Assortment of CBD products and CBD labels.

CBD Product Labeling Requirements: Important Considerations

While research into CBD (cannabidiol) is still in its infancy, the benefits of this cannabinoid appear to be promising. In the future, it could prove to be a reliable, safe treatment for epilepsy, inflammation, anxiety and more. Unfortunately, the relative newness of cannabis products also makes regulatory compliance a minefield. United States federal and state regulations sometimes lack clarity, and they don’t cover everything customers need to know about the products they’re buying. This guide will walk you through the steps you need to take to produce compliant, easy-to-understand CBD product labels for your CBD product packaging.

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Wine bottles with wrap labels.

Wrap Around vs. Shrink Sleeve: What’s Right For Your Bottles and Round Containers?

Advancements in printing technology have made shrink sleeve labeling feasible for smaller production runs. Proponents pitch it as a product labeling alternative to pre-printed containers, offering similar coverage at a lower cost. However, wrap around labels still dominate the market. Why? Because wrap labeling is more economical than shrink sleeve labeling—especially for small manufacturers—and they offer superior performance in certain use cases. 

Let dive deeper to see which labeling method is the best fit for your product line! Read more

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