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Shipping Challenges Facing the Label & Substrate Industry

High Demand, Tight Supply, Increasing Prices The trucking industry is running at 99% capacity. Demand for shipping is expected to rise 3.6% this year, outpacing existing capacity. The largest restriction to expansion is the limited supply of drivers. Drivers are required to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) this year. This is expected to remove even…

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Brueggemann Promoted to Vice President of Strategic Development at Masterpiece Graphix

St. Louis, MO – Masterpiece Graphix recently announced that Charity Brueggemann, Supply Chain & Business Manager, has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Development. In her new role, Brueggemann will lead the company’s growth strategies as well as manage forecasting, pricing, supply chain, and the sales, customer service, and marketing departments. “Charity’s outstanding work…

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Masterpiece Graphix Expands Research and Development Services for Coating Clients

St. Louis, MO – Masterpiece Graphix, a leading manufacturer of specialty substrates for commercial printing, has recently expanded its functional coating research and development center at the company headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. The expansion includes a dedicated laboratory with full coating and drying capabilities which gives Masterpiece Graphix the ability to do coating trials…

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Masterpiece Graphix Adds Maple to Lineup of Printable Wood Veneer

St. Louis, MO – Masterpiece Graphix, the go-to source for specialty substrates, has added printable maple wood veneer to their product lineup for commercial digital presses. Created from real and sustainable wood, the printable veneer is available in 19 inch by 13 inch sheets. Finish options include the original cherry and a new lighter maple.…

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Masterpiece Graphix Substrates to be Featured in ‘Materials Matter’ Hub at Print 17 Tradeshow

St. Louis, MO – Masterpiece Graphix, a leading manufacturer of specialty substrates for commercial printing, will be featured in the “Materials Matter” section of the upcoming Print 17 tradeshow, September 10-14, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The popular “Materials Matter” section highlights the tactile qualities and versatility of substrates that give printed materials powerful impact.…

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Masterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services to Meet Increased Demand

St. Louis, MO – Masterpiece Graphix–a leading substrate coater and manufacturer–has expanded its custom coating services to accommodate an increase in demand. Masterpiece Graphix’s management team attributes this growth to the company’s unique consultative approach to coating projects which includes comprehensive research and development services led by CEO and 36-year industry veteran, Doug Watson. “Customers…

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Masterpiece Graphix Increases Line of Ricoh C7100 Series Certified Substrates

Company Adds Five More Certified Substrates to its Digital Offering St. Louis, MO – Masterpiece Graphix–a leading manufacturer of digital printing substrates–announced that five more of their sheet-fed substrate products are now certified for use on Ricoh digital printing presses. Masterpiece Graphix .008 Synthetic Paper – O2S, .010 Synthetic Paper – O2S, .010 Onyx White…

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A New Source for Decorative and Functional Coating

You may know that Masterpiece Graphix has been coating substrates for digital printing for more than 20 years. What you may not know is that the company has used this expertise to develop an additional line of service:  decorative and functional coatings for all industries including medical, electronic, and aerospace. Masterpiece Graphix offers a variety…

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Masterpiece Graphix Featured in ‘Materials Matter’ Hub at Graph Expo 2016

St. Louis, MO – Masterpiece Graphix, a leading manufacturer of specialty substrates for commercial printing, will be featured in the upcoming “Materials Matter” show floor hub at Graph Expo 2016, September 25-28, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The popular Materials Matter section celebrates the essential role materials play in the print ecosystem. Inside…

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