Embossing and Debossing for Labels Explained

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Embossing and Debossing for lables explained

Embossing adds an eye-catching dimension to your labels, and often includes a nice tactile aspect as well. Having an interesting and eye-catching label is great. Getting a consumer to pick up your product to feel the label is even better.

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Topics: Technology, Flexo Labels, Digital Labels

Studies Prove Wine Labels Critical to Sales

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Millennials prefer mid-to-high-end winesWith nearly 9,000 wineries in the U.S., the market saturation of affordable entry level wines is higher than ever. Established wineries have found more fertile ground in the mid-to-high end price range where competition is more profitable. Studies show wineries must have high quality labels to be competitive in the segment.

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Topics: Wine, Flexo Labels, Marketing, Spirits, Graphic Design, Digital Labels

Label Quality: Why It Matters, How It's Achieved

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High quality label printing

Most of us understand the difference between affordable and cheap. Diligent bargain hunting is a learned skill, and there are certainly benefits to finding products and services with comparable quality to big brand equivalents sold for premium prices. When you buy cheap labels you get what you pay for.

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
–Warren Buffett



Label Quality

With label printing, there are several factors to consider when trying to determine the difference between a quality affordable label product and a cheap low-quality label packaging.

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Topics: Technology, Flexo Labels, How To, Graphic Design, Digital Labels

Table Top Label Applicator Problems? It Might Be Static Electricity

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Ruined labels and jammed applicators are frustrating, especially when the problem is difficult to identify. Is it a problem with the label construction? The container being labeled? The label application equipment? If your labels are jamming up or multiple labels are applying to a single container, the real culprit may be static electricity.

Label applicator static problems are frustration

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Topics: Technology, Flexo Labels, How To, Digital Labels

Hot and Humid: Label Problems and Solutions

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Hot and humid label problems and solutions

We've covered the issues of cold weather labeling, as well as common label application problems faced year round. With summer officially here it's time to talk about hot days and the adverse effects heat and humidity can have on your labels.

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Topics: Technology, Flexo Labels, How To, Digital Labels

Rub & Scuff Testing For Your Labels

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Rub and scuff test for labelsOne of the most overlooked testing procedures for wine, spirits and beverage bottle labels is the rub and scuff test. It's a simple test, but when utilized properly it can eliminate nearly all abrasion issues that may occur during transit and consumer use of your labeled bottles. The rub & scuff test takes place before, during, and after the actual production of your labels.

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Topics: Flexo Labels, How To, Graphic Design, Digital Labels

More Than 460 Eco-Labels In Use Worldwide

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Earth911.com, eco-friendly label samples

With over 460 different and largely unregulated eco-friendly label marks in use worldwide, it's fairly impossible to understand them all. Earth911 has a comprehensive breakdown of the major label themes, including:

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Topics: Flexo Labels, Digital Labels, Rotary Screen Printing

NEW Rotary Screen Printing Samples Available

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A sample of rotary screen printingWe rolled out our rotary screen printing capabilities back in January, adding even more value to our comprehensive list of label printing solutions. With rotary screen printing you can take your labels to the next level with more customization options than ever before.

Custom printed sample sheets are available now.

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Topics: Flexo Labels, Digital Labels, Rotary Screen Printing

How to Get The "No-Label Look"

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Brodsky bottle featuring clear no-label-look

You don't need a clear container, such as a glass bottle, to take advantage of clear labels. You can achieve the "no-label look" even if your containers are colored. Dark and clear glass, metallic and colored tubes, and various bottles, most containers can use film label materials to achieve differentiation and a high-end look. Making the label disappear allows your products to shine through.

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Topics: Flexo Labels, How To, Graphic Design, Digital Labels

Cold Foil vs. Hot Foil for Labels

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Hot foil embossed label design

Adding foil is an effective way to enhance the quality of your labeled products. Depending on your needs, we may use cold foil, or hot foil, and at times no foil at all– when a metallized substrate will work best.


You certainly don't need to become a foil expert, we will always engineer and print your labels with the best solutions for your project. But curious clients often ask about the difference between hot foil and cold foil for labels, so this is just basic information for those interested.

 

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Topics: Flexo Labels, Cold Foil, Hot Foil, How To, Foil Stamping, Graphic Design, Digital Labels

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