Digital technology has gotten ever more complex, yet the value of this technology is difficult to define when you consider how much it can enhance market worth. The advancements in digital technology in the past few years have opened up many new possibilities, and LageenTubes recognized early on the value of exploring digital opportunties in order to revolutionalize the flexible tube industry.
As Managing Director at LageenTubes, David Deluya assures cosmetic brand owners that the direct to shape (DTS) digital printing offered exclusively by LageenTubes can allow their brand to become more impactful, differentiated and profitable.
LageenTubes' vision is to "provide worldwide customers with solutions which enable them to turn their brands into a winning reality". How do you do this?
One of the core pillars at LageenTubes is to continuously add value for its worldwide customers. The company specializes in the development, production and marketing of flexible tube packaging for both the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. LageenTubes' unique value proposition is based on the company always being at the forefront of tube decoration technologies such as the breaking DIGITAL printing technology.
LageenTubes identified the revolutionary cutting edge DTS digital technology, developed by VELOX, as the most suitable solution. This digital technology is revolutionizing the packaging industry by providing customers with outstanding solutions for better branding and enhancement of their shelf appeal.
Moreover, differentiation is a key success factor in the packaging industry where the brands are always looking for new and exciting ways to enhance sales, increase brand loyalty and consumer engagement as well as generate demand growth.
How is LageenTubes revolutionizing packaging decoration?
As an innovative organization, LageenTubes has always led the packaging industry as a pioneer in adopting the most advanced cross print technologies on extruded PE tubes.
Rather than adopting options already available in the market for digital printing, LageenTubes partnered with VELOX who have developed a new IP technology which delivers revolutionary capabilities for END TO END direct to shape digital printing.
This digital printing enables total DESIGN FREEDOM as it offers complete end-to-end decoration, including printing on the cap, seamless 360° decoration without a gap or overlap, ultra-realistic images, and unlimited shades, gradients and half-tones. The cosmetic industry has been passionately waiting for these decoration features for a long time. Now, through means of a different specification, different configuration and different features, the dynamic needs of customers in the 21st century can be met head on.
How does direct to shape printing benefit brands?
For a number of years, brands have been calling out for unlimited design freedom but until now technology has limited this vision. Our technology is advancing the market as both design concepts and production lead times are optimized.
The offering from LageenTubes benefits both the supply chain and lead times, as well as enhancing the marketing opportunities for the brand. For example, operational agility and brand optimization are no longer restricted to choosing one option over the other. Beauty brands can now have both which is beneficial for both marketing and procurement.
The operational agility revolutionalized by our digital printing includes shorter lead time, immediate proofing and no replacement cost, and ongoing brand optimization benefits A/B testing, limited editions, personalization and segmentation.
What are the marketing and design benefits?
Our new printing technology allows for 360° design which is a revolution for both marketers and designers. Throughout the years, technology has constrained the packaging decoration industry due to inabilities such as overlapping of plates or the need of matching the front with the back. This is now a thing of the past.
New opportunities for brand optimization are currently available as we now can support brands from the earliest concept stages. Practically, we can create an actual printed designed tube by simply sending a computer file to the digital printing machine, resulting in a physical, full size and fully printed tube for immediate proofing.
The speed of this process allows marketing teams to fully control A-B testing or conduct focus groups using real tubes with different designs and base decisions upon pre-launch consumer experience. Additionally, this new technology allows us to present multiple designs so that marketing teams can explore different ideas for segmented markets and unique target audiences to see what works the best.
Does this benefit procurement too?
Yes, the advantages of the new digital technology benefit both marketing and procurement. Cosmetic companies that can offer shorter lead times, and have more flexibility and availability, can respond quickly and more efficiently to dynamic changes in the market. The freedom to make decisions upon real time sales performance in every segment and geographical area, gives our customers an operational agility throughout the supply chain that has never before been seen: shorter lead time, shorter proofing and shorter changeover, at any time. We can produce any quantity, and all in conjunction with advanced design benefits.
