Every business starts small. It takes years of experience to reach a comfortable position and the hope is that after that point your business continues to grow. Labels have been our passion for years, and we’ve focused our efforts on perfecting our craft and providing the most advanced and creative solutions to our customers. With this month being our 70th anniversary, U.S. Tape and Label invites you to read as we look back at our beginnings, consider the present, and look to the future.
The Start of Our Custom Label Printing
U.S. Tape and Label was founded on May 31, 1950, by William B. Eiseman Jr. and Alan Ross. Both founders were World War II veterans who each invested $5,000 to incorporate and lease a 1,000-square-foot building. The building contained one press operator and a single two-color press. With these two pieces of equipment, USTL delved into flexography. USTL was one of the first printing companies in the nation to take the process on and quickly became a leading flexography innovator. Hard work and dedication continued to pay off as the label printing company expanded into full product packaging, label designs, and high-speed printing.
Printing expertise from top to bottom. Start your brand labels off right with the skilled services of USTL.
Growing Into An Industry-Leading Commercial Label Printer
From two small presses, USTL continued to grow into the largest privately held label and packaging company in the country, continually innovating and offering new solutions to our customers as technology advanced. USTL is still family-owned and managed by the second generation of the Eiseman family, Jim Eiseman.
Jim’s guidance and leadership has resulted in great success for the company. We work with the leading label material suppliers, seek out cost-effective solutions for our customers, and constantly look for ways to innovate our process.
Jim’s isn’t the only multi-generational family that’s part of the company. USTL prides itself in being a family company at all levels. Several of our employees have dedicated their entire careers to the company, and we’ve also been fortunate to employ multiple generations from several families. We are proud of our talented team and the dedication they show our customers every day.
USTL currently has over 85 dedicated employees and an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. For 70 years, U.S. Tape and Label has provided full-service label printing and application services for companies nationwide, with digital and flexographic platforms that deliver solutions on time, on budget, and on-brand. For the past 30 years we’ve been able to offer a wide range of labels and packaging on multiple presses, including Flexo, Screen, and Digital, with printing equipment capable of using up to 14 colors in one print. In 1982 USTL added a machinery division that engineers, sells, installs, and repairs automatic labeling systems for companies interested in creating labels in-house. USTL is now a major distributor of both Label-Aire and CTM labeling equipment.
USTL currently has over 85 dedicated employees and an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. For 70 years, U.S. Tape and Label has provided full-service label printing and application services for companies nationwide, with digital and flexographic platforms that deliver solutions on time, on budget, and on-brand.
The Future of Labeling and USTL
U.S. Tape and Label is constantly keeping up with industry trends and looking for new ways to provide our customers with solutions that are efficient, cost-effective, and make their brands stand out on the shelf. We offer cut-to-size labels, mailing labels, food labels, and more. Our options cover any and every product our clients can think of and provide the edge their products need to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Our labels are customized to the exact needs of each client, from the process to the design and beyond. We want to help your brand be as successful as possible, so we are constantly exploring new products and emerging industries.
Our current focus is on becoming a labeling leader in the cannabis market. Our team has been researching and testing to find out how we can innovate the labeling and packaging of canna products with the latest professional labeling processes. Be on the lookout for an upcoming blog all about our new Canna-Pack division.
To all our customers: Thank you for choosing USTL. We have enjoyed working with you over the past 70 years and look forward to many more years of continued success and growth. To our employees: You are the reason for our ongoing success. You’re the backbone this company needs to continue reaching new heights every day, and we thank you for your continued service and support. We’re excited to see what the future has in store for us. Our goal is to help even more businesses reach their full potential with the help of our label manufacturing services. Here’s to another fantastic 70 years of service!
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