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Sampling

ink360 offers preproduction sampling and speculative sample services…

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Want to learn more about bottle decoration? Just pick up the phone and let’s chat.

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Electronic Artwork Proof

The 2D digital graphic samples provided by ink360 serve as your quick, efficient, and cost-effective method to review glass bottle decorations. These visuals are particularly useful in the early stages of the design process.

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Graphic Design Templates

  • Purpose and Utility: Digital 2D (PDF) graphic samples are mostly for visualizing preproduction artwork.
  • Simplicity and Cost-Effective: They offer a simpler view of the design. This is a more budget-friendly option during the initial phases of the design process.
  • Versatility in Design: With this broad view, we can accommodate changing design ideas.
  • Speed in Decision-Making: By providing a clear visual of the artwork, these 2D proofs can significantly expedite the decision-making process, such as for reorders and projects with short timeframes.
  • Overall Design Process: The 2D digital samples help ensure we’re on the right track before moving on to more advanced stages like 3D renderings, physical sample production, or full production.

Timeframe: 3-5 business days after approved art
Cost: Free

Electronic 3D Proof

The 3D Renderings service is a step beyond 2D digital proofs, offering a more advanced and detailed visualization of your decorations on the actual bottle.

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  • Enhanced View: 3D renderings will give you a more lifelike and tangible view to understand the look and feel of the product in a real-world context.
  • Design Precision and Realism: They more precisely showcase intricate details, including textures and how the design conforms to the contours of the bottle.
  • Decision Making: With a more detailed and realistic view, you can make more informed decisions.
  • Cost and Time Efficiency: A cost-effective, yet speedier way to finalize designs before moving to physical sample production.
  • Collaboration and Feedback: To facilitate great collaboration, the 3D renderings are an interactive review process, where you can provide specific feedback based on a realistic depiction.
  • Pre-launch Visualization: These renderings can also be used for YOUR marketing purposes, such as in presentations, promotional materials, or for pre-launch hype, giving stakeholders and potential customers a preview!

Timeframe: 5-10 business days
Cost: Contact ink360

Physical Bottle Samples

Physical samples represent the most advanced and tangible stage in the bottle decoration process. These samples are actual glass bottles with the final screen-printed design applied, providing you with a real-world replica of your product.

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Timeframe: ~30 business days
Cost: Contact ink360
6-12 Bottles (supplied by client).
2D or 3D approval is required.

Requesting Physical Samples

  • Realistic Representation: Get a replica of the final product and physically handle the bottle to assess print quality.
  • Quality Assurance: Precisely evaluate color accuracy, print resolution, and adhesion quality.
  • Cost and Time: Physical samples are more expensive and time-consuming compared to digital proofs and 3D renderings. However, it provides the most accurate and final quality check.
  • Use in Marketing: Apart from approval purposes, physical samples can be used effectively in your go-to-market campaigns, presentations, or trade shows, providing a real example of the product.
  • Addressing Challenges: Physical samples may also help us identify and address challenges or limitations early in the process.
  • Confidence: Having a physical sample will increase your confidence in the final product, especially in high-profile or high-quantity projects.

What Comes After Samples?

What happens after preproduction sampling? Moving to full-scale production.

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Screen Printing Production

After the bottle is chosen and the sample is approved, we schedule the production of bottle decoration.

ink360 employs state-of-the-art, UV/LED decorating technology with a low-carbon footprint and 100% recyclable materials.

Learn more about our direct-to-bottle screen printing capabilities.

What Comes Before Samples?

What happens before requesting speculative sample services?

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Graphic Design

Ink360 offers in-house graphic design services tailored for glass bottle decorations, accommodating both simple and complex design needs.

The design process at Ink360 can start from any stage, whether it’s a rough sketch or a fully developed vector artwork.

Learn more about our graphic design services.

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Are you a producer that uses glass bottles to package your products?

Do you use glass bottles to package products?

Are you a producer that uses glass bottles to package products?

ink360 empowers producers and manufacturers that use glass bottles with screen printing services.