Plastic Compounds, Plastic Injection Molding, and IML Container Photography

Masoud Raoufi Photography Services |

Dubai’s Premier Photography Studio, your go-to professional photography studio located in the heart of Metropolis Tower, Bay Square, Business Bay, Dubai. With a passion for visual storytelling, we specialize in photography and videography services, catering to clients in Dubai and across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Turkey, and Iran. In this blog post, we are excited to share the progress and challenges of some of our most notable projects, specifically focusing on our collaboration with plastic compounds, plastic injection molding, and IML container manufacturers.

What is the IML Container?

In-Mold Labeling (IML) is a modern and efficient labeling process used in plastic container manufacturing. Unlike traditional labels applied after the container is molded, IML involves placing the label directly into the mold before the plastic material is injected. This innovative technique fuses the label with the container during molding, creating a seamless and visually appealing final product.

Here’s a breakdown of the IML container process:

  1. Label Placement: Labels, typically made of polypropylene, are precisely placed inside the mold.
  2. Injection Molding: Molten plastic is injected into the mold, surrounding and adhering to the label.
  3. Mold Cooling: The mold solidifies the plastic and creates a container with the label embedded within its walls.

The advantages of IML containers include:

Enhanced Aesthetics: IML allows for high-quality, full-color graphics and intricate designs, creating visually appealing and branded products.

Durability: Since the label is within the container, it is protected from wear and tear, ensuring a long-lasting and professional appearance.

Efficiency: The labeling and molding processes co-occur, streamlining production and reducing costs associated with post-molding labeling.

Consistency: IML ensures consistent label placement and adherence, maintaining a uniform look across the product line.

IML containers are commonly used in industries where branding and visual appeal are crucial, such as food packaging, cosmetics, and household products. The process has gained popularity for its ability to combine aesthetics with functionality, making it an innovative solution for manufacturers seeking a competitive edge in the market.

The Gear Behind the Lens:

At the core of our success lies the cutting-edge technology we employ to capture every detail. We exclusively utilized the Canon R6 Mark II camera and a range of Canon Lenses for these projects. To illuminate our subjects precisely, we turned to the Profoto D2 monolight, the world’s fastest monolight studio flash. The synergy of these tools allowed us to achieve the highest quality images, showcasing the intricate details of our clients’ products.

The Challenge of Transparency:

The inherent transparency of the plastic products posed one of the significant challenges we encountered during these projects. Transparency adds complexity to the photography process, requiring careful consideration of lighting and angles. Our team, however, saw this challenge as an opportunity to push our creative boundaries and deliver exceptional results. Through meticulous planning and experimentation, we developed techniques to accentuate transparency while maintaining the integrity of the products.

Inspiration from Pinterest:

Creativity knows no bounds, and we draw inspiration from various sources at Masoud Raoufi Photography Services. With its wealth of visual ideas, Pinterest played a crucial role in shaping the mood and direction of many of our photography projects. By creating mood boards on Pinterest, we collaborated seamlessly with our clients and aligned our vision with their expectations, resulting in visually stunning outcomes.

Masters of IML Containers, Plastic Compounds, and Injection Molding Photography:

Through years of dedication and refinement, we declare ourselves masters of IML containers, plastic compounds, and plastic injection molding manufacturers’ photography. Our portfolio showcases the diversity of our projects, ranging from sleek and modern designs to intricate details that highlight the craftsmanship behind each product. The fusion of technical expertise and creative vision positions us as the top choice for manufacturers seeking captivating visual representations of their offerings.


At Dubai’s Premier Photography Studio, we understand the unique challenges of different industries and thrive on transforming these challenges into opportunities for innovation. Our journey with plastic manufacturers has been both rewarding and enlightening, and we look forward to continued collaborations that push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of professional photography. If you’re searching for a photography studio that goes beyond the ordinary, look no further – Masoud Raoufi Photography Services is here to capture your story with unparalleled precision and artistry.