High-Definition Printing

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. This enables the High-Definition printing that we claim. We have more capacity, capability and experience than any decorative packaging manufacturer in the country.

High-Definition Printing

Printing with concentric dots vs. conventional dot produces superior results using the same amount of ink!

In 1991, in accordance with our goal to achieve the highest quality flat sheet, metal lithography, we took the step of becoming our own printer.  We quickly became an award-winning global leader.  Our investments in the latest technology assure maximum visual quality and shelf appeal for our products.  Customers’ projects are within our control from design to delivery.

All of our decorative tins, metal signs and other products begin with a flat sheet of steel that is printed in “high definition”, up to 250 line screen detail. 

Our metal decorating facility, constructed to exceed EPA requirements, has a “building within a building” in our Belcamp, MD operation.  It houses our Metal Star 2 six color printing line, the only one of its kind in the United States.  A second 6 color printing line will be installed in 2014.  These presses enables us to print more efficiently and with near-photographic quality.

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. Specifically developed metal decorating technology combined with experienced and highly trained pressmen assure a uniquely high level of measurable consistency.

 

Metal Lithography

Full Sheet Inspection System

Capabilities:

  • 250 line screen printing with concentric screening

Testing:

 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.

Equipment:

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

Our six-color MetalStar2 printing line is extended in a second step with a Sprint Revolver Coater Type 490, allowing the final coat of varnish with one pass.  A second MetalStar2, six-color press has been purchase for a new location slated to open in 2014.