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Digital printing allows one-to-one personalisation for any design. This technology allows digital printing to use packaging as a marketing and communication tool to achieve a better personalisation and versatility, with the aim of targeting customers with more direct messages in one-off campaigns or on specific occasions.

The system is ideal for short and very short runs from 1,000 m2 upwards, and is perfect for one-off seasonal campaigns, promotions and market tests.

What is digital printing?

Digital printing does not require plates and has no added costs, with the designs being reproduced directly from the computer using 7 inks. The quality is very high, similar to systems such as rotogravure and offset.

With the digital printing process, production times are shorter and we can achieve maximum personalisation thanks to the new HP Mosaic technique, revolutionary software for hyper-personalisation that offers unlimited variations for your designs. The result is more than 10,000 different variations to make your product stand out.

Which markets use the digital technique?

Digital printing in the food market:

 
– Meat products: Digital printing is perfect for meat-based snack products, ensuring the design makes them stand out, while the packaging maintains all the properties required for their preservation. Read more.

– Sauces and liquids: There is an increasing demand in this market for practical, sustainable packaging with a high level of personalisation. The digital printing system is optimal for this type of packaging, as long as it does not require heat treatment. Read more.

– Fish and shellfish: Product differentiation for fish and shellfish, especially in cold displays, is an essential factor to be taken into account in the packaging process. Not only do we need to maintain the properties that preserve this type of food, but also create visually striking packaging. Read more.

– Cheese and yoghurt: The cheese sector is one of the main sectors to use packaging with digital printing. The brilliant colours, as well as the need for great creativity make these products the best option for small print runs or promotions. Read more.

– Fruit and vegetables: Speed and flexibility has become a maxim for the packaging of fruit and vegetables. Manufacturers are seeking products that can be consumed on the go, and the high level of personalisation aimed at seducing consumers makes digital printing techniques a great option.  Read more.

– Dry foods: The new super foods, such as quinoa, are a response to a growing number of consumers who want to watch what they eat and control of their consumption habits. In this context, the image on the packaging is a differentiating element. Ensure your products stand out with flexible digital printing techniques. Read more.

– Coffee, tea, and cocoa: Coffee and tea packaging needs to provide a moisture and light barrier to ensure the product is maintained in perfect condition. Several different printing techniques can be used with this type of packaging, including digital printing. Read more.

– Confectionary and bakery: In the confectionary and bakery section, it is important to grab the attention of both young people and adults. The digital printing system allows the production of a huge number of designs adapted to your target market to help you achieve this. Read more.

– Nuts, pickles and condiments: Attracting the attention of a group as demanding as the millennials is possible thanks to our systems for printing packaging for nuts and pickles. Discover how SP Group can help you. Read more.

– Ready meals: The packaging for ready meals has evolved at the same rate as the consumption habits of users. Formats such as stand-up pouches are today a common sight on the shelves. Stand out from the competition with digital printing. Read more.

– Diet and nutrition supplements: The effort put into marketing and promoting diet and nutrition supplements ensures producers seek the best packaging solutions in terms of both properties and visibility. Read more.

– Pet food: The need to ensure optimal preservation of pet food has led to the creation of barrier materials, including MAP. This is combined with the need for a high degree of personalisation. Read more.

Digital printing in the non-food market:

 
– Chemical and biological products: Functionality and attractive designs are the requirements of this sector. SP Group offers a wide variety of packaging with attractive designs for any type of chemical or biological product thanks to the digital printing system. Read more. 

– Personal care and hygiene: We provide a wide range of packaging solutions for personal care and hygiene products with the practicality and design needed to draw consumers in. Read more.

– Other packaging: Find the flexibility your product’s packaging needs with the digital printing solutions for non-food packaging. Read more.

 

Printing systems

At SP GROUP we are aware of the important role packaging plays in the purchasing decisions of end consumers; it acts as a means of introduction.

End consumers are increasingly seeking packaging that stands out and speaks to them about the personality of the product that they are going to purchase; packaging which illustrates the qualities and characteristics of the product without them needing to look inside.

This means packaging is more than just wrapping. It is an opportunity to convey a message that goes further than a description of the article they are going to acquire: Its creative design reveals the spirit, values and attitude of the brand, but most companies also use it to communicate with their customers from the shelves.

Design is a fundamental part of the process of communicating with consumers, and printing systems are essential for conveying the design correctly.

