Why You Need Sharp Graphics on Custom Labels

A well-written custom label allows you to engage customers with your message and branding. Your label can also provide important instructions or warnings for customers, businesses, and regulatory agencies. However, a great label requires more than just words and text. In today’s blog from Label Solutions, we explain the benefits of sharp graphics on custom labels.

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Better Visuals

Graphics on custom labels create better visuals. Your products stand out with intelligent and creative graphic design elements. Consider developing a branded color palette and font portfolio for your business. This will ensure that every product and promotional material is complementary and cohesive. 

Warning and instructions labels need sharp graphics to draw attention and communicate clearly. A custom label with a large flame on it instantly lets someone know there’s a fire hazard. There’s no question of what the label is trying to convey.

Instant Communication

Excellent graphics on custom labels communicate what else is on the label or in the container with just a glance. A bottle of mayo looks white, but a graphic with a sandwich on it denotes the product without looking closely at the label. Supplements are the same way: consider a nutraceutical that supplies vitamin A. 

In the vitamin A label design, you might include a branded orange carrot graphic to intuitively communicate what nutrient is in the bottle. That particular color orange might be a part of your branded color palette, and is reinforced when used elsewhere in the design.

Warning or instruction graphic design elements can help to communicate clearly and quickly. A broken glass graphic denotes something fragile is on the inside. A hazard graphic with a man trying to lift a large parcel denotes the object is heavy and needs special treatment. Graphics make these warnings stand out on a box, container, or apparatus.

Brand Identity

Custom labels give you distinct advantages in product sales. If all things are equal with a rival product, a great graphic design on your label makes you stand out from the competition. Suppose your wine bottle looks exactly like a competitor’s. Even the text uses the same font. However, your label has a distinct graphic that showcases the name of your brand. Better brand identity expands your customer base, wins new customers, and improves your market share.

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Custom Labels by Label Solutions

Label Solutions provides all sorts of labels for your company. We make labels for individual products, large boxes, warnings, machinery, parts, and more. Contact Label Solutions today or call toll-free 1-800-299-9200 for more details.

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.

Label Solutions Explains: What Is a Nutraceutical?

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Nutraceutical (nutrition + pharmaceutical) is a commercial description used for food products that may help support health or prevent disease. Label Solutions offers a full suite of services for nutraceutical product labeling. Read today’s blog to learn more about nutraceutical products and why they need custom labels.    

Examples of Nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals can include:

  • Herbal products, such as garlic and ginger
  • Vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements
  • Dietary fiber
  • Phytonutrients
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics
  • Hydrolyzed proteins, and more

Nutraceuticals are typically natural substances. Unlike drugs, nutraceuticals are not synthesized for a specific purpose. Many reports indicate that the nutraceutical dietary supplement industry is thriving. Hundreds of new products hit the competitive marketplace each year.  

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Why Nutraceuticals Need Custom Labels

Nutraceutical products are mainly used for nutrition and health purposes. Nutraceuticals can help delay the aging process for adults, increase life expectancy, or support the functions of the body. These products are marketed to provide physiological benefits or protection against disease, which means they may be subject to FDA regulation. When making nutritional, medical, or health claims, it’s important that the product label is properly written and designed to maintain regulatory compliance. 

Display Nutrition Facts and Important Info

Since nutraceutical products are used to improve health, their labels must be informative. They display supplement facts, suggested use, warnings, amount per serving, any other critical information. Presenting inaccurate or insufficient information could result in claims and lawsuits, which may lead to severe consequences for your business. We’ll make sure your label complies with FDA requirements. You can trust our team to design and print your custom label with thoroughness and accuracy.     

Custom Made to Fit Your Product Size

Nutraceuticals come in different shapes and sizes. You need a label that wraps around the entire exterior and helps you stand out from the competition. Whether it’s for a small vitamin bottle or a large supplement container, Label Solutions can deliver a custom label that fits your particular product and gives you a competitive edge.

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Reach Out to Our Team

If your business operates in the nutraceutical supplement market, Label Solutions is ready to help. From designing the product label to ensuring timely delivery, we produce outstanding results. Call 1.800.299.9200 today or request a quote online. We look forward to hearing from you!  

How to Choose the Right Kind of Label for Your Project

Labeling is an aspect of branding and a method of product identification. At first, choosing the right label for your project can be difficult. There are many types of labels available that vary in size, shape, function, and color. There are also many factors to consider before you begin, and the expert team at Label Solutions is here to help. Today, learn how to choose the right type of label for your project.

