Standard Register Industrial

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Standard Register
Public company
Traded as NYSESR
Industry Communications Management
Founded Dayton, Ohio, U.S. 1912
Headquarters Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Products Marketing Communications, On-Demand Publishing, Customer Communications, Patient Communications, Patient Identity Authentication, Patient Identification & Safety, Patient Information Solutions, Product Marking and Labeling, In-Mold Labeling and Decorating
Slogan Advancing Your Reputation

Standard Register (NYSE: SR), communications services for commercial, financial services, healthcare and industrial markets.

Company History[edit]

Standard Register was formed on May 10, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio with Theodore F. Schirmer as the first president.[1] Shirmer had an invention aimed at revolutionizing the autographic register, which fed paper through slipping plates. His invention involved using a wooden sprocket to feed the paper, permitting faster and more accurate feeding, and was called the pinfeed autographic register.[2]


Healthcare Products & Solutions[edit]

Marketing Communications[edit]

Business Products & Solutions[edit]


In June 2009, Standard Register Industrial introduced in-mold labeling and decorating, which is a product that allows manufacturers to bond labels with plastic and rubber molded parts. The labels and decoration become permanent and non-removable, lasting the lifetime of the product.

For its in-mold labeling and decorating product, Standard Register Industrial uses patented Grafilm technology. This was developed by another Dayton-based company, Fusion Graphics. The Grafilm technology is a “green” product. It is recyclable as a Class 7 plastic and does not contribute to forest harvesting. The label film is non-toxic and meets or exceeds U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements (for food contact) as well as all child safety regulations. Plus, the inks used on the labels are soy or water-soluble.

Standard Register Industrial in-mold labeling technology works with all thermoplastics and rubber, including:

As part of IMDCON 09, Standard Register Industrial’s director of operations, Dave Coughlin made two presentations on in-mold labeling and decorating: “In-mold Decorating for the Durable Market” and “Developments for Tracking and Tracing IMD Products.” He also served on a panel discussing IMD Solutions/Issues for OEM/DGM.[3]

On June 3, 2010, Standard Register announced that the company had acquired the assets of Fusion Graphics, Inc., including the Grafilm product line. Fusion Graphics had worked with Standard Register Industrial for the previous two years on in-mold labeling technology. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.[4]

On August 29, 2012, was the first company to be certified under a new Underwriters Laboratories(UL) certification program for In-Mold Labeling (IML).

As an expansion of UL Marking and Labeling Systems Certification offerings, the IML program was designed to support label manufacturers, including Standard Register, who develop durable, flexible and permanent in-mold labels that display safety-related information on UL certified products. In-mold labeling has been used for years to decorate and provide information on various consumer products sold in plastic containers, including food, cosmetics and cleaning supplies. To accommodate the use of IMLs on durable goods submitted for certification, UL developed a Marking and Labeling System program specifically for IMLs.

Acquisition of WorkFlowOne[edit]

On August 1, 2013, Standard Register announced it had acquired WorkFlowOne, a major competitor in the print and marketing communications space. The news was received enthusaistically on the stock market, and the company's stock increased 360 percent that day.

Bankruptcy and sale[edit]

In March 2015, Standard Register filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In June 2015, a Delaware bankruptcy court awarded the company to Taylor Corporation at a bid of $307 million.[5]

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  5. ^ Larsen, Dave (June 17, 2015). "Judge approves Standard Register sale to Taylor Corp.". WHIO-TV. Retrieved June 17, 2015.