Are You Ready to Stop Labeling By Hand?

Aug 15, 2017 06:48 AM

Hand applying labels is the way most companies start out, selling small quantities at a farmer's market, or fulfilling individual online orders for example.

Hand applying labels is tedious, leads to waste (damaged labels), and despite all best efforts the labels are not consistently applied. Full wrap labels are even more difficult to align, and film labels tend to trap air bubbles. 
As your production volume increases and fewer friends and family are willing to join you for a “labeling party”, it can take forever to get through all those label rolls. Or maybe you are just tired of paper cuts, perpetually sticky, aching fingers, and misaligned labels. So what's next?

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

Understanding Wine Labels & Required Information

Jul 17, 2017 03:47 AM

Regulations make for dry reading, so you might want to have a cup of coffee before tackling this topic. 9 primary requirements for wine labels are covered here, with a reading time of about 12 minutes– depending on how many times you nod off in the process.

The Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act articulates the labeling rules for wine containing at least 7 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau:

“TTB’s regulations exist to prevent the deception of the consumer and provide them with 'adequate information' as to the identity and quality of the product, to prohibit false or misleading statements, and to provide information as to the alcohol content of the product.”

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

3 Misconceptions About Pantone® Colors & Labels

May 26, 2017 07:10 AM

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, Graphic Design, How To

Label Life is Limited

May 10, 2017 05:33 AM

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

Apr 21, 2017 06:16 AM

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, Flexo Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, How To

Embossing and Debossing for Labels Explained

Feb 23, 2017 06:30 AM

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, Flexo Labels, Technology

Studies Prove Wine Labels Critical to Sales

Jan 31, 2017 02:00 AM

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: Digital Labels, Flexo Labels, Graphic Design, Marketing, Spirits, Wine

Label Quality: Why It Matters, How It's Achieved

Aug 03, 2016 07:40 AM

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

Table Top Label Applicator Problems? It Might Be Static Electricity

Jul 21, 2016 04:00 AM

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.

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

Hot and Humid: Label Problems and Solutions

Jun 29, 2016 07:57 AM

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: Digital Labels, Flexo Labels, How To, Technology

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