What Are Some Different Types of Labels?

We want you to be familiar with the different types of labels so you can make the best decision. A label may be classified as a brand label, a descriptive label, an informative label, or a grade label. Not only do product labels identify the brand, but they also provide important details such as ingredients, nutrition information, shelf-life, and safe handling practices.

Additionally, not all labels are standard square-cut and one-sided. Some unique types of labels include:

  • Reseal labels
  • Dry peel labels
  • Fold-out labels
  • Specialty die-cut labels
  • Prime labels
  • Shrink sleeve labels
  • Pressure-sensitive labels

Consider Your Label Size and Shape

The size and shape of your label will vary depending on your preferences, your product, and your target market. Before you select a label size, consider how much information you want the label to include. How you would like your product to be displayed is up to you. These days, the most common labels used are rectangular shaped with square or rounded corners. When they are paired with the right material, these rectangular labels can be used for many applications, such as beverage bottles, shipping boxes, and more.

At Label Solutions, our digital printing capabilities will give you plenty of options to work with, whether you need a standard label size or a large decal. If your project involves color or coding, we can help. Our graphic design team can create a completely new label design or you can submit your artwork and we will start with your existing portfolio.      

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Consider Regulatory Requirements

Next, be aware of any rules and regulations for your products about labeling. For example, there are nutritional labeling regulations for food manufacturers. Tobacco companies are required to include health warnings on cigarette packages. So, when choosing labels for your project, account for enough space to include statutory warnings, nutrition facts, and any other regulations required by your industry. 

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Request a Quote Today

Label Solutions Inc designs and prints custom labels that uniquely promote your brand. Our friendly representatives are here to help, and we go to great lengths to ensure client satisfaction. If you are ready to get started, request a quote today for the job you want.

How Do Compliant and Non-Compliant Labels Differ?

Differences Between Compliant and Non-Compliant Label Providers

Regulatory compliance usually involves the information printed on a product label, not the quality or construction of the label itself. However, if the label is of poor quality and fails or falls off, then it becomes a matter of compliance and could result in a costly fine. Non-compliant label suppliers use the cheapest products to arrive at the lowest price, but that low price could come at the cost of penalties and fines from federal regulators. Today, Label Solutions outlines the major differences between compliant and non-compliant label suppliers.

Label Solutions’ Compliant Labels 

Here is what a regulatory compliant label from Label Solutions entails: 

Durable Substrates 

The substrate is the base material that the ink is printed on. Our durable substrates can withstand long-term usage, abrasion, temperature variation, and both indoor and outdoor applications.

The Right Adhesives 

The underside of the substrate is the adhesive, which sticks to the product surface. The right adhesives can be applied quickly during production, and they hold up to 5 years for long-term applications. You can utilize our adhesives even in manufacturing facilities with high amounts of debris, dust, heat, and cold.

UV Protected Inks

A regulatory compliant label also uses UV protected inks. UV protection reduces the effects of sunlight exposure during storage and transportation, and it protects important compliance messaging and branding. These inks have a slower fade rate for font and graphics, and they support a 5-year timeline for durability. 

Label Solutions Point of Information: For imprint labels, we never use water-based inks.

 

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More About Label Solutions

  • We produce labels to support CGA Industry standards and strict specifications.
  • All materials and inks on every label maintain a 5-year warranty. Cylinder circulation may sometimes average 3-5 years before refilling. 
  • We notify customers of any CGA/DOT/OSHA/FDA changes before they place an order (see more below).
  • We conduct extensive multi-year testing to ensure the durability of our cylinder labels. We make sure the right type of material, inks, and adhesives are used to maintain strength.

Compliance labels need to be updated every so often, and we’ll alert you if your order includes a label that is out of compliance. We’ll let you decide how you’d like to proceed with the order and we will work with you to consider your inventory.  

Non-Compliant Label Providers

On the flip side, here is what a non-compliant label means:  

  • Low Quality: Cheaper materials and adhesives will cause the labels to fail in the field (usually the cheaper labels fail around a 12-18-month period)
  • Unable to withstand all weather conditions and long-term storage
  • Commonly sells as the “Lowest Purchase Price”
  • Results in expensive fines and penalties for not following DOT or OSHA compliance

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Order Your Custom Labels Today

Label Solutions, Inc. is a full-service custom labeling company with a variety of printing options. We are committed to excellence and staying in compliance across all the industries we serve. Contact our team online or call (800) 299-9200 to place your order today.