Warehouse racks full of various labeled inventory.

The Importance of Labeling Solutions In A Warehouse

Efficient inventory management is everything when it comes to running warehouse operations. Depending on the size and location of your warehouse, you may be dealing with thousands of packages moving through on a daily basis, going into and out of multiple points. 

A warehouse labeling system can help you keep track of all these containers as they move through each point of your operation (this includes labeling for your containers as well as identification labels for your aisles, warehouse racks and bins). Organized systems not only help workers locate products, but they also create a trail of logs that allow for fast identification and the correction of errors in your supply chain. Read more

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

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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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

CTM Labeling Wine Bottles

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