Everything we do at Curtis Packaging is held to the highest standards of excellence, from hiring the best employees to utilizing the best equipment. We strive for integrity and excellence in everything we do.
Vice President, Operations
Our New 15-Station Press
We recently integrated a 15-station Koenig & Bauer (formerly KBA) UV Press into our operations. The only press in the world with this configuration, it allows us to run 11 colors and 4 separate coating processes in one pass.
We currently employ a variety of Keonig & Bauer presses in our operations. These include 7- and 8-color presses that are capable of applying coatings in-line and enable us to employ our proprietary innovations.
The Flexibility of Choice
We have invested in a variety of production machinery that enables us to provide options for press sheet sizes. From quick turn around times to efficiencies of scale, the stock we select is not limited by what we can do—it’s a choice we make based on what is best for our clients.
Our structural engineers, equipped with a combined 70 years of creative package design experience, utilize state-of-the-art technology to create varieties of folding cartons, set-up boxes, VacuForms, and gift sets.
We maintain a fully-digital workflow, allowing us to prepare files for the most complex design projects.
Our pre-press design steps include:
- Nexus PowerStepper production layouts
- Proof layouts using Epson wide-format printers
- CIP 3 data for ink requirements on press
- Jobs screened by Nexus using Esko’s new concetric dot
- Fuji CTP plate imaging
Color Design Ink Lab
We maintain an ink lab on-site for accurate color matching. We blend 99% of our inks (100% UV, VOC-free) and coatings within our own four walls.
We can customize:
- Soft touch coatings
- High build
- Micro reticulation
We have been proudly making custom dies for over 100 years. Each die is specialized for a customer’s specific need. We run the dies through state-of-the-art cutting equipment, ensuring the most precise cuts and the fastest turnaround.
Hot Stamping & Embossing
We utilize two large format stampers.
Our hot stampers can add:
- Embossing and/or debossing
- Multi-level embossing
- Registered embossing
- Blind embossing
Quality Control Laboratory
Our state-of-the-art QC Lab uses advanced technologies to monitor and measure the individual characteristics of each package we produce. These include:
- Color levels
- Metallic measures
- Score & bend forces
- Opening forces
- Slip & friction
Statistical Software Analysis
We utilize SQCPack to manage our quality data by implementing real-time SPC charting and statistical analysis in order to track variables like:
- Coefficients of friction
- Opening forces
- Gloss levels
- Ink densities
Color IQC software is utilized to ensure consistent color quality. This allows us to:
- Perform detailed spectral analysis
- Continuously compare against color standards
- ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems
- ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems
- ISO 15378: Primary Packaging Materials for Medicinal Products
- ISO 50001: Energy Management Systems
- ISO 12647-1: Graphic Technology Process Controls for Parameters and Measurements
- ISO 12647-2: Graphic Technology Process Controls for Offset Lithography