FAQs

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1. Is your packaging suitable for wrapping food products?

Yes, all of our packaging films are of food grade standard and are fit for contact with food products.  There are many options available for different food packaging applications.  If you need help to find the best fit for your product, our team would be more than happy to assist you. Contact us about your product.

2. How many colours can J&P print on their printing press?

J&P Flexographics has an 8-colour flexographic printing press, so we can incorporate a maximum of eight (8) colours for your designs. This can include CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) and special PMS colours. If required a print station can be allocated to an over-lacquer (matt or gloss) to enhance and protect your printed design. All print work is unique to the customer’s need.

3. I have a product I want to pack but am unsure what type of flexible packaging I should be using, can J&P Flexographics advise me on what is suitable?

Yes, we can! We regularly have calls from customers who are experts in their own product but are not packaging experts and need guidance as to what is the most suitable and cost effective flexible packaging for their use. Our Sales team is your first point of contact. Your dedicated Account Manager will discuss with you details about your product, the size of the pack, the design you wish to use, the protection your product will need and how the product will be packed, transported and warehoused so we can come up with the best packaging solution for your application. Contact us to discuss your particular need.

4. Do you provide solventless lamination on most flexible substrates including foil & high barrier substrates?

Yes, all our lamination is solventless or water based and materials we use can include foil and high barrier substrates. Contact us for more information.

5. Do you supply biodegradable & recyclable film structures?

We can source bio -based biodegradable films that are heat sealable. These films are made from annually renewable sources (naturally grown products).

PET is recyclable in single structure format, however currently there is no kerb-side collection for flexible packaging in Australia.

We are always looking to the future for sustainable, environmental options in our industry to offer our customers.

6. What substrates / materials do you convert?

Our business manufactures flexible packaging using a wide variety of substrates / materials including film of various grades and finishes (Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polyester – clear, matt and metallised) as well as foil and paper. Click on our About page for more details about our products.

7. How are materials converted and by what processes?

Materials are combined by laminating processes using glue. The choice of laminating processes (solvent-less or water-based adhesive lamination) is generally governed by the requirements of the required end use. Contact us about what would suit your product.

8. What printing process do you use?

J&P Flexographics specialises in Flexography for the printed image.  Click on our About page for more information.

9. What finishing processes do you use?

Our slitting department and warehouse completes the rolls of film for our customers’ packing lines, ensuring the material is cut to size and packed to meet delivery and handling specifications. We can also provide perforation at this point in the process if it is required. Click on our Products-Finishing page for more information. 

10. How versatile is the range of substrates you convert?

The choice of raw materials covers a wide range which includes cast and oriented polypropylenes, polyesters, polyamides, foils in various gauges and alloys and papers ranging from light plastic film to Clay-coated papers. Some films are gloss and some can have a matt or metallised finish. This opens a variety of options for graphic artists when creating images for the end-user in addition to choices for protection of product and machine handling.

11. What are some of the properties achieved by the coatings applied in the laminating and printing processes?

Coatings of various sorts can be incorporated to enhance and provide properties such as gloss, scuff resistance, slip, heat seal ability, antiblocking, lubrication, and much more for your required application. Potential uses for coatings for your product can be discussed with your dedicated Account Manager. Contact us to review your requirements.

12. Why choose one lamination structure over another?

In discussion with your dedicated Account Manager, the right lamination would be specified for your product protection, machine handling and cosmetic appearance. Choices are made based on price, heat resistance required, machinability, dead fold and required branding regarding the printed image. Contact us to help you choose the right lamination for you.

13. What is “slip”?

“Slip” (a reference to the running of the flexible film gauged by the Co-efficient of friction) facilitates performance on wrapping or packaging lines to ensure constant or smooth tracking of the flexible film. Slip is discussed in relation to film choice to review if a type of film is too slippery or may “grab” on a packing line and if it is suitable for the nominated application. The surface of the film needs to meet agreed level of slip to ensure smooth running on the packing line. This factor, amongst others, is determined through on-site trial processes when a new film is being considered by a customer so they can check if the film option is appropriate for their packing lines.

14. What technical support do you offer?

J&P Flexographics offers technical support from assisting with the transition of your printed image to being a print-ready design to go to press, to recommending the correct flexible packaging material to best support your product and your packing machinery. Product development is linked closely to tailoring products to the customer’s needs. We work with you from concept to execution of your packaging solution – including advice, trial programs and after sales support. Team members can attend your factory to understand your machinery and the right flexible packaging for your business.

15. Can you supply die-lines for my packaging?

Yes.  All you need to do is tell us what type of product you are packing, your required dimensions and we can assist you with a die-line for your design to be set into. Contact us with your die-line requirements for more information.

16. Where do you deliver to?

J&P Flexographics has formed great relationships with local, interstate and international transport service providers to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of your packaging materials.  Whether a client is located just around the corner, interstate, or international, we will ensure we chose the right delivery method for your products and requirements.

17. Can you deliver directly to our co-packer?

Yes.  All you need to do is give us their details at the time of placing your order.

18. Will I be able to attend the first print run of my job?

Yes.  We encourage all of our customers to attend the first print run of their products.  It’s a great way for you to see how the Flexographic print process works, and see your products come to life!  It’s also a great way for us to get to know you and your business.

However, if you elect to not attend, rest assured our experienced printers carefully review all instructions regarding the design ahead of printing to ensure a quality result. Our pre-press process, with your input, incorporates the key requirements of your design from concept to plate-making prior to being mounted on the press.