In-Mold Decorating (IMD) is a versatile way to manufacture and decorate plastic parts. IMD printing allows you to permanently embed an image within the surface of a molded part. The finished effect can be quite dramatic and eye-catching while providing durability. This process is used extensively in automotive dashboards and appliance decorating.
In the In-Mold Decorating (IMD) or In-Mold Labeling (IML) process, a preprinted label or decorated film is inserted in the open plastic injection mold and held in place via vacuum, electrostatic charge or physical holding method. The plastic injection mold is then closed and the plastic resin injected to mold the part, encapsulating the decoration or label permanently within the finished injection molded part.
This method can also be used to produce In-Mold Electronics (IME).
Butler Technologies works closely with leading resin manufacturers to optimize the In-mold labeling printing process. Give us a call to see what creative concepts we have available for you. Our Graphics Department is an excellent resource for innovative label design.
Contact us with your current project needs, questions or future product development. The possibilities are endless.