Technicote E-News – Volume 4, Issue 3

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Technicote Thanks You!


We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our valued customers who have continued to support us this year. We have had our challenges since December, and while we are seeing steady improvements, our entire staff continues working hard toward performing at the service levels you have come to expect from Technicote. The process of rebuilding continues (last week we installed a slitter in our Home Avenue, Akron location) and we are looking forward to becoming an even stronger supplier than we were before. We’ll keep you posted as we continue to restore our operations in our Cuyahoga Falls, OH plant.

Technicote Exhibits at Largest Wine & Grape Conference in the Nation


For the 15th consecutive year, Technicote exhibited at the 2012 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. This annual conference, representing the collective experience, knowledge and background of the entire wine industry, was held January 24-26 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Once again, attendance broke records with 12,400 guests attending from around the world.

Technicote’s successful showing was highlighted by all of our current and prospective customers who visited our booth. Thank you for stopping by!

Technicote ‘Shows Up’ at Conventions to Support Printing & Labeling Industries


As a valued supplier of pressure sensitive roll label materials to the graphic communications industry, Technicote’s presence at the 2012 Graphics of the Americas trade show in Miami, Florida captured the attention of converters servicing North America and Latin America, including Mexico, Central, South America and the Caribbean. The second largest graphic arts show in America, Graphics of the Americas attracted an average of 9,800 printers, designers and creative professionals from over 90 countries worldwide. Technicote’s featured products for the 2012 show included Refrigerated and Textile & Garment pressure sensitive label materials. Visitors who stopped by were assisted by long time Technicote veteran, Guillermo Rojas and his colleague, sales representative, Francisco Morocz get redirected here.

Coming Soon: This year, Technicote will be exhibiting at the upcoming Label Summit Latin America in Guadalajara, Mexico on April 17-18, 2012. The two-day conference and table-top exhibition will focus on the Mexican and Latin American label and packaging printing industries. Look for Technicote at Stand #2!

Technicote Recognized for Reducing Landfill Waste


Technicote’s Terre Haute, IN manufacturing plant was recently recognized by Channeled Resources Group for their contribution to reducing landfill waste through the recycling process. Their actions over a 12-month period have resulted in redirecting approximately 436 tons of waste into our recycle stream.

The environmental impact can be extrapolated as follows:

Total Savings:
729 Tons of Coal
7,416 Trees
3,053,750 Gallons of Water

Channeled Resources Group is a certified TLMI LIFE (Label Initiative For the Environment) member. A certificate was presented to Technicote, which is proudly displayed in our Terre Haute facility’s front office.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 4, Issue 2

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Customer Service Holiday Schedule


With the holidays and family celebrations fast approaching, Technicote would like to take this time to wish you and your families a happy holiday season and make you aware of our upcoming holiday hours.

If you have any questions about our hours or your order please call your Technicote customer service representative at 800-358-4448.

We will be working normal business hours with the exception of the below closures:

  • Christmas Holiday
  • Monday, December 26th – Closed
  • New Year’s Holiday
  • Monday, January 2nd – Closed

We wish you all a very joyous and safe holiday season.

Technicote Exhibiting at the 2012 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium


For the 15th consecutive year, Technicote will be exhibiting at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, January 25-26, 2012.

Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the United Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere. Last year’s record-breaking attendance was over 12,000.

Technicote will exhibit our capabilities and provide samples of current products, including our new digital wine label offering, at booth # 1418. If attending, please stop by and visit us!

To learn more about Technicote’s Wine Label products, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative.

Technicote Launches Two-Sided Direct Thermal Labels


Technicote offers two-sided direct thermal printed pressure sensitive label stock utilizing NCR’s 2ST™ technology. The direct thermal material is coated on both sides providing good environmental resistance and high bar code scan rates. A hotmelt rubber adhesive is used for high initial tack and excellent ultimate adhesive to corrugated and plastics.

Two-Sided Direct Thermal Labels deliver increased operational efficiencies as it gets rid of separate label and document printing processes, lowering your overall consumables expense and delivering 100% shipping label and packing slip match.

This unique product is stocked for quick delivery out of the Miamisburg, OH manufacturing location with our TP2ST adhesive and TC Direct-Thermal release liner (Item # 7317551), available in 52″ Web Width with an order minimum of 5,000′. Additional 2ST constructions are available as a custom coat product and may be requested, along with samples, pricing and lead times, by contacting your local Technicote Sales Representative or by calling 800-358-4446 for more information.

