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Decoration & Printing

High quality decoration can be critical to the success of a product, particularly in the personal care sector. RPC M&H Plastics offers one of the world’s most complete in-house decorating facilities, encompassing all the decoration techniques required, to the highest quality available.

Enabling a one-stop shop for your packaging requirements, RPC M&H Plastics offer a high-speed label application service to complete your packaging as well as a wide range of other decorative effects to complete your product and make it stand out from the competition.

With state-of-the-art equipment and our intimate knowledge of your package, we are able to offer you a complete decoration service all under one roof.

Accurate colour control is critical to many projects and is an essential part of ensuring brand integrity. We can colour match to any Pantone® reference or even to a physical object.

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Silk Screen Printing

The company’s printing department can decorate round, flat and flat-oval bottles, and offer multi-pass printing of several colours to very tight tolerances, using both conventional and UV printing technology. Silkscreen offers bright, firm colours for striking designs.

Hot Foil Blocking

M&H’s hot foil blocking machinery has been designed and built in-house to give the highest level of quality and capability for the blocking or banding of bottles, jars, tubes and the periphery blocking of caps. The company now has over 40 years experience of this process.

Tampo Pad Printing

M&H can pad print across areas that are otherwise difficult to print or are heavily contoured, such as closures.

Shrink Sleeving

The company offers full 360-degree wraparound coverage on bottles of any shape and size using full-body shrink sleeve labels.

Labelling

M&H Plastics offers pressure-sensitive, roll-fed, orientated labelling in all sizes. Equipment is engineered to ensure a high degree of accuracy and repeatability of label placement, including spot labels, base labels on jars, and wraparound labels on bottles and tubes.

Embossed Effect Printing

M&H has developed an innovative method of producing an embossed effect by printing high-build varnish directly onto bottles. This gives a tactile textured embossed effect which adds a premium feel to the product.

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Silk Screen Printing

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Hot Foil Blocking

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Tampo Pad Printing

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Embossed Effect Printing

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Material Effects

RPC M&H Plastics offers almost any material finish which is technically possible, stretching boundaries to explore new techniques.

Here is a selection of some of the options available:

Iridescent Inks

Appears to change colour when offered at different angles to a light source, giving a dual colour effect. Using a dark background colour, iridescent inks can be silkscreen printed onto the surface of containers.

Trans Coloured PET

Translucent bottle with a hint of colour.

Pearlescent Pigments

These contain particles that are essentially transparent crystals of a high refractive index. The result is a silvery lustre, an iridescent effect resembling natural pearl.

Super Hi Gloss

A co-extrusion blow moulding process which offers an extremely highly-polished finish to HDPE bottles, giving a high-quality ‘premium’ feel.

Trans Frosted PET

The bottle is frosted to give it a ‘smoked’, hazy effect, reminiscent of acid-etched glass.

Frosted PVC

The bottle is frosted to give it a smoked, completely translucent effect, similar to a piece of iced glass.

Visistripe

A ‘stripe’ is put into the bottle allowing you to see the capacity of product, or alternatively put in a contrasting colour for decoration.

Hi Gloss

Gives a shiny, polished finish to bottles and tubes.

Co-Ex Soft Touch

A co-extrusion blow moulding process that gives the plastic bottle a soft/rubbery feel.

Thermochromic

The materials reversibly change colour with alteration in temperature.

Acid Etched Effect

Using silkscreen printing lacquer is applied to clear containers to simulate the appearance of ‘acid etched’ glass.

Silk Effect Decoration

The ‘silk effect’ is achieved by a combination of lacquers. The effect can be created by a combination of dry offset printing and silkscreen printing, or just by silkscreen printing.

Co-Ex Glass Polymer

A co-extrusion blow moulding process using a PCTG outer with PP inner giving a clear-glass like appearance.

Metallic Finish

Achieved by a masterbatch additive of transparent crystals giving a soft metallic sheen.

Gloss Lacquer

A clear gloss lacquer which is silkscreen printed onto the product to give a distinctive high-quality appearance

PCR Bottle with PCR Label

A total PCR package. PCR PET and HDPE available at levels from 25-100% PCR with 100% PCR recyclable labels giving same high performance as non-recycled labels.

Foil Blocked Caps

M&H is able to produce foil blocked caps in a range of standard colours – gold, silver, bronze and purple. Custom colours and designs also available. These eye-catching caps will add a touch of luxury to any toiletries and personal care product.