Flat Sheet Metal Lithography

Independent Can has more capacity and capability in Metal Lithography than any other Custom Tin Manufacturer.  We produce Near-Photo Quality, high-definition printing.  There is a superior look, feel and durability to the custom lithographed tin verses digitally printed or silk-screened substitutes.

Incomparable Print Quality and Capacity

It all begins with great printing!  That is why we took the bold step of becoming our own printer in 1990.  Since then, we have added 4 and 6 color state-of-the-art printing lines, energy-efficient, high-speed coating equipment, and the latest pre-press and plate making technology.  We have more capacity, capability and experience than any decorative packaging manufacturer in the country.  Our newest plant in Vandalia, Ohio will house our second 6-color MetalStar 2 printing line.

Near-photo quality, high-definition printing is made possible with 250 line screen capability.  This is higher than industry standard.  Concentric dot printing delivers vibrant color and clarity, using less ink than standard dot printing.  Our fully integrated pre-press and plate making allows for a continuity of quality and control over timing.  In 2013, we added the first in-line, full-sheet, vision inspection system in the country.  Due to these advancements, we can offer the best lead-time and consistently repeatable superior print quality.

Metal Lithography

Six-Color Printing Line and Energy Efficient Coater Oven


  • Esko Workflow CTP
  • Kodak Approval Proofing
  • Trendsetter Platemaker
  • Six-color MetalStar 2 with in-line UV Coater
  • Four-color MetalStar2
  • Thermal Coating Lines

Independent Can has received more than 20 awards for exceptional lithography from the International Metal Decorators Association.  Can Maker Magazine has honored us on three occasions with their Cans of the Year Award. Below are just a few of our awards and recognition.