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About MGX

We do things a little differently. Starting with knowing our customer's first name.

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MGX is a specialty substrate manufacturer and coating center. We offer a variety of printing materials including synthetic paper, pressure sensitive, cling, PVC, styrene, polyester, metalized, soft touch, and custom toll coating. MGX helps commercial printers differentiate from the competition and increase sales with innovative specialty substrates engineered to perform on digital presses and many offset and flexo machines. MGX is North America’s first and only HP-authorized treatment facility for HP Indigo.

While our product offering is diverse, our service commitment is simple.

MGX’s responsiveness to customers is as fine-tuned as the quality products we supply. We guarantee short lead times, an experienced and educated team, and thorough customer contact throughout the sales process. With over thirty years of experience, MGX excels in supplying a proven and diverse assortment of digital substrate and coating options while continuing to expand our product base through innovation. MGX is North America’s first and only HP-authorized treatment facility for HP Indigo.

MGX is based in St. Louis, Missouri and serves customers worldwide. Interested in learning more? Contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Our Customers

“Looking for reasonably priced synthetics that perform well on our press, we gave Masterpiece Graphix a try. Not only did we discover a new material source, the variety of substrates they offer has opened up new opportunities for us to create unique and stand-out applications—like door hangers with spinning wheels. And instead of laminating, we save the labor and cost by printing on PVC. With PVC, our customers get better durability and a cleaner look."

~ Jeff Morrell, Morrell Printing

"Even if I am looking for a material that they do not currently offer, Masterpiece Graphix will do the research and find the right material for my application. The ability to order any type of material coated and ready to print, with fast and professional service, is a real advantage for our business. I absolutely recommend Masterpiece Graphix."

~ Artie Williams, SGS International

"It is a pleasure to do business with people who are committed to their trade and demonstrate the level of customer service that you find at MGX. They consistently develop new materials and digital coatings, and back up their products with superior technical support and a ‘can do’ attitude. MGX is always willing to provide stocking and inventory management options that help us stay ahead of the game."

~ Jim Henderson, Magnet

"As Masterpiece Graphix’s distributor in Canada, we have helped our customers fully leverage their investments in digital printing equipment using MGX’s cutting-edge digital coating technology and revolutionary substrates for over three years. The R&D, service and technical support are second to none and together Ariva and MGX make a great team. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MGX products to any of our customers."

~ Mike Morten, Ariva

Our Story

The Beginning

In 1998, Doug and Sharon Watson combined their print industry experience at Masterpiece Graphix.

This entrepreneurial two-person team operated by dividing and conquering the work according to their strong suits: vision, invention, and R&D for one; details (Admin, Finance, HR, and the like) for the other.

Doug was an early adopter of digital print technology and the Indigo Omnius. He served as the President of the Indigo Users Group in his tenure as the President of Watson Label Products. He saw the opportunity digital printing presented and began testing and developing coatings and application methods for synthetic materials. He then brought that expertise to Masterpiece Graphix and made the company an industry leader in coating the hard-to-coat materials – even as most of the industry concentrated on traditional printing methods and materials.

Sharon, also from a printing background, was the owner of a graphic design firm and brought strength to the day-to-day operations. She created an environment that focused on the practicalities and the development of employees, which fostered growth and ensured its status as tight-knit team with exceptional customer service.

The Evolution

The founders’ inclination for innovation and embracing new technology has served them well over the past 40+ years. Masterpiece Graphix, added staff, outgrew its surroundings, and opened its current facility at 1500 Fenpark in 2004.

Masterpiece Graphix transitioned from producing and coating to developing and selling specialty digital materials from films and foils to plastics and other specialty substrates. The time spent in Research & Development paid off when Masterpiece Graphix was named the first and only Indigo Certified Treatment Center because of its coating expertise and served as a testing site for Indigo and for customers.

