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May 2009 – Teraco recognized by Print Solutions Magazine as a top 100 trade printer.

Print Solutions Magazine recognizes Teraco, Inc. yet again as a top 100 trade printer.  When compared to other printers in the plastic category Teraco ranked #2 overall. 

Teraco remains leading supplier with a deep rooted legacy in this industry.  Our longevity speaks to our ability to respond to market changes and the changing needs of our clients.  Our goal is to partner with our clients so they think of us as a resource and not just another vendor.

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January 20, 2009 – Teraco, Inc. welcomes Martin Agati

Teraco, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of plastic cards, welcomes new sales executive, Martin Agati.  Martin is based in Atlanta, Georgia and will manage all accounts in the Southeast region.  Martin is an industry veteran and comes to Teraco with extensive expertise in the document management, marketing services and promotional products industries.

“Martin’s understanding of promotional marketing programs along with his enthusiasm for customer service makes him an ideal contact for our customer base.  We welcome Martin to our team,” relates Steve Pruitt, VP of Sales and Marketing for Teraco.


November 12, 2008 - Teraco purchases New Spartanics High Speed Plastic Card Inspection Machine

Teraco announces the purchase of a new Spartanics M930 high speed inspection machine which was recently added to our lineup of high-tech card manufacturing equipment.

This new inspection machine monitors various card features such as bar codes, missing elements, signature panels and magnetic stripes. Also, it tracks color and defects from edge-to-edge.

“We continually work to upgrade our card inspection process and this newest piece of equipment is one more strategic step to improve our quality control center and eliminate errors in order for us to provide a consistently accurate product to our customers,” adds Ray McDowell, President of Teraco, Inc., with facilities in Texas and Illinois. 



October 6, 2008 - Teraco announced an extended version on VIP

In the spring of 2007 Teraco launched an aggressive pricing structure for plastic card products exclusive for resellers known as Valuable Reseller Pricing or VIP. 

Due to the positive feedback of this program, Teraco is pleased to now offer an extended and enhanced version of VIP with additional features including Envirocards (made responsibly from recycled plastic), signature panels, numbering, barcodes, encoding, scratch off labels and more.

Minimums now start at 500 and the new accompanying rapid production schedule allows for cards to ship in as little as one week (orders approved by 8am CST Tuesday if art is sent the previous Friday by noon).

“We are pleased to announce the new and improved VIP especially as the extended program is in response to its overwhelming success.  Teraco will continue to support the reseller network with this and other programs,” says Steve Pruitt, VP of Sales and Marketing for Teraco.

Plastic cards transcend all industries and have a wide variety of applications.  They are ideal for implementing stored value programs such as gift and loyalty cards but cards are also useful for disseminating important information.  Plastic cards have proven success in competitive landscapes including direct mail and gorilla marketing campaigns. 


July 1, 2008 – Teraco, Inc. Welcomes Steve Hobbs

Teraco, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of plastic cards, announces the newest member of its sales team. Steve Hobbs has joined Teraco as Account Executive for the west region.

“Steve Hobbs is a great asset to Teraco as he comes to us with 20 years of experience in industries related to plastic cards. His various roles in the business make him empathetic to our customers particularly because he’s spent time in their shoes,” relates Steve Pruitt VP of sales and Marketing for Teraco, Inc.


June 26, 2008 – Teraco announces a second facility

Teraco, Inc. announced today the inclusion of a second facility in Roselle, Illinois.   

The additional equipment in the regionally strategic location adds to Teraco’s capabilities and gives them additional advantages in the marketplace for printed plastic cards, card personalization and card packaging.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunities this second location provides,” said Teraco, VP of Sales and Marketing, Steve Pruitt.  Pruitt went on to relate, “Our clients are the ultimate beneficiaries of this expansion.”

About Teraco, Inc. Teraco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of plastic cards, card personalization, finishing services and printed plastic promotions. Founded in 1962, Teraco has served the industry as a premium supplier for over four decades. Our products include gift, loyalty, private label credit cards, membership and ID card and custom promotional card programs.


April 24, 2008 - Teraco, Inc. Announces Significant Improvement to Plastic Card Silkscreen Operations

As a part of a comprehensive strategic plan to continue improving print quality and enhancing card production capacity, Teraco, Inc. is pleased to reveal the addition of a dual curing Olec Silkscreen Press.

Steve Pruitt VP of Marketing further noted that “Clients will benefit from improved delivery times on these products because of the Olec tandem parallel curing system for both conventional and UV Inks. “What used to take days can now be done in a few hours giving us greater capacity and quality control” explained Ron Anderko, VP Operations with Teraco.

