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A&M Label Presentation Booklet


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A&M Label Presentation Booklet

  1. 2. A&M’s Business A&M Label’s business is based on providing comprehensive print solutions to our customers. We print stock and custom labels, marketing materials, and promotional products, but our core business goes well beyond the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality products. Our business is in assisting our customers in… Asset Management Branding Communication Compliance Marketing Material Management Product Identification Security Service
  2. 3. A&M Awards and Recognition A&M is proud to be recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for the quality of its products. Through industry events A&M is constantly benchmarking itself against its peers. At the 2009 Tag and Label Manufacturer’s Institute (TLMI) conference, A&M Label received multiple highly coveted awards. In the Coupon category, A&M received the 1st place award for its Huggies© Bath & Body WashTM coupon which featured a two-sided coupon with removable adhesive which went on to be awarded a 2009 World Label Award. In the Non-Prime category, A&M also received 1st place recognition for its Listerine© Smart RinseTM promotional label. A&M Label was also recognized with a 2nd place award in the Consumer Products category for its digitally printed Spiced WassailTM label for the Wears Valley Candle Company©. North America 1st Place Flexo – Non-Prime Listerine Smart Rinse North America 2nd Place Digital – Consumer Product Spiced Wassail
  3. 4. A&M’s Markets & Customers A&M Label is a diversified printer and supports customers in multiple markets. With this broad market presence, A&M is able to leverage its experiences in one market and bring them to bear for all customers. Automotive Consumer Products Food & Beverage Industrial Media / Entertainment Packaging & Distribution Printing Process & Chemical Recreation Having earned both ISO 9001:2008 and TS16949 certifications, A&M is able to support market specific quality requirements.
  4. 5. A&M’s Locations With 75 team members and sales offices and manufacturing locations in key locations across the country, we are able to provide account management and production capabilities to meet customer commitments throughout North America and globally. Memphis, TN Sales Office Manufacturing Facility Warehousing Facility Wixom, MI Corporate Offices Sales Office Research & Development Graphics and Plate Making Manufacturing Facility Warehousing Facility Northern California Sales Office Los Angeles, CA Sales Office Warehousing Facility
  5. 6. We support a diverse customer base including automotive suppliers and OEMs, media, food & beverage, distributors, and service providers. A&M’s Industries & Customers
  6. 7. Product Overview A&M’s products support hundreds of unique product applications. This range of support is provided by offering a portfolio of products together with services and equipment that position A&M Label as a full service printing partner. <ul><li>Label Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Couponing </li></ul><ul><li>Functional Labels and Tape </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Display Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Material Handling </li></ul><ul><li>Prime and Secondary Labels </li></ul><ul><li>UPC / Barcode / Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>QR Codes / Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Security Device </li></ul><ul><li>Shrink Sleeves </li></ul><ul><li>Stickers / Decals </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Pressure Sensitive Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Display Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution Items </li></ul><ul><li>Printer Ribbons </li></ul><ul><li>Tapes </li></ul>
  7. 8. Product Overview A&M label now offers Quick Response (QR) Codes QR codes make print interactive by allowing your customers the ability to scan the code and receive more content about the product.
  8. 9. Stock & Custom Labels Recognized as a leader in the industry, A&M can supply custom or stock printed materials for diverse markets. <ul><li>Stock Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Barcode Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Blank Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Laser / Inkjet Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Material Management </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Coupons </li></ul><ul><li>Drum Labels </li></ul><ul><li>eCodes / Variable Print </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized Labels and Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Branding Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Promotional Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential and Random Numbering </li></ul><ul><li>Security Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Test Market Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Warning Labels </li></ul>
  9. 10. Labeling Equipment & Supplies In addition to in-house printing, A&M offers customers sourcing and technical advice for label applicators, printers, dispensers, and supplies in order to increase their own efficiency. Thermal Printers A&M is an authorized dealer for several brands of OEM thermal printers. Label Applicators A&M offers a full-line of label applicators, dispensers, and print/apply units with Ribbon Saver technology to save customers time and money. Thermal Ribbons A&M carries a wide variety of ribbons for all your imprinting needs.
  10. 11. Services Overview A&M works with its customers to define and design the most efficient solution for our customer’s needs. This means working with customers at every step of the process and offering value-added support services. <ul><li>Vendor Managed Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Warehousing & Fulfillment </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Plate Making </li></ul><ul><li>Print Program Management </li></ul>
  11. 12. Vendor Managed Inventory, Warehousing, and Fulfillment Services A&M works with its customers to define and design the most efficient solution for your fulfillment needs. Our dedication to efficiency yields some of the quickest turnaround times in the industry. <ul><li>Integrated order entry and warehouse management systems </li></ul><ul><li>Open capacity for palletized and pick-n-pack locations </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to manage off-site stocking locations </li></ul>
  12. 13. Graphic Design and Plate Making In-house graphic design and digital plate making allow the flexibility to service an entire print portfolio. Internal capabilities accelerate turnaround time from days to hours and accommodates late cycle modifications. <ul><li>Graphic design capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>ESKO Workflow system </li></ul><ul><li>CDI Digital Plate Flexo Imager </li></ul><ul><li>DuPont Cyrel Plate System </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic file sharing and proofing </li></ul><ul><li>Mac/PC vector art management </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3000 typefaces </li></ul>
  13. 14. Artwork Guidelines A&M is pleased to be able to support our customer’s graphic needs. Please consider the following guidelines when submitting artwork. <ul><li>Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macintosh OS X & OS 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted Mac Version Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Illustrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe InDesign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quark XPress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photoshop   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Powerpoint, Word, Excel, or other non-vector formats are not acceptable formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Font Information </li></ul><ul><li>Convert text to paths or supply fonts and printer fonts with file. </li></ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul><ul><li>When assigning a spot color to art or text, please indicate Pantone color. CMYK is acceptable with screens of 100% to 1% minimum if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Die Lines & Bleeds </li></ul><ul><li>Please include die line. </li></ul><ul><li>Please add 1/8” bleed when applicable. </li></ul><ul><li>File Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please include all placed images (i.e. eps, tiff, psd, etc.) used for the job to be printed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placed images must be at least 300 dpi resolution for printing purposes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When providing art on a disc, please include a hard copy printout of the artwork. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When providing art as an email attachment, please include a PDF file of the artwork. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include special instructions when applicable. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We can accept compressed files: Disk Doubler or Stuffit (Mac); ZIP (DOS). </li></ul><ul><li>Accepted file storage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac formatted – Zip disk, 100MB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac formatted – CD-ROM </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. A&M Copy Position Chart A&M utilizes the industry standard guidelines for artwork copy positions. Please confirm position when submitting quotation requests or production orders.
