We are pleased to announce that the Print Services and Distribution Association (PSDA) has awarded Repacorp with a 2021 PEAK Award for Best Cost Savings Solutions for a Client, for the entry “Spatter”.

PSDA’s PEAK Awards program honors the work of industry professionals who have met their customers’ needs by providing outstanding value-added products and services through creativity in design, production, fulfillment, and other services while solving problems or improving business functions.

We are so proud of the work our team does every day, and this award is an affirmation of your commitment to producing outstanding work of the highest quality. Thank you to all of our team members who collaborated and contributed to this project!

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Description of Challenge and Solution:

When we started running these labels the volume for 3 versions was low and we ran the job on our Digital­­ HP. However, due to the fact that it is a clear label and the label is going on a colored bottle, the client did not want the main color of the label affected by the bottle color so we had to print 4 layers of white ink and then the color. As the job grew, also did the cost. Running 4 hits of white, plus color, and then having to take to an ­additional press to varnish and cut and then to finishing equipment the cost was skyrocketing. The reason it took us so long to change our production process was the fact that 4 layers of white needed to be printed beneath a very detailed “splatter” of ink pattern–a pattern that is very difficult to hold multi-layers of ink on top of each other.

However, if we were able to accomplish the change, we could save the customer per order around $14,000.00. We performed a test print to see if we could hold the registration of 2 white plus 5 spot colors, plus varnish (8 total print stations). Not only did we hold the very difficult layering of the inks due to our amazing press operators, but we also ended up being able to match the colors the customer needed. The customer runs this job about twice a year. By switching the job to flexographic printing, the customer will save around $28,000 per year. For a small company that is a lot of money!

Peak Award