Since 1990, GAAmericas has recognized leaders in the gravure industry through the Gravure Person of the Year Award. This prestigious award is given to outstanding individuals who have contributed to the advancement of gravure in the United States or internationally. For 2015, we are honoring two outstanding companies and the individuals associated with them. The award luncheon is an opportunity for the gravure industry to publicly honor these individuals and their achievements. Proceeds from this event benefit the Gravure Education Foundation. Peter H. Coors is Chairman, Molson Coors Brewing Company, and Chairman, MillerCoors. Pete Coors is part of a long legacy dedicated to the ongoing development of packaging innovation. Pete Coors is part of a long legacy dedicated to the ongoing development of packaging innovation.
Utah PaperBox, established in 1914 under the name Union Label, is a 105 year old, fifth generation family-owned Salt Lake City-based packaging manufacturer. Leading in technology and innovation, Utah PaperBox recently invested in the Fujifilm J Press 720S sheetfed production inkjet press and has experienced an immediate boost in sales, in addition to furthering its commitment to long-term strategy and its customer base.
“We were in need of a press that was higher quality and could run more sheets per hour compared to what we were previously using, and the J Press was the right choice,” said Mike Salazar, VP of operations, Utah PaperBox.
“Speed to market is imperative,” says Salazar. “We quickly print exact sample prototypes from the J Press, and are absolutely confident of the quality when we show it to the client for approvals. Not one prototype has been rejected, because the client knows exactly how their product will look. That is our competitive advantage.”
Utah PaperBox has clients that have previously asked for ‘test market’ boxes upwards of 5,000 pieces. “To run that job on an offset press, the upfront cost for our clients didn’t justify the risky investment to see if it will sell on their-end,” said Salazar. “With the J Press we are able to fulfill these types of jobs for our clients with a fair price and quick turnarounds.”
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