Let's Talk About Your Label Graphics

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Art and design are subjective, apart from commonly accepted best practices, there are infinite possibilities for label designs. To double down on clichés, beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and one man's trash is another man's treasure.

However, there are a few design issues that have nothing to do with the inherently subjective nature of art. With a little understanding you will be able to save yourself time and money while communicating more effectively with your graphic designer.

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Topics: Marketing, How To, Graphic Design

3 Misconceptions About Pantone® Colors & Labels

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One of the most important aspects of label packaging and brand integrity is color consistency. The way your colors appear across all your labels, advertising, and marketing materials is critical to consumer recognition of your brand and products.

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

Label Life is Limited

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More Labels for Less

With the deep discounts available when ordering a large quantity of labels, some brand owners may be tempted to buy more labels then they need. When the cost per thousand labels drops over 80% when ordering 10,000 vs. 2,500, the decision is easy to justify if it is in your packaging budget.


If your labeled products will not be updated in the time it takes to use the labels you have ordered, it makes financial sense to buy in bulk. Of course it's important to know for sure that your label info will not change. Ingredients or varietals, contact info or regulatory information often does change for many products, and new labels are often required. Before the decision to save money by buying larger quantities can be made however, the shelf life of the labels themselves needs to be considered.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Flexo Labels, How To

5 Things to Do Before You Send Your Labels to Print

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We're here to help

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

Featured Label: SeaFire Gourmet, Chili Sauce Labels

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

Embossing and Debossing for Labels Explained

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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: Digital Labels, Technology, Flexo Labels

Studies Prove Wine Labels Critical to Sales

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With 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: Graphic Design, Marketing, Wine, Spirits, Digital Labels, Flexo 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: Graphic Design, Marketing, History, Technology

Packaging Design Trends for 2017

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It is highly unlikely 2017 be a rollercoaster year of radical changes up and down the retail shelf. Brand owners will continue to tell their unique story while seeking real connections with their customers.

Standing out on the retail shelf supports that goal. Tried and true design methodology underpins great packaging, and trends are popular aspects that ebb and flow in response to what is most effectively breaking through the clutter and noise.

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Topics: Graphic Design, Marketing, Miscellaneous Labels

Happy Holidays from Advanced Labels NW

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To all of our friends and partners in business,

Advanced Labels NW would like to thank you for your continued support this past year. 2016 has been an incredible and exciting year for us, and we look forward with great anticipation to the opportunities available for all of us in 2017. We are on the cutting edge of the digital label marketplace with wonderful new tools in place to serve our clients. Thank you again for your trust and partnership as we continue to seek new, affordable, and innovative label products to meet your growing business needs.

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