SP GROUP has four printing techniques:

Rotogravure

High-intensity inks that can be applied to any material. Rotogravure is an all-round printing system that offers solutions for the most complex ideas. More information

HD Flexography

If you require medium to long production runs, this is your printing system. Flexography provides high-quality glossy finishes for your packaging. More information

Offset

This printing technique offers sharp lettering and dots, and clean stochastic dots with a high visual quality. It is an excellent option for packaging using plastic film or paper. More information

Digital

Directly from the computer to the packaging. Digital printing is the perfect technique for product tests and short runs. The end quality is equivalent to offset or rotogravure printing More information

All our printing systems offer different finishes and adapt to your needs as regards volumes of print runs and design; directly printing your ideas and your brand on the product packaging, whatever the material and characteristics.

SP GROUP also has a PRE-PRINT department at your disposal. Our experts will advise you and help you choose the printing process most suited to your packaging design.
 

Sistema de impresión offset para la fabricación de envases de plástico para el sector de la alimentación y no alimentación.

OFFSET

The offset printing system is powerful and versatile. With our new COMEXI OFFSET CI8 printer we have become the first company in Spain to offer this technique. Our hybrid printing combines offset and flexography and has a flexographic-printing body and a central drum system that ensures more opaque colours and incredible definition. Perfect for short and medium runs, 3,000m2 plus, of products with a high design rotation.

How does offset printing work?

Offset printing is a system derived from lithography, which is indirect printing. The graphic information is broken down into percentages that are lasered onto a plate. The ink is then transferred to the printing surface with a roller, resulting in the desired design.

The offset technique is characterised by its speed in the production phase. Its EB (Electrom Beam) inks do not contain solvents, dry quickly and are very resistent.

Offset provides high quality in relation to the chosen material (paper or plastic film), well-defined typography, sharp dots and clean stochastic screen, and is comparable to rotogravure in terms of visual quality.

Which markets use offset printing?

As we have seen, offset printing is recommended for short to medium runs from 3,000m2 upwards approximately, and it can be applied to different materials, such as OPP, PET and paper-based laminates.

Offset printing in the food market:

Cold cuts and cured sausages: Flexographic and rotogravure printing techniques are widely used today for this type of packaging. However, offset printing is an excellent choice for lower production volumes, as the quality of the printing is very high. Read more.

Sauces and liquids: This market uses functional, highly personalised packaging, and offset printing is a very good choice. Heat treatment cannot currently be applied however. Read more.

Fish and shellfish: Standing out in cold displays is very important for this market. The use of advanced techniques allows us to achieve this while ensuring end consumers can see the product properly. SP Group’s rotogravure, flexography, offset and digital printing systems are very suitable for this market. Read more.

Cheese and yoghurt: Packaging with offset printing is commonly used in the cheese industry as it is highly versatile and can adapt to market demands in terms of format and design. Read more.

Fruit and vegetables: This market has undergone huge changes as regards the differentiation and personalisation of products, especially for pre-prepared foods. The challenge is to maintain the freshness, flavour and smell of the products while providing striking packaging. All four printing techniques can be used to ensure optimum visibility on the shelf. Read more.

Dry foods: Foods such as pasta, rice and pulses need packaging that keeps moisture out for optimum preservation. The offset printing system is ideal for personalised medium or short runs. Read more.

Confectionary and bakery: This type of product needs safe, functional packaging with creative designs that make an impact and help them stand out on the shelf.  The printing techniques used have to respect these characteristics, and all the printing systems offered by SP Group are suitable: rotogravure, flexography, offset and digital printing. Read more.

Nuts, pickles and condiments: The packaging for these products requires two important features: it needs to be attractive to the target market, and must allow the products to be preserved for a long time until their consumption. Read more.

Diet and nutrition supplements: The diet and nutrition sector demands a high level of personalisation to ensure the products stand out. The design needs to ensure they are highly visible. Read more.

Pet food: Pet food packaging guarantees the preservation of nutritional properties. All our printing services provide excellent quality for this packaging. Read more.

Offset printing in the non-food market:

Chemical and biological products: The flexibility of polyethylene coextrusions – in multiple formats with many different perforation options  –permits excellent print quality in offset. An ink compatibility test will be performed beforehand. Read more.

– Personal care and hygiene: The cosmetics industries requires great versatility for its packaging. We offer a wide range of solutions that meet all demands: ecofriendly, flexible, tailor-made designs that are suitable for new distribution channels. Read more.

Other packaging: We also manufacture packaging for diverse sectors such as the electronics and construction sectors. If you are looking for packaging, do not hesitate to contact us. SP Group has a solution for every need. Read more.

 

HD Flexography

Flexography is the perfect printing technique for designs that require bright, strong colours in medium and long runs from 15,000 m2 upwards at high print speed.

We are able to achieve high print quality thanks to our systems which use the latest technology on the market to ensure the highest quality flexographic work.

How does flexography work?

The flexography printing process uses a relief printing plate to create the print areas. It is a rotational technique that transfers the image directly to the material, and its high flexibility and adaptability means any flexible material can be used, including plastics, films, paper bags and cardboard.

