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Americk Systems Labelling

Tenth Avenue,
Deeside Industrial Park,
Deeside,
Flintshire
CH5 2UA


 

Welcome to Americk Systems Labelling

Americk Systems Labelling is the largest independent label printer in the United Kingdom established in 1990 we have grown year on year.        

A member of The Americk Packaging Group we have a passion for innovation, indeed it is integral to everything we do. From developing new products to improving production efficiencies creative thinking and a can do approach is at the heart of the business. To achieve this you need good people, and every department is lead by an experienced management team who know everything you need to know about the industry. Our expertise has been utilised on numerous occassions by WRAP UK in order to develop sustainable solutions to a variety of plastics recycling challenges.

Therefore if you are visiting our website for the first time and you require support for any of the following products you are in safe hands; self-adhesive labels, peel and reseal, wraparound, inmould, cut & stack and inmould labels. We also offer competitive prices for blank labels and consumables.

Americk Systems Labelling operates in a forward thinking environment and is committed to the ethos that innovation leads to profitability. We believe in empowering our people to contribute to our growth.

Our Mission

"To provide world class labels through our dedication and ability to innovate, whilst understanding and meeting our customers needs day in, day out”

Our Position

•We understand and lead the label printing market
•We have the infrastructure to consistently deliver to your specific requirements
•We offer a broad range of environmentally smart label options
•We can add real value to your business

Our Values

•Innovation
•Quality
•Service
•Expertise
•Flexibility

Product Portfolio - Overview

Americk Systems Labelling provides self-adhesive, in-mould, board, linerless, wraparound and many more label types for a broad range of sectors including, food, chemical, household, logistics, dairy, beverage and cosmetics. For your convenience we have split the content in this section by category type, please browse your sector of interest where you will find an impressive list of customers.

•Food
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/food.shtml

•Dairy
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/dairy.shtml

•Industrial
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/industrial.shtml

•Household
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/household.shtml

•Beverage
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/beverage.shtml

•Logistics
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/logistics.shtml

•Cosmetics/Health
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/cosmetics-health.shtml

•Ribbons
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/product-portfolio/ribbons.shtml

•Thermal Printers
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/service/maintenance-contracts.shtml

•Label options
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/materials/label-types.shtml

Service - Overview

Our home grown Management Information System provides customers with unique "Real-Time" scheduling. Dedicated sales and customer service staff can cost, schedule and progress new orders in real-time. Customers can access their own accounts via the secure extranet facility and call-off stock for next day delivery.

We also provide access to our technical team who support and advise customers on materials, finishes and organise trials if required. If you wish to contact us regarding any of our services please complete our simple enquiry form.

Recently awarded the "Excellence in Customer Service" Award at the Inspiring Enterprise 2009 ceremony. An accolade we proudly received for the continual focus on every aspect of the customers experience.Supporting this and contributing to the overall assessment; the implementation and management of stringent quality control procedures ensure customers receive labels fit for purpose.

http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/service/

Environment - The Golden Rule is Mono

We offer 3 environmentally friendly smart options that can be applied to a broad range of packaging categories

•Recycling
http://www.systemslabelling.com/downloads/recyclable-labels.pdf

•Biodegradable
http://www.systemslabelling.com/downloads/biodegradable-labels.pdf

•Home compostable
http://www.systemslabelling.com/downloads/home-compostable-labels.pdf

Compare these options at a glance
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Americk Systems Labelling embraces the Coutauld Commitment having successfully developed a complete range of filmic materials for the packaging industry. Options include recyclable, bio-degradable and home compostable labels developed as a result of comprehensive R&D projects and utilising an inhouse coating facility.

We are keen to offer our customers choice, our ethos and appetite for continuous improvement means we are willing to spend time and resource developing products by working alongside our customers. The results show we consistently produce labelsfit for purpose and with growing pressures for the industry to produce mono packaging quite often the label is the final piece in the jigsaw.

Quality - Overview

We have accreditation audited and approved to the BRC standards.

