

acpo offers multiple levels of technologies to protect and enhance your products labels. From a low cost alternative to unprotected packaging to layering technologies together for the ultimate in security, acpo is the key to protecting your brand from counterfeiters. Learn more about our Auth-N-Tech Security Overlaminates below and contact acpo Product Manager Anthony Saglimbeni for more information.

Flexible Packaging in 4 Easy Steps! #flexiblepackaging #barrierfilms

STEP 1

What are you packaging?

Some items to consider:

  • Oxygen permeability rate requirements (OTR)
  • Moisture permeability rate requirements (MVTR)
  • Aroma Barrier
  • Light Transmission (damage from UV)
  • Film preference (PET, OPP, PE, etc.)
  • Inks: current barrier is good for printing with solvent, UV and digital inks

 


STEP 2

Now you’ve chosen your print and sealing web films. What’s next?

Just a little bit of set up.

  • Replace your normal label stock with acpo Oxygen Barrier film (print web).
  • Reverse print directly onto the oxygen barrier film.
  • Turn your lamination station into a “sealing station”. Apply acpo sealing film (sealing web) to the barrier film as if you were laminating any other label substrate.


STEP 3 – VOILA!

Without any added equipment, you’ve just created flexible packaging with your Digital or Flexographic press!

 

Now what?

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 4 – POUCH MAKING

The contract converter will take your printed material and form into pre-made pouches or bags ready to send to your customer.
A co-packer will use equipment not only to form the pouch, but also fill and seal.

Contact your sales representative for more information on the barrier films acpo offers.

Digital Image Graphics Protection Overlaminates

As digital presses continue to expand in the label and flexible packaging market, the demand is growing for a wide range of robust self-wound overlaminates designed to work specifically with this print technology. Digital printing has evolved beyond short runs and personalization. High-end graphic capabilities, flexibility, and low cost set up have elevated digital printing to assist brand owners to expand and achieve more customized marketing strategies.

Products:

Variable Data Printable Overlaminates

From small hometown grocers to large pharmaceutical companies, our line of variable data printable overlaminates gives end user the ability to print on site information such as expiration dates, lot codes and barcodes. We offer options for thermal transfer, hot stamp, Videojet® or laser printable.

Products:

Specialty Polyester Overlaminates

In addition to general purpose polyester self-wound overlaminates, acpo manufactures several specialty products. These products offer various benefits in addition to print and graphics protection on specific applications.

  • UV Screening/Durable
  • Thermal Transfer Printable
  • Laser Printable
  • Paint Mask
  • Removable Adhesives
  • Easy Release
  • Shelf Marking