Headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., Tapecon recently promoted Vincent Allelo to the position of director of manufacturing. In addition, Jay Ziegler was promoted to the position of director of sales and marketing.
Rank: 1 Company: Discount Labels, New Albany, Ind. Labels & Tags Sales $(000): 76,269 Total Sales $(000): 76,269 Rank: 2 Company: Label Art, Wilton, N.H. Labels & Tags Sales $(000): 47,000 Total Sales $(000): 47,000 Rank: 3 Company: Diversified Labeling Solutions, Itasca, Ill. Labels & Tags Sales $(000): 39,200 Total Sales $(000): 39,200 Rank: 4 Company: Data Label, Terre Haute, Ind. Labels & Tags Sales $(000): 33,729 Total Sales $(000): 33,729 Rank: 5 Company: Gill Studios, Shawnee Mission, Kan. Labels & Tags Sales $(000): 31,350 Total Sales $(000): 47,500 Rank: 6 Company: Lancer Label, Omaha, Neb. Labels & Tags
Rank: 1 Company: Ennis, Midlothian, Texas Sales $(000): 559,397 Principal Officer(s): Keith Walters, Chairman, CEO, President Employees: 6,200 Locations: 42 (*Does not include sales figures for Block Graphics, acquired 08/09/06.) Rank: 2 Company: Champion Industries, Huntington, W. Va. Sales $(000): 135,000 Principal Officer(s): Marshall T. Reynolds, CEO Employees: 768 Locations: 22 Rank: 3 Company: Western States Envelope & Label, Butler, Wis. Sales $(000): 111,000 Principal Officer(s): Mark S. Lemberger, President, CEO Employees: 733 Locations: 5 Rank: 4 Company: Printegra, Peachtree City, Ga. Sales $(000): 87,706 Principal Officer(s): Casey Campbell, President, CEO Employees: 822 Locations: 14 Rank: 5 Company: PrintXcel, Montrose,
the future often conjures up images of a Jetson-like universe complete with robots and spaceship vehicles that fold into suitcases. While this lifestyle is light-years away, great strides are in fact being made to take us to a society where washing machines instruct their owners to remove a silk garment accidentally tossed in with the wool sweaters. And, perhaps in 20 years, refrigerators might even print out our grocery lists. To think, these are just some of the ideas that radio frequency identification (RFID) experts are currently working on to make a reality. In its recent study, “RFID Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2006-2016,” IDTechEx
Tapecon Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., has recently purchased an Indigo WS-2000 Digital Offset Web Press. This new press will increase Tapecon's production capabilities and, according to a press release, will make it the first manufacturer of digital offset web printing in the region. "Some may not understand the enormous advantages of digital printing," Tapecon's President Alan Davis said in a January press release. "But, consider the savings in time and material when we can print products direct from computer to substrate with no printing plates or screens, no setups, no cleanups and no waste." With 125 employees and over 600 clients, Tapecon offers an
Successful silkscreened label projects start with the order taking process. Silkscreened labels have proven to be a distributor favorite throughout the years. The roles that distributors play in the production of these high-quality labels are many, and remain increasingly important when it comes to creating a product that customers will be pleased with. According to Bruce Turner, purchasing manager for Adcraft Decals, Independence, Ohio, "The role of the distributor in the processing of an order is crucial. It is important that every detail is attended to so that the customer's wishes are met," he explained Barry Smith, director of sales for Tapecon, Buffalo,
When durability is the question, screenprinted labels are the answer. Cracked, faded, beat-up labels are not only ugly and ineffective, they can be dangerous. After all, what good is a warning label if it's so faded that it's become illegible? Or an engine label that isn't chemical-resistant? The answer is no good at all—and the solution is screenprinting. Screenprinting involves pushing UV-cured or acrylic ink through a fine mesh screen mounted on a steel frame. The process offers vivid color, appealing texture and years of visibility and durability. Because of the way the inks adhere, and the versatility of screenprinting equipment, screenprinting can be
ISO 9000 is rapidly becoming an industry standard but is it for you? By Demian Faunt Brand X Labeling company recently received a phone call from a distributor threatening that ei-ther Brand X become ISO 9000 compliant or the distributor will take its business elsewhere. This scenario is becoming increasingly familiar as more and more companies are adopting what has become the benchmark in quality systems, the ISO 9000 quality management system. Many companies become ISO certified to control the quality of products and services. Some need ISO 9000 compliance to become more competitive. Some companies have to obey a regulatory body that requires certification and