Although HD flexography produces high-quality printing, this technique presents certain difficulties when it comes to defining details. Text in the negative should be avoided when using the CMYK colour model. Very fine text should also be avoided in multiple screenings.

Which markets use the flexography technique?

Flexographic printing in the food market:

 
Cold cuts and cured sausages: Packaged meat products need to comply with strict preservation standards. Flexography ensures that the packaging is also attractive and striking. Other printing systems, such as rotogravure, offset and digital printing, can also be used. Read more.

Sauces and liquids: As advances are being made in the products in this sector, the market is demanding evermore practical, sustainable packaging with a high level of personalisation. As well as flexography, these products can be printed using rotogravure, digital and offset printing systems, as long as the packaging does not require heat treatment. Read more.

Fish and shellfish: Standing out in cold displays is essential in this market which also needs technically advanced packaging that ensures, among other things, that any fog is eliminated and the product is visible. The printing systems used in this market differ according to the length of the run and the features required. Read more.

Cheese and yoghurt: A market in constant evolution that has many packaging solutions available to guarantee preservation and a protective atmosphere. Prepared dairy products can now also be printed with offset and digital techniques. Read more.

Fruit and vegetables: Maintaining the freshness of the products and ensuring they keep their flavour and smell is essential for this market, which has undergone many changes in recent years and is now geared towards differentiated and personalised products.  Stand out on the shelves with any of the four printing techniques SP Group has to offer. Read more.

Dry foods: Products such as pasta, rice and pulses need packaging that protects them from moisture to ensure all their properties are maintained. Flexography is the ideal printing system if you need medium to high production runs. Read more.

Coffee, tea, and cocoa: Packaging that requires a moisture and light barrier to preserve its properties and aromas intact. Read more.

Confectionary and bakery: pastry, cakes, baked goods, biscuits and cereals form part of this broad market in which packaging needs to combine food safety features with functionality and creativity. Read more.

Nuts, pickles and condiments: Products that need attractive packaging combined with protection that guarantees long-life and optimum conditions. Read more.

Ready meals: Packaging systems are closely linked to the new consumer trends created by the evolution of consumer habits. Attractive, microwaveable, on-the-go packaging that adapts to the needs of your clients. Flexography permits custom designs and is compatible with heat treatment. Read more.

Diet and nutrition supplements: The growth of this market means that the visual aspect is the key. Available with all four printing techniques. Read more.

Pet food: The pet food product line has solutions that guarantee the properties that these foods require. The packaging for these products also permits excellent print quality using any of the systems available with our service. Read more.

Flexographic printing in the non-food market:

 
Chemical and biological products: The flexible multi-layer complexes can be adapted to several different formats and given many different perforations, with high-quality printing in offset, flexography, digital or rotogravure. Read more. 

Personal care and hygiene: Functional and eco-sustainable packaging that is adapted to new distribution channels, and that offers a wide variety of possibilities with a personal design adapted to your needs. Read more.

Other packaging: Packaged products for electronics or construction. If your product needs packaging, we are sure to have a solution. Read more.

Rotogravure

Rotogravure is a versatile printing technique that has a high print speed. It can be used with any material, offering high-quality graphics that transfer complex and detailed images and blends, using up to 9 colours.

How does rotogravure work?

The process of rotogravure printing consists of printing on plastic film via laser-engraved cylinders.

The rotogravure technique uses inks that are high in intensity and achieve a beautifully glossy quality finish.

This is why rotogravure is an excellent option for designs with a large amount of blending and detailed artwork for long runs.

The rotogravure system can be used with different materials resulting in a versatile printing system that is employed by many industries for complex flexible materials, including those that require heat treatments, pasteurisation and sterilisation.

Which markets use the rotogravure technique?

Rotogravure printing in the food market:

Cold cuts and cured sausages: Packaged cold cuts need to comply with strict preservation standards that are compatible with the rotogravure technique. It is also possible to make the packaging very attractive for consumers.  Other printing systems, such as offset, digital and flexographic printing, can also be used. Read more.

Sauces and liquids: This market is currently demanding practical, sustainable packaging with a high level of personalisation. As well as rotogravure, these products can be printed using the flexography, digital and offset printing systems, as long as the packaging does not require heat treatment. Read more.

Fish and shellfish: Differentiation in cold displays determines whether a product is purchased by an end user or not. At the same time, the packaging for these products requires complex technical features to ensure all the properties of the product remain unaltered. This packaging is suitable for all four SP Group printing systems. Read more.

Cheese and yoghurt: Constant changes within the dairy products sector mean many different flexible packaging solutions are needed;  all of which ensure the total preservation of the protective atmosphere. This type of packaging also permits other printing techniques, such as offset printing. Read more.

