P-S Label Innovation + Strong Customer Relations = Success
Label printers are under constant pressure to produce flawless, value-added labels at a low cost. Pamco Label Co. knows the feeling well.
The Des Plaines, Ill. custom label printer has thrived for more than 50 years in a competitive tag and label market, in spite of the increasing quality and performance demands it’s faced. Pamco currently resides in a 55,000 sq. ft. facility which houses 13 printing presses and 120 employees.
The company has prospered under a simple operating philosophy with a customer-focused perspective: “One hundred percent customer satisfaction,” said Alan Berkowitz, Pamco executive VP. “Our answer is always ‘yes,’ and then we ask, ‘Now, what is the question?’ We have always strived to be the service leader in our industry, specializing in exceptional speed and reliability, always delivering a quality product.”
Serving mostly producers of consumer non-durables in the food, candy, beverage, health and beauty, and cleaning supplies markets, Pamco has added capabilities along the way to meet rising customer demands and offer a wider array of printing resources. The most recent addition was a state-of-the-art combination press that incorporates UV flexo, rotary silk screen, and foil stamping. The press gives Pamco the capability to produce labels with up to eight colors, including the popular clear, “no label look” labels—all in-line with one pass, said Danny Fishbein, Pamco’s VP, sales and marketing.
The company prints on a variety of substrates, including non-pressure sensitive papers and tag stocks, but about 90 percent of its business is made up of opaque and clear pressure-sensitive (p-s) labels. Pamco uses three types of inks—water-based, UV-curable, and rotary screen—which provide for diverse methods to differentiate customer labels.
A walk down any grocery store aisle will reveal an assortment of promotional labels used to attract shoppers to products. Unique textures, game pieces, and instantly redeemable coupons (IRCs), are among these tempting label variations.