The Most Flexible Name In Packaging

Technology & Graphics


TECHNOLOGY

Innovations in printing and production have revolutionized consumer and institutional packaging. There are more exciting packaging choices than ever before, and keeping our customers on the leading edge gives your products a real market advantage. Gateway is committed to investing in the best technology available to deliver better, smarter and faster. Recent investments include a state-of-the-art, 10-color wide web F&K Bobst press, a Totani Bag/Pouch machine, several Weber SOS bag machines, and several Pinch Bottom Bag Tubers and Bottomer machines. We invest in technology to keep your packaging ahead of your competition and consumers happy with your products.

Narrow & Wide Web Flexographic Printing

  • Up to 11 color surface or reverse printing
  • 7″ to 55″ print width options
  • In-house design/prepress/image carriers available

VSOP – Variable Sleeve Offset Printing

  • Magazine Quality
    • 4 color process or extended gamut printing
    • 7 color + EB curing
    • A wide variety of coatings are available to fit your end market needs:
      • High or low slide
      • Matte
      • Dull
      • Gloss or ultra gloss
      • Opaque white
    • Conventional or stochastic (FM) screenings
    • Up to 200 line screen
  • Variable repeat lengths
  • Print speeds of 1.300 fpm
  • Combination printing – gang jobs across the web for multiple SKUs
  • Unparalleled material options
  • Lowest cost print plates
  • On the fly graphics changes

ADDITIONAL CAPABILITIES

  • Strategic supply chain solutions
  • Total lab capabilities
  • UV lacquer
  • Multiwall bag manufacturing
  • Pouches
  • Converting
  • Preformed bag and pouch manufacturing
  • Solventless adhesive laminating
  • Die-cutting
  • Slitting
  • Embossing

COMPLETE IN-HOUSE GRAPHICS

Gateway Graphics offers customers in-house, state-of-the-art prepress, graphic design and proofing services. We can start your packaging project from scratch or take your ideas and visual information such as text, graphics and photos, and prepare them to run on our flexo or offset printing presses. Our expert graphic artists can also convert current packaging artwork to a completely new packaging format, such as a stand-up pouch or mitered bottom open mouth pinch bags.

Our high quality, digital prepress services mean fast turnaround on your promotional packaging, giving you a competitive advantage in speed-to-market. We’ll help you design a package that works for brand managers, operations, warehousing, retail, and consumers.


Consumer & Industrial Packaging


CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS

Gateway understands the complexities of our customers’ businesses. We partner with you to ensure your packaging provides a distinct competitive advantage.

The consumer packaging industry has many audiences—consumers, retailers and warehouses— that add to the complexities of packaging development. As a solutions-focused company, we consult with customers on the design and production of your packaging. This is what makes Gateway a preferred supplier to the pet food industry and why we are continually called upon to serve industry leaders. We deliver a competitive advantage for your consumer packaged goods by providing:

  • Flexo and web-offset printing options that “pop” for added shelf appeal
  • Unique designs that dramatically increases space for product content
  • Quick-change flexibility so you can launch special marketing campaigns on short notice
  • Paper, plastic or hybrid packaging to suit market demands
  • Easy-to-use, highly functional packaging such as pouches with press-to-close or zipper features
  • In-house printing and converting for increased speed to market
  • Vendor-managed inventory and warehousing
  • Three centrally located manufacturing plants
  • Mid-American warehouse for your central distribution needs
  • Supply chain management

INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING

When considering a packaging partner for your industrial goods, there are many variables to consider. At Gateway, our bags are custom-designed to meet the exact requirements of your product. We provide the highest degree of product protection, while also meeting supply chain requirements. Custom designed bags meet warehousing and merchandising needs, and expert engineering makes them run more efficiently on your packaging lines. We deliver a competitive advantage for your industrial packaged goods by providing:

  • Mitered bags that eliminate pallet overhang and breakage
  • Quality standards that improve your cost and productivity
  • Responsive service and shorter lead-times
  • Vendor-managed Inventory and warehousing including our new Mid-American warehouse facility
  • In-house printing and converting for increased speed to market
  • The option of heat seal bags