The labels and packaging division of Sarasota, Florida-based S-One Corp., the parent company of subsidiaries such LexJet and Brand Management Group (BMG), announces a new partnership with Richwood, Kentucky-based Kustom Group developers of printing ink vehicles and coating technologies, on a variety of over-print varnishes and coatings designed for both the digitally printed and the flexo label and packaging markets.
Under the Kustom Koatings brand, S-OneLP will offer standard coatings, such as gloss or matte, and specialty coatings using sand, glitter and many more. The two companies will also jointly create proprietary coatings individually customized and developed under the new co-branded product line called KustomLP.
According to the companies, the new partnership will not only allow print service providers to receive products more quickly, but it will offer the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind UV-based coatings that perform special functions, such as greater adhesion, more or less gloss levels, light or gritty sand, hieroglyphics effects, scratch-and-sniff or whatever finish a customer’s designer can dream up.
“We have been selling our products through various channels in the past with great success but are looking forward to a more direct approach with a service expert like S-OneLP,” says Michael Gerkin Jr., Kustom Group president and chief operating officer. “Having a partner eliminating barriers and creating exposure in the expanding digital, labels and packaging markets is very exciting and a huge advantage to print producers.”