Capabilities

Custom Label
Label Forms
Flexible Packaging
On Pack Promotional
Materials

Coupons

I.R.C. (Instant Redeemable Coupon)
Peel & Re-Seal
Label Booklet
Hang Tag Booklet
In-Pack Booklet
Dangler Booklet Label

Custom Labels

Film Press
Label Press
Logistics Inventory
Bag Press
Prepress

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Capabilities

Custom Label

  • Printing Multicolor, 4C Process to 175 LPI
  • Roll Labels – Flexo, Digital, Prime
  • Sheeted Labels – Sticker Sheets, Laser Label Sheet,
  • Pinfed rolls, or fanfolded

Label Forms / Integrated Forms

Flexible Packaging

  • Unsupported Film
  • PPFP

On Pack Promotional

Coupons (IRC), Onserts, Booklet, Neck Dangler

IRC – Instant Redeemable Coupon

Peel & Re-Seal

Label Booklet

Hang Tag Booklet

In-Pack Booklet

Dangler Booklet Label

Label Materials

PAPER – White Gloss, Semigloss, Litho, Estate Wine Label, Wet Strength, 20# and 24# MOCR Bond

FILM – White Clear and Metalized, Vinyl, Polypropylene (BOPP), Polyolefin, Polyester, Polystyrene, TYVEK, BOPP, OPP, LDPE, and Synthetic ‘Paper’

FOIL – Paper Laminated and Raw Foil, standard gold and silver, and custom color, foil hot stamp

LAMINATION – Gloss and Matte Clear, raw or imprintable, in assorted thicknesses

ADHESIVE – variety of permanent, removable, and repositionable

SPECIALTIES – Coupon Base, Dry Release, Clean Release, Peel & Re-Seal, Onserts, IRC, Booklets, Danglers

On Pack coupons

  • On-Pack coupons are printed and converted on a modified Label Press.  In many cases, these are pressure sensitive “IRC” (Instant Redeemable Coupon), where part of the coupon is removed at the point of sale for redemption.  Various IRC material constructions can yield different results.
  • Common to the Lawn & Garden market Peel & Re-Seal & Label Booklet offer expanded content used for instructions, or regulatory warnings.
  • Common to products in jars or bottles are Hang Tag Booklet and Dangler Booklet Label.  These offer more geography, and an extra feature that catches the eye of the consumer.

In-Pack coupons

  • These coupons are made using materials such as WOGR, inks, and top coatings to render the coupon safe for direct food contact, or they are packaged in a clear film (typically acetate) overwrap.  These coupons must be inserted into the package prior to the final sealing of the product.
  • Machines to insert ‘In-Pack coupons are available to purchase or rent.  Pictured below are stacked coupons, over-wrapped coupons, and the machines used to insert them into the product packaging.

Thermochromic UPC

An inventory management tool
optimizes retail store cold space.

A normal liquor store or department may have the same beverage product in a bin, end cap, and or cooler.  At check out, most inventory systems cannot tell if the product was purchased at room temperature, or chilled.  The potential out-of-stock condition in the cold space, the most expensive, and most profitable space in the store.

Data experts have approximated that losing a single facing in their cold space each week, could cause a loss of roughly $10,000,000 revenue on total consumer purchases, for retail giants with thousands of store locations.

Thermochromic UPC improves cold space inventory management, affecting an increase in total sales.

Get In Touch

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Doug Murphy

4501 Wilson Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 842-5633

firstcallgraphics@gmail.com 

MORE FROM DOUG

Not just a normal ‘label guy’..

Professionally speaking, I consider my skill at developing long lasting mutually beneficial relationships a hallmark of how I work.  Great relationships are created with a casual but direct approach that puts clients at ease, and establishes confidence and trust early.  I am a man of my word with my clients best interest at heart.  These are core beliefs which are conveyed in my work.

My career in custom labels began in 1992.  I solved any print challenge I could to build a customer base.  Through each success, I build on my experience and knowledge.  Today, the extent of my knowledge is used to confidently solve simple or challenging applications or ordering process for custom labels.  When your project is beyond my scope of knowledge, I will be honest and let you know this is not a fit where I can add value, and step out of the process saving you precious time.

Here is the scope of label and graphic solutions I have provided during my career

Selling production and sales of high quality 4C Process to commercial printers, in the 1990’s with no rejects.

UL & CSA, sales, and handled staging in house production for CSA approvals

Durable Markings, overlays, decals, fleet graphics, membrane switch

Started the beverage label program at two companies I worked for, both of which thrive today.

Proposed a scalable Small Business Unit to produce, package and distribute test strips for a global medical products brand.

Invented a method to ‘Fingerprint’ a flexo press using a single printing plate.

Invented a light attenuation method to improve control and duration of light intensity on Cortron Exact exposure units, which are used in the photopolymer exposure process in Flexo plate making.

Consulted a team of designers and graphic experts at a major corporation to alter the separations for a multiple SKU project, which save production time and money, while optimizing reproduction of the company Logo.

Engineered prepress method used in making mated high-durometer embossing plates to be used for embossing labels on rolls.

Merged two ink technologies, two prepress methods, to print in registration and on rolls, Thermochromic Bar Code Labels.

 

Personally, my wife and I have a passion for team sports and sharing time with our sons.  I am also active Coaching kids Baseball, and enjoy time with my sons camping with my sons with the BSA.

 

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