Cosmetic Labeling: Your Straightforward Guide

Cosmetic Labeling: Your Straightforward Guide

If your boutique cosmetics line is ready to become a mass market product, it’s time to make sure you’re familiar with cosmetic labeling requirements.  Once you start producing more than a handful of lotions, soaps or other products, you need to comply with Food And Drug Administration (FDA) labeling regulations

FDA requirements are intended to mitigate confusion about products, helping consumers know more than just the cosmetic product name and avoid potential hazards and allergic reactions. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your cosmetics labeling meets FDA obligations.  Read more

The Importance of Product Labeling

The Importance of Product Labeling

The importance of product labeling cannot be overstated. When purchasing consumer products, evaluating the product label is typically the final step in the buyer’s decision-making process. A high-quality label can be the difference between getting the sale or not. It’s also your first point of communication after the sale, helping customers use your products correctly. 

But, how does the product labeling process work, and how can you make your labels more impactful?

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Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer Labeling: Which Printing Method Is Right For Your Application?

If you’re weighing the benefits of direct thermal vs. thermal transfer printing, at first glance the winner may seem obvious. Direct thermal printers don’t use thermal transfer ribbons, so on the surface, it may appear to be the more economical option for label printing. However, there’s much more at play here than ribbon costs. Read more

Hand Sanitizer Labels: Requirements You Need To Know

Hand Sanitizer Labels: Requirements You Need To Know

Efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus have led to an explosion in consumer use of hand sanitizer products. As a result, businesses across the spectrum (from large pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturers to small distilleries) are turning to hand sanitizer production to supplement their revenue. 

However, there’s more to manufacturing sanitizer than simply bottling some sticky isopropyl alcohol-based liquid. Hand sanitizers have to follow strict guidelines—set by the Food and Drug Administration—including label designs. It’s critical to make sure you’re adhering to hand sanitizer labeling requirements. Read more

Vial Labeling: Labeling Solutions for Even the Smallest Packaging

Vial Labeling: Labeling Solutions for Even the Smallest Packaging

Everything from single-dose pharmaceuticals to perfume samples gets packaged in vials, which creates challenges when it’s time to label them. 

How do you make tiny labels legible? What information needs to be printed on them? Where do you even find a vial labeling machine? Here’s what you need to know to plan your vial labeling system, from label requirements to equipment choices.  Read more

Pharmaceutical Labeling: Understanding Requirements & Guidelines

Pharmaceutical Labeling: Understanding Requirements & Guidelines

Pharmaceutical labeling requirements are stricter than those for other products in the United States. In fact, these drug products require extra steps administered by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure consumers get the right information. 

So, how do you make sure your process for the labeling of pharmaceutical products meets these standards while also keeping your customers safe? Let’s take a closer look! Read more

Tamp-Blow vs. Wipe-On Label Application: Which One Is Better For Your Business

Tamp-Blow vs. Wipe-On Label Application: Which One Is Better For Your Business

Do you need a wipe-on or tamp-blow label applicator for your products? Not sure which one? The application method you choose depends on a number of factors! 

What kind of containers do you use? Do you have compressed air in your facility? How fast do you need labels to be applied? How accurately do they need to be applied during your labeling process

Here’s what you need to know about these technologies in order to choose a label application method that fits your business needs. 

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What the new nutrition label guidelines mean for your business.

The New Nutrition Label: What’s Different?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s nutrition label was introduced in 1993 with the intent of making it easier for Americans to make good dietary choices. 

But, over the past 25 years, our knowledge of nutrition information has changed quite a bit. We have a better understanding of the harmful effects that certain ingredients can have, especially when it comes to items that lead to issues like heart disease, high blood pressure and more. 

After nearly 20 years, the FDA began phasing in design alterations late last year, and those changes will soon be required for all food products. So, what are these new FDA label requirements, what do you need to do to ensure you’re in compliance, and can your current labeling applicator evolve with your needs? Let’s take a look! Read more

picking the right labeling system for food packaging labels

Printing Product Information with a Food Labeling Machine

When it comes to food, labels are important. Food labels are designed to not only get the attention of customers but also provide the information required by food packaging laws to help consumers make smart food choices. 

From important information like trans fats and added sugars to serving size suggestions and more – there’s a lot behind the labeling solution you use, and the right food labeling machine results in accuracy, efficiency and consistency! 

In order to pick the right machine, you need several pieces of information: the type of containers you want to use, the information your food packaging labels require, and the steps you need to take to keep your employees and customers safe. Read more

Wrap Around Labeling Machines

Wrap Around Labeling Machines: Everything You Need to Know

A wrap around labeler is often a great choice for businesses that use round bottles or containers. In fact, thanks to new technologies, wrap around labels can replace more expensive shrink wrapping by offering easy application (which reduces costs on machinery while speeding up production). 

So, let’s take a look at how a wrap around labeling machine can streamline production.

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