Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: (323) 720-4000
Sales: $50 million.
Major Products: Heatset, sheetfed , UV and UV LED inks.
Key Personnel: Urban S. Hirsch III, ex-president; Carl Hirsch, VP and sales manager; Tim Van Scoy, VP of sales and marketing; Peter Notti, another VP; Masood Solaimani, VP UV/EB.
Number of Employees: 170.
Operating Facilities: Commerce, CA; technical service centers in Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Orange County, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Carlsbad, CA.
Comments: Founded by Urban Hirsch III, Ink Systems, Inc. is a sheetfed, heatset and UV ink leader, specializing in high-quality commercial and packaging sheetfed products and service.
Ink Systems is best known for its high-tech in-plant operations and knowledgeable ink personnel, who operate state-of-the-art equipment, inks and proprietary software. Headquartered in Commerce, CA, the company has five technical centers located throughout the US.
Over the years, many commercial sheeted printers have developed packaging capabilities, and Ink Systems has transformed along with their customers, creating UV and UV LED inks for all press manufacturers.
“Some of our customers have moved from commercial printing into packaging over the years, and we have been gradually growing in high end packaging,” said Urban S. Hirsch III, Ink Systems’ ex-president. “UV has grown, especially in packaging.”