Advanced Labels NW Rebranded

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As we announced in early December, Advanced Labels NW has joined the Resource Label Group family of companies. 


As a Resource Label Group company, our national leadership and scale empower us to deliver the capabilities, technologies and systems our customers require. And we can duplicate those technologies in multiple locations to service our customers when and where needed. Cost effectiveness and creative solutions are all part of what we bring to the table as a large organization. And we're growing.

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Topics: Technology, Marketing, Graphic Design, History

A message from Advanced Labels NW founder Kevin Davis

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To our Valued Clients and Friends,

It’s official! We are very excited and proud to announce the recent sale of our company to Resource Label Group, LLC. We now have access to manufacturing facilities throughout North America, with locations in Oregon, California, Tennessee (2), Illinois, Massachusetts, Canada, Utah and of course our facility in Washington State.

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Topics: Uncategorized, History

The Future of Digital Label Printing is Here

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2016 is a landmark year of technological investment in the 26-year award winning history of Advanced Labels NW. With all the major pieces now in place, we would like to share with you the progress we have made towards delivering the best labels possible in support of brands all across the country.

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Topics: Technology, History, Digital Labels

Curious About Absinthe? Get to Know the Green Fairy

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Absinthe is arguably the most misunderstood type of alcoholic drink. Disproved myths and legends persist to this day, so we set out to answer some common questions.

 

Advanced Labels provides labels for absintheWhat is Absinthe?

Absinthe is a distilled, anise-flavored spirit with high alcohol content, somewhere between 45-74% ABV, or 90-148 proof. Absinthe's ingredients include the flowers and leaves of the "grand wormwood" plant, green anise, sweet fennel, and any assortment of other herbs used in cooking and medicine.

Absinthe as we know it originated in 18th century Switzerland (though some similar concoctions may have originated in the late 1700s) and was exported around the world, with peak consumption of 36 million liters per year in France by 1910.

Absinthe experienced bans across the world in the early 1900s, due to a temperance movement, hysterical associations between absinthe consumption and mental illness, criminal tendency, violence, murderous rage, and disease, as well as outside pressure from winemakers.

Absinthe was banned in the United States in 1912, 8 years before Prohibition.

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Topics: Flexo Labels, Spirits, Distillery, History, Digital Labels

Fruit, Drugs, and Hazardous Inks: A Brief History of Labels & Stickers

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The First Commercially Printed Labels

Product labels as we know them today (a piece of paper that is glued to a surface) first emerged in the 1880s. The paper label format grew from the practice of painting directly on crates and tying tags to packages. A faster and more uniform method for marking products was becoming necessary because of a growing economy that demanded consistency and identification. The new adhesive labels were popular on things like pill bottles and fruit crates. Drug labels were some of the first to be developed because of the need to relay vital and accurate information to the patients.

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Topics: Marketing, History, Washington State

Label Hall of Fame: Mr. Yuk

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Mr. Yuk is over 40 years old, and still terrifying children around the world (in a good way)!

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©UPMC – since 1971!

Mr. Yuk was created in 1971 by the Pittsburgh Poison Center and was the first recognized poison prevention/poison center awareness symbol in the U.S., according to their website:

“Mr. Yuk has raised the awareness that poison centers are available 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year to assist in the management of poisoning emergencies and to provide poison information. Every Mr. Yuk sticker contains the name of the nearest poison center and the national toll-free “Poison Help” telephone number: 1-800-222-1222. Regardless of your location in the U.S. or its territories, dialing that number will direct your call to the nearest regional poison center.”

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Topics: Miscellaneous Labels, History

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