Custom Labels for Industries Responding to COVID-19

The entire world has been rocked by the Coronavirus pandemic. Healthcare providers and health officials are scrambling to contain the virus and care for people who are sick. Industries combatting the COVID-19 outbreak are trying to keep up with high demand for medical supplies, EPA-registered disinfectants, sundry items, medicines designed to fight coughs and colds, and dietary supplements touting immune support.

If you’re in one of these industries, you need the proper labeling for your products. Today’s blog from Label Solutions explains what custom labels we can make for industries responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Medical Equipment Suppliers: Medical Oxygen Tanks

Custom labels for medical oxygen tanks must follow protocols for all types of compressed gas cylinders. Warnings and safety precautions need to be clear. However, labels must also be convenient. Tags on a Roll® by Label Solutions makes it easy to determine if a medical oxygen tank is full, in use, or empty. These labels stay securely on the top of each tank just below the cylinder head. Healthcare providers are scrambling to find enough oxygen tanks to supply ventilators across the country, and each tank needs compliant labeling.

Consumer Packaged Goods: EPA-Registered Disinfectants

There have been a lot of news headlines about EPA-registered disinfectants. Stores are struggling to stock shelves with hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant sprays, hydrogen peroxide, and isopropyl alcohol. These substances kill germs on surfaces to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Custom labels for consumer packaged goods (CPG) must meet specific regulations outlined by the EPA and FDA.  Your design and graphic files must have the proper instructions and your ingredient lists must be clear to avoid misuse.

Dietary Supplements: Immune Support Nutraceuticals

Consumers are turning to dietary supplements and nutraceuticals that tout immune support to bolster their bodies’ defenses against infections. Pharmacies and health food stores continue to have problems stocking dietary supplements, particularly those containing zinc and vitamin C, designed for supporting your natural immune system. Products that deal with coughs and cold symptoms in children and adults are also in very high demand.

Expedited Custom Labels by Label Solutions

Label Solutions provides custom labels for a variety of industries combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our team can expedite orders if you need high-quality labels with a rapid turnaround time. Contact Label Solutions today or call toll-free 1-800-299-9200 for more details.

What Print Projects Are Best for Digital Printing

 Print Projects That Work Best for Digital Printing

Digital printing offers many benefits like sustainability, flexibility, and incredible clarity. It can even help save time and money while giving you excellent results, making it a great option when it comes to various printing needs! While this is an excellent print option, some print projects are better left to other printing processes. In today’s blog, the experts at Label Solutions Inc. are here to talk about what print projects work best with digital printing

Creative Projects

If you are looking to create prints of your design on a variety of substrates, digital printing can give you the flexibility and customization you need. Without all of the extra cost and material, you can easily make adjustments to different design elements before you decide on the final product. And the best part is you don’t have to limit your color palette or break the bank!

Projects on a Deadline

Since digital printing does not require the setup that some print jobs require, it makes a great option for projects on a deadline or even projects that are needed right away. 

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Variable Data or Direct Mail

If you need variable data like barcodes, names, addresses, and phone numbers, the absolute best way to go is digital printing. This method also allows you to make personalized messages and custom designs for different demographics without having to use extra materials. 

Low-Volume Jobs

Digital printing costs significantly less than offset printing, making it a great option for low-volume print jobs. This type of printing doesn’t require custom plates or an extensive setup process, allowing you to print as few or as many pieces as you need!

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Digital Printing at Label Solutions Inc.

No matter the project you are looking to print, you can count on Label Solutions Inc. for a variety of digital printing capabilities. With our team, you will leave feeling happy with the results and timeliness of our services. To get started on your next print job, call us at (800) 299-9200 or request a quote online today!

What Are the Latest Trends in Digital Printing?

The Latest Trends in Digital Printing

The labels you use on your products represent your brand and create a first impression for consumers. Because of this, it’s important to keep up with design trends! In 2019, one of the biggest trends in label design is the shift to digital printing. In today’s blog, the experts at Label Solutions Inc. talk about the digital printing design trends that are making lasting impressions in 2019.

Sustainability

Sustainability is one of the biggest trends we are seeing this year in almost any market. Consumers and companies alike are looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious. Digital printing offers a sustainable alternative to other printing methods by using less ink and less wasteful materials. 

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Minimalism

Gone are the days of bright and busy labels. In 2019, design and digital printing trends are leaning towards a more minimalistic approach. With plenty of white space, clean and elegant design, and text that is short and sweet, minimalism will give the audience the honesty and simplicity they crave in their products today. 

Custom Calligraphy

Custom calligraphy is a trend that is big this year in digital printing and design. It can add a customized, organic look that goes perfectly with a minimalistic approach while adding a flare that will stand out among other labels. 

