Should your business utilize a pressure sensitive label?

Pressure Sensitive Labels: Makeup and Advantages

Pressure sensitive labels (PSLs) are a major part of the product labeling industry, and that section of the industry is only going to get bigger. Mordor Intelligence estimates the domestic market for these labels will grow 25% over the next 5 years. This growth is being spurred by improvements in print technology and is making these labels a viable alternative to other printed products, giving both large and small companies access to high quality graphics. So, how do these labels fit into your business, and why should you consider them? Let’s take a look. Read more

Pressure Sensitive Labeling

Pressure Sensitive Labeling: A Solution to Complicated Logistics

Pressure sensitive labels, also called adhesive-backed labels, are a huge part of the label market, and for good reason. There are 6 main benefits to using pressure-sensitive labeling equipment:

1. Compatibility for any container, regardless of size, shape or material.
2. Features that include resealable glue, perforations and dry peel layers
3. Flexible run sizes to match any product run.
4. Great for printing individual labels.
5. No need to apply glue or use light or heat to bond the label.
6. One labeling machine can be set up for a range of label sizes and container sizes, covering multiple product lines.

Here’s how businesses are leveraging this technology to improve their product labeling. Read more

Chemical Labeling

Labeling Systems Options for Chemicals

When you’re dealing with dangerous chemicals, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. So, complying with chemical labeling regulations doesn’t just keep your business on the right side of the law, it ensures that anyone who comes in contact with materials has information on how to handle them and what to do in case of an emergency.

Of course, you should always consult with your legal team to ensure compliance, but this blog is a great starting point for understanding label requirements with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and California’s Proposition 65. So, let’s get to it and find the right chemical labeling system for the job. Read more

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Finding The Right Beer Can Labeling Equipment For Your Business

In the past, commercial beer and craft beer was easy to distinguish, based on packaging alone. Most commercial beer came in cans while craft brews used bottles. But, that’s starting to change with the introduction of affordable beer can labeling equipment. By using labels, you can lower costs on printing while reaping the quality, flexibility and cost benefits of cans. Read more

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How To Streamline Order Fulfillment with a Labeling System

Labeling systems are critical to order fulfillment because they connect physical goods to your digital infrastructure. Box labels identify shipping containers as they move through the system. Rack and bin labels mark items off of inventory and add them to the shipment. Shipping labels identify packages as they make their way to their destination, keeping you and your customer in the loop. Used properly, these labels can stop errors before they happen by checking the progress of packages and inventory. Read more

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Choosing The Right Bottle Labeling Machine

A label does more than identify a container’s contents. It gives the buyer their first impression of your product, helping you make the sale. Choosing the right bottle labeling machine will improve quality perceptions while keeping your production line running smoothly. Here’s how you can narrow down your choices based on the bottles and labels you use, as well as how the machine fits into your production process. Read more

how to shorten your lead time with a good label machine manufacturer

Shorten Lead Time With An Expert Label Machine Manufacturer

How soon will your products be ready to leave the production line and ship out to retailers and customers? Good or bad, that answer ultimately depends on the components of your product line, from your workers to the labeling equipment you use.

Truth be told, your labeling equipment partner is your golden ticket to substantially shorter lead times, especially if they’re a Tier 1 label machine supplier with sizable access to resources and inventory.

Want a labeler up and running in half the time others say is even possible? Here’s how to do it and how to tell if your labeling equipment supplier can keep up with the speed you need to get the job done yesterday!

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Have a Spare Parts Kit for Your Labeling System? Why It Matters


Remember feeling young, unstoppable — like an F-15 Eagle crushing the sound barrier at 1,800 mph?


Hey — we all remember being 18, right? And we’re guessing back then you likely didn’t put too much stock in health insurance — at least not until you broke your leg chasing the sound barrier on a mountain bike.


Then those insurance premiums deducted from your paycheck probably sounded like a dollar store bargain.


It’s the same way with the spare parts kit of your labeling system. Nobody really thinks about it until something breaks down — then everything goes haywire. Read more