Recent Press Releases

Recent Press Releases:

July 2012

Once again, Independent Can Company has been recognized for excellence in print quality by the International Metal Decorator’s Association (IMDA), presented at its annual conference in May. Each year the IMDA conducts a quality contest with entries from around the world, to recognize the skillful achievements of metal lithographers.  For many consecutive years Independent Can has been the recipient the Award of Excellence and Best of Category in Specialty Packaging as well as Signs and Displays.

The “Award of Excellence” for Specialty Packaging was presented for the Nestle Turtles® Limited Edition Holiday Tin. The Turtles® tin also earned Independent Can a “Special Judges Award” from Printing & Graphics Association Mid Atlantic (PGAMA) in March of this year.  In addition, Independent Can also won the IMDA “Best of Category” for Signs and Displays with its printing of the “Fender Guitar” sign.

Over the past decade Independent Can has invested heavily in the latest printing equipment specifically designed for high definition printing on metal. In addition, the company has hired technical experts to direct this highly specialized print operation. “We are constantly looking for process improvements in order to meet the expectations of our customers.” said President and CEO, Rick Huether.

IMDA 2012 Best of Category Fender Guitar Sign

IMDA Award of Excellence 2012

IMDA Award of Excellence 2012


March 2012

On March 22, 2012, Independent Can was awarded the Special Judges Award at the PGAMA Excellence in Print Gala for our custom printed and embossed Nestle Turtles Tin.

Independent Can Recognized for Excellence in Print Quality

Colombia, Maryland – Independent Can Company has earned a Special Judges Award for superior work in the 2012 Excellence in Print competition.  Independent Can presented a limited edition Nestles Turtles tin that that featured custom printing and embossment. The judges made special mention of the near-perfect registration in the embossed areas of the tin.

The annual contest is sponsored by the Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic (PGAMA), and showcases the skills of commercial printers, engravers, embossers, binders, designers, and others in the industry as they vie for the honor of being named the Best of Category or Award of Excellence. Awards were presented in March during the Excellence in Print Gala.

From hundreds of entries, an independent panel of experts selects the very best works based on qualities such as precision of color reproduction, use of design, and level of difficulty.  Awards are divided by the media type and process, as well as the size of press on which the item was created.

Independent Can is committed to investing at a high level in equipment and training to continue to be the best source for metal decorating and packaging.  The company mission statement “To Be the Best, Not the Biggest” rings true. Independent Can Company is an industry leader in high-definition metal decorating.

Nestle Turtles, Limited Edition Tin