Plastic bottles on a production line.

Best Practices for Labeling Plastic Bottles

While containers like glass, aluminum, steel, and cardboard are mostly uniform, plastics can be made up of a wide range of materials (in addition to variations in casting techniques, surface textures, and chemical additives).

Even if a label tests well on a sample, other issues can crop up in your production environment. Here’s how you can address these issues when labeling plastic bottles.

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Embossed label on a wine bottle.

Embossed Product Labels: Tactile Marketing

While choosing font and high-quality graphics has a big influence on customer perception, so does the feel of the label. (This is especially true of products sold through brick and mortar retail.) When consumers pick up the container, they can learn as much about the product’s segment from its feel as they can from your font and graphics choices.

Embossed stickers and labels give you an eye-catching, high end way to highlight text and graphics, as well as subtly change background colors. So, how can you implement embossing in your labels for maximum impact, and what do you need to consider for label designs and application? Let’s take a look.

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Secondary container with proper labels at a work site.

Labeling Secondary Containers: OSHA Requirements You Need to Know

A properly labeled container is a safe container. One of the last things you want to ask when you’re working with hazardous materials is “What’s in that container?” To avoid this problem, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict regulations on the containers used to store and transport chemicals at worksites.

If you already package chemicals, or other manufacturing supplies, offering secondary containers is a great way to add a new revenue stream. This lets customers order locally-used containers alongside supplies and bulk chemicals. When is this labeling required, and how can you make sure your containers conform to regulations?

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Technician installing a commercial labeling system upgrade.

Is It Time For a Commercial Labeling System Upgrade?

When do you need a commercial labeling system upgrade? There’s more to consider than just high speed and reliability. Your labeling system affects downtime, container options, the appearance of your products, and even your environmental impact. So, what should you consider to find the right label applicator technology to upgrade your system — and at what point do you need to replace it?

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Technician repairing a commercial labeling system.

Commercial Labeling System Maintenance and Repair

There’s no way to completely eliminate downtime and repair costs for your labeling equipment, but there are ways to reduce them. What are the most common problems you’ll encounter with your labeling machine, and how do you fix them before calling your repair service provider? Learn more about how to manage your commercial labeling system maintenance and repair.

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Unique product label mockup.

How Unique Product Labels Make Your Product Pop

How do you get consumers to choose your product over all the choices on the shelf? Product packaging combines graphic design, fonts and typography, and logo design with unique label materials to build your brand identity and make your product and brand name stand out from the rest.

Not sure where to start? Try out design ideas to make unique product labels that make you rise above the crowd.

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Industrial label printer applicator in use at facility.

How to Choose the Right Industrial Label Printer Applicator for Your Business

There are endless reasons for printing labels before applying to products: adding expiration dates, changing label information for foreign markets, or adding information for a new promotion or advertising campaign. 

Whatever the reason, an industrial label printer applicator can do more than simply help you make compliant labels. If implemented correctly, this type of labeling machine speeds up production, reduces errors, and cuts operating costs. Here’s what to take into consideration when contemplating an upgrade to this type of machine. Read more

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

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