The ideal packaging solution


The outer appearance of a product – the plastic packaging design – determines the attention it commands on the store shelf. Along with the shape, the artwork also plays a critical role in the decision to purchase. Creativity, along with quality and functionality, are the prerequisites for successful decorative plastic packaging design solutions. Greiner Packaging combines all these components in its extensive range of decorative artwork. Perhaps our greatest strength lies in premium decorative plastic packaging design solutions.

In-Mold Labeling IML In-Mold Labeling IML

In-Mold Labeling IML

A label is placed in the injection molding tool in which the product is shaped, inseparably linking it to the finished part. Shaping and decorating are done in a single step in this decoration method. The quality of the label surfaces can be matte, rough, shiny or soft to the touch. This procedure allows the entire outer contour of the product to be decorated in photo quality.

K3® cardboard-plastic-combination K3® cardboard-plastic-combination

K3® cardboard-plastic-combination

A cardboard wrap, possibly made of recycled paper, is placed on a plastic cup. The exterior and interior of the wrap can be printed in photo quality. It is also possible to make the filling visible by having windows in the cardboard wrap or by not having the wrap cover the entire height of a transparent cup. Using the cardboard wrap greatly reduces the plastic content compared to conventional containers. It is even possible to deform the wrap in the third dimension (K3®-D). K3® cups are also available as multipacks.

Sleeving Sleeving


A sleeve (thin plastic sleeve) is placed on the cup with this mode of plastic packaging design. Steam heating or an electric radiant heater is used to shrink the sleeve to the shape of the article. Sleeves can go over the shoulder of the article and be applied to round and non-round parts. Sleeve materials used include PET, OPS or PVC. Special shapes can also be decorated using sleeves.

Printing Printing


Color is applied directly to the base material. A number of plastic packaging design technologies are available, depending on the design, material, and cup shape. 

Dry offset printing:
This indirect flat printing process involves applying the ink to a rectangular plate using a rubber blanket. This transfers the color to the product. Up to 8 inking units can be used here. 

Screen printing:
Using a rubber squeegee, up to 8 colors are pressed through a screen onto the print media. The high color application layer ensures particularly long-lasting image durability. 

All 6 colors used in screen printing can be printed with metallic effect. Metallic printing is possible on soft touch as well as glossy surfaces. The elegant appearance of metallic printing makes it an attractive decorative variant, particularly for premium plastic packaging products.

Pad printing:
A pad gets ink from an inked plate and transfers it onto the article being printed. Up to four colors are applied consecutively onto the base material.

Pre-printed sheet:
A flat sheet is printed with up to ten colors in rotogravure or flexo printing. The printed sheet is then processed into lids in the thermoforming process.

Labeling Labeling


The label is pre-printed in rotogravure or offset printing (photo quality).

The label is automatically affixed to the product using a labeling system. This decoration procedure also makes it possible to decorate corners and edges.

Hot stamping Hot stamping

Hot stamping

This relief printing procedure involves hot-stamping a coated sheet onto the product.