New Crystal Clear Polypropylene Offers Improved Service Levels to Converters


In an effort to continue improving our product selection and supply chain management, Technicote has sourced and qualified a replacement grade polypropylene film. This new film, 2 mil Crystal Clear Polypropylene, is sourced domestically, which we are pleased to say will dramatically improve service levels on this product. The transition to this new film will take place beginning January 1, 2012 as existing inventory of our current film, 2 mil Ultra Clear Polypropylene, is depleted. The change will affect all product constructions and web widths produced at all Technicote manufacturing plants.

The replacement film is comparable in both appearance and functionality to Technicote’s Ultra Clear Polypropylene. If you would like to receive sample material for testing purposes, please contact your Technicote sales representative to make these arrangements. Although pricing for the new film will be consistent with our current product, the item numbers and product description will change to reflect 2 mil Crystal Clear Polypropylene film.

We appreciate your understanding during this transition period and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Your business is important to us, as we strive to provide the high quality service and products you expect and deserve. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new product change, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

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Northeast Special Edition

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Technicote Opens Northeast Mid-Atlantic Slitting Facility


Technicote is pleased to announce the opening of a Technicote owned and operated slitting facility
in Burlington, New Jersey. This facility will be operational September 23, 2011.

We expect a smooth transition with uninterrupted service to our customers that were previously serviced by Converters Specialties. All orders will now be entered through Technicote’s centralized Customer Service Department in Miamisburg, Ohio. Please call 1-800-358-4448 for Customer Service
or contact your local Sales Representative for more information.

As always, we appreciate your business.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 4, Issue 1

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Technicote Promotes Lou Thurston to National Sales Manager


Technicote has announced the promotion of Lou Thurston to National Sales Manager.

Mr. Thurston joined Technicote in 2010 as Territory Manager of the company’s Kansas City Sales Territory, including the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. In his new role, Lou will be responsible for Technicote roll labels sales efforts in the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining Technicote, Lou achieved over 20 years of sales and sales management experience in the label and packaging industries in a multitude of roles including Sales Representative, District Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and, most recently, Sr. Label Business Development Manager for Staples Print Solutions.

Prior to Staples, Thurston worked with Bunting Magnetics Co. He has a B.S. in Public Affairs from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Lou and his wife, Lori, reside in Hillsboro, Kansas.

“In the short time that Lou has been with Technicote, he has had tremendous success. We are thrilled to have him in this new role as National Sales Manager,” stated Ralph Adkins, Director of Sales and Marketing for Technicote.

Technicote Publishes Film Selection Guide


Technicote’s new Film Selection Guide was designed to provide converters with a simple, yet informative overview of our extensive line of high quality pressure sensitive film label products.

The descriptive portfolio categorizes each film substrate by grouping them with other products sharing similar properties and characteristics. Within each category, a brief description of the specific film is listed. In addition, a helpful, easy to interpret Film Selection Matrix is included in the tri-fold brochure which references caliper thickness, print methods, and more beneficial information about each product.

Request a hard copy of our Film Selection Guide by contacting your Technicote Sales Representative.

Estate Label #6 White Pearlized Launched on West Coast


Piggyback is a pressure sensitive label stock that has one facestock and two layers of adhesive and liner. It is used in applications where the label needs to be applied initially to one surface, but later removed and applied to a second surface. The convenient mailing label on the income tax form is one function. Sweepstakes, promotions, business reply cards, and product registrations are just a few other examples that can also offer ease to the end-user, which will generate a higher response rate for your customers.

Technicote’s standard adhesive used for our piggyback products is TP170, which is a permanent acrylic adhesive, but other permanent, all-temp and removable adhesives are available with PET, Polystyrene, 40# and 50# SCK liners. Wide and narrow web widths are offered on piggyback label products to meet your customer’s demands, no matter how big or small, as well as pattern adhesive coating.

Piggyback order minimums: 500 MSI (Piggyback pattern adhesive minimum is 2 mmsi). To learn more about Technicote’s Piggyback Label Products, or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or contact Technicote at 800-358-4446.

Technicote IRC Continues to Take Off in the PS Industry


Since its official launch in late November 2009, Technicote’s patterned coupon base film, Technicote IRC, has become a favorite among converters who specialize in Instant Redeemable Coupon applications. The dual-layer construction consists of two, 75 gauge polypropylene films bonded together with a specialty dry release adhesive. Its unique design provides a smooth and consistent release, without the zippiness. This exciting new product has the capability to adhere to a broad range of substrates with no adhesive residue concerns. Technicote IRC is available “trim free” from Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Corona, CA manufacturing plants. Contact Technicote at 800-358-4446 for pricing and sample material

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 3, Issue 4

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Technicote Appoints Doug O’Connell to President


Mr. George Corbett, Chairman of Technicote announced today that Mr. Doug O’Connell has been appointed President, succeeding Tony Vinciguerra. Mr. Vinciguerra retired in January of this year. Doug was also elected to the Board of Directors of Technicote.

