Shrink Sleeves: Everything You Need to Know

shrink sleeves

Shrink sleeves are a specific type of product label that is essentially heat-wrapped around an entire product, such as a bottle or can. These labels completely and seamlessly conform to the shape of the product or container. Typically, shrink sleeve labels are made of polyester or plastic film material.

Ideal applications: Craft beer, soda, coffee, tea, wine, spirits, energy shots, anything beverage, nutraceuticals, health and beauty, cannabis, neck seals, liquid food products, cleaning products, CBD, and candles.

Shrink Sleeves are Tricky to Design

Getting artwork for heat shrink packaging and labels right, is a tough job. As the film shrinks, the branding and the design can be seriously compromised. This renders the packaging or labels useless. Eliminate wasted sleeves with our system.

We can help!

Call PaladinID today to find out exactly what you need to “Make Your Mark!”

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We Create Beautiful Shrink Sleeves

PaladinId’s digital 7-color press, with an inline spectrophotometer, improves the ability to match spot colors and provides a consistent high-quality print. Up to 812 dpi at 8-bit resolution.
Reverse printing on the inside of clear heat shrink sleeve film provides scratch, fade, and moisture resistance, making shrink sleeves ideal for refrigerated or high moisture environments.

We offer PVC, PETG and OPS shrink sleeve label materials with the ability to add spot or flood coat varnishes, metallic inks, textured print, and a variety of foils.

Add Textures to Your Shrink Sleeves

Enhance your design by adding texture print to the outside of the sleeve.  A metallic cold foil creates eye-catching graphics. Opaque sleeves are also available for cover-up applications.

PaladinID offers full-body shrink sleeves, combo packs, and tamper-evident perforated sleeves either in rolls for automatic application, or individually sheeted for hand application.

Shrink sleeve capabilities:

  • 7- Color press + opaque white: Digital Indigo printing – CMYKOVGW
  • Flexographic printing for long runs: Print up to 10 colors in one pass
  • Variable printing & Mosaic software: Text, barcodes, data, images & backgrounds
  • Adhesive: No adhesive allows the container to be recycled or reused. Spot heat-activated adhesive is available
  • Slit width from 44 mm to 498 mm Perforations: Vertical, horizontal & T-perfs
  • Microtext
  • Free printed prototypes with all orders


PaladinID is an official retailer and expert on shrink sleeves. We will help you figure out exactly what you need. We help businesses like yours streamline their labeling process – saving them time and money along the way.

Call PaladinID today to find out exactly what you need to “Make Your Mark!”

Please give us a call at  (888) 972 – 5234 or email us at

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About PaladinID, LLC
PaladinID develops and supports high-performance barcode labeling applications. We work with our clients to “Make Your Mark” by providing the expertise and tools necessary to create an entire product label printing solution. Located in central New Hampshire, PaladinID has been serving Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New England, and beyond for over 30 years, and in 2017, became an RFID-certified company. We look forward to working with you.

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