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Monaco delivers innovative paper and label distribution solutions for every
print-on-demand requirement.

We manufacture and distribute both standard and custom paper rolls and
labels for every business application. From the corner convenience store to multi-national industry giants,
Monaco can meet your print-on-demand printing and label needs.

Paper maker Appvion files for bankruptcy

(Reuters) – U.S. paper maker Appvion Inc and some of its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday, the company said.

Appvion listed assets in the range of $100 million-$500 million and liabilities in the range of $500 million-$1 billion, the Delaware bankruptcy court filing showed.

The company said it has obtained a commitment for $85 million in new debtor-in-possession financing froma group of its first lien lenders.

Appvion, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin and owned by its employees, said in June it had hired investment bank Guggenheim Partners LLC to address its $440 million debt load amid declining sales due to consumers’ switch to electronic communications.

The company has a revolving credit line due in 2018 with its term loan due in the following year which could put Appvion under further financial strain, according to an assessment from credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service.

The company’s net sales fell to $164 million in the quarter ended July 2, from $173.6 million a year earlier.

DLA Piper is acting as the company’s legal counsel with Alan Holtz of AlixPartners serving as its chief restructuring officer, Appvion said.

Specialty Paper: Thermal market jolted after dye plant was shut by government in China

OAKLAND, CA, Sept 29, 2017 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) – The one-million-ton global thermal paper market was jolted this week when the largest supplier of leuco dye shut down in China for a minimum of three months.

The Connect Chemicals plant shut for environmental reasons and because of the government of China’s anti-pollution crackdown on industry. Contacts said Connect Chemicals makes about 35% to 40% of global dye demand for thermal coaters.

One US contact called the shut “bad timing” on the verge of the busiest retail shopping period. Contacts expect coaters to shut if they run out of leuco dye and for coated thermal products to increase in price, as POS receipt paper demand seasonally picks up during the holiday season. Already, there were reports of converters paying higher pricing this week in the USA, on top of a price increase in July and August. Leuco dye is a main ingredient in coating for thermal and carbonless paper, and for barrier coating for packaging grades, contacts said.

“Thermal paper pricing should shoot up for a short period,” said a market contact.

US thermal POS receipt paper producers, before the Connect Chemicals shut, already are again moving on a second paper price increase for converters on non-top coated POS paper rolls.

Several contacts said at least one coater run by South Korea’s Hansol had been shut because of the Connect Chemicals plant downtime.

Other companies affected include Oji of Japan, Koehler of Germany, and the US’s Appvion, which are the three largest coated thermal paper producers in the world.

Connect Chemical calls itself the world’s largest producer of color former products including sensitizers and developments for thermal paper. In 2014, Connect Chemical opened a new plant for making the dye in Penglai, northern China.

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A proud record of service and innovation

We began operations in March 2001. The foundation of our business is built upon being an efficient, collaborative organization, providing unparalleled quality and service to our clients.

Our success and growth relies on a simple principle:
Treat clients & employees in the manner
you wish to be treated.

We offer competitive pricing, the highest quality materials in the industry and unsurpassed customer service.

We continue to expand our range of products and services in order to become an increasingly vital partner working together with clients.

Monaco offers up to six-color flexographic and four-color UV offset custom printing. In addition, product a wide variety of labels further enhancing to our ability to meet our client’s needs.

With our extensive industry experience and use of superior quality materials on state-of-the-art equipment; we know we can meet your print-on-demand and label needs.

Our continued growth relies on a simple principle…

Treat clients and employees in the manner you wish to be treated.
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Monaco provides paper rolls that meet every requirement.

Thermal • Bond • Carbonless

Since 2001, Monaco has been converting paper for all types
of on-demand printers. Our sales, production, and customer service
staff understand your business needs. We take pro-active steps to
ensure your stock or printed requests are completed timely, accurately
and efficiently while utilizing optimum industry techniques.

Custom Products

We offer custom print products manufactured to your specifications.

Monaco utilizes flexography technology and UV offset.
Custom printing is an invaluable marketing tool for any business. You can print your company name, security features, logo, website address or other information on the back, front, or both sides of every receipt.

By utilizing our custom printing options, you can reap the benefits of brand recognition as well as improve theft prevention techniques.

Our print capability is 4 Color Wide Web Flexographic (roll to roll), 8 Color Narrow Web Flexographic (roll to roll, roll to sheet, and roll to fold), and 4 Color Offset (roll to roll, roll to sheet, and roll to fold).


Think Labels

Monaco is ready to meet your customers labeling needs with
a full range of direct thermal, thermal transfer blank and
custom pre-printed labels. Our goal is to deliver label solutions
using the finest materials and adhesives in the market today.
Whether in need of shipping, company asset, or packaging labels,
Monaco is available to assist on every aspect of the label sale.

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