Mr. Corbett added “Doug has done a solid job improving Technicote’s position in the marketplace and growing the business. Under his leadership we’ve implemented enhanced service programs, initiated lean manufacturing methods to improve operational efficiencies, developed several new cost effective products, and added new talent to help lead our business. We look forward to Doug’s continued leadership to position Technicote for long term growth as a best in class supplier of pressure sensitive roll label materials.”

Mr. O’Connell said, “Technicote is an outstanding organization with tremendous potential. Our commitment to achieve our long term growth objectives is evidenced by our excellent people, the significant investments we’ve made, and our strong customer base. I look forward to working with George and the Board to reach our strategic goals for our customers, our employees, and our shareholders.”

Mr. O’Connell joined Technicote as General Manager in 2007, and was promoted to Vice President, General Manager in 2010. Prior to joining Technicote, Doug served as General Manager of Tredegar’s Performance Films Business Unit and previously held various leadership positions at Tredegar and Exxon Chemical. Doug earned an MBA from American International College and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Technicote Unveils New Digital Product Portfolio


Technicote has expanded our portfolio of digital label products, which are 3-Star Certified to run on HP Indigo presses.

Digital printing technology is revolutionizing the rapidly growing label printing industry. Lower production costs, reduced set-up times, high resolution printing, short to medium run label order flexibility and less impact on the environment are just a few reasons converters are embracing this new technology. Technicote is keeping pace with this demand in the marketplace, growing its qualified digital paper and film substrates for applications such as Wine & Spirits, Specialty Foods,

Nutraceuticals, Health & Beauty, Medical, and Durable Goods.

Technicote has a unique offering in our “Dry Edge” adhesive coating process. It is currently available with most of our digital label products used with HP Indigo digital presses. This 1/8″ adhesive “Dry Edge” on each side of the roll label will significantly reduce the potential for adhesive build up on press. This is an added value option, at no additional cost!

To learn more about Technicote’s new Digital Label Products or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or our Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448.

Technicote Launches 2.6 mil Pearl White Polypropylene


In response to customers’ concerns about rising raw material costs, Technicote has developed a “Value Grade” line of polypropylene products to satisfy a variety of prime label applications at an economical price. Although our 2 mil Clear and 2.3 mil White Value Plus BOPP films have been well received by converters throughout the industry, the request for a 2.6 mil Value Grade cavitated film has also been in demand. After several months of R & D, Technicote is pleased to announce the commercial launch of Pearl White Polypropylene.

2.6 mil Pearl White BOPP features a pearlescent finish, outstanding opacity and excellent stiffness properties for label dispensing. Like our Value Grade films, this product is corona treated for excellent ink adhesion and is recommended with permanent adhesives only. 2.6 mil Pearl White BOPP may be printed using standard methods. Thermal transfer printing is NOT recommended. The new film is recommended for a variety of prime label applications in markets such as Health & Beauty, Personal Care and Household Products, among others.

To learn more about Technicote’s new 2.6 mil Pearl White Polypropylene, or request pricing or samples, please contact your Technicote Sales Representative directly or contact our Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448.

Continued Improvements in Customer Service!


Earlier this year, customers were delighted when improvements were made to enhance the service level of our Customer Service department. Technicote implemented a dedicated Customer Service phone line at its corporate headquarters in Miamisburg, OH as well as established a new, West Coast Customer Service Team in Corona, CA. These achievements created more efficient order processing, quicker response time to customer inquiries, and extended service hours to our West Coast customers of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.

In addition to the above departmental enhancements, Technicote is pleased to announce improved customer call routing for faster service. Beginning this month, incoming calls to Technicote’s Customer Service Team at 800-358-4448 will be routed directly to the caller’s primary Customer Service Representative. If the primary representative is not available, callers will have the option of holding for their primary representative or be routed to Technicote’s receptionist for further assistance.

