Hagerstown, Md.

Super-sizing products and production capabilities is hugely successful for some manufacturers With regard to size, bigger is definitely better, according to both Xpanded Label Technology, Appleton, Wis., and Hub Labels, Hagerstown, Md., In the case of the former, it is the super-sized dimensions of its label products that set the company apart, while the latter boasts a large, 110,000-sq.-ft. plant housing extremely diversified printing methodologies to leverage multiple production capabilities. Here, Jim Volkman, executive vice president of Xpanded Label Technology, and Jonathan Freed, director, southeast, for Hub Labels, discussed their companies' unique operations and how they help distributors add value. Volkman explained

Hub Labels, Hagerstown, Md., recently announced that it has selected The Gallus Group, St. Gallen, Switzerland, to be its high-end label-print partner. Hub Label cemented this announcement with the purchase of the Gallus RCS 330 and the EM 410 combination U.V. flexo/rotary screen presses. The Gallus presses can manufacture top-quality decals, forms up to 16" wide, and membership cards in any combination of U.V. flexo and rotary screen up to eight colors, with hot-foil stamping, lamination or varnish, and die-cutting. One of the most technologically advanced flex presses in the world, the RCS 330 press will be the first such press in the United States. Hub

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