It is not often that you find a contract packager with an in-house lab for inspecting incoming printed materials and for other test procedures, as well. This becomes extremely important when you want to make certain that the materials you are purchasing – or we are purchasing for you – are exactly what you expected.
The tests that we can perform include:
- Sun Test – the printed component is placed into a chamber and kept there for 24 hours. This equates to approximately 100 days of sunlight shining in through the store window. We then look for any fading that may have occurred.
- Scuff Test – two printed cards are placed face-to-face with a weight, making certain there is proper contact. The cards are then automatically rubbed together approximately ten times and we inspect for any scuffing.
- Torque Test – this test measures the force necessary to remove a cap from a product. If the cap is too loose, it can easily come off during transit and potentially damage the dispensing mechanism. If it is on too hard, it becomes problematic for the consumer to remove.
Additional tests can be performed per customer’s request.