InfoTrends estimates that in 2010, converters worldwide spent $166 million on color digital presses used to print labels and packaging, a number that is project to grow at a 10.3 percent annual rate through 2015. When it comes to digital package printing, graphic providers are no longer thinking...
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“We work with high-end clientele,” adds Dawne Tapp. “These brand owners are very often part of a family business and personally identify with the end result. They are passionate and particular about details, and prompt service is essential. Our digital platform enables innovation + decoration + functionality which equates to diversity in the marketplace." To that end, Meritage is constantly using the Xeikon technology and additional finishing processes to push the envelope. "Our Digitt decorating system features an infinite number of in-line combinations of finishing and functional techniques, including foil stamping, embossing, textures, coatings, security features and variable imaging," adds Dawne.
Prior to purchasing the Xeikon, Meritage was waiting for digital technology to catch up with its printing requirements. “With the Xeikon 3500, we utilize exceptional color management systems and registration accuracy, along with format flexibility, high productivity and 1200 dots per inch (220 line screen) resolution," says Jay Tapp. First-rate color graphics with intense decorating treatments in exact register are all hallmarks of Meritage's work.
Meritage focuses on complex label runs in the 10,000 to two million-unit ranges. "Our PureDigital platform is highly productive for long runs as well as short runs," adds Jay. Meritage prints exclusively using the Xeikon 3500 digital label presses.