Technicote’s goal is to provide its customers with the best service available. As a reminder, please contact our Customer Service Team directly for assistance related to order processing by calling
800-358-4448, or call 800-358-4446 to speak with someone in another Technicote department.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

West Coast Special Edition

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Technicote Exhibits at Wine Show in Sacramento, CA


Technicote exhibited at this year’s Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center January 26-27, 2011 for the 14th year in a row. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, now in its 17th year, is the largest wine and grape conference in the nation, representing the entire industry. The conference combines a two-day trade show with a wide array of seminars, providing up to date and relevant information on the shape of the grape growing and winemaking industry.

Top 3 questions asked at the Technicote booth:

  • Q: My wine label won’t stay on the bottle when wet or in ice. Do you have a solution?
    • A: Yes, our IP400 (“Ice Proof”) adhesive works great for this application. We had two wine bottles sitting in ice/water the duration of the show and the labels didn’t budge. People were impressed!
  • Q: Do you have any “green” wine labels?
    • A: Yes, our 60# uncoated Matte Litho wet strength wine label facestock is 100% PCW (post consumer waste), at no extra cost!
  • Q: Do you have anything that I can print on my digital printer?
    • A: Yes, our current digital portfolio includes:
      • 60# Digital Semigloss
      • 60# Digital Semigloss with Dry Edge
      • 60# Digital Kromekote
      • 60# Matte Litho WS
      • 2 mil Digital Clear BOPP
      • 2.3 mil Digital White BOPP

Additional digital label products coming soon in April, 2011!

As a reminder, all Technicote wine label products are manufactured locally at our Corona, CA plant. This allows us to provide faster turnaround and exceptional customer service.

If you would like a Wine Label Product Guide or more information on any of our products, please contact your local sales representative today. Technicote looks forward to seeing you in Sacramento next year at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, January 26-27, 2012.

Technicote E-News – Volume 3, Issue 3

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Technicote Announces New Changes to Improve Customer Service


Technicote’s Customer Service Team is pleased to announce upcoming department changes to better assist you. Beginning February 1, 2011, Technicote will be incorporating a dedicated Customer Service phone line to accommodate all incoming callers requesting to speak directly to a Customer Service representative. The new, dedicated line will operate under the same, toll-free phone number Technicote has maintained for many years: (800)-358-4448. Hours of operation for Customer Service based out of our Corporate offices in Miamisburg, OH will continue to be 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST. All calls placed after 6:00 p.m. EST will be automatically forwarded to our Customer Service Team based in Corona, CA. This change will provide extended service hours to our West Coast customers of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.

A new toll-free line has been established to service customers requesting to speak with department personnel outside the realm of Customer Service. These departments include Technical Service, Pricing, Accounts Receivable and Quality Assurance, among others. Please call 800-358-4446 to speak directly to our receptionist who will transfer you to the department or person to whom you wish to reach.

Dr. Joseph D. Roth Joins Technicote


Technicote is pleased to welcome Dr. Joseph D. Roth as Director of Technical and Quality. Dr. Roth comes to Technicote after 20 years in various R&D assignments at NCR. While at NCR, he was awarded 42 US patents, with additional patents pending. Much of his work was in the label area, where he lead the development of LinerLock(TM), RevealPrint(TM), Adjust-A-Peel(TM, PurePerf(TM) and SureReturn(TM), all part of NCR’s patented FuseForm(TM) technology.
“We’re excited about the strong development background that Joe brings to Technicote” said Doug O’Connell, Technicote’s Vice President and General Manager. “Joe’s ability to invent new solutions is a good complement to the rich technical background here at Technicote.”

Dr. Roth will be responsible for leading product development, and quality in addition to identifying new technology. He earned his BS in Chemistry at Univ. of WI, and his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue. Roth, his wife and 2 children reside in Springboro, Ohio.

Technicote Launches 2.3 mil Polar White Polypropylene


Technicote is pleased to announce the addition of Polar White Polypropylene to our existing line of premium top-coated polypropylene film products. Due to ongoing supply issues, Technicote has spent considerable time and effort developing better solutions. The recent introduction of our “Value Plus” white polypropylene film is an excellent lower cost solution for many applications where a corona treated film is acceptable for ink receptivity. However, a topcoated film is still the preferred choice by many converters. To meet this market need, Technicote (working in conjunction with a major domestic manufacturer of BOPP) developed 2.3 mil Polar White Polypropylene. This product is a gloss white, topcoated film with properties and characteristics that closely resemble our longstanding premium grade, 2.3 mil Majestic White.

