How to Order Shrink Sleeve Labels

How to order shrink sleeve labels

Before you order shrink sleeve labels, there are some things you should know so you don’t end up with a delayed order or unsatisfactory results. Shrink sleeve orders are a bit different than regular label orders because there are more technical aspects that need to be considered before the order can be placed on our printing schedule. Below is a flowchart and directions you should take to better ensure a smooth ordering experience and satisfaction with your final shrink sleeves.

Steps for Ordering Shrink Sleeve Labels

  1. Quote: To request a quote, please call us at 1-800-475-2235 or email
  2. Order Processed: The order is processed after you agree to the quote and we receive your sample container.
  3. Grid Test: The container’s measurements are imputed onto a grid using computer software.
  4. Template: A template is created based on the grid.
  5. Artwork: Your designer (or our Pre-Press Artist) uses the template to distort the artwork and prepare it for shrinking.
  6. 3D PDF Proof: The Pre-Press Artist creates a 3D document (PDF) of the shrink sleeve container for your approval.
  7. Test Sample: The approved shrink sleeve design is tested with an actual shrink sleeve and container.
  8. Printing: The shrink sleeves go to print once you approve the test sample.
  9. Quality Control: Quality checks between printing and other processes are performed to minimize error and waste.
  10. Order Shipped: The order is complete and ready to ship!

For more information or to request a quote, please call us at 1-800-475-2235 or fill out the contact form below.