THE CLI GROUP converts textiles, nonwovens, papers and films into custom-engineered products and materials.
In 2008 THE CLI GROUP brought together under one corporate umbrella our unique business brands:
CUSTOM LAMINATIONS, LAMIN8, DASCO & THINK BIG DIGITAL PRINTING, that developed over the past 50 years by a company rooted in the tradition of American manufacturing.
All of the technical expertise and material creativity of our third-generation family business grew out of Wall Fabrics, a pioneer in the fabric wallcovering industry. Established in the early 1960s, Wall Fabrics was one of the first to import grasscloths from Asia, make burlap into wallcovering and produce warp string laminated papers.
CUSTOM LAMINATIONS, the company's flagship brand, is recognized by generations of interior design professionals as a trusted provider of fabric laminating and finishing services. Known for a broad selection of processes, most notably Vinylizing with VK2000™ and PaperBac™, our water-based technologies enhance, strengthen, protect and expand the end use applications of textile and wallcovering materials. From the beginning, Custom Laminations has catered to the design industry with production capabilities that allow for processing of as little as five yards up to hundreds of thousands of yards.
LAMIN8, was created in response to the growing number of clients who were seeking development of truly custom solutions for unique material properties and utilizations. Our versatile laminating , coating and R&D facility offers innovative, one-on-one development to industrial and OEM clients that can range from simple, one-pass coatings to multi-process-engineering for a wide range of roll to roll substrates ranging in thickness from 0.5 mil to 125 mil. Over the years, we have developed dozens of trademarked proprietary processes, one of which is patented.
DASCO, our retail products division emerged from the accumulated knowledge and expertise of both Custom Laminations and Lamin8. These companies play an important role in the success of Dasco as a resource for private label and designer branded placemats, napkins and houseware accessories.
THINK BIG DIGITAL PRINTING, our most recent endeavor, continues the "custom project" specialty by offering grand format digital printing for almost any architectural and design visual concern. The design-to-installation museum-quality wallcoverings, murals and graphics highlight the triumph of creatively driven production practices and make Think Big Digital Printing the production partner of choice for architects, interior designers, high-end retail, event planners and galleries.
Today, THE CLI GROUP offers a complete solutions portfolio for design and industrial clients. The company has successfully expanded our offerings from one service to scores of different products across every major category of textile finishing and material processing. We have proved adept at managing shifting market demands and ever-changing technological issues, having serviced over tens of thousands of unique clients, many of which have been customers since the company's beginnings. The passion for design, engineering and production continues to drive all aspects of the company's development. A strong commitment to the future keeps the focus on materials and processes that provide more sustainable production paths and on investing in the advancement of all service components of our operation.
With over a half-century of business experience, THE CLI GROUP represents a dedication to innovation, flexibility and resourcefulness.