Ward/Kraft Prints UV Inks Under Silicone; Wins Benny
Ft. Scott, Kansas-based Ward/Kraft has perfected its ability to print UV ink under a silicone layer. The release of this proprietary solution provides distributors with new low cost, faster turnaround alternatives for piggyback and scratch-off label applications.
This innovation makes printing UV inks on the liner a faster, more reliable and less costly solution. Ward/Kraft’s proprietary converting process eliminates outsourcing and waiting for materials to create hidden message labels. As a result, distributors can cut time and cost out of every application they currently sell. There is virtually no limitation on the material that can be used or on the quantity that can be produced.
Ward/Kraft has also expanded its integrated products and pressure seal offerings. After rigorous testing, the company successfully brought new production equipment online enabling more products to be produced in a single pass. The benefits to distributors include more pressure-seal and integrated products to sell with industry leading time and cost savings.
Ward/Kraft now offers 18 stock integrated labels. The new integrated offering has been expanded from four to include 14 new blank stock integrated label products. Many of these products are compatible with leading shipping and inventory management software systems. The new stock integrated label products are available in single carton minimum order quantities, and ship within 24 hours of ordering. These stock products can also be imprinted in low quantities.
In other news, Ward/Kraft was awarded a Benny—the highest honor in the 2008 Premier Print Awards. The company was recognized for its Stampa Caffe Letterhead entry.
In its 59th year, the Premier Print Awards is the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, and recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. The event was hosted by the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, and more than 4,200 entries were received from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world.