Digital Pouches Pouches are more complex to produce than labels and shrink sleeves. To produce a pouch requires machinery with a wider web press such as an HP20000. Labels and shrink sleeves can be produced with a narrow web press machine which is more widely found in the packaging industry. There are only a few manufacturers in the U.S. who utilize this technology. Here are the different types of pouches. Stand up Pouches Stick Pack Spouted Box Bottom Slider Flexographic Shrink Sleeves Is a type of labeling application in which labels are printed on film (PVC, PET, PETG, or OPS) and then shrunk tightly around a container (glass, plastic, metal) by either manual application, heat or steam tunnels, conforming to the shape of the receptacle. Sleeves often cover 360 degrees, from top-to-bottom, allowing for a greater area for graphics and content. Rotogravure Is an evolving printing process that has risen in popularity with low volume runs and seasonal packaging productions. It doesn’t require plates or set up waste with a minimum quantity of 1,000 allowing for reduced costs and lead times. Its quality has grown with technical improvement of CMYK color mixes being able to match a higher number of Pantone inks for full color jobs.