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Die Cut Roll Labels: An Efficient, Speedy Approach to Printing

If you currently perform on-site printing for date codes or lot codes then die cut pre-printed shells are a great choice. Die cut roll labels are loaded into your printer (Such as a Zebra) in bulk for version based printing. The labels materials are designed specifically to receive several different types of printing technologies.  A variety of variables must be aligned appropriately to generate the best finished product. Partnering with an experienced equipment and material provider will ensure these variables are paired correctly.

Die cut roll labels offer increased speed and an efficient labeling process. If you are experiencing high amounts of version requirements, then this choice is worth every bit of consideration. When the process is done right, you gain the benefits of increased productivity, dependable output, and lower costs. Not to mention, the preprinted die cut roll labels are often much more cost effective.

Common Considerations for Preprinted Die Cut Roll Labels

The label is printed on a roll and then cut out in a manner much like a cookie cutter shapes dough to generate the final shape with the image. Dies come various shapes including squares, circles, or ovals. Custom designs require a little more precision than the traditional options. Decisions such as the roll size, die cut, and backing materials are important in order to gain the right end results.

These decisions will vary depending on the type of equipment being used as well. Therefore, it never hurts to discuss your needs, equipment, and other factors with a professional before making a purchase. A number of questions are common when considering this choice for label printing needs including the following:

  • What type of in-house printer do you have?
  • What type of print technology?
    • Direct Thermal
    • Thermal Transfer
    • Inkjet
    • Hot stamp
  • What size of core is needed for printing?
  • What is the max outside diameter of the roll to fit in your printer?
  • Should I choose paper or film liner? Which is better?
  • Do labels need a timing mark?

When pre- printed die cut roll labels are purchased to place on your machine, the roll will be spooled onto a core. The roll may contain a defined count or the maximum outside diameter the equipment is able to handle. You will need to know the details of the equipment to make this determination, as each machine is different. If you are unsure about these details, consult the machine manufacturer or ask a printing professional for assistance prior to ordering.

At Flexo-graphics, we understand the secondary print process for labels. We go the extra mile to ensure the labels ordered for this process are exactly what your company needs to produce exceptional final labels. Our team will listen to your needs and make the right to fit them. As an experienced provider in the Midwest partner, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call today!

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Holiday Hours at Flexo-Graphics

Happy Holidays everyone! We hope everyone has a safe and merry holiday season. Just a quick reminder that
Flexo-Graphics will be closed:

  • Monday, December 25th
  • Monday, January 1st , 2018

Furthermore, like most companies, various staff members will be taking time off to enjoy the season with their family and friends. If you are unable to reach the staff member you desire during normal business hours, please call 262-790-2740 and press “0” and another staff member will assist you.

Maybe we can get a little more snow so everyone can take a thrill ride down a hill like this guy….

How to Read the Date Codes on Your Batteries

Many battery manufacturers and installers use a date code system to help establish warranty dates. You will often see a label on the top of your car battery that has a date code systems similar to the one shown below. The dates typically represent the month and year in which the battery was installed into your car.

 

The photo below shows a battery that was installed in April of 2015. Your warranty will be dependent on service range of your battery. This is typically 24, 36, or 48 months. See your battery installer for more details.

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Vitamin Labels: Making Certain Your Product is Covered

Are you currently in the business of marketing vitamins or planning to market a product? While it might seem like a small detail, the vitamin label could be the difference between gaining a valued customer and not making the sale. This small piece of informative material holds legally required information as well as important branding details. For these and many other reasons, vitamin labels are an intricate packaging feature to design prior to the item reaching the retail shelf or the hands of buyers.

What to Include on the Label?

Vitamins are considered to be a “dietary supplement” by the Food and Drug Administration or the FDA. This means the label must comply with requirements set by the FDA for ensuring consumer safety. Vitamin labels can have more than one panel depending on the design. The following details are typically required on vitamin label designs to meet FDA requirements:

• Product or Common Name
• Brand/Marketing Message
• Quantity or Net Ingredient Quality
• Nutrition Information
• Included Ingredients
• Manufacturer or Distributor Information

These details are typically placed in the area customers look at when viewing the product on the shelf. Additionally, the name and location of the business must be on a separate panel for the vitamin label. The label must be easy to read and convey the right information while at the same time provide an eye-catching design to potential buyers. Depending on the product, it might be necessary to include a fold-out panel that is able to relay important details or health considerations to consumers as well. A professional will be able to offer the best solution based on what information is required and how the product should be marketed.

Need a Little Assistance with the Label Design?

The design will play a pivotal role in both the safety of buyers and the effectiveness of the brand. Let’s say you choose a provider who does not typically design and product vitamin labels. This can be dangerous for your company because the proper warning labels, mandatory guidelines, regulatory information, and other details could be missing from the product. When this happens, the item is typically pulled from the shelf and cannot be sold to customers.

Many times, these products require a vast amount of information to be changes each year on the label; however, knowing the best way to handle all the versions and revision details can prove to be difficult. A supplier who works with vitamin label designs regularly will be able to help you work through the versions to make sure the proper versions are ready for production. At Flexo-graphics, our team has years of experience working with vitamin labels for countless products. We understand how important this process is and want to help you get the best design for your brand. If you are unsure about what is needed or where to begin, our team is ready to help. Give us a call today!

