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Buyers' Guide: Packaging Printers
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400 Atlantic Ave., 14th Floor
Stamford, CT 06921
Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, provides high-quality printing, packaging, and retail display products, primarily for companies in the consumer products, media, and tobacco markets. For nearly five decades, we have helped customers enhance their award-winning brands in the global marketplace.
Shorewood is one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard packaging in the world, operating multiple manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Poland, China, and South Korea. We utilize gravure, offset lithography, and flexography as well as advanced finishing and converting capabilities to produce folding cartons, set-up boxes, thermoforming, and blister products, as well as CD/DVD booklets and folders.
From an iridescent pearl color for carded cosmetic packaging to electron beam coating to enhance tobacco packaging, to a registered lens array holographic effect for premium golf ball packaging, Shorewood has the right look for your next brand launch.
4101 Lien Rd.
Madison, WI 53704
Amcor Flexibles is a premier global supplier of printed foil and film laminates used in sample and retail packaging, for a wide variety of personal care applications including sachet, wipes, and stand-up pouch applications. Amcor offers innovative materials and extraordinary printing effects to achieve the look, feel, and opening features that engage consumers’ senses. Amcor leads the market in development of recyclable and biodegradable films to meet industry goals for sustainable packaging.
Amcor Tobacco Packaging
445 Dividend Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Amcor Tobacco Packaging is one of the worldwide leaders in tobacco packaging and has strong international relationships with major customers via a comprehensive network stretching across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Key market segments: Cigarettes, Cigars/cigarillos, Smokeless tobacco, Chewing gum. Key products: Hinge-lid cartons, Shells/slides, Display cartons, Roll your own booklet covers, Inner frames, Chewing gum packs, Soft-label paper packs, Bundle wraps, Inserts and labels. Key technologies: Rotogravure and offset printing, Embossing/debossing, Hot-foil stamping, UV curing, Cutting/creasing/slitting, Pre-press artwork production. Key services: Market research, Concept development, Package design, Technical drawings, Feasibility testing, 3D renderings, Mock-ups, Pre-press services, High quality production.
American Packaging Corporation
850 W. James St.
Columbus, WI 53925
The company’s rotogravure printing and laminating division has become an industry leader by specializing in combining in-line process to provide packaging materials that are cost-effective and create brand-name recognition for clients’ products. The division features six eight- to 10-color presses and nine computer-controlled slitters. Yearly capital expenditures have funded a continuous improvement philosophy and have provided technology upgrades to help achieve the company’s mission to be the highest-quality rotogravure printer in the industry.
Amgraph Packaging, Inc.
90 Wersailles Road
Versailles, CT 06383
Roll-to-roll flexible packaging converter and printer. Multi-color water based gravure printing using sleeve technology with in-line EB spot or flood lacquer. Off-line dedicated adhesive laminator and cold seal application. Multi-color offset printing using EB inks with in-line EB spot or flood lacquer and in-line adhesive lamination. Offset plates made in-house. Tandem co-extrusion line capable of extruding paper, film and foil structures. On-site sister company, Midagraphics, offers full prepress file preparation, design, proofing and consulting services for package printing.
Ankit Packaging Ltd.
Dwaraka Kunj, 177 Bowenpally
Andhra Pradesh, India
Ankit is a global supplier of printed foil and film laminates used in retail packaging, for a wide variety of personal care applications; Food products, including sachet, wipes and stand-up pouch applications. Ankit offers diverse materials and extraordinary printing effects to achieve the look, feel and opening features that engage consumers’ senses. Ankit follows the dictum, if you need it, we make it. Our low cost operations enable us to meet cost expectations anywhere.
Anzpac Services (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
32 Britton St.
Smithfield, NSW Australia 2164
Anzpac prints and diecuts folding cartons, specializing in tobacco and food packaging.
Apple Converting, Inc.
176 Corporate Dr.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Apple Converting provides solutions to the pharmaceutical, medical device, confectionery, food and beverage, and consumer products industries. Utilizing current good manufacturing processes (cGMPs), the company specializes in gravure and flexographic printing and converting; research and development; design; electronic prepress; and printing, coating, treating, laminating, slitting, diecutting, and sheeting. Finished products include printed roll stock, printed pouch stock, blister foil, wrappers, twist film, shrink film, laminations, lids, and other packaging specialties.
