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Unique Wine Labels – Custom Options for Your Winery

Your winery invests lots of time, effort, and expertise to create a line of beverages that people love to drink. But perfecting great drinks is only one aspect of selling them. Are your wine labels a seamless fit with your winery’s wants and needs, or could you benefit from using unique wine labels? Before you answer, let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using custom labels.

Different Label Sizes

Wineries bottle their products in different container sizes that range from single servings to gigantic novelty bottles that hold enough drink to make a fleet of pirates tipsy. Regardless of how large or small bottles are, we can create labels that cohere with the size and shape of the bottle to create a cohesive, striking aesthetic. When it comes to label sizes, the sky is the limit.

Seasonal Labels

Wine is found in ice filled buckets at outdoor events in summer. The beverage is also popular at holiday celebrations in cold weather. Whether you produce special cuvées for a particular season, or you want your permanent line of wines to have an all-weather appeal that doesn’t include temporary label changes, we can create unique wine labels that communicate the message you want to send, and make the container stand out on store shelves.

Event Based Labels

Wine is one of the most popular beverages at celebratory events worldwide, from art gallery openings to New Year’s celebrations. To help you market your wine to different events throughout the year, we can provide wine labels that are specially designed to commemorate the events by displaying text and graphics that call attention to the festivities.

Synthetic Labels

Many wine bottles contain paper labels — a wine labeling practice that has spanned centuries. However, when paper wine labels were first applied, wineries didn’t have the option of choosing synthetic labels instead.

Synthetic labels offer prints that are exceptionally crisp and clean, regardless of the design on the label. In addition, synthetic labels often stand up to moderate wear and tear, as might occasionally occur in a freight shipping compartment, better than fibrous, paper labels.

Water Resistant Labels

Water resistant labels are usually synthetic labels that are impermeable to moisture and are placed on the wine bottle using a water resistant adhesive. These labeling technologies are great for wine bottles that are placed in wine buckets that are full of ice.

The wine label remains highly readable and stays firmly in place, allowing drinkers to see exactly what type of wine they hold, and presenting them with a finely designed label that encourages brand identification and customer allegiance.

Need Unique Wine Labels?

If you can’t seem to find a label supplier whose solutions perfectly match your needs, there’s a good chance that you’re in the market for custom wine labels. The options listed above are just some of the many capacities in which we can produce unique wine labels that have a customized appeal.

To inquire about our products and services, or to place an order, please call us today at (262) 790-2740, or use the contact form on our website. We look forward to helping you find the best label solutions for your fine beverages.

 

Small Brewery Labels – We Make Short Runs Simple

Diehard consumers often embrace the idea that “bigger is better”. In many cases, they’re right, but the size of craft beer breweries is a notable exception. While it’s true that many craft brew operations have increased in both size and product distribution, there are also hundreds of small breweries that are just getting their feet wet in the beverage business.

We help support these businesses by supplying small brewery labels that exhibit excellent label quality and can be implemented on a highly affordable model. Below are five ways you can benefit from using our readymade or custom designed small brewery labels.

  1. On-Demand Printing

After you finalize the design characteristics for your labels, you can order them from us on an as-needed basis — also known as on-demand printing. This lets you avoid paying for more labels than you currently need, and it’s also a perfect option for seasonal brews that have a short run, but are offered season after season.

  1. Hand Applied Labels

Is your brewery small enough not to need a production line for canning or bottling? If so, we’re a great option for receiving your labels. Get your labels on sheets that make them easy to peel and apply. The labels can contain a special adhesive that keeps them firmly in place, until they are peeled away. This feature helps reduce the cost of human error in the labeling process.

  1. Machine Applied Labels

If your brewery produces enough units that labeling them by hand is inefficient, and you’ve implemented a production line to handle canning and bottling and label placement, we can supply readymade and custom labels that synchronize with your automated labeling process. Order machine applied labels on-demand to minimize costs or in bulk sizes to save on cost per label.

  1. Labels for Seasonal Brews

Each year, the beer industry launches hundreds of seasonal products in the U.S. alone. Oktoberfest brews, summertime shandies, and robust, winter ales are common examples. The drinks often have unique labeling that’s designed with seasonal aesthetics in mind, as well as names the season inspires. We help you sell seasonal brews by supplying eye catching, custom designed labels for the season.

