Converting Services

Mohawk's Specialty Converting Services

At Mohawk, we offer complete finishing and custom converting services including exceptional turn-around time at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With locations in Cohoes, NY, Waterford, NY and Ashtabula, OH, our world class specialty converting centers feature humidity and temperature controls, integrated process controls and an experienced staff of paper manufacturers.

Folio Converting

Mohawk offers the ability to sheet both coated and uncoated products in a variety of text and cover weights and includes flexible labeling and lot traceability on all folio sheeters. We also offer in-line tabbing on skid pack lines, perfing services and  a variety of single, multi-tier and press-ready skid configurations. All products are subjected to a rigorous quality system before any material is shipped.

Two Lenox sheeters and three Bielomatik machines are dedicated to large volume carton and skid projects. The Pemco SHM and Maxson sheeters are customized for smaller, unique jobs.

Roll Converting

Mohawk offers standard slitting and rewinding services including wide format rewinding. These services together with customized packaging solutions, flexible labeling and lot traceability allow Mohawk to create unique solutions to customers' increasingly complex roll converting and packaging needs.

Each winder has sophisticated tension control systems and can handle a wide variety of substrates including coated and uncoated papers in a range of text and cover weights.

Cut-Size and Digital Converting

The Bielomatik, Evtec, Lenox and Will sheeters allow for a broad range of standard and nonstandard digital cut size services. They offer the flexibility to fulfill both small and large volume projects and can handle diverse substrates, such as inkjet, laser, text and cover weight coated and uncoated grades ranging from 60 gsm up to 600 gsm. These sheeters offer fully-automated sheeting, ream wrapping, cartonizing and palletizing functionality. Extremely flexible labeling capabilities allow lot coding of your product for ease in traceability. Three-hole punch services on 8 ½ x 11 products are also offered.

Mohawk Envelope Converting

Mohawk manufactures and stocks an extensive collection of envelopes in a diverse palette of rich colors, fibered shades, and distinctive textures in the most popular sizes including #10, #9, monarch, A sizes, booklets, baronials, squares, windows, and pressure sensitive seal. Non-stocked envelopes in standard sizes are available as part of Mohawk’s 3-10 day quick-turn program.   

With continuing investments in state-of-the-art equipment we also now convert custom envelopes from any Mohawk paper, in any standard or special size. Our capabilities include custom sizes, custom windows, multiple windows, or your own signature flap design to complement your brand and improve response rates.

Our equipment is capable of folding custom configurations in exacting tolerances and quality-control procedures throughout the facility assure that our customers receive only the best quality.

Mohawk can provide envelope configurations including:

                Minimum size 1.6875 x 2.75

                Maximum size 24 x 36

                Diagonal seam, side seam, center seam

                Open side, open end

                Flexo and one-to-four-color offset printing

                Foil stamping

                Embossing

                Preprinted litho conversion

                Window envelopes in standard and custom sizes and shapes

                Expansion envelopes up to 15 x 20 x 2 inches

                Pressure sensitive and latex seals

                Foil lining and tints

                Clasp closures

                Tabbed, banded, and shrink-wrapped packaging

Embossing

Mohawk is able to emboss a range of textures for uncoated and coated papers. Our embossing service is designed to give our customers a fast and affordable way to create patterned paper.

Laminating

Mohawk offers the ability to laminate two stocks together to form a double-thick cover or a duplex sheet. We are able to work with smooth and textured papers, from 60 text to 100 cover, delivering finished sheets for small or large volume projects. Our laminating services are guaranteed to provide the strength and dimensional stability required for today’s printing and finishing techniques. Product performance is ensured via rigorous quality testing of attributes such as curl, crack at fold, and bond strength.

FSC/SFI Certification

Mohawk Specialty Converting Services is fully capable of meeting both FSC and SFI requirements for our customers. Mohawk’s environmental certification specialists will work with their customer counterparts to ensure documentation and material labeling requirements are fully satisfied.

Packaging

Mohawk’s Specialty Converting Center provides full-service management of our customers’ packaging needs and will source, order and warehouse required materials for all converting projects including custom pallets, skids, boxes, cores and core plugs, slip sheets, tie sheets, stretch wrap, banding, etc.

We have relationships with all of the major ream wrap suppliers and have experience running a wide variety of substrates including paper, poly/paper laminates, heat sealed poly wrap and other specialty substrates. Registered ream-wrapping is also offered for high-stress retail applications. Mohawk’s pressure-sensitive label equipment has the capability of producing in-house generic printed labels or pre-printed multi-color labels as well as individual and customized labels for rolls.

Additionally, Mohawk’s lot traceability capabilities help customers trace their product through the converting process by tracking the origin and destination of all components, limiting exposure to quality issues and supporting their inventory control systems.

Logistics

The Specialty Converting Center provides the following support to domestic and international customers: pool truck service, warehousing services, inventory reporting systems, combined shipments, competitive freight rates, and low drop-off fees.

Shipment Response Time

  • Next Day - 90% of the U.S. Print Market
  • 2nd Day - 95% of the U.S. Print Market
  • 3rd Day - 100% of the U.S. Print Market

Distribution Centers

  • Albany, NY
  • Saybrook, OH
  • Rancho Cucamunga, CA
  • Kent, WA
  • Netherlands
Quality Assurance

All Products are put through a rigorous quality system before any material is shipped.

Base paper inspection

  • Verify order number, grade, finish, basis weight, shade match
  • Inspection for ridges, edge/truck damage, general roll quality

Cut-size and folio sheet inspection

  • Light tables at each converting machine with low angle Landsco lighting, through lighting, and back light systems
  • Sheets are inspected for surface and sheet defects such as wrinkles, marks, ridges, and welding
  • Evaluation of cut quality, size, and squareness

Finished product inspection

  • Finished product inspected for appearance, label placement, and overall package quality
  • Wrapped product is opened to verify fiber tear at all glued or heated sealed seams
  • inspect product for quality defects

Other services upon request

  • Quality reports
  • Certificates of Compliance (COC’s) and Certificates of Analysis (COA’s)
  • Yield reports
  • Special testing