Hammer Welcomes new VP of Sales

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Hammer Welcomes new VP of Sales

We are very pleased to announce that effective July 11, 2016, Gregg Ockun joined the Hammer Team as Vice President of Sales.

Gregg was employed by the films division of ExxonMobil for 21 years and thus brings an extensive knowledge of flexible packaging and film printing in general. Gregg joined Toray Plastics in 2014 as National Business Manager. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Resource Economics.

Please join us in welcoming Gregg to the Hammer Team.

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Understanding the benefits of shrink sleeves

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Understanding the benefits of shrink sleeves

Shrink sleeve labels continue to make their way as one of the fastest-growing segments in the packaging industry--and for good reason. Shrink sleeve labels provide colorful, 360-degree messaging and wrap-around coverage, conforming to the shape of the container. With high shelf impact and endless design possibilities, many brands are discovering how shrink sleeves can benefit their marketing strategy.

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GMO Implications for Labels & New FDA Nutrition Guidelines

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GMO Implications for Labels & New FDA Nutrition Guidelines

The State of Vermont passed a law that goes into effect on July 1st of this year (with a grace period to 1/1/2017) requiring specific wording on labels if Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) are contained in the product.

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Hammer Viewing Conditions are ISO Certified

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Hammer Viewing Conditions are ISO Certified

Hammer Packaging continuously invests in the services, products, and people required to exceed their customers’ expectations. Achieving a G7 Master Certification is one example of how Hammer Packaging is committed to quality. G7 Certification requires that viewing conditions for color-critical printing be compliant with the ISO 3664:2009 standard.

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Hammer is Growing their Flexo Operations

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Hammer is Growing their Flexo Operations

We are excited to announce the addition of a Mark Andy Performance Series Flexo Press with a Rotoflex finishing system. The new 17-inch, 10 color P7 press includes combination hot air drying/UV curing, a Mark Andy QCDC (Quick Change Die Cut) unit, web turnbar, cold foil and lamination capabilities.

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Hammer Keeps Advancing on the PI 400 List!

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Hammer Keeps Advancing on the PI 400 List!

Hammer Packaging was ranked in the top 25 percent of the 2015 Printing Impressions 400 (PI 400) list. The PI 400 provides the industry's annual ranking of leading printing companies in the United States and Canada ranked by annual sales volume.

"It's an honor to be recognized near the top of the list," said James E. Hammer, President & CEO. "We have moved up ten spots to #42 from only two years ago. This reflects on our team "making it happen".

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We've Done It Again!

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We've Done It Again!

Hammer is utilizing The Idealliance certified process for maintaining color control on your brands.  Through the G7 process, we have achieved G7 Master Qualification for the 4th year in a row!

G7 is a global specification for targeting gray balance. It is designed to align all devices, substrates and inks. G7provides a method where all print has a similar appearance.

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Premier Products Deserve a Premier Look

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Premier Products Deserve a Premier Look

shrink cansAre you ready to take the Shrink Sleeve Challenge?

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Five Essential Product Packaging Tips

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Five Essential Product Packaging Tips

The U.S. packaging industry is a $7 billion industry, and is responsible for bringing appeal and individuality to the products consumers choose on a daily basis. Here are five essential product packaging tips for packaging, and packaging labels, that will make you stand out from the competition:

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Speeding up Proof Time with Digital Automation

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Speeding up Proof Time with Digital Automation

prepress rickoHammer is constantly searching for methods to improve workflow and efficiency in prepress. We all have experienced the sometimes difficult process of getting a file to a proof, only to have more changes and do it again!

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