A Culture of Label Freaks!

Mike Stevenson #labelfreak

Mike Stevenson #labelfreak

Over 40 years ago, the Founder of Mold in Graphic Systems had a vision. Mike Stevenson simply saw the world through a different set of lenses, and that character trait hasn’t diminished. In Mike’s world, stickers, decals, and pad printing weren’t intended to simply be “good enough.” “Measuring up” to the status quo wasn’t a part of the plan. In the late 1970’s, it became Mike’s obsession to create something that lived up to his vision for labeling plastic products. He dedicated himself to developing the initial Mold In Graphic, inside the garage of his family home.

Class in session

During this time, it is safe to say that Mike was a bit of a “Label Freak…” and how fortunate for the world of rotomolding, thermoforming, and injection molding that he was. Mike’s dedication to “doing it right,” created a one of a kind labeling technology, that has provided benefit to thousands of customers, and millions of parts during the past 35 years. Although the humble beginnings of the family home garage operation have become a world-class manufacturing facility, the culture Mike built within this company is still going strong. What began with one “label freak,” has grown into a culture. Now, this culture is developing into a community.

Hands-on training

This week, the Mold In Graphic Systems TEAM achieved another milestone in their journey towards Quality People, Quality Processes and Quality Products. On Tuesday, March 27, Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29, the MIGS TEAM hosted 18 customers from 10 companies to attend the company’s first ever Training & Certification Program. The three, one-day events were hosted at the Mold in Graphics Campus in Clarkdale, Arizona, and included lots of hands-on training.

During the 8-hour training event, attendees received extensive product knowledge and hands-on training for every item in the company’s product line. This included MIGS entire range of Surface Enhancement Products and The Polyfuze Graphic for injection molded parts. The day of knowledge sharing and specialized training concluded with each attendee becoming a Certified Labelfreak.

Course Instructors of the event included Labeling Set-up and Application Experts Pat Philipps, Alan Reeves, Crisi Clark, Clark Boyce and Jason Brownell. This group brought years of experience to the table and helped attendees expand their knowledge of MIGS Products.

Feedback provided by attendees of the event was outstanding. In more than one case, people who have been using MIGS products for many years explained they learned new skills and better understand how to increase their company’s profit while reducing downtime and frustration that is normally associated with the challenges of decorating olefin plastic.


Are you interested in becoming a label freak? MIGS is already planning its next training event. For more information, visit  https://migslabels.com/migs-training-event-interest