Technology for Bottle Screen Printing- All You Need to Know

  • 7 months   ago

When it comes to brand recognition screen printing has provided significant marketing and advertising impact longer than any other decorating process. It is essential to know that customers of products packaged in screen printed bottles as well as containers appreciate. They recognize the bright or clean look of screen-printed graphics. Along a high-end look and feel, sharp and crisp graphics allows you to get the feel of a 3D/brail-like/tactile lay down. Bear in consideration that screen printing is very attractive to industries that need their packaging to scream, such as in the personal care or cosmetic industries.

It is essential to know that other ink decorating processes like offset or flexo are unable to compare with the amount of bright opaque ink laydown of screen printing from With the help of screen printing, the tactile feel on the product can also be controlled by increasing or decreasing the mesh count on the screen. On the other hand, offset and flexo transfer ink to the product through an etched plate and roller. 

Has labeling a direct effect on screen printing?

Since the 1990s, labeling has been considered as the method of choice for mass marketed products as well as bottle blow molders to apply. It is more convenient in filling operations. It also need less initial capital outlay for production start-up. There is a significant need to know that screen printing has hung in there with smaller production runs as well as contract decorators with high-end finishing results. 

There is a great need to know that bottle printing machine manufacturer allows you to get sustainable packaging. Directly printed packaging on bottles, jars and tubes, needs to be formed, printed, filled, boxed as well as shipped. While labeling a package, a pressure-sensitive label is created by using multiple processes, shipping and handling before it arrives to be placed on the package. 

Once the label is applied to the package, bear in mind that the majority of the label is wasted and contaminated scrap. On the other hand, screen printing is known as the environmentally-friendly process of labelling. There are also benefits to the decorator as well. Once a product has been tooled to be screen printed, some further set-ups can be done in a short amount of time with little additional expense. 

Technology advancements in the screen-printing process

After focusing the demands of the customers, manufactures started working for developing time saving devices to their automatic screen-printing lines. Some of these advancements include quick change tooling and set-up software. However, when a job has been entered into the screen-printing machine’s PLC, almost all the setting of jobs are saves automatically for next production run.

After that, the devices upgraded screen printing’s capabilities. With the addition of some other decorating processes such as labeling allows screen printing and registered labeling in one pass. It is fascinating to know that the leading-edge technology currently offered or in development includes:

• production is controlled completely via computer

• precision servo-driven machine printing 

• space-saving rotary designs along with a machine footprint. It is up to 80 percent smaller than 6-color inline designs

• energy-efficient UV curing systems. This system includes LED UV that saves decorators between 80-90 percent of the cost of running today’s production equipment;

• inexpensive that means rapid change tooling that shortens average container changeover times 

• modular print heads allow the changing out of screen heads in order to label head to hot stamping 


Furthermore, by printing directly onto a bottle, multiple years to the life of breakdown of the plastic bottle are eliminated. Shrink labels as well as pressure-sensitive labels print their message on a carrier. The carrier is made of plastic, paper and metal. Along with this, pressure-sensitive labels are also applied with contaminating adhesives. However, direct screen printing has none of these problems. It is responsible to eliminate several processes such as handling, shipping as well as waste that are linked with making a label.