We are the leader in
VSOP technology and
experts in UV Flexo.

Shrink Sleeve

We are the leader in VSOP technology and experts in UV Flexo. Shrink Sleeve Labels

With 360-degree messaging and high shelf impact, Shrink Sleeve labels are one of the fastest growing segments in packaging. These full-body labels provide colorful wrap-around coverage that conforms to the shape of the container making products stand out on the shelf.

Hammer was the first packaging printer in North America to offer high-quality Variable Sleeve Offset Printing (VSOP) technology for Shrink Sleeve labels.


Using state-of-the-art Nilpeter technology we achieve dramatic color, outstanding print quality, and sharp registration. We can accommodate smaller volume runs for Shrink Sleeves with our narrow web Flexo capabilities.

Shrink Sleeve

We offer Shrink Sleeves on a wide range of substrates:
PETg, OPS, and PVC.

Key benefits include:

  • Design changes are fast and easy - VSOP plates are made in just minutes at no cost so design changes can be made quickly and easily. Changes can even be made during a press OK and be seen running on press that same day. Easy changes make VSOP technology ideal for running limited-time promotions.
  • Tremendous cost savings - There are no plate costs with VSOP technology making design changes cost effective. We also offer combination printing for maximum efficiency in your print runs.
  • A range of unique options and combinations - A range of unique options with VSOP and Flexo - Cold Foil, UV metallic silver ink, Matte/Spot gloss for a unique look, multi-pack sleeves and much more available!
Shrink Sleeve
Shrink Sleeve

Seaming Innovation

Hammer has developed a proprietary innovation during the seaming process that produces a seam that is narrower than the industry standard. This allows us to eliminate edge-lift for a smoother finish, and avoid print gaps at the seam line when the sleeve shrinks.

R&D for Shrink Sleeves
Shrink Sleeve

Contact Us

Click here or call 585-424-3880 to discuss your Shrink Sleeve application or to tour our facilities.