This supply chain optimization was limited previously. Now, we are revolutionizing it.
Are there any design limitations?
When using analogue process technology, there have been limitations due to the colors and plates. Color ranges could be extended with CMYK printing, and although there are many benefits to the technology, there is always an overlap with plates, or the need for a separate front and back design.
Our direct to shape digital print technology of 360° continuous design offers true design freedom. Myriad colors are available, ultra realistic images can be recreated and unlimited gradients reproduced with fantastic effect.
In addition to continuous design, our new technology allows the cap to be incorporated into the decoration instead of keeping it as a separate feature. End-to-end printing is a particular strength of the new Velox digital technology and a true revolution for the packaging industry. Our combined expertise offers a premium differentiator to enhance brand value.
On top of that, the printing process allows for a matt or gloss finish and UV effects to be done at the same time instead of as separate processes which is a significant production time saving.
The digital printing can also be done on sustainable eco-friendly PE tubes. This is a unique revolution that is presented by LageenTubes. For the first time in the world of cosmetics packaging, LageenTubes is introducing its revolutionary direct digital printing onto 'green plastic' tubes for the SUSTAINABLE DIGITIZED TUBE.
The ability to bring together 2 major pillars of consumer experience through the packaging, creates differentiation and unique impact for the cosmetic brands — the combination of sustainability with outstanding decoration. A sustainable, eco-friendly packaging printed with digital design without limitation gives our customers a competitive advantage that is appreciated by consumers.
LageenTubes is going DIGITAL and invites its partners to use the 3D Pick-a-Pack platform to see how their brand can benefit from this technology.
Find out more about Velox.
Pictured: David Deluya, Managing Director at LageenTubes, end-to-end 360° continuous design printed tubes, sustainable digitized tube.
AGILITY – The critical key success factor towards sales growth
LageenTubes created a set of solutions that easily helps you to be more agile thanks to its innovative Direct-To-Shape Digital printing solutions. The flexibility of the digital printing enables unlimited design freedom, operational agility and an ongoing brand optimization.
Abacus is developing a range of innovative products based on patent-pending technologies which combine natural and organic ingredients, including a cannabinoid-rich hemp extract containing CBD. In order to supply on-demand at thousands of stores across the US, Abacus approached LageenTubes to assist with complex supply chain solutions with short lead times.
The Inno-Greenpack tube that combines PCR and sugarcane
LageenTubes has taken the next step towards a fully, green packaging solution to offer its innovative Inno-Greenpack tube made from PCR and sugarcane. The company strives to supply 'green-freedom' solutions to its customers through its development of products that use eco-friendly materials and manufactured through a sustainable production process.
Keune chooses LageenTubes' Soft Feel tube
Keune, the leading Hair Cosmetics Company for professionals, has chosen LageenTubes' unique Soft Feel tube for its premium brand "Style". LageenTubes produced a luxurious looking tube for Keune that feels like velvet and optimizes the entire customer experience from the point of purchase to the product's daily use.
Careline chooses LageenTubes’ 360˚ Unlimited Design Freedom tubes for its Careline Spring collection
Careline, a cosmetic and toiletries company, that delivers a wide range of products to allow accessibility to each and every one, has chosen LageenTubes’ 360˚ Unlimited Design Freedom tubes for its Careline Spring hand cream collection. LageenTubes 360˚ Unlimited Design Freedom technology allowed Careline’s designers to achieve a true all around continues decoration with no overlaps or gaps.
Floral Street Fragrances Ltd launches its new bath & body collection with the environmentally friendly sugarcane tubes packaging by LageenTubes
Floral Street, a cutting edge UK fragrance brand inspired by modern, urban culture, has chosen for their new bath & body collection, an innovative tube sleeve made out of 100% sustainable sugarcane bioplastic PE.
