Projects don't start with an estimate – they start with a conversation. Be vigilant. Ask more questions. Your brand, your name, is on the line. We take that seriously and we know you do too. Don't let someone fool you with just an estimate and a smile. Your project is more than that.
So here's our offer: We'll help you outline and summarize your needs. We'll reach out to your contract manufacturers, your bottle suppliers, and your co-packers. We'll inspire them to be better and they will, in turn, do the same for us. CMs love us. There's a reason for that. We engineer what works, we ship when we say we will, and we never point fingers.
You're not a packaging expert. You're not supposed to be. Your time is better spent elsewhere. Let us deal with the technical details. Really. We'll lose sleep over them so you don't have to.
So how does this work? It's simple. You will get a proof to review and when you find it to your liking, you will approve it. We will print; we will ship. After, you will use us again. You will use us again because we made your job easy and we helped you make it beautiful. That's what it's all about.
How does a bottle of wine or shampoo sell? By what's inside? No. At least not as first. That comes later. First, before what's inside has ever been tasted or used, a bottle sells by that interesting paper or film that is printed and adhered to the outside: its label.
It folds, it bends, it squishes - all with the product safe inside. Flexible packaging refers to contortion-friendly containers made from materials like film, foil, or paper. Examples include zippered bags, pouches, shrink sleeves, sachets, tea bags, and bar wrappers.
We are participating in the development of some of the most innovating flexible packaging solutions in North America. Biodegradable packaging? 3-D proofing? It's real. Ask us about it.
In a word, folding cartons are boxes. But not the kind used with blankets to construct forts. These boxes are printed on paper sheets, then scored, folded, and glued into the perfect size and shape to house your product. Think the milk you drank as a kid after building your blanket fort.
Want us to make your fort? Structural design is an important aspect of folding cartons. We have a team ready to help you.
It's one thing to design for the screen, another to design for print. For our graphic design services, we think of ourselves as architects who have actually built things before. We understand the brick and mortar. For print this means we factor in color, materials, scalability, and more. In other words, we offer asset development geared specifically towards production.
Paper and film labels, folding cartons, and flexible packaging are all flat and run great through a printing press. You know what doesn't? Bottles and jars made of glass and plastic. But we have good news: you can still on print on them, as well as a variety of other uncooperative shapes and materials, through a process called screen printing. Art, graphics, and copy can all be printed directly onto containers via this method.
Kegs are great. But how do you keep track of what's inside one of those big metal barrels? A keg collar. Except, then you also need something to identify the tap handle its connected to. We figured out how to do both at once: keg collars with tap handle labels built in. Two birds. One stone. We think it's pretty cool, but don't just take our word for it. Here's an article about it from Craft Brewing Business.
We work with, and ship to, hundreds of contract manufacturers and co-packers across the country. We make sure your project is compatible with their equipment and their capabilities, avoiding delays and frustration.
FlexographyImages on rubber or plastic plates transfer ink to substrates.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher 52″ Central Impression, Comco Hybrid Flexo/Gravure, Mark Andy, Nilpeter
RotogravureImages on metal rolls hold the ink directly and transfer the ink to substrates.
Comco Hybrid Flexo/Gravure
Offset LithographyImages on metal plates are transferred to rubber blankets or rollers and then printed on substrates.
Heidelberg and Komori and Kluge
DigitalLaser imaging and electrically charged inks are transferred to a blanket before being printed on substrates.
HP Indigo, Domino Inkjet, FujiFilm Inkjet, Ricoh
FinishingAfter printing, projects are finished with varnishes, foils, embossing, etc..
CEI, ABG, Rotoflex, Accraply Shrink Sleeve Seamer
"Two of everything" allows us to never be down
HDHigh Definition Flexo Plates, improved quality and consistency. Flexo Plates, rivaling digital and offset quality
White, CMYKCyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. 4 color process., HexachromeExpands the CMYK gamut using Orange, Green, and Violet., and IndichromeHP’s proprietary Ink Mixing System very similar to Hexachrome. printing with perfect print registration
In-line and off-line flatbedNon-rotary printing method for stamping and embossing, typically more economical. and rotary hot stampingFoil stamping technique typically used for larger runs., spot varnishingCoating applied for protection and appearance., sculpted embossingVariable depth embossing., and silk screeningA print method in which ink is forced through a screen..
ServoAn automatic device that uses error-sensing feedback to assist in perfomance. support, driven by auto mechanisms, sensing errors and making adjustments and eliminating human error.
BiodegradableCapable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms., compostableCapable of being decomposed in an environment of decaying materials., recyclableCapable of going into one of the many recycle streams available., and FSC CertifiedForest Steward Council certification for materials used via sustainable forest management. labels and packaging
Compostable and biodegradable adhesivesAdhesives capable of being decomposed in an environment of decaying materials or by bacteria or other living organisms.
Cradle to cradleA biomimetic approach to the design of products and systems. materials
ISOInternational Standards Organization certified manufacturing