C & L International Packaging Corp.
7 Edison St.
Lahug Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
C&L International Packaging is an all-gravure printing operation, specializing in laminated flexible packaging and shrinkwrap labels.
Color Ad Packaging Ltd.
200 Beghin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2J 3W2
Color Ad is a mid-market, high end printer of flexible packaging for the food product industry. Color Ad specializes in high quality preformed, flat bottom bag manufacture, with high print capabilities, multi laminate structures, and the ability to accommodate a variety of packaging designs. Color Ad is a leading producer of boutique bags, popcorn bags, pouches, roll stock beverage labels, cold seal, and donut/tortilla bags.
Constantia Colmar, Inc.
92 County Line Rd.
Colmar, PA 18915
Constantia Colmar manufactures innovative, value-added flexible packaging materials for the confectionery, beverage, dairy, food, and pharmaceutical industries, offering industry-leading quality printing, laminating, and coating of a variety of films and foils, including flexo and rotogravure printing, both narrow and wide web, with in-line lamination, cold seal, lacquer, and reverse print. We also offer PVC shrink sleeves. As a member of the Constantia Group, one of Europe’s leading producers of high-quality packaging products, we have access to an international network of resources to help you develop a quality packaging solution. We are ISO 9001:2000 certified and deliver only the finest materials to make your products stand out.
Constantia Hueck Foils, LLC
1111 Northpoint Blvd.
Blythewood, SC 29016
Constantia Hueck Foils is a member of Constantia Flexibles, a globally active corporation offering professional and innovative solutions to customers around the world in industries such as human and pet food production, pharmaceuticals and beverages. We do our utmost to guarantee shorter delivery times than our competitors. We do not rest on our laurels, but continuously reinvest our resources and creativity in innovations that benefit our customers.
DNP Corporation USA
335 Madison Ave., Third Floor
New York, NY 10017
Dai Nippon Printing, parent company of DNP Corporation USA, is the world’s largest printing company when all the publication, commercial printing, packaging, and decorative printing divisions are included. All the related plants are in Asia, mostly in Japan. When you have any plan to print in Asia, please contact us.
Fres-co System USA, Inc.
3005 State Rd.
Telford, Pa 18969-1033
The Freshest Ideas in Flexible Packaging™
For more than 30 years, Fres-co System USA, Inc. has manufactured high-performance flexible packaging systems and invented dozens of innovative breakthroughs, including the one-way degassing valve, modified atmosphere technologies, and reclosures.
As a system supplier, we focus on sustainable and customized flexible packaging solutions and packaging innovations for dry and liquid applications in select market segments: Coffee, Food & Beverage, Specialty, and Pet Food. Our core competencies in regard to flexible packaging processes and technology include: High-acid and low-acid aseptic, vacuum, gas flush, hot fill, and retort. We manufacture flexible, printed, laminated, high-barrier packaging materials, valves, and leading edge packaging equipment. Our packaging systems, designs, and materials are employed by Fortune 500 leaders as well as some of the most famous specialty brands in America. Fres-co’s system strategy provides customers with seamless integration as well as comprehensive service and support.
If you are looking for fresh thinking, think Fres-co.
General Printers, Ltd.
16, Homa Bay Rd., Industrial Area
00500 Nairobi, Kenya
We are the leaders in gravure-printed flexible packaging in Eastern and Central Africa, exporting to more than 25 countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. We are equipped with the latest production lines and machines of European origin, including in-house five-layer blown film lines. We recently installed a fully robotic galvanic line with two cylinder engraving machines. We are certified in ISO 22000:2005, BRC/IOP Global standard, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007.
2009 West Avenue South
La Crosse, WI 54601
Inland Label, a family-owned and operated company, has been a global label supplier for the beverage, food and consumer products markets for over 65 years. As the industry’s premier Cut and Stack label producer, as well as a qualified supplier of the best Injection In-Mold labels in the US, we have become a market leader in the production of Pressure Sensitive, Blow Mold and Roll-Fed Shrink labels as well.
Inland Label is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for our customers. Our R & D department leads the industry in developing new technologies that allow our customers to differentiate their brands.
