INNOVATION

New to market
impactful labeling solutions

stage-gate

Stage Gate Process

We utilize a Stage Gate process for potential new product developments.

The process includes a cross-functional innovation team with idea input from associates, suppliers and customers.

Brainstorming Sessions

Since successful innovation starts with the ideation phase of new product development, we offer brainstorming sessions for customers to generate ideas and share knowledge.

Supply Chain Partners

Working upstream with suppliers and other channel partners we proactively seek opportunities to participate in product development projects, new product launches, and beta testing for developmental substrates, inks, coatings and adhesives.

Fort Dearborn is a preferred beta testing site and new product development partners for our suppliers (and their suppliers). (Equipment OEMs, Container Manufacturers, Raw Material Suppliers, Prepress Suppliers)

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Latest Product Innovations Include

Shrinkable
Cut & Stack
shrinkable

Wraparound cut & stack label that can shrink up to 15%

High Tactile
Pressure Sensitive
high-tactile

High build “domed” varnish for pressure sensitive labels

Peel-N-Reveal
Label
peel reveal

2-Ply cut & stack label that offers additional label space

High Opacity
Water-Based Inks
ink opacity

White ink approaching standard gravure levels

Wood Veneer
Labels
wood veneer

Real wood substrate for pressure sensitive labels

Foam
Labels
foam insulation

Insulating labels that keep product contents hot or cold

Glow-in-the-Dark Litho Ink
glow

High brightness glow for cut & stack labels

44# Wet Strength Label
wet-strenght

Downgauged material for wraparound labels

Dual Chamber
Shrink Sleeve
DualChamber

Dual pocket sleeve for multi-packs and on-packs

White Shrink
Sleeve Film
whiteFilm

Naturally white providing opacity and light barrier

Cold Foil for
Shrink Sleeves
Foil

High end foil finish


Screen Print For
Shrink Sleeves
screen print

Provides a tactile feel and definition for text

Soft Touch
Label
shrinkable

Coating provides a rich matter appearance

Thermochromatic
Ink
Thermo Ink

Temperature changing ink that changes color for hot or cold applications