  1. Labels for Event Brews

Specialty beer is made for hundreds of events annually, including Oktoberfest, Mardi Gras, and national beer competitions, just to name a few. We supply custom labels that are specially designed for the event in question. An event-based craft brew can earn it brewer a large chunk of revenue in a short period of time, and our labels help make it possible.

Who We Are

Flexo-Graphics is a label printing specialist with more than 30 years of experience serving the industrial, consumer, food and beverage, automotive, and appliance sectors. Since the craft beer market exploded and hundreds of small breweries took flight, we’ve helped small breweries sell their carefully crafted libations by supplying small brewery labels that breweries can implement economically, and feel confident about how the label represents their brand.

To get started on implementing small brewery labels that can help your beers make a quick pit stop on store shelves before consumers snap them up, call us today at (262) 790-2740, or use the contact form on our website.

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Six Packaging Trends That Redefine Product Packaging

The concept of product packaging has existed for thousands of years. From decorative urns that contained herbs, to Napoleonic bottles of wine, to the latest punch-out packaging for batteries, product packaging has always had a dual role: providing information about the product, and presenting the product in an attractive container that catches the eye of prospective buyers.

Across the many centuries of product packaging, many packaging trends have come and gone due to technological improvements, cost considerations, and the efficiency of packaging operations. So, where does that leave us today? That’s what we cover in this blog post, presenting six major packaging trends that have consummately redefined product packaging.

  1. Green Packaging

Since the advent of the green movement, businesses and consumers have become increasingly aware of how the use of products impacts our environmental outlook. The dramatic increase in eco consciousness over the past 20 years has led many manufacturers to opt for packaging made from recycled materials that can be recycled indefinitely to help prevent landfill use.

  1. Durable, Reusable Packaging

If you order a sandwich from McDonald’s, you receive it in a package that, if only for the sake of durability, you wouldn’t consider using again. But, if you order a gourmet dried fruit tray from Harry & David, you can receive the product in a handsome, wooden tray that can practically be used for a lifetime. Repurposing packaging in this manner also helps to reduce landfill use.

  1. Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging isn’t right for all products. You wouldn’t want to place Waterford Crystal wine glasses in a flexible package, for example. However, in terms of achieving maximum volume for freight units, it’s a great form of packaging for flexible products that range from cold cuts to cotton balls. Flexible packaging can help companies reduce the cost of shipping products.

  1. Temporary Adhesive Packaging

Temporary adhesive product packaging uses new generation adhesive technology to make products easier to access. For example, a tray of cookies can feature a peel-away section on the top of the container that’s easier to manipulate than rigid, paper packaging that must be torn open. Temporary adhesive is designed to stay firmly in place until it’s peeled away, and it can be formulated to reseal the package to help protect the freshness of the product inside.

  1. Contract Packaging

Contract packaging is a model on which packaging is received and not a particular type of packaging. However, the provider of the service will present specific packaging types based on the client’s needs. The greatest benefit of contract packaging is that it helps the client use the best form of packaging in all respects, including protecting the product, making it stand out on store stores, and providing customers with the easiest means of accessing the product.

  1. On-Demand Packaging

Large-scale product producers often purchase packaging in bulk to cut costs, while small-scale producers, such as micro brewers of craft beer, often require a different cost saving option: acquiring packaging on an as-needed basis. On-demand packaging is the optimal solution. Packaging costs can be mitigated to the degree that packaging is purchased as needed.

Who We Are

Flexo-Graphics is a customer focused provider of product branding and identification solutions with over 30 years of experience in product packaging trends. Clients we serve include industrial outfits, food and beverage makers, automotive suppliers, and appliance sellers. To inquire about our services, call us today at (262) 790-2740, or use the contact form on website. We look forward to helping you choose the best options for packaging your prized products.

Product Packaging: 4 Flexible Packaging Trends You Should Know About

When we think of flexibility, we often perceive it in a qualitative sense, such as a person who’s flexible to perform additional duties for his or her employer that don’t match the job description. But when it comes to product packaging, flexibility is perceived quantitatively, as well.

A perfect example of this dual approach to product packaging can be seen flexible packaging, which is packaging that is physically flexible. The packaging is qualitatively designed with the interests of customers in mind and presented in a design that is literally quite flexible.

Flexible packaging isn’t new. Some companies that sell products that perform well under pressure have used it for many decades. But flexible packaging is far from a finite science. As the packaging trends below demonstrate, flexible product packaging continues to evolve.

