September 15, 2009 19:30 ET

VCT Adds New Silk Screen Press to Downers Grove, IL Facility

DOWNERS GROVE, IL--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - Versatile Card Technology (VCT), a leader in plastic card manufacturing, made news again by announcing the installation of a new silk screen press in their Downer's Grove, IL facility. Earlier this year, in Feb 2009, VCT had a similar press installed in their New Jersey plant.

Silk screen presses are quite prevalent and widely used in the card printing industry. This latest addition is capable of supporting printing of metallic inks in addition to providing post-lamination custom features.

"Our new silk screen press will greatly enhance our printing capabilities in our Downers Grove facility. We will be able to support a wider range of ink applications, increased throughput and a much higher quality product on special projects," stated Suresh Kumar, V.P. of Smart Card Operations. "The silk screening process on cards continues to be very popular in all major market segments and the addition of this new machine will allow us to better serve our client base."

"Our continued investment in capital equipment is a clear sign of our commitment to the card industry," added Derrick Celewicz, Plant Manager of the Downers Grove, IL facility. "As our clients strive to differentiate the look and feel of their cards, the unique printing options available through silk screening have increased the demand for high quality silk screening. With the addition of this new state-of-the-art equipment, VCT will be able to reduce delivery times on silk screen card orders as well as increase the quality of the printing of the cards."

VCT now supports three silk screen lines in its Downers Grove, IL facility as well as two silk screen lines in its South Plainfield, NJ facility.

About Versatile Card Technology

Established in 1986, Versatile Card Technology is the largest US manufacturer of plastic cards. With facilities in Turkey, Mexico, Singapore, South America and India, VCT is also a globally recognized leader in plastic card manufacturing. VCT produces cards for every application and offers complete fulfillment services and turnkey solutions. Versatile Card Technology is also part of the Vmark Network of Direct Marketing Companies. Visit Vmark at and for more information on VCT visit or call 630-852-5600.

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