Hot Stamping 101

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Hot Stamping 101

What it is and how it works


What is hot stamping?

Hot stamping creates a precise application of foil with a dimensional feel on the paper. It utilizes a die on our stamping machine mounted above the flexo press. The die or “stamp” is heated so as the sheet of foil runs through, the pressure from the stamp fixes the foil to the paper surface.

Hammer Packaging uses the 10-color 17” P7 Mark Andy flexo press for all of its hot stamping needs.

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Hart Swisher Video Interview

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Hart Swisher Video Interview

We thrive on brainstorming with customers.

Hammer operates with the future always in mind. The first printer in North America to have a VSOP press, and the most diverse portfolio of equipment in the country, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Hart Swisher, focuses on keeping Hammer

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Louis Iovoli Video Interview

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Louis Iovoli Video Interview

Today, we’re an engineering company.

The printing industry is rapidly evolving and Hammer Packaging is ready to take the changes head-on. Lou Iovoli, Sr. Vice President, discusses Hammer as a strategic partner at the table as product packaging moves into the future. We’re working

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Jim Hammer Video Interview

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Jim Hammer Video Interview

We do what we say we’re going to do.

President and CEO, Jim Hammer, sets the bar high for the company. The fourth generation to own the company, Jim holds his employees to six shared values. The end product is continuous customer satisfaction and consistent recognition as a “Best

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Hammer Packaging Overview Video

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Lead, Don’t Follow.

For over 100 years, Hammer Packaging has been a leader in the package printing industry, decorating some of the nation’s most recognizable brands. With a focus on innovation and engineering, Hammer is your strategic partner from product testing to brand maturity.

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Hammer Packaging Named Best Workplace Awardee in Best Workplace in the Americas 2017 Competition

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Hammer Packaging Named Best Workplace Awardee in Best Workplace in the Americas 2017 Competition

Hammer Packaging has been awarded the Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) designation, to recognize exemplary human resources practices that create an outstanding workplace. Hammer has consistently received this recognition for more than a decade.

The Best Workplace designation demonstrates the significant commitment that Hammer Packaging has made to its employees by investing in their work environment, their personal goals and ambitions, and recognizing that an exceptional workplace also serves the needs of the company.

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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.

Existing Mark Andy Flex Press at Hammer Packaging

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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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