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

Featured Label: Napeequa Vintners, Davey Outrageous Wine Labels

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Davey Outrageous Pinkie A-Go-Go Wine

The Creative Chiropractor

Before becoming a full-time winemaker in June of this year, David Morris spent three decades as a chiropractor, straddling winemaking and running a tasting room on the weekends, and managing his practice during the week.

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Topics: Wine, Washington State, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Mark Ryan Winery Wins With NumbSkull Wine Label

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It's been a few years since we featured Mark McNeilly's renowned Mark Ryan Winery, and Seattle Magazine's 2011 Winemaker of the Year hasn't slowed down at all.

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Topics: Wine, Graphic Design, Washington State, Digital Labels

Featured Label: Atwood Ales, Beer Labels

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Atwood Ales Biere De Garde

Atwood Ales is a family owned and operated brewery located in Blaine, Washington not too far from the U.S./Canada border. Josh Smith and his wife, son, father and mother all play roles in operating the brewery. The entire family has helped every step of the way building the brewery.

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Topics: Beer Labels, Washington State, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Featured Label: Araceli Spirits, Marigold Liqueur Labels

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Araceli Spirits, LLC Marigold Liqueur

This featured label is a show stopper. We see thousands of attractive and professional label designs each year, so labels that create a buzz around our production facility tend to be in exclusive company. We truly love the Araceli (Spanish for “Altar Of Heaven”) liqueur label, and the brand story that comes with it. It came as no surprise when we learned the creative force behind the label is an experienced marketer and brand manager.

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Topics: Spirits, Graphic Design, Washington State, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Featured Label: Liberty Ciderworks, Hard Cider Labels

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Foil stamp hard cider label

Hard cider has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and we're proud to include Liberty Ciderworks as our first-ever cider label feature.

The duo behind Liberty's award-winning cider is Rick Hastings and Austin Dickey, career architects who have joined forces to turn their cider hobby into an enterprise. With a unique bottle and slick label design, the Spokane-based cidery clearly understands the importance of great packaging as a key part of brand messaging.

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Topics: Hard Cider, Washington State, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Featured Label: Legoe Bay Winery, Wine Labels

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Custom wine bottle labels

Boutique in the bay

Legoe Bay Winery is a boutique winery with humble beginnings. Like many wineries, and many other businesses, it all began in a garage. In 2005 the winery moved to it's current location, an historic marina, located on the west shore of Lummi Island facing Legoe Bay and the San Juan Islands. To visit the winery, you simply drive, bike or walk onto the Whatcom Chief ferry at Gooseberry Point, and leave your cares behind as you make the six-minute trip across Hale Passage.

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Topics: Wine, Environmental Sustainability, Washington State, Featured Label, Digital Labels

Sipping Hard Cider in the Northwest

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Northwest Hard Cider Labels

Washington state is synonymous with apples. So it's no surprise we're leading the mighty resurgence of apple-based alcoholic beverages known as hard cider.

And just like craft beer before it, hard cider is in a frenzy of experimentation with new blends and flavors are constantly appearing. Cidermakers are crafty and creative, and we're seeing that spirit carried over to labels and packaging. So what's the deal with hard cider?

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Topics: Hard Cider, Washington State

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.

Washington apple crate labels

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Topics: Marketing, History, Washington State

Bottling day with Gorman Winery in Woodinville, WA

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Applying labels to wine bottles
Winery owner Chris Gorman has been making wine for over a decade

Chris Gorman from Gorman Winery invited a team of Advanced Labels employees to participate in the bottling of The Devil You Don’t Know this month! For many of us, it was the first time we’d seen a wine bottling first hand. We spent a few hours with Chris and his team of volunteers on a beautiful spring day in Woodinville, Washington. We also met with Scott from Signature Mobile Bottlers, who kept the line running smoothly, checked wine levels and measured label application for machine applied accuracy.

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Topics: Wine, How To, Washington State, Digital Labels

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