2.3 mil Polar White BOPP is available TRIM FREE in a 5,000’ roll length out of our Terre Haute, IN manufacturing plant with our TS523 adhesive and 40# SCK liner (Item#572133) with two day service. At our West Coast manufacturing facility in Corona, CA, Polar White Polypropylene is available TRIM FREE with our AT333 adhesive and a 40# SCK release liner (Item#572135). Alternative adhesive and liner constructions are also available as a custom coat item with a five day lead time.

Sheet or roll samples of Technicote’s new Polar White Polypropylene are available by contacting your sales representative, or by calling our Customer Service Department direct at 800-358-4448.

Technicote Promotes Ralph Adkins to Director of Sales and Marketing


Technicote has announced the promotion of Ralph Adkins to Director of Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Adkins joined Technicote in 2009 as National Sales Manager of the Company’s roll label segment. In his new role, Ralph will be responsible for all Technicote sales divisions including Technicote roll label products, Sil Tech release liner, and Westfield sheeted products. Ralph will also manage Technicote’s Marketing and Customer Service departments.

Prior to Technicote, Ralph achieved over 10 years of sales and sales management experience in label, film and paper industries in a multitude of roles including sales representative, regional sales manager, national account manager and most recently national sales manager for Avery Dennison’s Graphics Division. Prior to Avery Dennison, Adkins worked with International Paper. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University. Ralph, his wife and daughter reside in West Chester, Ohio.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 3, Issue 2

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Labelexpo Americas 2010 Show Recap


Technicote booth # 1547 enjoyed a steady flow of traffic during LabelExpo Americas 2010, where we featured our new IRC Film Base, Membership Card and several new low cost polypropylene film label products. Buyers were excited about the sales opportunity these new products will create in their local markets. International buyer traffic was extremely strong this year with great interest from our Mexico and Central American business partners to source more business through U.S. roll label suppliers. Looking forward to the 2012 show in Chicago!

Technicote Celebrates National Customer Service Week


Under the leadership of Customer Service Manager, Debbie Stillings, Technicote participated in National Customer Service Week, a five day event celebrated annually during the first full week of October. The International Customer Service Organization (ICSA) launched National Customer Service Week in 1984 as a means of recognizing the value that service professionals provide to their companies.

Each day was filled with enjoyable activities, delicious food and beverages, exciting games, prizes and lots of fun from the entire company.

Technicote’s spectacular Customer Service Team represents over 29 years of combined experience in the Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Roll Label industry. “Technicote understands the needs of its customers and recognizes the importance of tight deadlines, custom slit width requirements, competitive pricing, and in-house lab testing for material identifications,” says Customer Service Manager, Debbie Stillings. “We are able to satisfy a growing number of demands set forth in the PSA industry today, and are very happy to serve our customers. One thing that we all enjoy about the job,” adds Ms. Stillings, “is the fact that we have great customers and each day is a different challenge.”

Dirk DeSanzo Scholarship Fund Continues to Benefit Children of Technicote Employees


Technicote’s late founder and first president, Dirk Desanzo was a man who valued lifelong learning, in both himself and his employees. Throughout his life, he encouraged people to learn, to grow personally and use the knowledge and hard work that they invested to build a great company which is the legacy that all Technicote employees share with Dirk.

In August, 2006, a scholarship fund was established in Dirk’s name to benefit the children of Technicote employees. Since this time, Technicote has named four awardees of the Dirk Desanzo Scholarship Fund, with the most recent award presented in July, 2010.

The Dirk J. Desanzo Scholarship Fund provides for a generous annual tuition award payable upon freshman enrollment in college and will repeat for three successive years if the recipient achieves a mandated level of performance as verified by the college they attend.

The fund has been established with the AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (ACF) as the administrator. The ACF is responsible for investing, evaluating and selecting successful applicants as well as monitoring and administering the scholarships.

Technicote 2010 Customer Service Holiday Hours


In observance of seasonal holidays, Technicote will be following the below Customer Service schedule:

  • Thursday, November 25th – Closed
  • Friday, November 26th – Closed
  • Friday, December 24th – Closed
  • Friday, December 31st – Closed

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 3, Issue 1

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Technicote Welcomes New Customer Service Manager


It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of Debbie Stillings as Customer Service Manager. Debbie brings to Technicote a combined total of 25 years experience in Customer Service and Management related roles. Debbie’s passion is to improve the overall customer experience and help the group have fun. Stillings was most recently employed by Lion Apparel in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout her career, Debbie has worked closely with customers as well as end consumers in providing solutions to difficult situations. As Customer Service Manager, Debbie will lead the customer service team, and look for new ways to provide exceptional customer relations.

