Ever Wonder How In Mold Labels Are Made? Here's How

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Ever Wonder How In Mold Labels Are Made? Here's How

As small and seemingly simple as they can be, labels play a crucial role in the marketing and branding of products. Studies have shown that upon receiving an item with a promotional logo on it, 84% of Americans will remember that company's name. Commercial labels help create brand awareness and brand loyalty, and they help customers better locate a product when shopping. There are several different types of labels, but one of the most unique types are in mold labels.

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Hammer Expands Flexo Printing Capabilities

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Hammer Expands Flexo Printing Capabilities

Hammer Packaging is excited to announce the addition of a new 10-color state-of-the-art Mark Andy Flexo Press with expanded capabilities to our fleet of cutting edge press technology! We've seen immediate returns with the Mark Andy Flexo P7 Press installed last year and have applied our learnings to this newest version by adding even more modern technology to meet the needs of our customers and keep Hammer at the forefront of our industry.

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Hammer Named Rochester Top Workplace Three Years in a Row!

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Hammer Named Rochester Top Workplace Three Years in a Row!

Hammer Packaging has been named one of Rochester’s Top Workplaces for 2017 by the Democrat & Chronicle. The annual award program celebrates local businesses based on employee satisfaction. This is the third consecutive year that Hammer has been recognized with this award!

"We are honored to have been selected again for the award of Top Workplaces," said Jim Hammer, President & CEO of Hammer Packaging.  "As always, people are our most important asset and it is an honor to celebrate this recognition."

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New KBA Press with Flying JobChange

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New KBA Press with Flying JobChange

Hammer is pioneering a new generation of offset printing with the purchase of a new 41" KBA 8 color offset press!

This new configuration is yet another unique layout to our portfolio of presses, making Hammer truly one-of-a-kind! This press will represent the newest technology available with the fastest press speeds in the world. Best of all, we will have a NEW North American feature for cut & stack applications...the revolutionary "Flying JobChange".

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Hammer Packaging Awarded Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification

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Hammer Packaging Awarded Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification

"The Hammer Team identified achieving SQF Certification as a priority for 2016. The goal was to reach food safety standards in our facilities that achieves our customer's goals for direct food contact packaging," shared Jim Hammer, President and CEO. "This is a critical step for our growth in the food and flexible packaging market."

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Hammer Welcomes new VP of Sales

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Hammer Welcomes new VP of Sales

We are very pleased to announce that effective July 11, 2016, Gregg Ockun joined the Hammer Team as Vice President of Sales.

Gregg was employed by the films division of ExxonMobil for 21 years and thus brings an extensive knowledge of flexible packaging and film printing in general. Gregg joined Toray Plastics in 2014 as National Business Manager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Resource Economics.

Please join us in welcoming Gregg to the Hammer Team.

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Understanding the benefits of shrink sleeves

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Understanding the benefits of shrink sleeves

Shrink sleeve labels continue to make their way as one of the fastest-growing segments in the packaging industry--and for good reason. Shrink sleeve labels provide colorful, 360-degree messaging and wrap-around coverage, conforming to the shape of the container. With high shelf impact and endless design possibilities, many brands are discovering how shrink sleeves can benefit their marketing strategy.

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GMO Implications for Labels & New FDA Nutrition Guidelines

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GMO Implications for Labels & New FDA Nutrition Guidelines

The State of Vermont passed a law that goes into effect on July 1st of this year (with a grace period to 1/1/2017) requiring specific wording on labels if Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) are contained in the product.

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Hammer Viewing Conditions are ISO Certified

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Hammer Viewing Conditions are ISO Certified

Hammer Packaging continuously invests in the services, products, and people required to exceed their customers’ expectations. Achieving a G7 Master Certification is one example of how Hammer Packaging is committed to quality. G7 Certification requires that viewing conditions for color-critical printing be compliant with the ISO 3664:2009 standard.

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Hammer is Growing their Flexo Operations

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Hammer is Growing their Flexo Operations

We are excited to announce the addition of a Mark Andy Performance Series Flexo Press with a Rotoflex finishing system. The new 17-inch, 10 color P7 press includes combination hot air drying/UV curing, a Mark Andy QCDC (Quick Change Die Cut) unit, web turnbar, cold foil and lamination capabilities.

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