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impactful labeling solutions
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.
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)
Latest Product Innovations Include
Cut & Stack
Wraparound cut & stack label that can shrink up to 15%
High build “domed” varnish for pressure sensitive labels
2-Ply cut & stack label that offers additional label space
White ink approaching standard gravure levels
Real wood substrate for pressure sensitive labels
Insulating labels that keep product contents hot or cold
Glow-in-the-Dark Litho Ink
High brightness glow for cut & stack labels
44# Wet Strength Label
Downgauged material for wraparound labels
Dual pocket sleeve for multi-packs and on-packs
Naturally white providing opacity and light barrier
Cold Foil for
High end foil finish
Screen Print For
Provides a tactile feel and definition for text
Coating provides a rich matter appearance
Temperature changing ink that changes color for hot or cold applications