Napa Wine Label Printers Tapp, Franklin Join Forces

Tapp Label Technologies Inc., a printer of wine and spirits labels from plants in Napa and Canada, said it acquired Ben Franklin Press & Label Co. of Napa.


Wine industry professionals know it's not just the wine in the bottle, but the label on the bottle that helps sell the wine.

Now two of the largest bottle label makers in Napa Valley are combining assets and employees to become the region’s second-largest, with the Tapp Label Technologies purchase of Ben Franklin Press & Label of Napa announced last week in the North Bay Business Journal.

Ben Franklin Press President and General Manager Dennis Patterson said in a statement, “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.”

Tapp Label Technologies, of Vancouver, BC, come to Napa in 2002, ten years after it was founded. They currently are located in a 18,700 square feet facility at Napa Valley Gateway Business Park, where Ben Franklin Press also  19,000 square-ft. facility.

Ben Franklin Press started in 1983 as a small print shop and grew into one of the North Coast’s top wine label printers, according to the Business Journal.

Collotype Label USA of Napa remains the largest such business in the county, with 250 employees.

MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" February 27, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Good moveI understand many Bottles and labes come from China. Is shipping even cost effective on that product?
Ash Leigh February 27, 2013 at 06:56 PM
When colors, foil, emboss, die cuts are important enough that you want to be there for a press-proof - it's not cost-effective to fly out to China. A lot of local wineries and "spirits" get their labels done right here in Napa.


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