Perfect shrink sleeves every time!

Ever wondered how we manage to fit our shrink sleeves so professionally over even the trickiest of shapes? Well sleeves are applied by experts in our professional shrink cabinet at Dagwood’s London studio.

Your designs are reverse printed onto a special substrate and if desired, we can then apply satin or matt treatments to the front facing surface.

After carrying out pre-print distortion tests and checking bar-codes, we use a solvent based glue along with our sleeve maker to ensure that the final seams are of a production standard.

The process ensures that we always get consistent results, especially with trickier shapes and higher volumes.

For our clients, shrink sleeves are a clever and cost effective method of mocking up your designs onto cans, aerosols, bottles, tubes, containers and tins for photography, trade samples or market research.

Dagwood specialise in the printing and creation of low volume, production standard mockup packaging. We’d love to discuss your next project so please get in touch here: https://lnkd.in/epKDHu2

Does anyone remember the grant enlarger?

Dagwood are celebrating our 50th year producing packaging artwork, print and mock-ups and thought we’d look back at one of the pieces of studio equipment we used in the 70s. 

Grant machines could reduce or enlarge artwork images by projecting them onto a glass plate from which a tracing could be made. Users would stand on a step so they could reach across the entire plate and could then control the enlarging, reducing and focus by turning the handles on the front. 

It was an essential piece of kit in every design studio. We replaced ours in the 80s with a PMT machine (that needed a darkroom) and then in the 90s we moved everything onto Macs.

It is hard to imagine that what was once such a laborious process can now be achieved with just a few clicks of a mouse!  

Dagwood specialise in the printing and creation of low volume, production standard mockup packaging. We’d love to discuss your next project so please get in touch here: https://lnkd.in/epKDHu2


HAPPY 50th Birthday DAGWOOD!

This year, Dagwood is celebrating a half century of high quality packaging development.

Our skilled and experienced team are immensely proud of everything we have achieved since 1969 and incredibly excited about the future.

Dagwood specialise in the printing and creation of low volume, production standard mockup packaging. We’d love to discuss your next project so please get in touch here: https://lnkd.in/epKDHu2