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SCREEN SOLUTIONS

Screen Printing is a process utilizing a squeegee to transfer a heavy deposit of ink onto a substrate through a taunt, fine mesh.  A desired image is created by blocking specific openings in the mesh with an impermeable coating.  Screen printing can be done on a wide variety of rigid and flexible substrates.

 

The heavy deposit of ink results in a very rich, vibrant appearance that has

superior chemical resistance, long outdoor durability

and superior fade resistance in UV environments.

 

 

 

FLATBED PRESSES

 

ALG has multiple FLATBED PRESSES  for short run and large format screen printing with a maximum image area of 42" x 55". The press line includes

automatic take off for cost efficient production.

 

HIGH SPEED CYLINDER PRESSES

The CYLINDER PRESS is a fully automatic process for cost efficient production of large quantity runs of screen printed decals.  UV curable inks allow for immediate "cure" resulting in speeds of up to 3000 sheets per hour.

SCREEN FINISHING SOLUTIONS

BACK SLITTING

BACK   SLITTING

Process of cutting through the back layer for easy removal and ease of application.

DOMING

Enhancement of an image by laying a clear, flexible "bubble" of urethane as the top layer of material after the printed substrate, adhesive and backing have been assembled.  This process not only gives a unique look to the finished label but also provides a rugged layer of material that is waterproof, rustproof, and has scratch, fade, and chemical resistant properties.

GUILLOTINE CUTTING

This machine allows for the precise use of cutting aluminum nameplates as well as a variety of other more rigid materials, leaving a straight

and clean edge.

HOLE PUNCHING

One of ALG's finishing options for aluminum nameplates, hole punching is an ideal way to secure these type of products seen in use on heavy equipment as well as in extreme outdoor conditions.  Holes can be punched to your size and specs, as well as number of placements.

KITTING

This finishing process is a fulfillment method that allows for the assembly of individual labels into ready-to-ship sets or kits. This allows the end user to save time during the application process since all of the labels or decals needed for a specific piece of equipment, are all packaged together and accessible.

 

This is a cost effective process since it reduces multiple production set-ups,  eliminates the misalignment of multiple decals, greatly reduces the number of SKU's and prevents the chance of overlooking the application of a decal.

LAMINATING

This process requires a protective film be placed over the final decal to insure that label can withstand the environmental conditions it requires.   This topcoat can vary in thickness to withstand greater extremes. This film is fused to the label and provides a finish that resists exposure to abrasions and chemical environments.

ROUND CORNERS

Round Cornering Machines are an alternative to die cutting as this process does not require tooling and requires little setup time.  Round corners on a decal are easier to apply as they eliminate the sharp edges and also prevent

people "picking" at the sharp corners.

 

It is a cost efficient process to round corner decals for short and medium size decal runs.  ALG has a large inventory of corner radius tooling to provide the radius you desire.

 

STAMPING

Stamping is a finishing process using a male and female die set in a hydraulic press to "stamp" out a finished part.  This process is used for larger run production of aluminum plates.  It provides smooth, consistent and tight tolerance cutting process and allows ALG to stamp out very rigid screen printed products.

 

 

STEEL RULE DIE CUTTING,

CLAM SHELL

This process is used to cut a variety of materials by using a die that outlines the desired label. It can also cut perforations, slits and more.

 

STEEL RULE DIE CUTTING,

HIGH SPEED

Fast and efficient, a die outlines the desired area and cuts a shape, perforation or back-slit as the sheet of material with the printed label runs

through at a rapid fire pace.

THERMAL DIE CUTTING

Thermal die cutting works best when kiss cutting on vinyl.  This process uses controlled heat to displace tiny portions of material as it moves through a die that is chemically etched. These dies have amazing precision allowing for intricate patterns and designs.

SUBSTRATES

TYPE DESCRIPTION THICKNESS
Aluminum (no adhesive) Silver, White, Custom 20 mil, Custom
Aluminum Foil Matte Silver 1.6 mils
Conspicuity Tape Amber, Red, White Various
Polyester Clear, Bright Chrome, Brushed Silver, Silver Matte, White 1.5 - 2.0 mils
Polyester (no adhesive) Gloss/Gloss, Velvet/Gloss 5.0 - 30.0 mils
Polycarbonate (no adhesive) Gloss/Gloss, Velvet/Gloss, Velvet/Matte, Satin/Matte 5.0 - 30.0 mils
Polystyrene (no adhesive) Black, White 7.0 - 40.0 mils
Vinyl Clear, Various White, Black and Custom colors 3.5 - 6.0 mils
Vinyl, Reflectives White, Various other colors 2.0 - 10.0 mils
Application Tape Clear Film High Tack, Paper Medium Tack, Paper High Tack Various
Polyester, Laminates Clear, Matte, UV Inhibitors, Writable 1.0 mils
Transfer Adhesive Permanent, Removable, Repositionable, Other .8 - 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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