Periodically, we like to introduce you to a member of our staff whose hard work is so integral to the outstanding products and service The Kingswood Company offers. This month, we’d like you to meet Scott Spencer, a Screen Printer who has been part of our staff for more than 20 years!
Screen printing is vital to the beautiful products we produce for our customers, and it differentiates your private-label jewelry care products from others in the marketplace. The superior look of our jars is achieved through screen printing. While other manufacturers use stick-on labels, a screen-printed jar offers a high-end, cosmetics-style look. Next time you are at the cosmetics counter, you’ll notice that all of the best brands, from Aveda to L’Oréal to Chanel, use screen printing rather than stick-on labels.
I started working here in February of 1996. I was new to screen printing, but I thought I would give it a try. It turned out that I love it, and I’ve been here ever since!
With 20 plus years of experience, you are now a very skilled craftsman. Can you talk about the silk screening process? What expertise do you have that helps you make sure each order looks perfect?
There is a lot of technical expertise behind each jar. There is so much that goes into the process to make it look good, before the ink even hits the jar – the design and layout of the logo, how the screen is shot and built, how the ink is mixed to get the right consistency.
Screen printing is really more of an art. There are lots of different looks we can achieve, depending on what our customer is looking for. We can make small adjustments each time that can have big impact. Depending on what the customer wants, there are different looks and effects. We are always tailoring our production to meet the different private-label options that our customers want.
I love bringing new ideas to life!
Over the past few years, we’ve added a lot of new products. I’ve gotten to work with our product development team on the new ideas they’ve come up with, which is really exciting. They keep pushing us into new directions to bring new concepts to our customers, so we have to come up with new ways to do things.
Our new, luxury, wide-mouth jars needed new tooling, but we worked hard and the end result has been amazing! And when we added our new foamers, we had to work with new suppliers and try some new ink finishes. But they turned out really great.
I am very picky about the final product, and our customers demand that. Our quality control is excellent, and I am proud to be part of that. Our company has come a long way in the last 20 years. I know that our products meet the high standards of our customers, and I believe we are right up there with the best cosmetic brands out there in terms of high-quality packaging.
Laughs. I don’t like label printing! Labels peel. They get wet. They can be crooked. They can be wrinkled.
When you hold a screen-printed jar, you know there is a lot of art and skill that went into it. There is so much work that goes into that kind of product packaging. It’s a lot more involved that just sticking on a label. It’s kind of like with jewelry, where there is so much that goes into making a beautiful ring. You can’t just take a stone from the ground and put it on someone’s finger.
And I know that our screen printing looks really, really good!
I really like to spend as much time as I can with my Dad. Plus I also spend a lot of time with my kids.
I watched Split with my kids. That was pretty good.
I picked UNC to win it all in our office NCAA pool.
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