•We work to an audited Quality Management System (LRQA) Lloyds registered quality assurance. Our dedicated Quality Assurance •Manager co-ordinates customer orientated quality meetings. A continuous improvement programme is in place ensuring we tirelessly work in partnership with our customers to manage quality issues effectively.

Quality Control

•Dedicated Quality Control technicians are in place on every shift
•Samples are checked from every reel
•To ensure objectivity QC are responsible for signing off pass sheets
•Once passed label samples are taken from the web and applied to a visible sample board
•Our unique 100% inspection system is installed on all our presses and inspection machines providing robust quality assurance
•Our materials are coated inhouse and are continually tested for peel resistance and coat weights

Controlled documents are available for every stage of the production process and has a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

•Work instructions are based on best practice
•Training aids and operator training programmes are conducted on and off site with recognised governing bodies
•Continuous improvement programme monitored on a weekly basis

http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/quality/

Materials - Overview

We have split the content in this section in order to highlight the finishing options and combinations available to your business. From inks to foils and adhesives to liners we can provide the best combination to fit your requirements and budget.

•Inks
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/materials/inks.shtml

•Foils and Substrates
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/materials/foils-and-substrates.shtml

•Label Types
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/materials/label-types.shtml

•Face Material
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/materials/face-material.shtml

•Adhesive
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/materials/adhesive.shtml

•Liners
http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/materials/liners.shtml

Reprographics - Pushing the boundaries of flexographic printing

Our reprographics and pre-press department is the envy of the label printing industry. Following a significant investment in software and hardware we can;

•Reproduce intricate designs including vignettes and halftones to achieve product stand-out
•Produce environmentally smart flexographic plates every 12 minutes resulting in a flexible and reactive service for our customers
•Receive and post customer artwork via our ftp online service. Delivering a speedy and controlled sign-off process
•Provide full colour cromalin digital proofs for accurate approval prior to print

Design Consultation

Our ethos is to produce the best possible results from our customers artwork. What works for Litho or Gravure may not work for Flexo and vice versa, with this in mind we are always happy to advise and guide them through the design process. Americk Systems Labelling Repro operators are fully conversant with all print disciplines and so are able to offer best practice advice.

Repro

Advanced screening techniques enable us to extract the very best results from our clients' designs. The Kodak Hyperflex Resolution Enhancement Technology has allowed us to achieve excellent halftones and vignettes enabling customers to submit complex designs to achieve maximum stand-out. Kodak Maxtone Hybrid Screening is modulated technology that delivers enhanced detail, smooth vignettes and improved highlight reproduction by allowing our prepress operators to restrict the minimum dot size and control the number of highlight dots in a frequency modulated-like manner. Our DuPont Cromalin blue3 digital proofing system provides our clients with full colour proofs for an accurate representation of the finished label prior to print.


Pre-press

The production of our flexographic plates has been revolutionised following the commissioning of a Kodak Thermoflex platesetter. The installation has been accompanied by the new DuPont Cyrel FAST system which has eliminated the use of solvents during the plate-making process. Make-ready times and wastage has been reduced and run-lengths increase pre-production capacity, providing obvious benefits to our customers. The working environment for our pre-press team has improved as there are no solvents to handle, store or recycle.

Pdf/Print Comparison

We have installed an  EyeC Proofiler™, an offline automated print inspection system performing sample tests for content verification and quality control. Put simply this means that the very same pdf that our customer passes is electronically compared to a scanned final print sample. With barcode verification as part of the process it has proved an invaluable addition to our QC department.

http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/reprographics/

Production Capabilities - Overview

Americk Systems Labelling have 2 production sites both with easy access to the M56 The Deeside plant is a 36,000 sq ft purpose built facility incorporating repro, plate-making, 6 Mark Andy 8 colour flexographic presses all with dedicated inspection units. The Runcorn site is approx. 12,000 sq ft and is equipped to produce large volume in-mould labels (IML), in addition to wrap-round and blank/plain label products.

Investment in a unique 100% inspection system and an inhouse coating facility sets Americk Systems Labelling apart from the competition.

http://www.systemslabelling.com/pages/production-capabilities/

 

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