ALG Premium Vinyl
ALG Color Management
ALG Safety Colors
ALG Color Control,
Hydrogen Sulfide Environment
Immersion, Water Bath
Salt Spray, Marine Exposure
Black Light Technology
ALG Outdoor Lab
UL Authorized Label Supplier Program
ALG UL Overview
Start a UL Project
ALG UL System Listings
ALG Quality Policy
ALG Quality Guidelines
Quality 5 Questions
Traceability, Retain System
Manufacturers Association (FEMA)
National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM)
National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)
Imaging Association (SGIA)
Tag and Label Manufacturers
Institute, Inc. (TLMi)
Dry, Small Decal Application, Under 12"
Dry, Large Decal Application,
12" and up
for uneven surfaces and cold temps
Wet, Small Decal Application,
Wet, Large Decal Application,
12' ad up
for glass and other smooth surfaces
BS5609 Compliant Labels
GHS Compliant Labels
Dot Matrix, Pinfeed
Hang Tags, Plastic
Wire Diagram Decals
Write on & Seal to Protect
Logo, Decorative, Branding
Clear, No Label Look
Ready To Apply, RTA
Clear Window, Void Adhesive
Point of Sale
Cling Window Decals
Industrial Floor Graphics
Inside Window Decals
Two Way Door Decals
Ribbons, Thermal Transfer
License Plate Stickers
Rail Car, Large Format
Serial Bar Code, Indoor
Serial Bar Code, Outdoor
Pricing, Large RFQ's
Large Account Assimilation
Item Activity Reporting
UL Requirements & Recommendations
Critical Specifications & Label Requirements
Set-up, Design Inventory Management Programs
Label Program Design
Prototype, Sample Runs, First Articles
Custom Raw materials Inventory
Rush Orders, Expedited Shipping
New Order Processing
Pricing, Custom Quotes
Customer Service Professionals
UL Requirements, Recommendations
Solvent Based Inkjet,
Water Based Inkjet, Flexible Substrates
Vinyl Plotter Cutting
Thermal Transfer Printing,
Flat Bed Presses, up to 42" x55"
High Speed, Cylinder Presses
Screen Finishing Solutions
Steel Rule Die Cutting,
Steel Rule Die Cutting,
High Speed Cylinder
Thermal Die Cutting
7", 10" & 13" wide presses, up to 8 colors.
In Line UV Inkjet, Variable Data
100% Inspection System
UV Ink System, Outdoor Durable
Die Cutting, In Line Turret Rewinding
Flexographic Finishing Solutions
Conveyor, Sheeted Products
DeLam/ReLam Adhesive Printing, Voids
Turn Bar, Two Sided Printing
Flexographic Printing is a complete in-line process allowing for front and/or back printing, laminating, custom die cutting, perforating, slitting and sheeting performed in one continuous, high speed operation.
This makes high speed operation the most cost efficient option for large volume runs and provides products in rolls, sheets or fan folded labels.
IN LINE UV INKJET
100% INSPECTION SYSTEM
VARIABLE DATA, UV INKJET
Every day, ALG runs labels with variable data, producing millions of labels with unique data and codes each year.
This process offers a one color inline
drop-on-demand UV Inkjet system on a flexographic press. This allows the option to print variable data or static information to flexographic labels or labels with only UV Inkjet printed information.
This system can print up to 4.25" wide, with an option to print graphics, text and variable data, using UV Inkjet technology for samples, prototypes or short run jobs.
ALG has tremendous experience in producing a flexographic label for outdoor durability that uses materials that provide a 5+ year life. These materials utilize UV inhibitors and other chemical enhancements to improve weather-ability. To further extend life, special laminations or topcoats can be added to provide even greater UV and abrasion resistance.
Our flexographic inks, utilize pigments made with excellent light-fastness and other additives to extend outdoor life.
We use specially formulated adhesives, able to stick to the toughest surfaces and engineered to perform over a wide range of service temperatures.
These combinations of materials, laminations, inks and adhesives ensure that we manufacture a superior outdoor durable product to function in the harshest of environments.
HIGH SPEED, LARGE VOLUME
ALG Flexographic Solutions offers the best value for large volume jobs in a roll label format. This process provides the most efficient and cost effective way to produce large volume jobs, with print speeds ranging from over 300 feet per minute.
ALG's 100% Inspection Systems, ensures top quality production across 7", 10" and 13" in-line presses. These different presses can maximize speed and efficiency and for heavy volumes, a turret rewinder can be connected right to the in-line produce line for even greater production.
UL Products, Flexographic Solutions
ALG has many Flexo UL-Approved products that
meet the highest standards of performance and
durability. Flexographic printed UL products are
an excellent option due to exceptional resistance to moisture, corrosive chemicals and ultraviolet rays from the sun.
Flexographic printing also provides a wide range of materials. Several, such as foil and polyesters, are the most durable, making the best possible UL Certified product to meet your specifications.
UV INK SYSTEMS
100% INSPECTION SYSTEM
ALG has multiple width flexographic presses to meet your label demands. These presses are equipped to run both water-base and UV ink systems up to 8 colors to meet the specific label requirements of the end applications.
