David Savastano, Ink World Editor12.02.09
Perhaps the most challenging project for printers are scratch-off game tickets. In order to prevent fraud, intricate security measures are created on an ongoing basis, thus preventing people from being able to check the results ahead of time.
Companies that specialize in formulating inks and coatings for the scratch-off game market are among the most sophisticated manufacturers. By having the know-how to create these security measures, these companies can leverage those capabilities into other challenging segments.
Such is the case for Craig Adhesives and Coatings, a Newark, NJ-based specialist in adhesives, coatings and specialty inks. Craig Adhesives was formed more than 30 years ago as an in-house chemical unit, and expanded when new opportunities began to emerge. The company quickly developed new capabilities, such as UV, EB and water-based inks and coatings for labels, lottery, packaging, business forms, direct mail and other end markets.
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