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

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

9 Questions About Digital Label Printing, Answered

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Frequently Asked Questions Digital Label Printing

We recently announced the installation of our HP8000, the world's best digital label press. Digital labels are certainly nothing new, but with the release of the HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press we can confidently proclaim they have never been better. The technology and press speeds continually increase.


Of course, digital label printing is not the only service Advanced Labels NW has to offer. Our digital printing capabilities are complimented by our award-winning flexographic printing expertise. As we promote our latest investment in digital label printing, it is a great time to revisit the 9 most common questions we are asked about digital labels.

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Topics: Technology, Digital Labels

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

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

8 Resources to Help You Get Started With Labels

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8 resources to help you get started with labels

Like any packaging project, label orders have a lot of moving parts. It can be easy to get overwhelmed, and you might be tempted to let the experts make the tough decisions for you.

While professional guidance is always nice to have, there are times when you may want to have more control over your brand packaging. And of course making informed decisions starts with... information! We've put together many helpful resources over the years, and we're going to break them all down right here, in one comprehensive list.

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

Stick it: Label Adhesives Cheat Sheet

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Learn about label adhesives

Even though the adhesive part of a pressure sensitive label is not seen, it can make or break your packaging presentation on the retail shelf. It doesn't matter how gorgeous your label design is, or how unique your container is – if your labels are wrinkling, peeling, or sliding off, your packaging is going to look bad.

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

Simple Visual Hierarchy For Labels Explained

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Visual hierarchy on label design

Size, Contrast, Color, Shape, Position, and Whitespace

Using the basic principals of visual hierarchy you can direct shopper’s attention and communicate your brand message more effectively. By varying the weight and importance of visual elements you can create a center of interest, establish an orderly aesthetic, and develop a viewing pattern across your label that communicates the most important information first.

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

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