  1. Short Run Production Trends

Many companies, both large and small, are turning to short run digitally printed flexible packaging. These companies see short run printing options as a way to bring flexible products to market with minimal setup costs; at the same time avoiding the large minimum order quantities of tradition flexible packaging production runs. Companies also see short run digital production as a way to accommodate the national trend of more skus per product line without the costly expenses of plates.

  1. Temporary Adhesive Design

Flexible packaging often makes use of resealable seals, which perform their function by virtue of temporary adhesive that stays in firmly place until it’s manually peeled away with ease. Using temporary adhesive to create the seal requires less effort from the end user. Instead of tediously pressing together ziplock seals, the customer only needs to place the package opening in its original position to ensure that the product is sealed airtight to help preserve freshness.

  1. Controlled Portion Design

This trend is particularly applicable to foodstuffs that have a designated portion size according to FDA standards. Flexible packaging can be used to create containers that house several servings in individual units, or used to make individual packages that contain the recommended serving. Because the packaging is flexible, the serving size remains in tact when the package is repeatedly accessed. Customers who prefer standard portion sizes get exactly what they want.

  1. Easily Portable Design

Flexible packaging is also an ideal solution for products that are carried on the go, as the products are commonly placed in carry alongs that expose the packaging to wear and tear. In terms of portability, rigid product packaging can be used in the same capacity as flexible packaging, but the latter type of packaging is the preferred solution because it stands up better to the physical stress that the package experiences as it is ported from here to there.

Need Printing for Short Run Flexible Packaging?

If so, you’ve come to the right place. Flexo-Graphics is a long time, customer focused provider of product branding and identification solutions. We have over 30 years of experience in product packaging print solutions, including flexible packaging for a variety of products.

To learn about our services, call us today at (262) 790-2740, or fill out the contact form on website. We look forward to helping you implement packaging that’s perfect for your products.

 

 

 

The Benefits of Good Contract Packaging For Product Sellers

Most products that are brought to market are packaged in some way, making product packaging an essential element for bringing goods from the production floor to store shelves. For companies that don’t have an in-house packaging department, handling the packaging process through contract packaging, in which they form a contract with a provider of product packaging resources, is a great option. Below, we list five reasons why so many companies choose it.

1. Expertise in Product Packaging

Most companies that sell products don’t specialize product packaging, but they know how important it is for bringing products to market and making sales. This is why many businesses smartly delegate product packaging needs to a company that specializes in handling them. Forming a contract ensures that a high level of expertise in product packaging is always there.

2. Network of Related Resources

Companies that offer contract packaging often have access to a wide range of business resources directly related to product packaging, such as label printing, creating custom packaging, and even supplying special ingredients for products. Contract packaging puts you in touch with these resources and allows you to leverage them in the most hassle-free way.

3. High Level of Quality Assurance

With expertise in product packaging and a large network of high-level packaging resources comes improved quality control. Low-quality packaging isn’t just bad for the appearance of the package and/or the product inside; it can also require a full production run to be repackaged. As every company that’s experienced it knows, this scenario is totally opposed to productivity.

4. Economical Option for Packaging

Contract packaging is also a great option because it allows manufacturers to buy packaging on an as-needed basis. Large-scale users can purchase in bulk to cut costs, while small-scale operations can purchase in smaller quantities to reduce expenditures. When it comes to packaging cost, no company is too large or too small to benefit from contract packaging.

5. Brings Products to Market Faster

For many businesses, the primary benefit of contract packaging is that reduces the time for bringing new products to market. With packaging specialists handling the packaging process, sellers can put more time toward product development and testing. The best packaging protocols will already be in place whenever you’re ready to release your next product.

Need Product Packaging Services?

Most companies that sell products are experts at creating and marketing what they sell, but the expertise seldom extends to selecting the best product packaging in terms of cost, quality assurance, best options for particular products, and using packaging resources to reduce the turnaround time between manufacturing a product and bringing it to market.

If you need assistance in these areas, contracting packaging is a great option. It lets you focus on creating great products, while the service provider focuses on offering best the packaging options. Flexo-Graphics is a partner with contract packaging organizations in several markets. We serve as a team to help product sellers bring their products to market. Give us a call today at (262) 790-2740, or use the contact form on website to ask how we might be able to help you. We look forward to hearing from you.