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FLEXO Magazine : January 2009
PLANTS & PROCESSES Multi-layer laminated promotional cards embedded with RFID chips. Narrow Web on the Edge Meyers Label Pushes Limits of Flexo By Christian R. Bonawandt C 38 utting-edge technology and complex constructions— these things define the very core of The Meyers Printing Companies. Its Minneapolis, MN manufacturing head- quarters houses three different printing/converting services groups: RFID and promotions, prime labels and specialty convert- ing, and brand protection/security. With a taste for innovation and a love of the state-of-the-art, the Meyers label group has earned a reputation as a top-quality narrow-web flexographic printer. It specializes in prime labels, unique and complicated constructions and coupons, and RFID-enabled products. The label division ofMeyers is an occasional winner of FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards, and its employees are staples at various Association events. One of these is MattMoffett, vice president. He is a past FFTA Forum speaker, a recent Forum FLEXO JANUARY 2009 chairman, and currently sits on the Association’s Board of Directors and its Foundation’s Board of Trustees, among other volunteer duties. He recently gave FLEXOa tour of the facility, and shared some closely held secrets to the company’s success. ON THE EDGE While the company was initially a sheetfed operation when it was first founded in 1949, by the late 1960s to 1970s, it had dived full-steam ahead into an upcoming print processes known as flex- ography, according to Moffett. “They started running Webtrons and Mark Andys,” he said. “Our main markets now are prime labels, promotion, brand protection and RFID. Our largest prime label customer is Hormel Foods, which we’ve had a very long partnership with over the years. www. f le xography. org LABELS
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