October 17, 2022
SCREEN Americas announces the sale of two Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S models to Label Solutions Inc. of Marshfield, Missouri. The first installation took place in July 2022 and the second installation is scheduled for October 2022. The company invested in the white, blue and orange ink options for both presses.
President Karen Stevens of Label Solutions noted that the new press resulted in ink savings of 20 percent compared to its replacement — a percentage they expect to increase with the installation of the second press. Because the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI integrated so well with Label Solutions’ existing workflow and color management software solutions, the training and service team at SCREEN Americas is now collaborating with the staff at Label Solutions to achieve a goal of 95 percent uptime for the company’s platform. “The print quality is amazing,” said Stevens, “The size of the dot is small, which allows for a great image. We’ve never had a digital press that printed with this type of quality before.”
Label Solutions had a unique start in 1989 when the company, then under a different name, was part of an establishment that manufactured and sold household paint. The organization purchased a press to print its own labels for paint cans. In 2000, the label portion of the business separated from the household goods business and became a stand-alone label manufacturer. Though it was only generating sales of less than one million dollars in annual revenue, Stevens and her team worked strategically and diligently to grow the business from the ground up.
Today, the company has nearly 40 employees and operates in an impressive 40,000 square-foot facility. Prime labels, custom labels, labels containing multiple SKUs, short-run labels and consecutive bar code labels are manufactured daily for a variety of industries including compressed gas, which accounts for 50 percent of the company’s business, food, beverage and nutraceuticals — a particularly fast-growing market for Label Solutions.
Label Solutions is making the investment to become GMI certified. GMI, which stands for Graphic Measures International, is a certification that ensures accuracy and consistency in color. The company is working toward this certification in order to expand its services to customers who require it.
Label Solutions Inc. is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise adhering to the Women’s Enterprise National Council’s requirement of being at least 51 percent owned and operated by females.
SCREEN Americas returned to in-person conventions with a freshly designed exhibit space and a new theme—Creating a Future in Print.
Creating a Future in Print was SCREEN Americas’ theme at PRINTING United in Las Vegas, Nevada, which took place October 19–21, 2022, where attendees from around the country gathered in SCREEN Americas’ booth.