They were one of the first in the world to embrace digital printing and influenced their existing customers to do the same. Those customers remained loyal because of this willingness to act as a partner and advisor along with their exceptional customer service, quality, and attention to detail. The longevity of these relationships has made them feel more like family than business.

In 2018, Charity Brueggmann was named General Manager. She and Bill Sauer, VP of Operations, continue to lead with the same values and principles on which Doug and Sharon built the company. While Doug and Sharon remain active members of the MGX team, they are now able to focus on the areas they love the most.

In 2019 Masterpiece Graphix rebranded and became MGX, as our focus has broadened to more than just digital. Employees and customers continue to be the inspiration for MGX to innovate and grow.

Masterpiece Graphix started as a two-person operation and has grown to be a major international supplier in the print industry.  The employees (many of whom have been with the company since the beginning) are a high priority to Doug and Sharon, and each is valued for the expertise they bring to the table.

The Present

MGX, has two locations, and offers a variety of innovative specialty substrates engineered to perform on digital presses. We have expanded into offset and flexo materials – a major growth segment for the company.

MGX is a major developer and producer of the hard-to-coat materials including: synthetic paper, pressure sensitive, cling, PVC, styrene, polyester, metalized, soft touch, and custom toll coating. To better support digital printers in this fast-paced, high-demand industry, MGX also developed a large number of in-stock items for quick turn-around and shorter lead times on custom-coated materials.

The Future

MGX is always developing new and custom-coated materials for specific customer applications. We continue to diversify through investments in technology, lean manufacturing, growth, and expansion.

MGX will continue to supply our growing customer base with quality material, short lead times, and exceptional service in the years to come.

