S-One Labels & Packaging (S-OneLP) has formed a partnership with Kustom Group to introduce a wide variety of over-print varnishes and coatings designed for both flexo and digitally printed label and packaging markets.
Under the Kustom Koatings brand, S-OneLP will offer standard coatings, such as gloss or matte, and specialty coatings using sand, glitter and many more. The two companies will also jointly create proprietary coatings individually customized and developed under the new co-branded KustomLP product line.
This new partnership will also offer the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind UV-based coatings that perform special functions, such as greater adhesion, more or less gloss levels, light or gritty sand, hieroglyphics effects, scratch-and-sniff or whatever finish a customer’s designer can dream up, according to S-OneLP.
Ralph Giammarco, vice president at S-One LabelsLP, said: ‘Utilizing the exceptional products developed by Kustom Group and S-One’s Utopia Digital Technologies’ development lab creates a powerful partnership that is sure to disrupt our industry with all of the new possibilities in coatings and over-print varnishes.
‘And we’re going to bring these customized products to our customers with shorter lead times than they’ve had access to in the past.’
Michael Gerkin, Jr, Kustom Group president and COO, said: ‘We have been selling our products through various channels in the past with great success but are looking forward to a more direct approach with a service expert like S-OneLP. Having a partner eliminating barriers and creating exposure in the expanding digital, labels and packaging markets is very exciting and a huge advantage to print producers.’
S-OneLP is a new division of S-One Holdings Corporation providing in-line, off-line and custom primers, pre-laminate films, thermal laminates and custom coatings for HP Indigo print providers, as well as materials, technical know-how and integrated solutions for digital label and flexible packaging printing.
Kustom Group is a manufacturer of overprints and coatings in oil-based, aqueous and energy curable chemistries used to coat, protect and enhance virtually all forms of printing.