A high speed label applicator machine.

What is a High Speed Label Applicator?

A high speed label applicator is just a really fast labeling machine, right? Well, technically the answer is yes, but there’s more to it than that! 

A high speed applicator doesn’t just offer faster product labeling speed, it also eliminates human error by increasing labeling accuracy while also handling a variety of labels and containers. When implemented correctly, these machines can increase output, decrease costs and reduce damage from improper product handling. In the long run, a high speed label applicator doesn’t just save your company money, it frees up valuable human resources and improves customer service. Read more

Product inventory in a warehouse.

The Important Role of a Labeling System for Order Fulfillment

Order fulfillment is the final step in the supply chain. It requires the coordination of your entire logistics system to gather and ship the right products to each of your customers. Labeling systems can automate several steps in this process while adding error correction systems and inventory management. You may be surprised how many ways the right implementation can cut delivery times and shipping problems, keeping customers happy and costs low. Learn more about the benefits of using a labeling system for order fulfillment. Read more

Candle labels.

Candle Label Requirements, Guidelines, and Best Practices

How do you label a candle? While its design should attract customers, there are safety issues and legal requirements to contend with when labeling candles. If you’re selling any candle products or wax melts in the U.S, you need to meet the industry standards for candle label requirements as well as recommendations from several organizations, including the NCA, FPLA, ASTM, and CPSC. You also need custom candle labels that will stay on your products, even if subjected to the heat of the candle itself. Here’s what you should consider when picking label designs and materials for candles. Read more

Labels being applied by a bottle labeling machine

4 Things to Consider in a Bottle Labeling Machine

Picture this: your business is booming and (finally) ready to move beyond a manual labeling machine, stepping into the big world of labeling automation. But, where do you begin when looking for a bottle label applicator that’s easy to use and a good fit for your business? 

Bottle label applicators have many options, even within models, because many of these products need multiple labels (and manufacturers want machines that have the ability to accommodate several bottle sizes). So, how do you go about choosing a machine that’s right for your product lines? Read more

Plastic bottle with a waterproof label.

Everything You Need to Know About Waterproof Labels for Your Products

Worried that your labels won’t make it through the lifecycle of your product due to water exposure? Using water resistant labels can alleviate that problem, but with hundreds of inks, coatings and base stock combinations to choose from, it can be hard to find the right solution.

That’s why it’s important to know the limits and requirements for waterproof product labels: that way you can ask the right questions when choosing a label or a labeling machine. Here are some things to consider when incorporating custom waterproof labels. Read more

GHS labeling requirements include hazard symbols for clear worldwide communication.

Everything You Need to Know About GHS Label Requirements, Guidelines, and Best Practices

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling hazardous chemicals was created to simplify the label…but at the same time, it can make it confusing. That’s because, while GHS is a labeling standard recognized internationally, it’s implemented slightly differently in each country. 

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How did it come about? How do you implement it while meeting local standards? Why do some chemical containers need to follow GHS guidelines, and others don’t? Here’s what you need to know to ensure your chemical products are labeled correctly. Read more

Tamper-evident or tamper-proof labels with systems in place for consumer peace of mind.

Complete Guide to Tamper-Evident and Tamper-Proof Labels

No one wants to buy a product that has been opened or had some of its contents removed, which makes tamper protection important to consumers. However, tamper prevention doesn’t just protect users from direct changes to the products they buy. 

In 2020, Customs and Border Patrol confiscated $1.3 billion in counterfeit goods, so safety seals can play a key role in creating an unbroken tie between the manufacturer and the buyer, assuring customers that the products they’re buying are genuine and safe. But, how do these labels work, and how can you use them in a way that protects your customers?

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Packaging sustainability helps more than the environment.

Should Your Brand Consider Sustainability in Labeling and Packaging?

Sustainability in packaging and labeling isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for business. First Insight’s “The State of Consumer Spending” survey found a majority of Gen Z and Millennial consumers would pay up to 10% more for a sustainable product, as would 34% of Gen X and 23% of baby boomer consumers. 

There are more ways to be sustainable than just using compostable packaging. Eco-friendly labels and packaging use less material, reduce purchasing and shipping costs, and when done right, can increase your sales while lowering your total cost per unit. 

However, choosing eco-friendly packaging materials can be a complicated process. How do your labels factor into sustainable packaging, and what do you have to do to switch to eco-friendly labels? Read more

Tube and vial labeling made easier with automated label application.

A Cost-Effective Solution For Tube and Vial Labeling

How can you cut costs on tube and vial labeling? The biggest step you can take is moving from manual labeling to automation. While the upfront price certainly needs to be considered, the benefits can be cost-effective, even at low volumes. 

Here’s what you should consider when upgrading your labeling system to high-speed vial and tube labelers: from decreased liability and reductions in costs and downtime to increased throughput. Read more

Female consumer wearing gloves and mask, inspecting labeled food packages during COVID pandemic.

The COVID Pandemic’s Effect on the Packaging Industry

Even though infection rates are decreasing in the U.S. and vaccines are being shipped around the world, we’ll still be dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for some time. Computer chip and bicycle shortages are predicted to last until at least the middle of 2022, while there are smaller shortages across nearly every industry and supply chain

The pandemic itself has also changed attitudes toward how we manufacture, package and consume products. But what are the short-term changes, and how will the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic affect the labeling and packaging industries going forward? Read more