165 Gigantic St.
Northlands Business Park
29 Newmarket Rd.
North Riding, South Africa
M-Tech Plastics supplies a wide range of materials and converted products for the food and beverage industries. We offer rotogravure and flexographic printing on all plastic materials, along with laminate constructions. We supply any form of film-, paper-, or foil-based lamination, with a wide range of coating and varnishing options.
Maverick Enterprises, Inc.
751 East Gobbi Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Maverick Enterprises is a secondary closure company servicing the wine, distilled spirits and specialty foods industries, producing quality, state of the art capsules for over 20 years. We print all material on our Rotogravure printing presses and form all capsules with our FAKS machines. Our focus lies in providing industry standards in customer care, technical service, high quality products and an attention to detail. Our Maverick facility located in Ukiah, CA allows us to service much of the Napa Valley and across the US, making Maverick the elite closure provider in the industry.
14591 State Hwy 177
Jackson, MO 63755
Mondi Consumer Packaging is a globally operating manufacturer of consumer packaging and hygiene components. Core competencies include manufacturing, printing and coating, as well as refining or processing of high-quality films. As a leader in innovation and technology, the products manufactured by Mondi Consumer Packaging are used in a wide variety of areas with the main focus being fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Mondi Consumer Packaging employs around 4,000 people worldwide in 19 production operations. At the two Research and Development Centers, highly qualified teams develop innovative packaging solutions and consider new raw materials, processing and refining technologies.
4053 Clough Wood Drive
Batavia, OH 45103 USA
Multi-Color Corporation offers a wide array of labeling solutions to help grow your business! Whether is it is Pressure Sensitive, Shrink Sleeve, In-Mold, Heat Transfer, or Cut and Stack, labels printed Combination Flexo, Offset, Gavure, or Digital, we have the labeling solution and printing capabilities to meet your needs.
Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc.
220 Polo Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106-3441 USA
Oracle Packaging is a preferred manufacturer of industry-leading flexible packaging laminates and converter aluminum foil. Oracle's products are relied upon world-wide by leading companies in healthcare, food & beverage, household and personal care, specialty and industrial markets alike to produce first-quality flexible packaging. Internal foil production capabilities coupled with 10-color rotogravure printing and extensive duplex/triplex extrusion and adhesive lamination capabilities make Oracle the supplier of choice for challenging packaging needs and requirements. Innovation, combined with a demonstrated commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, fuels the outstanding customer loyalty and success that Oracle has enjoyed for over eight decades.
Pacific Bag, Inc.
153 Woodinville Redmond Rd., NE, Suite A
Woodinville, WA 98072
P: 425-455-1128, 800-562-2247
This is a full-service medium- and high-barrier flexible packaging material and equipment supplier. Its product line includes custom-printed flexible packaging, such as rollstock laminations, pre-made gusseted bags, and stand-up pouches. It also offers one-way degassing valves for coffee packaging and an array of stock items such as foil gusseted bags, stand-up pouches, paper tin-tie bags, flat pouches, tins, and PVC bundle packaging.
Packaging Corporation of America
1900 W. Field Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045
A leader in integration, PCA converts approximately 80% of the containerboard it produces into finished corrugated containers for a broad base of both local and national accounts. In 2010, Packaging Corporation of America produced 2.4 million tons of containerboard, posting net sales of $2.44 billion and employing 8,000 people. PCA also operates 68 converting operations producing a wide variety of corrugated packaging products, including conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods, and producing multi-color boxes and displays with strong visual appeal that help to merchandise packaged products in retail locations.
Packaging Corporation of America
9200 Old McGregor Rd.
Waco, TX 76712
PCA/Waco specializes in high-impact graphic coated packaging and displays for maximum impact of retail product merchandising. We rely on our in-house digital prepress and engraving capabilities and our rotogravure press operations, which feature a maximum press size of a 55″ web width and an 82″ repeat, in-line UV coating, and roll-to-roll capabilities. We also specialize in printing for the consumer bag industry, providing high-end rotogravure-printed rolls to the bag converter as an extension of their own operations. Our in-line coating and our ability to turn over the web to print both sides of the bag stock have great appeal to the bag industry for its merchandising needs.
