PrintGuard, Inc. was founded in 1998 by President
Daniel Rizika, a graduate of MIT and the United States Military Academy at West
Point. Dan founded the company to design and manufacture niche products
using his past expertise in Glass Bead Film Technology.
Dan worked with
printers and discovered they were losing money from both machine downtime and
poor printing yield that results from wet ink smearing or marking on the freshly
inked paper, as it moves from one printing station to the next.
The first product developed and sold was PrintGuard®, a clear
glass bead film that exhibited a perfect monolayer of glass beads adhered to a
tough and durable polyester film. Within a year of introducing this
product, we developed an ink repellent coating that when applied as a top
coating over our PrintGuard Product, dramatically improved the anti-marking
performance on press.
We trademarked this product Orange Hide and manufacture
these sheets for all presses and further convert this product into
PrintGuardPlus jackets specifically for Heidelberg presses. PrintGuard, Inc. has
patented their technology (US Patent nos. 6,811,863 and 7,270,873 and others
patents pending) which has become Standard for the Printing Industry.
PrintGuard’s 30,000 square foot plant is located in Millbury,
Massachusetts USA. PrintGuard is the largest and only manufacturer of
Glass Bead Anti-Marking products that is vertically integrated - we design,
apply the glass beads to film, apply all coatings, laminate, slit, sheet, and
have a complete assembly line with industrial rivet machines and sewing machines
to make custom cylinder jackets for Heidelberg presses. We are a global
company and PrintGuard Products are purchased world-wide by printers through our
network of distributors in USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle
East, China, India, and Australia.
Our commitment remains to manufacture
premium anti-marking products that optimally serve the Printing Industry. We
designed all PrintGuard products in our own laboratory and produce,
test, and refine them to exacting parameters before they are qualified for
production and shipment. We maintain a close relationship with printers and
pressmen through daily communication and new product testing. If you are a
pressman or mechanic and have a new marking problem, call us and we will design
a new product for you to test!
The PrintGuard logo means Increased
Printer Profitability. Printers who use PrintGuard make more money
printing; this is real value added that PrintGuard guarantees.
PrintGuard’s strength is our total focus on creating solutions to printers’
marking problems and since one company performs all the operations (designs,
manufactures, converts, and distributes) we can control, prioritize, and
ensure the highest product quality, and customer service anywhere in the world.
Our global dealer network ensures worldwide technical support of our products
and we maintain the largest inventory in the world to ensure your press is never
down for backorder reasons.
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