  15. 16. Print Program Management A&M is pleased to be the printer of choice for most of our customers. We understand the industry, we know the products, and frankly we know our own capabilities. By partnering with our customers we are able to move beyond a transaction-based relationship to one that provides comprehensive solutions <ul><li>Printing </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplier Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3rd party supplier sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Materials consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Kitting & Packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfillment </li></ul>
  16. 17. Equipment Capabilities A&M’s commitment to efficiency and quality mandate continual investment in the rapidly-advancing innovations of the printing industry. Over the past three years A&M Label has invested nearly $3 million in advancing our quick turn capabilities. These investments enable tremendous flexibility in meeting future customer requirements. <ul><li>Equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Flexographic, Digital, Inkjet and Thermal printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Widths up to 17” and lengths up to 24” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• High-speed finishing units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• 2500+ dies in hundreds of shapes and sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Up to 8 colors including four color process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Variable information printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Roll and sheet output </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Paper, holographic, film, and foil substrates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Pressure sensitive and non-adhesive backed materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmentally conscientious materials including post-consumer, PLA, and tree-free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Water-based, solvent, and UV inks </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Capability Reinvestment By reinvesting in our business A&M Label has positioned itself to meet the expanding needs of our customers. Through strategic acquisitions and equipment investments, A&M Label has transformed itself into a flexible and quick response solution provider. <ul><li>Traditional </li></ul><ul><li>“ Flexo – Large Volume, Long Run” </li></ul><ul><li>Webtron 750 (4) (7.5”) </li></ul><ul><li>Aquaflex ELS (13”) </li></ul><ul><li>Nilpeter 4200 (17”) </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Andy LP 3000 (13”) </li></ul><ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><li>“ Flexible – Large to Small Volumes, Rapid Response” </li></ul><ul><li>Webtron 750 (4) (7.5”) </li></ul><ul><li>Aquaflex ELS (13”) </li></ul><ul><li>Nilpeter 4200 (17”) </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Andy 2400 (17”) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Jetrion 3025 (2) (5.5”) </li></ul><ul><li>Jetrion 4000 (5.5) </li></ul><ul><li>HP Indigo 4050 (13”) </li></ul>
  18. 19. Digital Printing A&M’s commitment to exceeding its customer expectations means investing in leading edge technologies. A&M Label continues this investment with the HP Indigo 4050, the Jetrion 3025, the Jetrion 4000 digital printers and the creation of the A&M Digital Technical Center to support our customers. <ul><li>Print on demand </li></ul><ul><li>Low volume production </li></ul><ul><li>Samples and prototype production </li></ul><ul><li>Variable printing </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Counterfeiting and piracy features </li></ul><ul><li>Two-sided printing </li></ul><ul><li>Supports both </li></ul><ul><li>film and paper </li></ul>
  19. 20. Digital Labels on Demand Our in-house graphics and production departments work hand-in-hand with our Account Management team to ensure rapid response to customer needs. <ul><li>Custom labels </li></ul><ul><li>1 to 1 Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Customization </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized labels </li></ul><ul><li>Prototype / Trial Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Process color quality </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential numbering </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential bar coding </li></ul>
  20. 21. Our People Make Everything Happen It’s our people that make A&M Label so dependable. Expect our team of sales professionals, designers, project managers, quality experts, and skilled press operators to give your printing needs the attention they deserve with: <ul><li>Professionals who are detail-oriented and eager to serve. </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional customer service dedicated to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Experts with the ability to listen attentively, answer questions, and make recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>Product Development / Research & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Lean Manufacturing / Kaizen / Continuous Improvement programs </li></ul>
  21. 22. A&M’s Environmental Commitment A&M’s commitment to environmental stewardship begins with its own commitment to reducing, reusing, and recycling materials. We also work with our suppliers and customers to provide print solutions that support “Green” initiatives and requirements. Plastic recycling - partnering with local recyclers to collect and return all plastic containers used within our facilities Paper recycling - partnering with local recyclers to recycle all office paper. Energy - reduction efforts include installing skylights across the production operations and motion sensitive office and conference room lighting. Materials - use of water-based inks, post-consumer content paper as well as tree-free materials including soy and corn-based substrates.
  22. 23. Voice of the Customer A&M Label’s 2009 Customer Satisfaction Survey highlights the relationships we have with our customers. Customer references and testimonials, together with the complete results of the 2009 Customer Satisfaction Survey, are available upon request.
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  24. 25. Customer Satisfaction
  25. 27. Barcode & Variable Print
  26. 28. Blanks
  27. 29. Coupons
  28. 30. Expanded Content Booklets
  29. 31. Flesh Tones
  30. 32. Material Handling
  31. 33. Prime
  32. 34. Promotional & Marketing
  33. 35. Secondary
  34. 36. Specialty Material
  35. 37. Interactive Print