FineLine created a new ticketing model built on remarkable service, technology and performance.
In the Spring of 1998
After working for a decade at a barcoding firm in Atlanta, Richard Stamper grew tired of waiting. Printing was stuck in an “old-school model,” he notes, where orders would often take 12 days or longer to produce.
In the spring of 1998, he branched out to create FineLine Technologies – to pioneer a new accelerated model for advanced ticketing services.
“There was a large void in the marketplace,” says the Founder of FineLine Technologies. “Nobody was offering superior, business-to-business experience with a focus on new technologies.”
Centered on the values outstanding service, every time, and doing whatever was needed to help others add value to their business Stamper and co-founder Richard “RJ” Jaynes believed FineLine could fill that void. The determination to win new clients and continuously wow them with our service, has helped FineLine maintain many of the core customers we started with 18 years ago.
To better serve our international retailers and suppliers, FineLine opened the first overseas facility in Hong Kong, quickly followed by another production facility in Shenzhen, China, and eventually facilities in California, Canada and The Netherlands – which supports our lightning fast turnaround around times, globally.
As the company continues to serve its customers through innovation, FASTtrak, the web-based online ordering system has helped FineLine shave average ship times down to 36 hours while providing customers with easy access to every step of the order process and flexibility to make last-minute adjustments.
Scaling through Experience
FineLine’s leadership team led by industry veteran CEO, George Hoffman is focused on being the world’s largest service bureau provider. Hoffman headed up the company’s expansion into new retail channels such as outdoor, sporting, e-commerce, and housewares.
Moving forward, leadership is also focused on building out value for event management entertainment companies, theme parks, stadiums ,museums, and RFID software integrators. FineLine is a provider who can print and ship RFID badges and credentials in the shortest possible timeframe, usually with 36-48 hours.
Hoffman is optimistic about FineLine’s upward trajectory. “Innovation is a big thing,” he says. “We want to leverage new technologies that will serve to enhance our platform. We’ve got a great future ahead of us.”
As the fastest supplier of barcode and RFID ticketing, worldwide – FineLine is focused on expanding our development.
R.E.R. International, a manufacturer of tags and labels originally located in the Forrest Hills, NY region was acquired, extending access to in-country services to China-based customers, saving them both time and shipping costs.
FineLine also purchased Data2 Corporation of St. Louis, Mo., to expand our service bureau and product development capabilities of hard-to-tag products in the retail and other industrial supply chains.
FineLine acquired Ferm RFID, a Netherlands based provider of RFID solutions for the tire industry, focused on the aviation and automotive industries. With the addition of Ferm, FineLine has expanded its product offering to include a complete range of barcode and innovative RFID enabled tire labeling solutions to the automotive and aviation industries.
The acquisition of Traderplus, a leading service bureau provider located in Durban, South Africa – recognized for its 48 hours lead time, proved many natural synergies. Including geographical reach, primarily South Africa, Australia, China and European and proprietary manufacturing processes.
FineLine continues to pursue its corporate strategic initiatives.