Fruit and vegetables: Freshness, smell and flavour are essential characteristics of fresh produce like fruit and vegetables. This means packaging for this type of food has to meet the technical specifications that maintain these qualities intact. The products must also stand out from their competitors on the shelf. Combine all these requirements in high quality packaging using one of our four printing systems. Read more.

Dry foods: The main goal of dry-food packaging is to protect products such as pasta and pulses from moisture to ensure all their properties are maintained. The rotogravure printing system is recommended for high-volume production. Read more.

Coffee, tea, and cocoa: Light and moisture are the main factors in the deterioration of products such as coffee and tea, which is why these products require specific packaging that protects their integrity. Read more.

Confectionary and bakery: All bakery and confectionary products require packaging systems that adapt to the different the formats they are presented in, as well as guaranteeing freshness. We do this by bringing together design and functionality to help you compete on the shelves. Read more.

Nuts, pickles and condiments: These products are characterised by consumption over extended periods. Their packaging must allow for this and guarantee their protection. Read more.

Ready meals: New consumer trends have spurred producers to develop flexible, functional packaging solutions that allow these products to be consumed in a wide variety of daily situations. This packaging also requires technical characteristics that permit handling prior to consumption. The rotogravure technique provides high print quality, even with heat treatment. Read more.

Diet and nutrition supplements: Packaging design is fundamental for these products to ensure commercial objectives are achieved. Available with all four SP Group printing techniques. Read more.

Pet food: Pet food requires technical specifications that guarantee freshness is maintained inside the packaging, as well as favouring its handling and storage. This packaging permits high quality printing with any printing system. Read more.

Rotogravure printing in the non-food market:

Chemical and biological products: High-barrier materials made from flexible multi-layer complexes can be adapted to several different formats with high-quality printing in offset, flexography, digital or rotogravure. Read more.

Personal care and hygiene: Our films are designed with specific characteristics that give this packaging essential attributes for gels, shampoo, wipes and sponges, among others. Read more. 

Other packaging: Packaging for non-food products suitable for sectors such as the construction and electronic sectors. Find out how SP Group can help you. Read more.

 

Sustainability

SP Group has made a commitment to the environment. This commitment requires us to use practices that minimise the waste produced during the manufacture of our materials, thereby reducing their environmental impact.

We are working to reformulate materials and create new thinner materials with better properties that allow us to reduce the amount of energy used during our own manufacturing processes, as well as those of our clients.

This commitment includes controlling the gases produced during manufacture. SP GROUP controls all these gases with gas-treatment equipment that purifies the VOCs released into the atmosphere. This treatment equipment is periodically serviced by an authorised management company.

Another important task is the correct seperation of waste, both urban and hazardous waste, that we produce in all the plants of the group, and which we manage through management companies authorised by the Ministry of the Environment. Because we care about the environment and we take the concerns seriously, we are seeking new manufacturing processes that make us more sustainable and help protect the environment. As a result, we have decided to promote policies and programmes among our clients that contribute to the circular economy to provide a second life for our materials.

Our most significant circular economy project currently underway is Tray2Tray.

Quality

SP GROUP employs a quality policy aimed at complying with the requirements of all the standards we adhere to.

Our factories are certified by quality standard ISO 9001, environmental standard ISO 14001 and by the BRC (British Retail Consortium).

The SP Group Quality, Food Safety and Environmental Department performs any audits requested by our clients to check that these policies are being complied with correctly. Moreover, we closely monitor the raw materials we buy and the manufacturing processes of our materials.

To do this, we perform a regular analysis of the raw materials and final product, including lab tests and trials where we analyse friction, traction, delamination force, puncture and tear resistance, among many others. As a precautionary measure, when authorising a supplier, our Quality team checks that the supplier meets all the quality standards needed to minimise the risk of defects in the quality of the final product. For SP GROUP it is very important that our clients are well attended and advised at all times.

Through the Quality department we provide technical assistence and support to our clients to resolve any issues. If the client wishes, our technicians can also visit their facilities to resolve issues onsite.

We believe that training is the basis of a good job, which is why SP Group employs a continuous training programme to ensure our personnel are able to tackle the new technical requirements of our clients.

QUALITY ASSURANCE, ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD-SAFETY POLICY

Innovation

At SP Group we are aware that it is the capacity for prediction that marks the course of events and history of a company.

With this in mind, our company developed its own R&D and Innovation laboratories, where our highly qualified professionals work to find new solutions that lead to the continual improvement of the quality of our products, customer service and consumer experience. Since our beginnings, innovation has always been the main drive behind our growth, which is why SP Group invests considerably in human, technical and material resources every year, allowing us to continue as leaders in a highly competitive and globalised market.

This research work is often performed hand in hand with our clients in joint R&D and Innovation projects.

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