MGX in the News

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PUBLICATIONARTICLE
LABEL AND NARROWMasterpiece Graphix rebrands as MGX READ MORE
DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSMGX Releases New Synthetic Paper Line, UniSyn READ MORE
LABELS AND LABELINGMasterpiece Graphix, a manufacturer of specialty substrates, has changed its name to MGX. READ MORE
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LABELS AND LABELINGMasterpiece Graphix promotes Charity Brueggemann to VP role READ MORE
WHAT THEY THINKBrueggemann Promoted to Vice President of Strategic Development at Masterpiece Graphix READ MORE
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AMERICAN PRINTERBrueggemann Promoted to Vice President of Strategic Development at Masterpiece Graphix READ MORE
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DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSMasterpiece Graphix Expands Research and Development Services for Coating Clients READ MORE
PRINT 17 THE DAILY PRINTNew Products: Decal Film, PVC, and Polyester READ MORE
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PRINTING IMPRESSIONSSubstrates & Media; What You Need to Know READ MORE
PRINT 17 THE DAILY PRINTGoing Beyond Paper, New Products: Soft Touch and Repositionable Vinyl READ MORE
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PRINT 17 THE DAILY PRINTNew Products: Wood Veneer READ MORE
WHAT THEY THINKMasterpiece Graphix to be Featured in 'Materials Matter' Hub at Print 17 READ MORE
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PRINTING NEWSTaste of PRINT 17: Preview the Show Floor Here First READ MORE
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WHAT THEY THINKMasterpiece Graphix Adds Maple to Lineup of Printable Wood Veneer READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix Adds Maple to Lineup of Printable Wood Veneer READ MORE
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PAPER, FILM, AND FOIL CONVERTERMasterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services READ MORE
CONVERTING QUARTERLYMasterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services READ MORE
THOMASNETMasterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services to Meet Increased Demand READ MORE
WHAT THEY THINKMasterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services to Meet Increased Demand READ MORE
LABELS AND LABELINGMasterpiece Graphix expands coating services READ MORE
LABEL AND NARROWMasterpiece Graphix expands coating services READ MORE
PRINTING NEWSMasterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services to Meet Increased Demand READ MORE
DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSMasterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services to Meet Increased Demand READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services to Meet Increased Demand READ MORE
DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSGraph Expo 2016 Highlights: Consumables READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix Increases Line of Ricoh C7100 Series Certified Substrates READ MORE
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GRAPH EXPO SHOW DAILYTuesday: PIP Printing of Peoria Continues to Grow by Offering Customers More than Just Paper READ MORE
GRAPH EXPO SHOW DAILYTuesday: Its Never a Bad Time to Learn READ MORE
GRAPH EXPO SHOW DAILYMonday: Change is the One Constant READ MORE
GRAPH EXPO SHOW DAILYSunday: The Materials Really Do Matter READ MORE
PRINTING IMPRESSIONSExclusive Sneak Peek of New Products That Will Be Featured at Graph Expo READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix Featured in Materials Matter Hub at GRAPH EXPO READ MORE
PRINTING NEWSMasterpiece Graphix Featured in Materials Matter Hub at Graph Expo; Sneak Peek at Booth READ MORE
LABEL AND NARROWNew Products: Masterpiece Graphix Swatchbook READ MORE
DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSHeading to Orlando Print professionals head South for Graph Expo 2016 READ MORE
PACKAGE DESIGNMasterpiece Graphix Introduces New Swatchbook of Specialty Substrates for Digital Printing READ MORE
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DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSMasterpiece Graphix Introduces New Swatchbook of Specialty Substrates for Digital Printing READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix Introduces New Swatchbook of Specialty Substrates for Digital Printing READ MORE
PACKAGE DESIGNMasterpiece Graphix Announces New Printable Fabric for Digital Presses READ MORE
PRINTING NEWSAlpha Printable Lotus READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERNew Printable Fabric for Digital Presses READ MORE
DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSMasterpiece Graphix Announces New Printable Fabric for Digital Presses READ MORE
DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSRising Stock: Specialty Substrate Options Lead to Added Value and New Revenue Streams READ MORE
PRINTING NEWSPrinting on Synthetics Adds Value READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERNever Lose Adhesion Again: Masterpiece Graphix Launches Multi-Surface Repositionable Polyester Fabric READ MORE
DIGITAL PUBLISHING SOLUTIONSMasterpiece Graphix Launches Multi-Surface Repositionable Polyester Fabric READ MORE
WHAT THEY THINKMasterpiece Graphix to Exhibit Unique Line of Soft Touch Printing Materials at Dscoop San Antonio READ MORE
DSCOOPMasterpiece Graphix to Exhibit Unique Line of Soft Touch Printing Materials at Dscoop San Antonio READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix to Exhibit Unique Line of Soft Touch Printing Materials at Dscoop San Antonio READ MORE
GRAPHIC ARTSMasterpiece Graphix adds substrates for use on Ricoh and Konica Minolta digital presses READ MORE
PRINTING NEWSMasterpiece Graphix Substrates Tested and Confirmed for use on Ricoh and Konica Minolta Digital Presses READ MORE
PRINTING IMPRESSIONSMasterpiece Graphix Substrates Confirmed for Ricoh, Konica Minolta Digital Presses READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix Substrates Tested & Confirmed for Use on Ricoh and Konica Minolta Digital Presses READ MORE
AMERICAN PRINTERMasterpiece Graphix Adds New Digital Material Specialist READ MORE
LABELS AND LABELINGMasterpiece Graphix adds digital material specialist to further develop international accounts READ MORE
PRINTING NEWSMasterpiece Graphix Adds New Digital Material Specialist READ MORE
PRINTING NEWSThe Advantages and Disadvantages of Printing on Plastics READ MORE
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PACKAGING EUROPEColor-Logic Certifies Masterpiece Graphix MGX 12-Point Board Sheet Material READ MORE
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INK WORLDColor-Logic certifies Masterpiece Graphix Bright Silver Metalized Pressure Sensitive READ MORE
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PRINTING NEWSMasterpiece Graphix to Host DSCOOP 9 Breakout Session READ MORE
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