Positive Packaging Industries Limited
98 Jolly Maker Chambers No. 2
225, Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
Positive Packaging, an Enpee Group Company, is a recognized export house with certification from ISO and BRC/IoP. The company specializes in gravure printing, laminating, slitting, and pouching of flexible packaging materials; production of shrink sleeves, either unprinted or printed in up to 10 colors; and the manufacturing of multilayer blown polyethylene film, plus an array of conversion activities at Khopoli near Mumbai, Dubai, and Lagos. The conversion division is supported by a cylinder division (Acuprint Systems), metallizing division (Sai Metaplast), and CPP film (Vista Film, an associate company).
2800 Overlook Parkway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30339
For the last 48 years, Printpack, a family-owned converter of flexible packaging with high technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities, has been supplying high-quality products and services to fulfill the most demanding applications of customers. Printpack’s manufacturing facility in Elgin, IL, which is solely dedicated to rotogravure printing, value-added specialty laminations, and coatings, is a converter of all papers, films, and foils. Printpack is proud of the Elgin plant: its quality associates, award-winning work for printing excellence, and its family of world-class customers. Printpack also operates flexographic production plants across the U.S. and the world.
Reynolds Flexible Packaging
6603 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Reynolds Flexible Packaging is an industry leader in the production and conversion of flexible packaging, including laminated and printed multi-layered substrates and plastic shrink film. We also provide custom thermoformed packaging using a broad range of quality films. In bringing the fidelity of rotogravure printing to the flexible packaging industry, we continue to win awards for our exceptional quality printing on plastic films, foil, paper, and paperboard.
We produce products used by leading consumer product manufacturers within the confectionery, electronic, food and beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, retail, and tobacco industries. Major products include printed, laminated light-gauge foils; full body film shrink sleeves; laminated and printed pouch rollstock for healthcare products; tamper-resistant laminated foil backings for pharmaceutical packages; foil and film lidding for easy-open and healthcare products containers; cable wrap; and Reynolon® shrink films used to overwrap toys and games, computer software, and textiles.
Rotoprint Sovrastampa SRL
Via Puccini 25
Our company, which is the leader in Europe since 1978, specializes in modifying already printed packaging (allowing the recycling of the same) either in boxes or any kind of reels (polypropylene, polyester, aluminum, etc.).
Our particular specialization enables us to create personalized mock-ups, change EAN codes, prices, weights, expiration dates; modify ingredients (i.e. allergens, etc.), names of the product inside the packaging, corporate names; add the product tracing (i.e. area of the milking), logo, PaO, promotional advertisings, “Scratch & Win” (with progressive/random alphanumeric digits); transform the basic image of the packaging (foundation anniversary, special days - Christmas/Easter decorations).
Seville Flexpack Corp.
9905 S. Ridgeview Dr.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
P: (414) 761-2751
F: (414) 761-3140
We manufacture flexible packaging materials, which range from monolayer to multiple-ply laminations. We can print up to 12 colors in either rotogravure or flexographic, or a combination of the two processes. Trade names include Flexfilm, Econoroto, Hide-A-Winner, Fastseal, and Up-Right Flexible Pouch.
103 Lumpkin Campground Rd.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
SleeveCo prints and coverts high-impact, reliable, shrink sleeve labels. We provide industry-best speed to market, order flexibility, in-house plate making and cylinder engraving, and dedicated field technical service. Award-winning, DuPont-certified graphics professionals expertly deliver a product’s visually-dynamic message. We manufacture affordable stretch sleeve application equipment to order.
One N. Second St.
Hartsville, SC 29550-3300
For more than a century, Sonoco has served as a global supplier of industrial and consumer packaging and today is a major provider of innovative packaging, such as printed high-barrier, high-performance solutions. In consumer markets, it produces rigid paper and rigid plastic products and printed flexible packaging, and in packaging markets, it produces point-of-purchase displays; other specialties include protective packaging and paperboard specialties. The company operates about 335 locations worldwide and employs approximately 18,600 people.
