IMD
 

INJECTION MOLD DECORATING

WHAT IS iMD
IMD INSERT LABEL
IMD technology is an ink and metallic graphics transfer that occurs during the plastic injection molding cycle and offers a variety of design options including UV top coats. Printed and inserted into the injection molding machine on a roll (no forming or pre-cutting required), iMD technology offers the ability to bring brushed, mirror, dead front, tech patterns as well as registered images to either the "A" or "B" side of the molded part. Let our design engineers review your requirements and explore the endless possibilities.
North Pacific International Inc. offers a selection of high end graphic resolutions and unique top coats for a variety of applications. The customer may select the best combination of formulas for their needs from each of our categories. Once formulation and graphics are determined, the foil will be printed on a continuous roll of film. NPI takes care of everything from providing the supplies to training the staff to properly execute the iMD process. 

Possibilities
Automotive Interior Grade 
Irregular Shape 
We have been providing our partners with the perfect combination of supplies and systems. Our Labels have made products seem unique and attractive over the years. Some of our capabilities are, 
•Automotive Interior/Exterior Parts
•Exterior Emblems 
•Dead Front Panels (Translucent Film)
•Chrome Foil Decorating 
•Tin based (Non-conductive) Foil 
Our Molds and Labels are capable enough to decorate irregular surfaces that can make it nearly impossible to do so with traditional Hot Stamping Methods. If you have a product with an irreguler shape to it we can manufacture the right Mold and provide the best labels to get the project done. 
Electric Grade 
Soft Touch 
Electronics have been one of our many specialties. We have provided labels to large companies that make products such as Electric trimmers, Vaccums, Rice Cookers, and Children Toys.

These labels are very durable and withstand rough abrasion and corrosion. 
We provide Labels with soft touch surface that can help consumers with keeping their products in their hands. These rubberized finishes are popular with small consumer electronics that can be difficult to retain in the palms. Other companies have also adopted this new way of decorating simply to make their products seem more unique or their packaging more attractive to the end consumer.  

Advantages of In-Mold Decorating (iMD)

  • Ability to mold plastic parts with fantastic colors and impressive finishes
  • High detailed graphic transfer 
  • 3D Decoration Capabilities
  • Apply vibrant colors 
  • Unlimited set of apperances such as patterns and textures (soft touch) 
  • Decorate different sections of the plastic part (Opaque, Translucent, Clear)
  • Eliminate secondary steps since plastic injection and decorations are done in one cycle
  • It's a continuous cycle 
  • Results in an exquisite presentation
  • Minimize Scrap Material 

Seamless Appearance

Design Freedom

Detailed graphics are transfered from the label to the plastic part during the injection process.
With IMD you get the benefit of covering all irregularities and depths with an unlimited set of appearance options. 
Vacuum ports hold the labels in place and on to the surface of the mold to cover even the toughest areas of the decorated part. 

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER IMD?

North Pacific will work along side of you throughout the entire process. We will provide the feasibility study, sample submission, fabricate the mold and manufacture the labels. The entire system is then installed into your facility and that is done entirely by us. Did we mention we also train your existing staff so that you can begin production? No prior experience is neccessary for this new business venture. 

Applications 

  • Automotive 
  • ​Consumer products 
  • Electronics
  • Instrument panels 
  • Appliances 
  • Handheld devices
  • LCD Displays
  • ​Touch Screens
Dead Front IMD has been seeing great growth in the Automotive industry as well as with Electronics. With new smart surfaces being introduced to the markets and new applications being requested, it is up to us to supply our customers with the proper Labels that can be applied onto these new advancements. 

Our labels all carry great protection against UV rays and the harsh heat that exists inside the cabin of the vehicle. They have passed rigorous testing and compatability tests which is why many production companies seek this new process. 

Dead Front IMD with Capacitive Sensor and LED

MOLD FABRICATION

NPI is a leading supplier of IMD Molds and IMD services that have been benefiting the market for the last 25 years. We make sure that all specifications and requirements established by our customers are met. Along with the Molds we also provide full installation and training so that you do not have to trouble yourself. Our products usually perform best when we provide all parts and services such as the Molds, Foil Feeding Machines, IMD Labels, Proper Installation and Training and additional spare parts. 



If you see an opportunity in adopting IMD but are not fully familiar with the process simply contact us we are here to guide you towards the right direction. 

You can now find us on the IMDA Directory 

CONSULT WITH US
If you are not entirely sure whether IMD is right for you give us a call. We offer a complete turn-key system for your adobtion of the iMD process. We provide feasibility studies for the part, shape and artwork. Our team can also provide you with a quotation for prototype sampling, fabrication and trial runs to make sure everything is done correctly. 
CONTACT US
LUXEPACK NEW YORK 2020

This Year we will be exhibiting at the LUXEPACK show with new products and new samples to display. We are excited to introduce new IMD innovations and other products. Hope to see you all there. 

North Pacific International Inc.
5944 Sycamore Court, Chino, CA 91710
P: (909) 628.2224
F: (909) 628.2257
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NPI is a leading supplier of Hot Stamping Machines, Hot Stamping Foils, Heat Transfer Labels, and IMD Molds. The company has been providing the industry with safe and environmentally friendly products for over 25 years. The large range of products provided enable customers to differentiate their products with remarkable looks using our products and services that are truly in demand.
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