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Printashrink TW3

Printashrink TW3 is a 3:1 shrink ratio, commercial grade thin wall heatshrink polyolefin with a low shrink temperature. It is a low cost, fire retardant solution ideal for fitting over irregular or large components. Supplied in black as standard, diameters up to 50mm are available. It can be cut and printed as required.

This high quality, UL approved commercial grade of heatshrink sleeve is ideal for insulation and protection purposes. It is a very resilient tube used for mechanical protection, cable bundling and the protection of wires, cables, harnesses, connectors, terminals and electrical components. The 3:1 shrink ratio enables easy installation where irregular shapes and large components are an unavoidable factor of manufacture. We offer our full range of printing and cutting services on this sleeve making it perfect for identification, branding or marking purposes.

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Technical Data

  • Shrink Ratio: 3:1
  • Shrink Temperature" +70°C
  • Operating Temperature -55°C - +125°C
  • Flame Retardant: Yes
  • Colours: Black, Other colours available to order
  • Sizes: 1.5/0.5 → 50/17
  • Packing: Reels, mini-reels, mini-packs, cut to length, kits, cut sleeves
  • Print: Yes, full range of text and logos
  • Approvals: UL 224 125C 600V VW-1, RoHS Compliant
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Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -55°C - +125°C
Minimum shrink temperature 70°C
Full recovery temperature 100°C
Shrink temperature 3:1
Physical
Tensile Strength >14 MPa
Thermal
Flammability Pass VW-1
Electrical
Dielectric strength >20kV/mm
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Free Artwork Service

As part of the fully comprehensive print process, we offer a free artwork service for both thermal and hot foil printing. This involves, advising on print suitability, resizing to fit final fitted size and re-ordering information supplied in spreadsheet format according to the sequence of installation or into kits.

To ensure superior print results, it stands to reason that artwork needs to be best quality and this is why we advise on whether artwork is suitable for purpose in terms of fine detail and ornate graphics which may not successfully transfer to smaller sleeves and markers, or where a high shrink rate is required. Furthermore, as heatshrinkable products do not shrink in a uniform manner (transverse and longitudinal shrink ratios differ widely) we resize artwork so that there is a strict correlation between original and final fitted dimensions.

We accept many formats for artwork including, but not limited to, tiff, eps, bmp, jpg, gif and PDF. For jpeg, save your image using the best quality. We use a single colour print system. This means the sleeving and print can be different colours, but the print itself can only be one colour. For best results send your image in black and white with what you would like printed in black. We can then take the image and print it on your selected sleeving in the correct print colour.

We also print from spreadsheets, CSV or text files, .lists or drawings. Where required, we can sort, print and pack according to the sequence of installation.

Complete Cable Identification Solution

With so many cable identification solutions on the market, it can be hard to match these to your specific needs. Printasleeve offers a complete service based on our many years of experience and development in this highly specialised field. We know what works and how to get the best results.

This allows us to offer a fully supported package to get you set up quickly and easily. Whether you are looking to source a complete cable identification package or consumables for an existing one, we will only offer products which have been fully tested by us and in which we have complete confidence. Take advantage of Printasleeve’s over 25 years of printing experience to find the perfect combination for your requirements.