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About PBD, Packaging By Design, Inc.

About PBD | Packaging By Design, Inc. was established in 1983. Family owned and operated, the custom printing company started out in a 16,000 sq.ft. building in Niles, IL, which operated 2 6-color stack printing presses and two adhesive laminators for the candy, retail, food, general merchandise, and medical industries.

In 1993, PBD under went the transformation from a solvent ink and adhesive system over to a water-based system was completed, making Packaging By Design one of the few flexo printers / converters in the industry that have gone to a complete water-based system for both printing inks and lamination adhesives. Since all chemical processes for water-based inks are very low VOC, it creates lower odor and highly resistant print surfaces (both scuff resistance and chemical resistance). Laminations have superior optics and are created with “0” VOC catalyzed adhesives systems making your product more environmental friendly and giving our customers an edge on sustainable packaging.

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Today, PBD has more than doubled its capacity and has moved into its new 37,000 sq.ft. building based out of Elgin, IL. In addition, PBD expanded its resources and machinery up to 3 adhesive laminators and 4 color printing presses with state of the art 10 color printing capabilities. What once focused on as a regional converter has now expanded from coast to coast.

From design / prepress to customer service to over 50 years of press experience our competent staff brings, PBD will constantly strive to exceed our customer’s expectations of excellence, quality, accuracy, and dependability.


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