In addition to special metallic and pearl based inks Teraco now has ability to offer additional card features such as scented and textured inks as well as spot matte and various other custom finishes which are all recent trends in card manufacturing.

April 24, 2008 – Teraco, Inc. Announced as Award Winner in Regional Print Competition

The Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica has announced that Teraco, Inc .of Midland is an award winner in the Association’s 19th Annual Graphic Excellence Awards Competition. The announcement was made April 24th at the Association’s 2008 Graphic Excellence Awards Gala, held at the Belo Mansion, with nearly 400 industry professionals in attendance. This year’s competition attracted nearly 800 entries from many of the industry’s top commercial printers in Kansas, Oklahoma, Western Missouri, and Texas.

Teraco won a Best of Category Award for a business card design and Awards of Merit for an EnviroCard self promotion and a card for a promotional campaign. A panel of four independent judges with extensive experience in printing and print production judged each entry based on technical difficulty as well as the entrant’s attention to detail in meeting their customer’s expectations.

ABOUT PIA–MidAmerica – PIA–MidAmerica (Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica) is a regional graphic arts trade association serving a diverse group of firms in Kansas, Western Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. The Association provides a variety of corporate and employee benefits to nearly 800 companies and their 20,000+ employees. PIA–MidAmerica is a regional affiliate of the Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association.

April 20, 2008 – Teraco’s Luggage Tag Wins Eco Friendly Products Award in Print Professional Magazine’s 2008 Design Contest

Print Professional Magazine has announced that Teraco, Inc. of Midland Texas is an award winner in the 2008 Design Contest featured in the April 20, 2008 issue of Print Professional Magazine. The purpose of the annual design contest is to recognize print industry suppliers for innovative, creative and functional designs.

The distinguished panel of judges from North American Publishing Company, Philadelphia evaluates entries based on print quality, technical achievement and the degree to which a solution satisfied the intended application.

Teraco’s Luggage tag, (an EnviroCard product) which is made from a blend of both post and pre consumer recycled plastic was recognized as a winner in the new Eco–Friendly Products category.

About Print Professional Magazine Print Professional Magazine is published by the North American Publishing Company, the largest publisher of forms, printing and related magazines and is the preferred publication for the printed products distribution community. To learn more and for a free subscription visit

October 1, 2007 – Teraco is Recognized at the Third Annual Print Excellence and Knowledge Awards

Teraco, Inc. is a winner in the 2007 Print Excellence And Knowledge (PEAK) award in the annual competition sponsored by Print Solutions Magazine, published by the Print Services and Distribution Association (PSDA). The PEAK Awards recognizes excellence in design and production of printed products that improve clients’ businesses. The third annual contest drew 302 entries.

Teraco, Inc. was recognized with an Award of Excellence in the Money Maker category for a 3 up keytag solution and again in the Promotional Products category with the patented IceCard which is a credit card–sized ice scraper.

The PEAK awards competition is the only one of its kind to recognize companies that comprehensively meet customer needs for printed products. Award winners demonstrate outstanding problem solving, creative approaches to print design and the craft of printing itself. Some award categories reflect outstanding performance in fulfillment, logistics management, cost savings reporting and other services that are required to deliver an end to end product/service combination that solves a client’s problem or improves a client's business.

Print Solutions Magazine (, the winner of 99 awards for excellence in writing and design, is published by PSDA, an international trade association of 1,500 companies in the printing industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., PSDA has served its members for more than 50 years with its publications, expositions, schools and other products and services designed to help printing professionals grow profitable businesses. For more information, visit

August 20, 2007 – Teraco Launches Envirocards Teraco, Inc. announces EnviroCardsSM and the Doing Our Part Program as an affordable earth friendly plastic card solution.

As part of a comprehensive strategic plan to produce a better plastic card with a greener approach Teraco, Inc. is pleased to introduce EnviroCardsSM along with the Doing Our Part Program.

EnviroCardsSM are manufactured with an innovative plastic that contains a blend of both pre–consumer and post–consumer recycled plastic materials. Ray McDowell CEO adds, “This is truly a better way to make plastic cards. Another exciting aspect of EnviroCardsSM is that it’s more affordable than other environmentally friendly options such as corn based cards.”

Teraco, Inc. is proud to do their part to help the environment and wants to encourage card issuers as well as end users to do the same. Steve Pruitt VP Marketing explains, “The Doing Our Part Program is a comprehensive waste management plan and robust collection system that our clients and end users can participate in by sending in used cards to be recycled. It’s a simple process: print, reuse, recycle, repeat!” Learn more at


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