Prestar Packaging, Inc., Christiansburg, VA, has expanded its finishing capacity with the installation of a Kluge 14×22 EHD Foil Stamping, Embossing and Diecutting Press. The press installed at Prestar was fully remanufactured at the Kluge factory and upgraded with the adjustable impression feature which significantly reduces make-ready time. The EHD will be used for foil stamping the wraps that Prestar laminates to their attractive line of boxes including their newly patented Creative Carding™ Gift Card Boxes.
Prestar Packaging is a family owned box manufacturing company that, since opening in 1995, has grown to become one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of custom two piece boxes and one piece trays. Prestar specializes in two piece rigid set up boxes and one piece clamshell boxes, supplying boxes for a wide range of applications from game boxes to candy boxes to pharmaceutical boxes. Most recently, a new division of Prestar Packaging, Creative Carding™ was formed to market their patented gift card box meeting their customers’ demand for an attractive and affordable way to package and present a modern gift card. Craig Chrisman, President of Prestar Packaging, Inc., commented on their decision to purchase a remanufactured press from Brandtjen & Kluge, “It was tempting to buy from someone else but we didn’t want to take a chance on buying junk. So we researched and we heard from other people that Kluge did it right. Now that it has been installed, we’re impressed with the quality of the machine and the technical support. I’m confident that this press will run well for many years and Kluge will be there to support us.”
Prestar Packaging’s operators stand next to their recently installed Kluge EHD. Left to Right: Dashaun, B.J. and Antonio.