What to Consider When Getting Custom Durable Labels

Things to Consider When Choosing Custom Labels

Custom labels can be as unique and distinctive as necessary. Whether you’re a small craft brewery or a large manufacturer of industrial supplies, you can choose the perfect custom labels for all of your products and applications. Before you complete an order with us, there are some things to consider, and our team is here to help. Read today’s Label Solutions blog to learn more about choosing the right custom labels for your business.

What Item Are You Labeling?

When we help customers choose custom labels, we first examine the product and application surface they are labeling. There are many elements to consider when labeling an item:

Shape

It’s more difficult to label angles and curves than flat surfaces, but we’ll make sure the label stays put and looks great with an optimized adhesive and a flexible film.

Composition

Next, take the application material into account. Whether you’re working with glass bottles, paper products, plastic, cardboard, fabric, or metal, the physical structure will react differently to label materials.

Texture

You should also consider the texture of the surface where the label will stick. Since rough surfaces are more challenging to label than smooth ones, we will use an aggressive and resilient adhesive.  

Cleanliness

Labels work best on clean surfaces, but sometimes you can’t prevent dust, dirt, oil, or frost from gathering on the exterior. If this is true for your item, we’ll opt for solvent-resistant label materials.   

Temperature of the Item

If you have products that are very hot or cold, you will need a specific adhesive that can endure extreme temperatures. Some adhesives are “all temp” or “cold temp” and will ensure the label is properly adhered to the surface.

What Is the Application and Service Environment?

Next, it’s important to consider the label’s environment. Will the tags live in a warehouse, an open stockyard, or another storage area? Think about everything that could affect the performance of your label after you’ve applied it.

Over time, certain things affect the quality and durability of the label, and some environments are more exposed to these elements than others:

  • Sunlight
  • Dirt
  • Moisture
  • Friction
  • Extreme temperatures

Label Solutions has the labels that will handle all kinds of temperatures, from extreme heat to negative 30 degrees.

How Long Will the Labels Need to Last?

Some custom labels tend to last longer than others. For example, paper materials typically decay faster than BOPP, polyester, and vinyl films. Whether you’re looking for short-term or long-term labels, we have the solution to meet your needs.  

Custom Labels at Label Solutions, Inc.

At Label Solutions, Inc., we create clean, functional, and unique custom labels that promote your brand. Our team is ready to make your new label ideas become a reality. Contact us today to experience our full-service custom labeling.

Regulatory Compliance for Different Industries

Regulatory Compliance Bodies and Industries

Regulatory compliance is a critical part of successfully marketing a product in accordance with the laws and standards of your industry. In general, regulatory compliance means abiding by relevant policies, laws and standards, to avoid civil and criminal penalties. It’s essential for your company to meet those standards and maintain regulatory compliance to achieve long-term success. In today’s blog post, the team at Label Solutions discusses the different regulatory bodies and the industries they interface with.

Compliance Assistance at Label Solutions  

Label Solutions offers compliance assistance and compliance proofing for our customers. We provide personalized compliance advising based on the different state, federal, and industry regulations that apply to our customers’ products. Just call our customer service department at 800-299-9200. We’ll be more than happy to help!

Industries

At Label Solutions, Inc., we work with our customers to meet their specific regulatory compliance needs. Here are the primary compliance areas we serve:

Compressed Gas Regulatory Compliance

Label Solutions is the leader in the compressed gas cylinder industry. We’re members of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), and we’re a voting member of CGA’s Hazard Communication Committee. The compressed gas industry, along with other industries, is subject to regulation by the following compliance organizations: Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Global Harmony System (GHS), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), among others. Label Solutions is here to help with in-house compliance assistance in many industries so your labels will always comply with these regulatory organizations.

Cannabis/CBD Regulatory Compliance

CBD regulations are just now emerging online, and every state is different. Label Solutions is tracking the new rules, and we can assist customers to research and comply with emerging federal and state laws that apply to their products.   

UL Portfolio

We also have a UL (Underwriters Laboratory) portfolio of approved labeling materials based on UL 969, which references standards for labeling systems. The standard pertains to laminates, printing inks, unprinted label materials, and also select printing processes. Items delivered under this criterion are pre-qualified and tested for durability by UL. Label Solutions maintains a portfolio of UL approved materials and inks to make labels that are UL compliant and a perfect fit for the product application needs.

Contact Label Solutions for More Information

Label Solutions serves businesses across the country with cutting-edge designs, fast printing, and vivid colors. We make sure you meet regulatory compliance requirements, and our labels match your specific graphics and dimensions. For more information, contact us today or call 1(800) 299-9200. We’re here to help you!

Label Solutions, Inc. Looks at the Year’s Top Packaging Design Trends

2019 Packaging Trends

The packaging for your product represents your company’s brand identity. There are many opportunities for businesses to refine their brand in the packaging design process. Since your customers appreciate quality design, your packaging needs to be eye-catching, for both online and physical product sales. This general preference for attractive design has remained constant, but the details of design trends are evolving with consumer choice. Today, Label Solutions explains this year’s top packaging design trends that any business can capitalize on.

Digital Printing

Typesetting and other mechanical processes are trending out, and digital printing is taking over in 2019. Computer generation is the new standard for designing physical product packaging and creating graphics or logos to enhance brand appearance.   

Label Solutions, Inc. produces digitally printed labels, including custom labels, prime labels, and more. Customers utilize our digital printing services for everything from seasonal packaging to multi-SKU labeling. The top product brands benefit from personalized packaging because it connects to consumers on a personal level and immediately attracts their attention.

Sustainable Packaging

When it comes to product packaging, it’s important that companies and designers think green to reduce landfill waste and save energy. Consumers who are concerned about the environment value sustainable brands. Many studies have shown that millennials would pay more for a product with sustainable packaging, such as recycled aluminum. With this rising demand, we anticipate that more businesses will emphasize sustainable product packaging and use it to increase sales this year.

Transparent Packaging

Transparent packaging, also called peek-a-boo labeling, is trending again in 2019. When consumers select an item at the store, they want certainty that they’re buying a quality product. Transparent labels leave a clear, cut-out area on the back of the product package, and you can flip it over to see the product itself. It’s a “sneak peek” or “show and tell” of what’s inside the box. A transparent packaging design communicates honesty to the customer, and it can help your business build trust.

Minimalist Packaging

Bright, cluttered packaging designs circa the 1990s and 2000s are now trending towards cleaner designs. Customers value simplicity, and labels that have too much complicated content can turn people away. Minimalist packaging is meant to remove excessive wrapping and clutter until only the basis remains. Whether you sell cleaning commodities, beauty products, or nutraceuticals, minimalist labels are more pleasing to the eye and clarify your brand to create a lasting impression on consumers.

Trust Label Solutions, Inc. for Your Digital Printing Needs

At Label Solutions, Inc., we develop and print high-quality labels that are eye-catching and functional. We have the digital printing technology and fresh ideas to meet our customers’ needs for convenience and performance. If you’re ready to get started or you want more information, contact one of our team members for a quote.