What information do I need to get a quote?
Generally, in order for us to provide a quote we need details such as company name, contact information, item/project name, structure, size of label or package size, quantities , the number of colours in the artwork , material specifications (if known).
If you aren’t sure what flexible packaging structure or label material you need, we have an experienced team that can assist with material suggestions. If you need structure suggestions, it is helpful for us to know the type of filling equipment that will be utilized, the ingredients of the product, and the method of distribution.
Our experienced service team is available to walk you through the process.
How long does it take to get a quote?
With the information above, we aim to turn around a quote within 24 hours, usually within hours. Send your enquiries to our team by emailing us as at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your credit terms and what methods of payment do you accept?
We ask that all first-time customers use a credit card or proforma basis.
OPM accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Cheque, cash on delivery or Net 30 terms (with approved credit application only).
If you will be purchasing printed labels or flexible packaging on a regular basis you are invited to download our credit application form on the website to set up an account. Please contact a customer service representative if you have any questions or concerns.
Do you have a local sales representative in my area?
OPM Group has local sales personnel based locally throughout the UK. If you would like to discuss your print requirement in person, feel free to contact us to set up an appointment. Please contact the sales team by emailing email@example.com
What is OPM’s maximum web width for printing?
OPM’s current maximum web width for both labels and flexible packaging is 560 mm.
What is the maximum number of colours you can produce?
OPM can print up to 9 colours.
What are OPM’s typical lead times for packaging film or self-adhesive labels?
Typically, for standard new orders, lead times are 10 days, and for repeat orders, lead times are 5 days. Raw material availability may increase these time frames. If new artwork is not approved swiftly by project stakeholders the date of print may also be subject to change.
If you’re under tight deadlines, let us know and we’ll do our best to meet your needs.
How do I submit an artwork file?
Several options are available:
Where can I find OPM’s artwork guideline specifications?
Our graphic specifications can be found in the download section
Can someone help me with my label or packaging design?
Absolutely! Whether you have an idea what you want or you would like us to imagine it for you, we have graphic designers who are experts at setting up artwork that will get your product noticed.
How quickly can I get a proof?
That is up to you.
If a PDF proof is acceptable and you are able to provide artwork to us, then you will receive your proof the same day. If we have to create new artwork, your proof will be ready within 3 business days. The more complex the label or flexible packaging job, the more important it is to check results early in the process, before making plates or printing.
Utilising the GMG proof workflow at OPM, we can manage colour expectation and ensure corrections can be made prior to print, minimising cost and effort.
What are the benefits of a GMG proof?
Open Colour GMG Proofs are colour corrected to match material substrate to correctly assess widest variety of substrates.
The proof accurately shows trapping and overprints’– inks printed on top of each other, previously unattainable, an openColor proof can now accurately simulate a printed result.
It easy to view white layers on silver and clear material.
Proofs on clear, silver or white substrate.
What is a press approval?
A press approval is the process of being onsite during the printing phase of the manufacturing process for a specific item. A press approval allows you to approve colours and the overall look of the item as its being printed.
How do I arrange a press approval?
At the beginning stages of your project, you may contact your OPM Sales representative or the Customer services team to arrange a press approval
What kind of ink systems does OPM use?
OPM uses low migration Flexographic UV inks
Do you form and fill packages?
No, we supply custom-engineered, printed or unprinted: multilayer flexible packaging roll stock
We can also supply premade pouches (such as stand-up pouches) which are formed, filled, and sealed by contract packaging companies or by manufacturers with packaging equipment.
We work with an extensive network of contract packaging companies and can refer you to a contract packaging company if you need forming, filling, and sealing capabilities.