Our History

Creative Screenprint was founded 1976 as a small family-run flexographic and screen print house.

In 2001 Simon Smith was appointed as Managing Director employing 8 staff, and the business was re-branded to CS Labels in new 5000 sq ft unit in Willenhall (Wolverhampton), later expanding to 10,000 square foot.

CS Digitally Printed Pouches History

CS Labels’ first Xeikon digital press was installed in 2008 moving away from traditional printing methods – This was considered a “leap of faith”. The business quickly started to gain major recognition for its digitally printed labels, specialising in peel and reveal.

In 2015 CS Labels developed a new digitally printed and flexible stand up pouch. This challenged traditional technology printing processes, and ultimately introduced a whole new packaging solution to the market. CS Flexible Pouches was officially launched and the new pouch solution quickly began collecting awards every year, and has been consistently recognised for innovation.

In 2018 CS moved to the new 20,000 sq ft, purpose-built production site as part of £3.5m investment into the business.

It was also a record breaking year for award nominations and success in 5 industry awards including Print Week’s SME of the Year, Flexo Tech’s Digital Labels and Packaging award, and international awards such as LabelExpo Americas award for Innovation for stand-up pouches.

Now in 2019, CS employs almost 60 staff and continues to invest in new technology, research and development, and is now a flagship customer for Xeikon. Our stand up pouch solution is printed and formed in-house on our bespoke conversion lines. Xeikon have since launched CS’ digital pouch print solution to the market, but we remain the only Xeikon print house globally to manage the entire process on site for stand up pouches, sachets and continuous film.

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CS Printed Pouches History