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Tapp buys Ben Franklin Press and Label

February 26, 2013

The purchase allows TLT to expand its offerings, which currently include three distinct printing and packaging platforms.

Tapp Label Technologies (TLT), a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels for the wine and spirits industry, has purchased the assets of Ben Franklin Press & Label (BFP&L) of Napa, CA, for an undisclosed amount.

Under the transaction, TLT, with operations in Napa and Vancouver, Canada, has also hired around 30-36 employees of BFP&L.

Since its establishment in 1983 by BFP&L President and General Manager Dennis Patterson and proprietor Teri Ann Faychild, the company has been providing printed products such as pressure sensitive and wet-glue/cut and stack labels for the wine and spirits industries.

Purchasing the assets of BFP&L will allow TLT to increase its offerings, which currently includes three distinct printing and packaging platforms - waterless offset lithography, flexography and digital offset.

Patterson said the acquisition will allow Tapp to offer customers with expanded goods, product lines and service capabilities.

"All of us at BFP&L are extremely pleased to join Tapp Label Technologies because of our like-minded commitment to our customers' success and how we approach serving the wine & spirits marketplace," Patterson says.

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