Custom Labels Blog

Milk Beverage Company Dean Foods Files For Bankruptcy

Dean Foods has announced they have filed for bankruptcy on November 12th 2019.
Dean foods brands specializes in traditional dairy products like Organic Valley Milk, Dairy Pure Milk, TruMoo chocolate Milk, Friendlys ice cream, Deans ice cream, yogurt, and Dairy pure sour cream.
The dairy beverage company and Milk processor stated “Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile an... Read more

Published: 11/14/19

Why Are Eco Friendly Labels Trending?

Eco friendly labels have become more popular in recent years because consumers have learned more about non sustainable seafood.
For example, a simple walk down your seafood isle and you might find yourself asking is this seafood wild or farmed? Is it local of imported? If farmed, was it grown in an environmentally friendly way? Is it high in mercury? Or tainted by the fisheries farms with antibiot... Read more

Published: 11/13/19

What Is A Plate Charge?

Does your quote or invoice have a ‘plate charge’?
If your have a plate charge on your custom labels quote this means that your labels have been quoted on the flexographic label press.
A plate is a rubber material that is made to put onto the press. Plates are required to run this flexographic label press, as your artwork is taken from the plate, and printed onto the label material.
I... Read more

Published: 11/12/19

Digital Labels vs Flexographic Labels: What Is The Difference?

Difference between digital printing and flexographic printing
 When printing custom labels there are two different types of label printers a consumer can use. Below we will talk about the advantage of each method of printing custom product labels.
Digital Labels Printing
The first option is digital labels, this is best for start up companies who don’t need a lot of labels at first. ... Read more

Published: 11/11/19

Consumer’s Guide For Buying Custom Labels Online

Now that you have selected your label colors, and you have selected the best material for your custom labels, you are ready to order and print your labels.
But before you put in a Request for quote (RFQ) the five tips below might help with some foresight and save you time.
Some of the top things to remember when getting your custom labels quote is the size of the label, the number of labels you... Read more

Published: 11/08/19

Materials Guide: What Label Material Is Best For You?

So now that you have decided on using CMYK or Pantone colors for your labels, you are now ready to choose your custom label’s material.
You might be wondering which label material do I choose for my custom labels?  
When choosing your custom label material it’s important to keep in mind:
What are you using this label for?
Today there are many different label materials to us... Read more

Published: 11/07/19

CMYK vs Spot Colors: How to Choose?

Many times a day new customers ask us, what is a spot color? Or what is better CMYK or spot colors?
A spot color, or aka, Pantone color is a proprietary color space used in various industries in America and Europe, but mostly in graphic design, printing, and manufacturing.  
In custom label printing it’s common for label printers to use pantone colors to ensure accuracy across all th... Read more

Published: 11/06/19

2019 Award Winning Custom Beer Labels

October is beer month, also known as Octoberfest, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate our local Craft Breweries and their beautifully creative beer labels.
Every year many label printers submit hundreds of custom labels for awards to 3 different associations, but only a few labels get awarded and win.
We enter our expertly printed custom labels every year to 3 of the most prestigious prin... Read more

Published: 10/15/19

What Do Labels on Sunscreen Bottles Really Mean?

If you want the best sun protection for your skin, then it's important to understand how to read the sunscreen product label to get the best product for your skin. So how do you read the custom sunscreen labels?
For starters it should be noted that many popular sunscreen bottle labels will use clever marketing to make you think you are buying what you need, like using the words 'baby' or 'kid' o... Read more

Published: 09/19/19

EPA Won’t Approve Warning Labels That Say Roundup Causes Cancer

Custom warning labels on the weed killer product called 'Round up', manufactured by Monsanto is dividing the world faster than the upcoming presidential 2020 election.
In 2017 the state of California declared that the chemical glyphosate, which is the main chemical and active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, is a toxic carcinogen.  
The chemical manufacturer, Monsanto challenged ... Read more

Published: 09/13/19