Whether it is printing cutting-edge labels or providing cradle-to-grave solutions for its customers, Great Lakes Label, Comstock Park, MI, thrives on innovation. The company prints labels using digital and flexographic presses, and prides itself in the precision it is able to capture using its flexo presses and state-of-the-art printing technologies, including foils, embossing, tactile effects and rotary screen.
Koeze Company is a Grand Rapids, MI, manufacturer of old-fashioned peanut butter, roasted nuts, and chocolates. Founded in 1910, the family-owned business prides itself on using simple, natural, high-quality ingredients and traditional processing methods to produce its premium products. To convey this quality at point-of-sale, Koeze is very particular about its packaging graphics, especially for its natural peanut butter spreads.
The RSI narrow web print module, created by SPGPrints, has been a key tool that Great Lakes Label uses to achieve various labeling techniques. This rotary screen produces metallic colors, tactile coatings (including braille), scratch off inks, security features, thermosensitive inks, magnetic inks, glitter coatings, fluorescent colors, UV inks, and strong opaques.
The event in Comstock Park, MI, USA attracted 10 exhibitors and over 70 customers. Great Lakes Label, a label manufacturer in Comstock Park, MI, USA, hosted the inaugural Labeling Innovation Summit on August 5 at its headquarters. The event’s exhibitors included Kodak, Mark Andy, Actega, Avery Dennison, Wilson Manufacturing, SPGPrints, among others.
It’s no secret that businesses want to make more money for themselves and their customers. In the labels and packaging space, Lean Manufacturing is a process designed to promote efficiency throughout the workplace. In this case, time is money. The goal of Lean Manufacturing is to perform tasks smarter, thereby reducing waste and increasing delivery times and productivity.
The floors were drab, stained by the ink of decades of running presses and rewinders. The company was just treading water, scraping by with a 1% profit margin. Morale was dismal. Tony Cook, CEO and founder of Great Lakes Label LLC, knew his Michigan-based label printing and converting business needed a change.
This is not a ranking of any kind, nor is it meant to be all-inclusive. If these companies share anything in common, it is that they are experiencing growth, producing high quality work, and using the latest technology to better serve their customers.