Home' FLEXO Magazine : August 2016 Contents Being SQF Level 2 certified has certainly made an impression on our
customers and our company culture. Food safety has become increas-
ingly important over the years and we are always on the forefront of
our markets demands. We are working to obtain our SQF Level 3 cer-
tification in 2017. We are also registered with the FDA, AIB Certified
and IMS certified.
Poly Print’s primary markets include California, Arizona, Utah, Texas,
the Midwest, southeast and East Coast.
FLEXO: Talk about graphics quality at Poly Print—its importance,
challenges it presents, ways the company ensures high quality, prepress
Hanlon, Tavour & Genova: “Quality Makes a Good Impression” is
our slogan. However, our commitment to quality goes beyond that, to
every aspect of our process.
Prepress and high quality graphics have changed and shaped the
industry in the last decade. We have been in business long enough to
remember using rubber plates and the transition to photopolymer.
New technology continually presents itself in the way of color separa-
tions, printing plates and longevity.
We aim to ensure a smooth transformation from customer product
design to production ready printing plates. Any issues that may occur
in the prepress process will translate through every stage of produc-
tion, causing a devastating chain reaction. To avoid such circum-
stances, we have developed procedures to ensure the printing plates
are made precisely to our customers’ specifications. We continually
strive to understand what drives superior print quality and consistent
reproduction. Our technical knowledge of the printing and convert-
ing process, along with the advances in machine technology, directly
impact the quality of the printed piece.
Each member of our team is responsible for quality in his or her own
department, to ensure we produce the highest quality product every
time it is ordered.
FLEXO: Where does process control fall in importance for Poly Print?
Hanlon, Tavour & Genova: Process control and planning are the
foundation for running a successful, consistent and growing company.
We recognize having control of our processes simplifies our opera-
tions, reduces hazards, and cuts down on waste and service costs. In
an industry that is constantly pressured by pricing challenges, solid
process control will decide if you are going to be around for the long
At Poly Print, we have had to learn the hard way over the years and
paid for our mistakes. With each mistake, we strive to identify the root
cause of the issue, where the process failed and revise our procedures
to ensure it does not happen again. We have adopted the systems that
our SQF certification mandates and have even expanded on them to
make our plant run safer, cleaner and more efficiently.
While SQF Level 2 namely focuses on food safety, we are striving to
be Level 3 certified by 2017, which emphasizes quality and process
control. Process control is a continuing effort and culture that starts
from the top. One look around our plant and you would see that we
take it very seriously.
FLEXO: Is standardization a focus at the company? Do you deploy
the Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances
Hanlon, Tavour & Genova: Process control holds hands with stan-
dardization and is the foundation for Lean Six Sigma, as well as a tool
for maintaining safety, quality and productivity at high levels. The
focus at Poly Print is planning, planning and more planning, to ensure
job elements are efficiently organized and repeatable. Poly Print
has worked relentlessly to standardize operations throughout every
department in the company, including prepress, administration, press,
POLY PRINT, INC.
FTA Member Since: 2004
• Ron Genova, President
• Elsie Genova, Administrative Manager
• Ron Vukmir, Prepress & Production Manager
• Ken Bartley, Printing Department Manager
2300 W Wetmore Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705
“For as large as the industry is and
with packaging being all around us,
people just think it’s ‘there.’ There
is not enough awareness brought
to the industry and as such, people
looking for jobs do not think of our
industry as one that can lead to a
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