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Masterpiece Graphix Expands Coating Services

ST. LOUIS, MO | Masterpiece Graphix, a substrate coater and manufacturer, has expanded its custom coating services to accommodate an increase in demand. The company’s management team attributes this growth to its unique consultative approach to coating projects which includes comprehensive research and development services led by CEO and 36-year industry veteran Doug Watson

The Masterpiece Graphix manufacturing plant

“Customers can come to us with just an idea of how a coating can help their business. Then it’s our job to help them take that idea and create a coating solution that meets their business and budget needs,” says Watson. “In addition to being a full coating house, customers see us as a resource for problem solving.”

Customers can coat roll to roll, roll to sheet, and sheet to sheet with drying capabilities that are said to exceed industry standards. The company provides ink-receptive coatings for HP Indigo, dry toner and inkjet digital printing presses as well as decorative and functional coatings including gloss, soft touch, conductive, food and skin grade, heat activated, chemical resistant, and more.

Expanded coating capabilities include the following:

  • Patterned coating
  • Water-based full flood coating for ink reception
  • Functional coatings including gloss, soft touch, conductive, and hard coat
  • Seven custom-built coating production lines, including roll to roll, roll to sheet, and sheet to sheet to 36 x 48 in. with edge to edge coating
  • Production line width to 22 in., master rolls to 40 in. OD
  • All production lines are custom built
  • Extensive drying capability to 850 fpm.

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