“I am very excited about joining Technicote as Customer Service Manager. We have a great customer service team here at Technicote. I’m looking forward to providing leadership that will help us achieve the world-class service our customers deserve, ” states Stillings.

Please join us in welcoming Debbie to our team.

NEW! 2010 Product Guide and Price List


Are you interested in learning more about Technicote and the products we offer? Request a copy of our 2010 Product Guide and Price List. This newly updated book is a full representation of our current label products that is structured to provide our customers with the essential details about our product constructions, such as item numbers, web widths, stock products and trim free products by Technicote distribution facility. Contact Technicote at 800-358-4448 to request your personal copy.

Technicote Launches HP Digital Dry Edge Semigloss


Technicote has developed a new DRY EDGE adhesive coating concept for our 60# Semigloss paper label products used with HP Indigo digital presses. This 1/8” DRY EDGE on each side of the label will significantly reduce the potential for adhesive build up on drum. This will be an added value option for our standard 60# Semigloss digital label products, at no additional cost.

Initial stocked inventories are available out of Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH facility in 13” & 12 ¾” roll widths by 5,000’ length. Place an order TODAY, so you can start taking advantage of this program with as little as a 1 roll minimum order. Technicote can also provide Digital DRY EDGE on custom web widths, adhesives, and liners. Let Technicote increase your printing productivity by decreasing your press down time.

Rising Raw Material Costs Impact Pressure Sensitive Label Market


Technicote continues to receive significant cost increases in 2010 on paper, film, foil, adhesives and silicones used to manufacture our roll label products. Many of our suppliers have increased prices multiple times with potential for more increases later in 2010. The major cause for these inflationary conditions is material capacity constraints, combined with growing demand in an improving North American economy.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »

Technicote E-News – Volume 2, Issue 4

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Technicote Launches 2.3 mil White “Value Plus” Polypropylene


Technicote, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of 2.3 mil White “Value Plus” Polypropylene to its White Films product line. 2.3 mil White Value Plus Polypropylene features outstanding opacity, excellent whiteness and is one side corona treated for excellent ink adhesion. This 2.3 mil film has excellent stiffness properties and is recommended for a variety of prime label applications in markets such as Health and Beauty, Personal Care and Durable Goods, among others. Technicote’s new film product is available “trim free” in 5,000’ rolls with TS523 permanent adhesive and 40# SCK release liner out of its Terre Haute, IN manufacturing facility. Trim free service is also available on this item with AT333 all-temperature adhesive and 40# SCK from Technicote’s Corona, CA location.

Technicote Implements New Edition of ISO 9000


Technicote is now ISO 9001:2008 registered, effective February 5, 2010! This new edition of ISO 9000, the world’s most widely used management system standard, was officially published on November 14th, 2008. The updated standard, ISO 9001:2008, is used by organizations in 175 countries as the framework for their quality management systems. ISO certified companies incorporate this standard into their businesses as a means to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in supplier-customer relationships.

To become ISO 9001:2008 certified, ISO registered organizations are required to satisfy a series of updates and clarifications to the previous 9001:2000 version no later than November 12, 2010. Technicote has fulfilled this requirement well prior to the deadline and received revised certifications. By upholding this standard, Technicote demonstrates a long-standing commitment to continual improvement and customer satisfaction within its organization.

Technicote IRC takes off in the PS Industry


Since its official launch in late November 2009, Technicote’s patterned coupon base film, Technicote IRC, has become a favorite among converters who specialize in Instant Redeemable Coupon applications. The dual-layer construction consists of two, 75 gauge polypropylene films bonded together with a specialty dry release adhesive. Its unique design provides a smooth and consistent release, without the zippiness. This exciting new product has the capability to adhere to a broad range of substrates with no adhesive residue concerns. Technicote IRC is available “trim free” from Technicote’s Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Corona, CA manufacturing plants. Contact Technicote Customer Service at 800-358-4448 for pricing and sample material.

Save $$$ by shopping Technicote Surplus Products


Help us clean out our warehouse, and be rewarded with attractive pricing below market value! Technicote’s list of surplus inventory is a great place to find incredible deals on first-run, high quality label products. All Surplus items are covered under Technicote’s standard warranty for quality and workmanship. Our list of Surplus inventory is always changing, so please check our website often for available products. We currently have Surplus slit rolls located in our Corona, CA, Miamisburg, OH, Terre Haute, IN, Burlington, NJ, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Atlanta, GA warehouses. All Surplus items are first-come, first serve. Check it out before it’s too late! List »