Children’s Hospital Labeled the Recipient of Flexo-Graphic’s Holiday Gift

The employees of Flexo-Graphics are excited to announce that Children’s Hospital will be the recipient of a Holiday Gift of $1,419.00. The employees collected cash donations during the month of December, and then voted on special local organization to be receive the gift.

After one of the busiest years on record at Flexo-Graphics, the employees celebrated with a potluck luncheon, and then announced the winning organization.

“Children’s Hospital is such a wonderful organization,” stated Mary McDonough, “I just think what they do is amazing.”

 

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Using Reseal Deli Labels to Enhance Product Value for Buyers

Reseal deli labels seem to be continually rising in popularity because of the extra convenience they offer consumers. Yes, they are convenient to open, but the benefits only start there! For example, consumers like this design since it helps the product stay fresh longer without the inconvenience of using a container or baggie. Reseal deli labels ensure that your brand remains on the minds of customers at all times. In fact, every time they go to open it, they see your company name!

These labels are created by using die cut technology to complete the precision cut on the film material. The label is then placed on top of the die cut to create the reseal quality customers these days look for in stores. Film layers vary based on specific product needs and are ideal for flexible packaging designs of different sizes. Reseal deli labels offer an easy-to-open option without the additional costs of a slider or zipper closure. In the end customers get a convenient, user friendly product, which enhances the positive image of your brand!

What are the Benefits of Reseal Labeling?

If your company markets and sells deli items such as meats, pre-made salads, or artisan cheeses, this choice provides a clear view of the product to the customer. They do not have to question freshness, because they can easily see the item. Customers are able to tell if the food item has been tampered with as well. Here are a few other advantages of using reseal deli labels:

  • Offers Extended Shelf-Life
  • Helps Stay Fresh After Opening
  • Serving Convenience
  • Exceptional Branding Area
  • Further Customization Opportunities
  • Material Cost Savings
  • Ability to Satisfy Diverse Markets Easily
  • Convenient for Meeting Labeling Requirements

Reseal deli labels provide a different and sometimes simple approach to relaying information to potential customers. In some instances, all the required information may be added to the label without attaching additional materials, which saves both time and money as you market products. Customers also remember the offered convenience and in many instances become repeat buyers thanks to this feature.

How an Experienced Label Provider Can Help

Reseal deli labels are a newer option over traditional product branding and marketing approaches. While the choice has become common for deli, dairy, and other related products, it is helpful to know the details of this choice. This includes being aware of how choosing this route affects current packaging. Will a single size work for all packaging or are different sizes needed? Additionally, is a blank, pre-printed, or completely customized solution best for your labeling requirements?

An experienced label provider is able to apply their experience and knowledge to your specific needs. This allows the best reseal deli labels to be designed for one or more of your products. A provider will also know the best way to incorporate regulatory information without taking space away from the brand. They can design a custom label or often offer pre-printed designs capable of fulfilling these requirements. Talking to an experienced professional has numerous benefits and the team at Flexo-graphics wants to help you make the best decision for your business. Contact us today to learn more!

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Promotional Stickers: Make Your Products Pop Off the Shelf

Promotional Wine stickers provide further options for customization and are able to complement their counterpart, the Prime Wine label. Both are often printed on the same types of materials and in multiple shapes or sizes and may serve differing purposes depending on needs. The Prime label is used to achieve product identification or to deliver required information. They are designed to go on a defined surface size whereas a Promotional sticker may be a simple graphic such as a tasting score, award symbol or other picture. Promotional Wine stickers are often applied to shoulder or the neck of the wine bottle.

A promotional wine sticker is often placed on the bottle after filling and even at the store level to draw extra attention to the product, or to provide additional information. This is because they provide a versatile, unique way to represent the promoted brand or an individual wine. They are meant to compliment the prime label on the wine.

Using Wine Stickers to Boost Appeal

Regardless of the theme, promotional wine stickers are a versatile option for promoting any product that delivers exceptional graphics. They make a great option when bottles need to be personalized for events or special promotions. One option is to use them to create holiday oriented designs with high-quality graphics for limited quantities. Here are some other ideas for this option:

• Special Event Branding (Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.)
• Holiday Branding (Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, etc.)
• Add Promotional Wine Stickers with Names or Locations
• Design a Sticker to Promote Latest Tasting Score
• Add Wine Stickers with Funny Graphics or Sayings
• Use to Raise Awareness for a Cause

Whether the goal is personalization or to distinguish your products, promotional wine stickers offer a number of options with enhanced graphics and varying sizes. The options are as endless as a blank canvas!

Ready to Get Started? Flexo-graphics is Here to Help!

Before ordering your promotional wine stickers, it is important to know what is desired in the design as well as the details of the application. The size of the stickers will be dependent on the placement location, the surface qualities, and what information the sticker is providing. Will the sticker only display an image or have text as well? Should it complement your label design or be used in place of it? A professional can assist with these decisions and offer advice to ensure it compliments your product appropriately.

If you are thinking about using promotional wine stickers, the team at Flexo-graphics will help you choose the right design elements and size for the application purpose. As a top-rated wine label provider, we have years of expertise and want to help your product succeed. Contact us today to learn more!