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FLEXO Magazine : October 2011
Making Brands Shine on Press Award-Winning Results Delivered to Customers For a century, OEC Graphics has been leading the way in delivering prepress innovation to converters, printers and consumer goods compa- nies. The new technologies we continue to adopt and develop stem from our own long history of commitment to the flexible packaging industry and to our customers. As the largest independently owned pre-media company in North America, we have the resources of 200 employ- ees in four state-of-the-art locations which deliver technology-based solutions to a vast amount of custom- ers. With 11 digital plate imaging devices, 14 plate processing units and more than 100 graphics-dedicated workstations, OEC manages ten of thousands of packaging and graphic components on a day-to-day basis. OEC’s pre-media innovations have delivered award-winning results for our customers. Our mastery of the intricate details involved in production art, image capture and color management involved in file preparation to final plates and sleeves ensure that your brand will shine on press. We also make it easy to keep track of your graphics with custom workflow management. This allows for viewing files, images, proofs, product specifications, revisions, project status, cost and inventories with a real-time tracking system. Brand Management Beyond the precision graphics, OEC also thinks outside the box with Gen-Nth, our brand management division. As a full-service design and branding agency, Gen-Nth develops ideas that inspire, transform and deliver to strengthen brands and build business. Services include brand architecture, marketing plans, product launches, lead generation, Walmart Scorecard analysis and much more. Also included within the Gen-Nth umbrella are OEC’s grand format printing services which offer maximum-quality graphics solutions for in-store, events, large format and custom vehicle graphics. Technology has always been the hallmark of OEC Graphics. Most recently, we have added HD Flexo 2.0, available in combination with OEC’s exclusive Flat Top DotTM technology for all flat photopolymers and OEC’s ITR polymer solution, Seamex®. This allows for finer copy and reverses along with cleaner print. Used individually or in combination, HD Flexo 2.0 and Flat Top Dot Technology rival gravure printing for higher resolution, increased color gamut and print consistency. OEC’s other exclusive products include Twinlock®, reusable, self-adhesive compressible sleeves which replace stickyback, Cadcoat® offset coating plates which lower press downtime with a complete coating tower make-ready in five minutes or less and the OEC ECO Plate Cleaner, a self-contained plate washing system. In addition, OEC offers analog, digital sheet and liquid photopolymer platemaking and platemounting services. OEC is a one-stop shop for all ITR offerings in the industry including fully customizable Seamex, FAST round and both Nyloflex and Cyrel solvent- based sleeves. Digital Facilities Management OEC values the development of Custom Technical Partnerships with our customers. We stand beside customers during press runs, press characteriza- tions and equipment analysis and selection, guiding them to the highest performing, most cost-effective decisions to deliver the results they need. We also offer OEC-DFM TM (Digital Facilities Management), a program designed to provide customers digital plate-making equipment on-site. This allows printers greater control and economic flexibility with significant cost-savings. Sustainability is an important part of the custom technical solutions OEC delivers to customers. ECOlution is OEC’s sustainable program created to especially maximize cost saving and improve quality while increasing operational sustainability. Products include Twinlock, Seamex, OEC-DFM and the OEC ECO Plate Cleaner. Use of the ECO products have improved sustainable packaging scores and yielded up to a 5% improvement in operational sustainability. If you would like to learn how your company can achieve a competitive advantage through a partnership with OEC Graphics, please contact Lori Jepson at 866-371-4047. To learn more about OEC, you can also visit our website at www.oecgraphics.com. Corporate Profile 200 Employees 4 State-of-the-Art Locations 11 Imaging Devices 14 Processing Units 100 Graphics-Dedicated Workstations Thousands of Graphics Components Managed Daily OEC at 100