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Digital Printing Services at Label Solutions Inc.

If you are looking for ways to create a sustainable and trendy new label in 2019, digital printing can be the perfect solution. Digital printing at Label Solutions offers fully customizable, full-color, and high-quality imaging to help you achieve the look you want. We can help with an extensive array of digital printing services for almost any project. To get started, call us at (800) 299-9200 or request a quote online!

A Brief History of Label Printing

What Is Label Printing? A Brief History

Everything you buy as a consumer comes with a label. Whether it has instructions on how to use a product, nutrition information, or just a design to catch the consumer’s attention, each label has its own unique role in the product. With such a large number of products on the market today, there is a high demand for label printing services. So, how do label printing services work? In today’s blog, the experts at Label Solutions Inc. are here to explain the details about label printing, including a brief history!

What Is Label Printing?

Label printing is the process of printing custom labels through various methods. These methods include digital printing, flexographic printing, and wide-format printing, all of which yield different results in the look, feel, and purpose of the label. 

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A Brief History of Label Printing

Some of the earliest adhesive labels date back to the 1800s. These were paper labels with an adhesive gum on the back that you had to lick to activate, and they were adorned with eye-catching designs. The first labels were used to label crates of fruit traveling across the states and provide information on drug containers. With the emergence of lithography, early label makers were able to commercialize this process by transferring an image made of oil-based ink onto treated paper over a flat surface.

In the 1930s, R. Stanton Avery invented the first self-adhesive label. During this time, manufacturers started including health benefits, ingredients, and slogans on labels to better market their products. 

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The 1950s brought about the use of flexographic printing, a modern version of the letterpress where rotating reliefs are used to print fluid ink on flexible material like film or vinyl. Labels also shifted from being word-heavy to creative and eye-catching for consumers. 

Label Printing Today

Today, flexographic printing has continued to advance and thrive, and the 1990s brought about a new process of label printing—digital printing. Today, this process has evolved with the addition of inkjet technology, creating high-quality, full-color labels with a less labor-intensive process and less waste. 

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Choose Label Solutions Inc.

Whether you are looking for high-quality imaging or a simple logo for your product, Label Solutions Inc. can help design and print the right label for you. To get started, call us at (800) 299-9200 or request a quote today!

8 Mistakes Blog Series – Mistake #5: Planning JIT Inventory Too Close to Production

At Label Solutions, Inc., we value the success of your business. We’re here to identify some common mistakes made by business owners and inform you about the best methods for managing your product labels. In today’s blog, we cover Part 5 of our 8-part series: Planning Just-in-Time Inventory too Close to Production; Affecting On-Time Deliveries.

What is JIT Management?

Using JIT (Just-In-Time) management is common throughout North America. JIT involves manufacturers and suppliers trying to minimize, or even eliminate, their inventory. This approach relies on suppliers to deliver materials just before production begins. When companies do this method correctly, it is a very efficient way to minimize production costs, but when they do not prepare for a “crisis” situation, they will have nothing in stock to fall back on.

The Challenge of Minimizing Inventory Costs

Minimizing inventory costs is always a challenge. It’s a never-ending contradiction trying to maintain low inventory costs while factoring the percentage of potential new growth.

Calculations can fluctuate from month to month, especially when industries rely on commodity ingredients or when sudden regulatory changes impact them, as we see with the cannabis, food packaging, and health supplement markets. Front runners in these markets practice minimizing their product label inventories, but their needs might quickly change from one day to the next. They do not want to place a one-time annual label order for each SKU. If an ingredient runs out of supply or a regulatory change affects their production profile, they would be sitting on unusable labels that will go to waste.

Best Method Approach

Think in terms of what the bottom line effect will be when factoring how you should manage your inventory. Try not to reduce your list too low — this could cause your company to experience shipping delays when complications arise with suppliers or quality control. You should have at least one-to-two production cycles worth of inventory available for those “crisis” moments. 

Build a Relationship with Your Label Provider

This backup inventory can also help reduce paying for excessive rush fees. Having unexpected demand for a product, especially when companies consolidate production plants, acquire other companies, or have a new product launch. Supplier material shortages can significantly impact internal quality control and delay delivery times. Building a strong business relationship with your label provider is key to working around business demands and potential problems, which in turn, will help your label provider ship on-time deliveries, so your production deadlines are met.

Label Solutions, Inc. Wants to Work with You

At Label Solutions, Inc. we utilize our industry experience and regulatory knowledge to offer unique products and value-add solutions. We contribute to our customer’s success and provide personalized customer care. To learn more about our products and services, visit our site or call 1 (800) 299-9200 today.