LageenTubes demonstrates the power of digital decoration on tubes
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LageenTubes kicks off the digital revolution for tube packaging with the first solution for digital printing direct-to-shape on plastic tubes
LageenTubes is excited to announce the launch of revolutionary direct-to-shape digital decoration on extruded plastic tubes. Having recently installed an all-new digital printing solution for direct printing on tubes, LageenTubes is the first extruded plastic tube manufacturer in the world to offer fully digital, truly end-to-end digital printing directly to the tube.
LageenTubes unveils its first plastic tubes fully and directly decorated using digital printing
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LageenTubes is expanding to Europe, establishing a new tube manufacturing plant in Gabrovo, Bulgaria
LageenTubes, a leading supplier of plastic and aluminum tube packaging to the worldwide cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for over 50 years, has established a new manufacturing plant for plastic tubes in Bulgaria. This investment is enhancing the company’s international market presence, enabling easy and immediate access to the leading cosmetics companies.
GA-DE chooses LageenTubes' unique decorated PE tube for new Icon Instinct line
GA-DE has chosen LageenTubes to be their partners in their new launch of the Icon Instinct line. The Icon Instinct line by GA-DE has a luxurious and glamourous look to emphasize the brand's code of inspiring women to “feel the beauty”.
New Pick a Pack online design tool – Get a 360° view of your product in 3D
LageenTubes has launched Pick a Pack, a powerful yet easy-to-use tool that can help you design the best looking tube to support your product and brand. See exactly what your product will look like on the shelf and perfect all details with confidence, while still in the early design stages.
AHAVA chooses LageenTubes for its new line of Dead Sea Essentials
AHAVA the leading skincare, bath & body brand from the Dead Sea, has chosen LageenTubes' unique decorated PE tube to be its partner in the launch of its new "Dead Sea Essentials" line. Looking for a packaging that was both unique and outstanding, AHAVA chose LageenTubes' Flexo and Screen print that provide infinite possibilities of shades and designs.
Keune has chosen LageenTubes' unique decorated PE tube for its premium brand "Design"
Keune, the leading hair cosmetics company for professionals, has chosen LageenTubes' unique decorated PE tube for its premium brand "Design". All Design styling products protect the hair against UV and external influences with the DLP2 system. Design care products are gentle and contain functional natural ingredients.
Realistic photo imaging printed on plastic tubes
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MetallicPlast: introducing the new stunning plastic tube with metallic printing
Due to the new cutting edge technology and 50 years expertise in plastic tube manufacturing, LageenTubes presents the best, extremely realistic metallic appearance of metal effects ever achieved in direct plastic tube printing.
LageenTubes has created its daring solution for Metallic tubes
LageenTubes has created its daring solution for Metallic tubes. With our new line which has unique capabilities combining hot stamping, flexo printing, silk screen-printing and varnishing all inline on the same printing platform, we can create the state-of-the-art tubes.
LageenTubes is introducing cutting edge decoration capabilities that provide outstanding differentiation on shelves
LageenTubes has introduced its new cutting edge decoration technology - MetallicPlast - for plastic tubes enabling the company to uniquely supply 360 degree state of the art graphics on seamless tubes for premium cosmetics brands, including unlimited metallic effects options, printed to shoulder.
LageenTubes offers innovative solutions service
In the fast-moving consumer goods industries, time-to-market is a key success factor which is why LageenTubes offers an innovative solutions service. When a tube specification requires a new look or a visionary concept, LageenTubes can turn it into reality.
LageenTubes' plastic tube solutions for a high-end look
LageenTubes offers a wide range of highly decorated PE-based plastic tubes. Plastic tubes provide a great solution for cosmetic, hair care, personal care and semi-pharma products. Thanks to its "physical memory", the plastic tube retains the original shape after each "squeeze", maintaining a fresh, high-end look.
- Jo Webb
- Created 11 Jan 2019
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