New printing technology for the Royal 90 line of long-skirt aluminum screw caps offers a variety of design options, including Performa distortion printing (photo). This single-step printing process allows for more flexibility in package design, saves considerable printing time and is generally more cost-effective than traditional methods. Distortion printing starts with a flat sheet of aluminum upon which the top and side printed images are applied. This technique uses high-quality computer assisted lithography. As the flat metal sheet is formed into the dimensions of the final cap, the desired side image is created. Decorating options include Royal 90 Performa with top and side printing, Royal 90 Performa Plus for torque-on (special bottling equipment required) and the Royal 90 Standard option with single color, top printing, and top and side printing. Additionally, a smooth finish (no-knurl) option for Royal 90 Standard and Performa provides a refined look and additional space for decoration. The cost-effective G3 smooth-finish cap is applied with standard ROPP bottling equipment-no expensive line change parts are required.
G3 Enterprises, Closure Div., 800/321-8474.