PCA Chicago is a state-of-the-art facility that opened its doors in 2014. With dedicated structural and graphics designers, direct printing capabilities up to seven colors, UV coatings, preprinted liner and litho labeling, we specialize in solutions such as temporary and semi-permanent displays, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, point-of-sale (POS) packaging and high-impact graphics packaging. We also offer complete rotary die cutting and specialty folding/gluing capabilities.
Known for extreme flexibility, PCA Chicago delivers a wide variety of packaging solutions, plus inventory management and full-service assembly/packout, value analysis, package testing, presentation mockups and quick sample turnaround. We specialize in doing the “hard to do” while achieving short lead times and a remarkable standard of quality.
Point-of-sale (POS) packaging is intended to serve both as a container and a sales tool to attract attention on the store shelf. It is usually printed with high-quality graphics and is typically the primary package that the consumer removes from the shelf and takes home with the product inside.
Point-of-purchase (POP) displays are corrugated structures, usually printed with high-quality graphics, that contain multiple sellable units of a product and serve as sales tools for the product.
The ability to print more than one ink color directly on the corrugated board in a single pass through the converting equipment.
Corrugated board made with a smaller flute profile, primarily E, F or N flute. Microflute is frequently used for primary packaging and provides for a smoother print surface.
The process of adhering a lithographically-printed label onto a combined corrugated sheet. Full labels cover the entire corrugated sheet; spot labels cover only a portion of the sheet.
These value-added services are typically used for multi-piece corrugated products such as point-of-purchase displays. All of the pieces that comprise a full display unit are packed together, and sometimes product is packed into the unit as well.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is an organization that establishes systems to benchmark food safety standards, including guidelines for food packaging manufacturers.
An international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
The above is a small sampling of our plant’s capabilities. Please call us to discuss our complete product and service offerings and how we can meet your needs.