Customer Driven Capabilities
At the heart of KDV is our extensive, diverse production capabilities. KDV Label has invested in the finest equipment available to our industry. In well trained and qualified hands, these capabilities become the driving force behind our success.
Customer Driven Manufacturing at KDV Label is using printing presses with differing web widths and specific color capabilities to tailor our production to the specific needs determined by our customer’s volume and quality requirements.
KDV’s Other Capabilities
KDV offers many in-house capabilities. We strive to offer any services our customer may need in house. This gives our customers the advantage of faster turnaround times and increased production control.
Production time is our most valuable resource and we use it wisely. Effective scheduling and well managed production capacity are keys to effective production and waste reduction.
Production diversity and production efficiency are the cornerstones of our current and future success. Our customer focused manufacturing process is efficient, flexible and well managed. The end result is the right product, at the right time, at the right price.
After approval is obtained, Printing Plates are manufactured in house using digital technology, resulting in the best plates available in the label printing industry today.
The plates are delivered to the printing presses that have been carefully selected to provide quality, consistency and speed. This allows KDV to meet and often exceed the ever increasing needs of our customer base.
Our commitment to invest in the best equipment and technology available is key to keeping the commitments that we make to our current and future customers. It is an integral part of our goal of producing the highest quality products, on time and at the lowest possible total cost.
Why Choose Us
Some of our greatest successes are the result of challenges presented to us by our customers. KDV employees are a research and development team with hundreds of years of collective experience.
Our people are up to any challenge to develop an exclusive custom product for you, or to modify our production process to achieve a complex tailored product. Please feel free to contact us with your concepts and ideas and our R&D team will be able to assist you in developing the perfect solution to your unique packaging challenge.
Our graphic designers specialize in meeting your package design requirements. Consideration for the “on-shelf” presentation to in-store customers begins with comprehensive mock-ups of label graphics that consider printability and cost-effective production, without sacrificing graphic design integrity. Design options may include illustration, photography and die-cutting. However, the design options must provide an awareness of print requirements; such as single, multiple, or combination runs using four color process, or special PMS colors.
Knowledge of in-store UPC requirements, government regulations and label laws are part of the design challenge from the beginning. The label proof is executed to resemble the final printed label as closely as possible to enable our customers and designers to make graphic decisions before expensive trapping, color separations, and final plates are produced.
One of the most important label development steps is the production of the final art are color separations. The advantage of accurately produced separations by artists that understand digital pre-press, press printability, and finishing tolerances, will enhance the in-store appeal of a well executed graphic design. The opportunity to consult with the plate-making, printing, and finishing professionals when producing final art will result in cost savings in all aspects of job execution, from start to finish.
Communication with our customer’s marketing, purchasing, and graphic design departments, as well as identification of our internal customer/supplier needs are basic to final label product specifications. At KDV, we have developed the tools to ensure these needs are fulfilled as the label flows through the various departments to final press run. Our experience enables us to work with customer furnished art files to flawlessly produce a label that is the lowest total cost solution.
Statistical process controls are in place to reduce variation and ensure stability of the process. The employee identified key characteristics of the process are monitored on a continuing basis to identify areas for improvement.
Once your product is exactly the way you want it to be, our Computer-To-Plate system can translate that data into the highest quality printing plate being made in the industry today.
Making the printing plate with the first generation of digital information assures the quality that is created in the design stage gets fully transferred to the plate and subsequently built into the finished product.
One of our more recent additions has been the introduction of our INKJET and variable imaging technology. KDV now offers consecutive numbering, bar-coding, custom messages and variable information all in-line.
This capability can add tremendous value to your product. It can provide exclusivity, flexibility, traceability, and security. With variable imaging we can make an ordinary product into a highly value added product in the eyes of the consumer.
HD Flexo is the next step in high quality flexo printing.
HD Flexo is the leading process for making digital flexographic (flexo) plates. The improved plates are higher quality and print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates.
Finally a valid alternative for offset and gravure:
The quality of offset and gravure printing has always been somewhat of a Holy Grail for flexo. But, with HD Flexo, the gap is closed. Bringing consistency, vibrant colors and increased print quality, HD Flexo raises the industry standard in flexo printing.
Flexo printing can now compete with offset for quality labels and with gravure printing for flexible packaging. In addition, digital plate exposure ensures greater consistency in plate production and in printing.
What Our Client’s Say
When I need labels turned in a hurry, I can always count on KDV. Their customer service and responsiveness is outstanding. I have been buying labels from them since 1991 and I can’t begin to tell you the number of times that they were able to help us out when we had rush orders.
There isn’t just one reason why KDV is our preferred label supplier, there are several! All aspects of Customer Service are top-notch, from the very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable representatives to order processing & delivery. Their online customer portal allows quick & easy access to all of our current designs from anywhere. Their talented design staff turns around new artwork and requested changes quickly, provide a value-added service that few suppliers are able to match, in addition to their competitive prices and high-quality standards. KDV is large enough to be able to provide all the innovation and services that we expect from all our suppliers, yet small enough to be flexible and responsive when we need them to be.
I cannot say enough good things about KDV! They have proven to be an invaluable business partner for Nestle and we could not do what we do without their help. Not only is the finished product always of the highest quality, but the customer service we’re given is second to none. In our business, it is critical that we are able to react quickly and KDV allows us to do just that. There has never been a time when they have not been accommodating to our needs…and they always do it with a smile. I would highly recommend KDV and would be happy to discuss this in further detail if need be.