Overnight Labels, Inc. has gone from Gold (previously called Blue) to Platinum Level status in its certification from Graphic Measures International (GMI). The certification level, held by only 72 printers in the United States, ensures that packaging suppliers are accountable to established brand-owner standards and ensures brand integrity, ongoing production run sample measurement and in-store packaging assessments.
The certification places Overnight Labels within a network of printers that are approved to produce packaging for many retailer/CPG companies that utilize the GMI service, particularly CVS and Walgreens.
Furthermore, Platinum status requires that printers meet the following criteria:
- Combined pass rate/score from all GMI-SGS PQM programs of 95% or above
- Yearly average pass rate/score of 95% or above for 36-months running
- Total number of submissions is equal to or greater than 25 over the last 36 months
Overnight Labels' original certification was awarded in 2016 and included an in-depth focus on graphics and color management to verify that the company leveraged the latest technology in its print and color management processes.
Other areas evaluated included press quality (registration, trapping, die-line accuracy, finishing) and quality assurance (process implementation, audits, traceability, bar code readability, non-compliance protocol).
“Overnight Labels is proud of our new GMI Platinum level status because it recognizes the quality we strive to achieve every day," said Don Earl, President of Overnight Labels. “Whether a company requires a GMI printer or not, color consistency has always been an area of expertise for us. All of our customers are extra secure in knowing that we print to specific numbers and standards, not a subjective set of rules."