ALG has a one color inline drop-on-demand UV Inkjet system on a flexographic press. This allows the option to provide variable data or static information to flexographic printed labels or labels with only UV Inkjet printed information.
This system can print up to 4.25" wide, which also provides the option to print graphics, text and variable data for UV Inkjet samples, prototypes
or short run jobs.
100% INSPECTION SYSTEM
ALG utilizes a 100% Inspection System on a Flexographic printing press to inspect all labels being produced. This system is designed to take a scan of an approved first article and compare 100% of all labels printed back to the approved label.
It looks for a multitude of print defects and notifies the operator if one is detected.
Not only does the system inspect print quality, it also inspects bar code quality,
readability and color management.
This system helps to ensure the customer always receives perfect quality on every label printed.
Flexo Printing offers a wide range of inks including UV Cured, Water-based, Detergent Resistant, Thermal Transfer Receptive and Direct Thermal Compatible. Additional components to consider are UL Approved Indoor and Outdoor ink capabilities and inks with an outdoor durability for up to 5 years.
ALG has off-line rotary die cutters producing millions of blank labels each month. These pieces of equipment produce roll-to-roll labels on standard core diameters of 1" and 3" up to a finished outside diameter of 16".
ALG also has turret rewinding capabilities which allow the production line to not stop when completing a finished roll. The machine can transfer the web to a new set of cores at speeds of 400+ feet per minute. This allows for greater efficiency and reduced waste, all factoring into ALG being the low cost producer
of quality custom decals and labels.
Fan Folding is a finishing step in flexographic printing that provides an easy method of storing, shipping and having easy access for use at a later time.
A Laminating station can be added in Flexographic printing to provide a laminate covering over the label. This process provides the best option for adding durability to a label, as well as enhancing the overall label look.
The benefits of flexographic printing can also be achieved by printing in sheets using a line conveyor. These sheets of material are loaded on the front of the press instead of in roll form and as you can see in this video, the speed of
the production is still a fast process.
Turret Rewinding is a finishing process for flexographic printing producing a
specified number of labels per roll.
Varnish is used to enhance the overall appearance and performance of a label when printing on a flexographic press. It can add a gloss or matte effect providing a "finished" look to a label as well as providing another level of protection to the inks used. Varnish itself, has little to no color and is transparent, allowing the brightness of the printed inks to come through.
|Films||Aluminum Foil||Bright, Matte with Permanent Adhesive||2.0 mils|
|Direct Thermal||Coated Thermal White BOPP with All Temp Permanent Adhesive||3.2 mils|
|Laser, Drum Label||White Laser Imprintable with Permanent Adhesive||4.0 mils|
|Polyester||Clear, Bright Chrome, Silver Matte, Brushed Silver, White||2.0 mils|
|Polypropylene||Clear, White||2.0 - 2.6 mils|
|Polystryene||Clear, White||2.0 - 2.6 mils|
|Synthetic Paper||White Polypropylene Film with the Look and Feel of Paper||3.0 mils|
|Thermal Transfer||Clear, Bright Chrome, Silver Matte, Brushed Silver, White||2.0 - 4.0 mils|
|Tyvek||White, Medical Grade Tyvek||6.0 mils|
|Unsupported Tag||Coated or Uncoated Tear Resistant Tag||5.0 - 10.0 mils|
|Vinyl||Clear, White||3.5 mils|
|Papers||Direct Thermal Paper||Coated Direct Thermal with All Temp Permanent Adhesive||53# / 40#|
|Direct Thermal Paper||Uncoated Direct Thermal Paper with All Temp Permanent Adhesive||53# / 40#|
|EDP Paper||Uncoated EDP Paper with General Purpose Permanent Adhesive||50# / 50#|
|Fluorescent Paper||Chartreuse, Green, Orange, Pink, Red with Permanent Adhesive||60# / 40#|
|Gloss Paper||Gloss Paper with All Temp Permanent Adhesive||60# / 40#|
|Laser Paper||Uncoated Laser Paper with General Purpose Permanent Adhesive||50# / 45# Layflat Liner|
|Semi-gloss Paper||Semi-gloss Paper with All Temp Permanent Adhesive||54# / 40#|
|Thermal Transfer Paper||Thermal Transfer Paper with Blockout Permanent Adhesive||50# / 40#|
|Thermal Transfer Paper||Thermal Transfer Paper with General Purpose Permanent Adhesive||50# / 40#|
|Laminates||Polyester, Laminates||Clear, Matte||1.0 mils|
|Outdoor, Laminates||Clear with added UV Inhibitors for 5 year outdoor life||1.0 mils|
|Polypropylene, Laminates||Clear, Matte||.75 - 1.0 mils|
|Lexan||Clear Velvet Polycarbonate with Superior Abrasion Resistance||3.0 - 5.0 mils|
ALG Labels and Graphics is a custom manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels and decals celebrating over 50 years in business. Our focus is delivering value to our customers with responsive service, quality products and low cost production. Our mission is to make it easy for you to do business with ALG.
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