Our History

The printing industry has changed dramatically since we began in 1964 as a one-color, plain label printer for grocery items. However, our commitment to our customers and their goals has never wavered. We continually invest in the latest printing technologies and capabilities  that allow our labels, sleeves and pouches to stand above the rest. We believe in dynamic, eye-catching designs with all the latest bells and whistles. Sure, that makes them complex — but it also makes them irresistible!

Our Timeline

1964
June 15

1964

Inovar Packaging Group was originally founded as Craftmark in Fort Worth, Texas. Their core product was grocery store, bakery and meat labels printed in one color on a solid substrate.
1994
March 21

1994

Craftmark moved to a four-color printing process.
2000
April 1

2000

Label 1 purchased Craftmark, changing the name of both to Inovar. Their main product was pressure-sensitive labels for food.
2001
November 13

2001

The two Inovar locations merged to one location in Arlington, Texas.
2009
December 7

2009

Inovar was one of the first to offer shrink sleeves. Soon after, Inovar began printing digital print sleeves, boosting its quality even further.
2012
October 5

2012

Inovar purchased a state-of-the-art HP Inc. digital press, one of the first in the Metroplex. This allowed Inovar to print higher quality, brighter colors, shorter runs and prototypes.
2016
January 1

2016

AEA Investors purchased Inovar Packaging Group.
July 8

2016

Inovar purchased Murray Label & Printing in Dallas, Texas.
July 29

2016

Inovar purchased 21st Century Labels and Packaging in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
September 16

2016

Inovar moved the corporate headquarters to Dallas, Texas.
October 3

2016

Inovar purchased Label Print America in Newburyport, Massachusetts; this is now Inovar’s New England location.
2018
July 5

2018

Inovar purchased Topp Label in Doral, Florida, which was rolled into the Fort Lauderdale location.

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