5 Things to Do Before You Send Your Labels to Print

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Double check your art files

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One of the recurring themes of our blog posts is helping educate our clients and potential clients on label ordering and printing. From figuring out which size label you need to choosing the right label material and testing it, to best practices for your label design & graphics, understanding adhesive options, and making barcodes, we try to share as much information as possible to make ordering your labels hassle free.

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Topics: Food & Beverage Labels, Flexo Labels, How To, Digital Labels

Featured Label: SeaFire Gourmet, Chili Sauce Labels

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SeaFire Gourmet Chili Sauce, food labels

SeaFire Gourmet founder Dave Ridderbusch's passion is hand-crafted specialty foods made with only the freshest ingredients. The earliest memory of his life-long passion for hot sauces and spicy foods began as sibling rivalry while eating at Asian restaurants: who can eat the most wasabi and hot chili sauce and take the burn the longest?

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Topics: Food & Beverage Labels, Washington State, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Cold Weather Questions: Label Adhesive, Storage, and Shipping

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Label adhesives, storage, and shipping in winter

Every year, winter weather requires us to make plans and preparations for both our personal and professional lives. Frozen water pipes, school closures, and icy streets are just a few of the yearly issues winter can bring. If you live in a part of the country where freezing temperatures are seasonally common it's just a fact of life.

What you may not have considered is the effect colder temperatures can have on your labels.

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Topics: Health & Beauty Labels, Miscellaneous Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Wine, Flexo Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Spirits, Environmental Sustainability, Dietary Supplement Labels, Vitamin Labels, Liquor, Digital Labels, Ice Breaker

All New Label Product Gallery for 2015

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View new label samples in our 2015 gallery

We have the tremendous privilege of working with talented brand managers and designers across a wide variety of industries. With our 25th anniversary just a month away, we thought this would be a great time to update our label product gallery to include some of our all-time favorite labels.

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Topics: Health & Beauty Labels, Miscellaneous Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Wine, Flexo Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Spirits, Environmental Sustainability, Dietary Supplement Labels, Vitamin Labels, Liquor, Digital Labels

Finding a Compatible Label Packaging Partner

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Find a label printer

Print Brokers and Contract Packaging companies (co-packers) are facing increased demand from brand owners to become true turnkey, one stop shops.

Brand managers are looking for a co-packer that can facilitate all their filling and packaging needs, to act as a single point of contact. This does not necessarily mean the co-packer must invest in every service under the sun, though, when the same services can be offered through close relationships with partner companies.

In the same way, brokers are frequently called upon to make referrals to packaging suppliers and fulfillment companies to round out their print offerings.

 

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." – Confucius

 

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Topics: Health & Beauty Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Environmental Sustainability, Beer Labels, Pet Care & Pet Food Labels, Spirits, Wine, Dietary Supplement Labels, Vitamin Labels, Ejuice Labels, Digital Labels

Be On the Lookout for These 3 Chocolate Labels

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Chocolate label meanings

The people of Earth consume nearly 100 pounds of chocolate per second, and North America is home to the most 'chocoholics'. We just can't seem to get enough. In fact, in the last decade, global chocolate consumption has increased at twice the rate of production.

An unpleasant 'ingredient' in cocoa production

Tragically, our national sweet tooth may come at a steep price. Despite ongoing efforts to reform the chocolate industry, there are allegations that some suppliers and manufacturers are still benefitting from child labor and human trafficking in violation of international law.

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Topics: Food & Beverage Labels, Flexo Labels, Environmental Sustainability, How To, Digital Labels

Check It Out: The Label Learning Hub

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The Label Learning Hub: Label Basics, Label Design, Label Marketing, and Label Application

We've launched a new section of our website called the Label Learning Hub. The Label Learning Hub exists to help everyone understand label basics, label design, label application, and label marketing.

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Topics: Miscellaneous Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Wine, Flexo Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Marketing, Spirits, Beer Labels, Pet Care & Pet Food Labels, How To, Dietary Supplement Labels, Vitamin Labels, Graphic Design, Ejuice Labels, Digital Labels

Don't Leave Labels for Last! 4 Reasons Great Labels Require Careful Planning

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No Ragrets Label PrintingWhen should you order your labels, and what preparations need to be made before you do? All too often, packaging is an afterthought. With containers, closures, and labels all needing to work together, you should always plan ahead.

As you take a million little steps leading to your final launch, remember to include label packaging in the early-to-mid planning stages of your product development cycle.

"Fortune favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

Since the end result of all your planning and hard work is your product on the store shelf, it's not uncommon to assume labels are the last step, or close to it. We see this fairly often with new businesses, but even long time customers can fall into this trap. Here are 4 reasons to plan ahead.

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Topics: Health & Beauty Labels, Miscellaneous Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Wine, Flexo Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Marketing, Spirits, Beer Labels, Pet Care & Pet Food Labels, How To, Dietary Supplement Labels, Graphic Design, Digital Labels

4 Buzzwords to Bypass on Your Label Packaging

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4 buzzwords to avoid on your labelsNothing kills a good word or phrase like overuse.

The words on this list are not inherently bad, but they have been hijacked by big business and completely diluted by years of cynical marketing. Even though they may perfectly describe your products, your products do not exist in a vacuum. And depending on your market or channel, you may inadvertently harm your brand by displaying these words prominently on your labels.

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Topics: Health & Beauty Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Wine, Flexo Labels, Marketing, Spirits, Beer Labels, How To, Dietary Supplement Labels, Graphic Design, Ejuice Labels, Digital Labels

Featured label: AquaNew Watt-Ahh, Water Bottle Label

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Watt-Ahh Ultra Pure Water Bottle Label

H-2OOO

It gives life, it soothes, it cleanses. What is it? Water. Or, in this case Watt-Ahh – an ultra pure water, hydro-fortified for energy. The water is polarized and contains a reservoir of electrons to promote health and energy. While these claims appear rather pedestrian on the surface, the testimonials of Watt-Ahh consumers are nothing short of astounding – each attributing their experiences to the effects of Watt-Ahh. There are accounts of failing internal organ function being restored, nursing animals back to health, and even one unfortunate soul who had seriously injured his hand with a chainsaw who applied Watt-Ahh directly to the wound to aid with healing.

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Topics: Technology, Food & Beverage Labels, Environmental Sustainability, Featured Label, Digital Labels

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