A-1, Sector 60, Noida
Uttar Pradesh – 201301 India
P: +91 120 4002121, 4002472
F: +91 120 2580083
UFLEX Ltd., a Global Flexible Packaging conglomerate, is an emerging Billion Dollar Company. UFLEX offers a complete spectrum of flexible packaging solutions and a vast array of innovative packaging products. The in-house manufacturing facilities include Polyester chips, BOPET / BOPP / CPP / Metalized Films, Rotogravure Cylinders, Digital Flexo Plates, Inks, Adhesives & Specialty Coatings, Converting Equipments, Pouch Making Machines, Multi Layer Laminates in various combinations of Films, Pre-Formed Pouches, Holographic Films, Labels & Seals and Packaging Machines.
We produce over 100,000 cylinders annually in state of the art manufacturing plants in India, UAE and Egypt. Besides, we have a Flexo Plate making unit in India with a capacity of 6000 sq / mtr. We provide high definition of 5080 dpi and security featured Flexo Plates.
UFLEX has emerged as a "One Stop Shop" committed to provide customers with competitive advantage, placing top priority to "Customer Success".
UFLEX Ltd. will be established in Europe with a Cylinder making facility in the near future.
134 Franklin Ave.
Dunkirk, NY 14048-0130
P: (800) 228-6030
Ultrapak is a full-service supplier of quality gravure-printed and converted heat-shrinkable sleeves, multipacks, and neckbands to the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. Starting from a single account in 1986, Ultrapak now serves more than 400 active customers. Our in-house specialists will develop an application from the concept to the size specifications and graphics to the financial product. Printed or unprinted sleeves are available in PVC, OPS, PET, or PLA film options to suit your project parameters. We provide the best customer service in the shrink sleeve industry and welcome an opportunity to produce, enhance, protect, or promote your product.
Wilco, A Rock-Tenn Company
Candiac, QB, Canada J5R 6A7
Wilco, whose shareholder Rock-Tenn Company is one of the largest folding carton manufacturers in North America, has long specialized in the manufacture of folding cartons for the hair colorant, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics markets. It now also serves the fine chocolates, greeting cards, lingerie, liquor and wine, software and electronic games, and tobacco industries. Wilco believes it is the only printer in North America operating a three-color 40″ sheetfed gravure press, which allows it to combine gravure printing with litho equipment in perfect register. Customers benefit from the gravure process’s metallics, pearlescents, and match colors, while saving on cost by using gravure only where needed (cost is further reduced as the cylinders can be re-engraved).
100 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3J 3T3
Winpak Ltd. manufactures and distributes high-quality packaging materials and related packaging machines. The company’s products are used primarily for the protection of perishable foods and beverages and in healthcare applications. Winpak operates nine facilities in Canada and the U.S. to service primarily North and South America.
Won Ji Canada Corp.
13900 Maycrest Way, Unit 255
Richmond, BC, Canada V6V 3E2
Won Ji Canada manufactures a comprehensive range of rotogravure-printed flexible packaging materials, including three-side seal bags, stand-up pouches, side-gusset bags, and wicket bags, as well as microwavable retort pouches. Applications range from confectionery and coffee to lawn and garden, pharmaceutical, and seafood packaging.
2100 Gateway Blvd.
Hebron, KY 41048
Since 1843, Zumbiel Packaging has grown into one of the largest privately owned and operated paperboard packaging companies in the U.S., serving the beverage, pharmaceutical, and consumer markets. Special accomplishments include the patented Tran-Z-Print™ sublimation ink process, which enables consumers to “iron on” an image directly from a carton to a T-shirt, and the Metallic Z-View effect for multi-packs on the shelf. Zumbiel also offers flexo and litho printing, structural and graphic design services, inventory management, paperboard selection, emergency production backup, and assured raw material supply.
10 Good Reasons to Support GAAmericas
1. Represents the interest of the gravure printing process
2. Promotes technological advances
3. Tracks and reports environmental regulations and issues
4. Provides process education and training through our programs, conferences and symposiums
5. Acts as a central repository and disseminator of information related to gravure
6. Provides working technical committees that offer current process information and experience
7. Offers an open forum for professional networking to advance common interests
8. Publishes the most current developments in the gravure industry in GRAVURE magazine and GravurExchange
9. Offers technical support and consulting
10. Supports on-site and off-site training with technical manuals