Troubleshooting cold-weather labeling problems during storage and shipping

Oct 17, 2019 09:00 AM

Winter weather impacts both our personal and professional lives — frozen water pipes, school closures, icy streets. And if you live in an area where freezing temperatures are the norm, you can add labeling problems to that list. Labels that apply and perform perfectly during summer months will fail when the temperature drops if you don’t take the proper precautions.

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Topics: Dietary Supplement Labels, Digital Labels, Environmental Sustainability, Flexo Labels, Food & Beverage Labels, Health & Beauty Labels, Ice Breaker, Liquor, Miscellaneous Labels, Nutraceutical Labels, Spirits, Vitamin Labels, Wine

How to prevent and fix problems with squeezable tube labels

Jun 20, 2019 07:30 AM
How to fix tube label application problems

This previously published article was updated on June 20, 2019. 

Tube labels come with a variety of application and performance challenges, beyond those of “regular” labels. Think about the types of products that come in tube containers — lip balms, shampoos, body lotions, ketchups, sunblock. All of these products are held, squeezed and, inevitably, the product seeps onto the label.

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

The important role adhesive plays in your product label

Jun 19, 2019 07:30 AM

This previously published article was updated on June 19, 2019.

Pressure-sensitive adhesives are the unsung hero of your product label. The right adhesive makes sure your label looks good long after it’s applied, from shipping to point-of-purchase and throughout the product lifecycle. And although you’ll never see it, using the wrong adhesive will turn customers away. Even the most expertly designed won’t help a product sell if it’s sliding off, peeling or wrinkling.

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

Do You Have a "Red Cup" Strategy for the Holidays?

Sep 01, 2017 04:00 AM

As the dog days of summer come to an end it may be hard to believe that a certain well-know coffee chain will soon be handing out warm, custom-crafted beverages in an iconic red cup. If you are a caffeine craving devotee of this coffee-behemoth, you know the childlike giddiness you feel when your local shop first hands them out: The holidays are coming! There is built-in emotional response many people have to this brilliant, seasonal marketing strategy.


Are You Missing Sales Opportunities by Not Identifying Your “Red Cup”?

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

Packaging Design Trends for 2017

Jan 09, 2017 12:35 AM

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

Advanced Labels NW Buys HP Indigo 8000 at Labelexpo

Sep 19, 2016 02:51 AM

(L to R: Steve Powers, HP, Haim Levit, HP, Kevin Davis, president, Advanced Labels NW, Zak Callahan, HP)

Lynnwood, Washington-based Advanced Labels NW, a converter producing high-quality custom tags and labels for the wine and spirits, food and beverage, health and beauty, and vitamin and nutraceutical markets, purchased an HP Indigo 8000 Digital Press at Labelexpo Americas 2016.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Marketing, Miscellaneous Labels

8 Resources to Help You Get Started With Labels

Jun 19, 2015 07:00 AM

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

Simple Visual Hierarchy For Labels Explained

May 13, 2015 07:00 AM

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

Matte and Gloss Varnish on Labels

May 04, 2015 02:31 AM

If you're looking for ways to help your labels jump off the shelf, consider matte or gloss varnish treatments on your next label design. Varnishes can be a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd.

Varnish treatments are used to decorate label designs or to simply protect the ink and paper, similar to lamination. When used right, varnishes can have a massive impact on the appearance of your labels.

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Topics: Digital Labels, Flexo Labels, Graphic Design, Marketing, Miscellaneous Labels

No More Sheets: Roll Labels Are Better (and Cheaper)

Apr 17, 2015 07:00 AM

When you are starting out small, sheet labels are your friend. You can buy them in small quantities and even print them right from your home printer. If you only need a hundred labels and professional quality is just not in the budget, sheets of labels can be the interim solution for early distribution.

But as your business grows, buying labels in sheets is going to cost you more and limit your design and printing options.

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

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