Capability

We have a strong technical infrastructure and enviable depth of skills accumulated over decades of continuous investment in our plant and our people.

 “We strive to maintain our high standards day in, day out. Offering our customers, the opportunity to visit our site whenever they wish illustrates the importance of this ethos to our business. To deliver on this our policy is to invest in cutting edge technology and ensure our staff are trained to the highest standard.” Tim Pattison, Sales Director

Don’t just take our word for it: “Interket were instrumental in developing a tamper-proof label solution for Royal Mail. The sheer scale of this exercise required careful project management and industry know-how to design, trial and produce at high volume consistently. This success as led to wider applications in the logistics market.” Commercial Manager, BemroseBooth.

 

Coating

We have many strengths, but the ability to coat our own label stocks is a real point of differentiation on 2 levels. Allowing us to add true value and a competitive advantage in international territories.

Provides an ideal platform for New Product Development projects
Reducing costs which can be passed on to our customers

We run 2 coating lines at 1m and 1.3m wide which can apply both hot-melt silicone and water-based acrylic adhesives. A portfolio of label stocks includes combinations that match:

  • Film/Film
  • Film/Paper
  • Paper/Film
  • Paper/Paper

OPP, PP and PET can be coated in a variety of thicknesses that is driven by the finished label application. Our experienced Technical Sales Team consult with our customers to develop a substrate and adhesive specification fit for purpose.

Printing

Our flexographic print department operates 24 hours a day 5 days a week, therefore providing flexibility to react to meet customer requirements. In a deadline driven market this is a vital asset and something our longstanding on-roll and sheeted label customers have come to value.

Printing and inline finishing capability offers;

  • 2 x 8 colour UV flexographic presses printing to 520 mm wide
  • 8 colour water-based press printing 330 mm wide
  • 9 colour combined UV/water-based press printing to 250 mm wide
  • 6 colour A4 sheet label press printing 469 mm wide
  • 2 x lithographic presses printing 450 mm wide
  • Rotopress 6 colour printing 250 mm wide
  • Tayio forms combined letterpress/flexo press for continuous stationery and fanfold labels

Colour management is done on press with calibrated spectrophotometers and working to customer Delta-E tolerances.

Finishing

Having built a broad range of finishing capabilities to support a diverse and international product range we can combine;

  • De-lam
  • Re-lam
  • Reverse print
  • Overlaminate
  • Face and reverse Cut
  • Unique ink-jet coding
  • Sheeting station A5 to A3
  • Flood coating
  • Box making equipment for self-sufficient and white-label packaging opportunities

Service

Working in Partnership: Trials and New Product Development projects with partners and customers are part and parcel of our continuous improvement culture. New customers are offered pre-supply visits a pre-print preview, trials/NPD, press pass, technical support, site audits and an open house policy that offers a refreshingly transparent approach to business. Customer pre-supply assessments and meetings are an invaluable added service and include the opportunity to clarify;

  • Application machine requirements
  • Materials and inks combination are fit for purpose
  • A written specification is then agreed prior to production/supply
  • A pre-print assessment to clarify the artwork prior to approvals
  • Press passes are also available upon request

Have a question around self-adhesive label requirements? Please contact us.

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