Since 1982, Spear, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH USA, has been the world’s leading innovator and supplier of film pressure-sensitive labelling systems. Our labels are found on many of the leading beverage, food and personal care items throughout the world.
Spear provides system solutions to labelling needs through expertise in label design, production, application, performance and comprehensive technical support through the SpearSYSTEM™. Our engineered labels withstand pasteurization, hot fill,
retort and ice chests to allow for label application at any stage of the distribution process.
Spear’s system approach has led to key product development and supply relationships with the leading material and application equipment suppliers in the pressure-sensitive label industry.
Material exclusivity, proprietary product performance and pricing advantages are all benefits of Spear’s system supplier network.
Spear currently operates 26 printing presses across six facilities in North America (4), Europe and Africa with
capacity continually being added to meet expanding demand. Printing processes include flat bed screen, rotary screen, UV flexographic, gravure, foil stamping and combination printing.
Spear’s European facility is based in South Wales (UK) and is Spear’s largest multi print technology site, operating 7 presses with a production capacity of over 25 billion labels. The UK facility serves not only the European market including Russia, but also North Africa and the Middle East. Recent developments have focussed
on the pre press department with the installation of state of the art CTP flexo plate & screen manufacturing technology as well as an exciting new digital imaging software program.
All Spear facilities are registered to the ISO-9001 standard and Spear Europe has recently been awarded with the ISO-14001 environmental registration. Spear has also been recognized as the first recipient of The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute’s L.I.F.E. (label initiative for the environment) certification.