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    Putting labels on your candle products isn't just important from a branding perspective. There are safety label designs overseen by the National Candle Association. The trade group recommends that consumers limit their purchases to candles that have safety warning panels in place, underlining the fact that your brand should be including these packaging elements on all its candles labels.

    When designing candle labels, the choice of candle label materials are an essential part of the process. A well-made candle label will hold up under heat, staying legible and conveying the three essential safety lessons for users: to burn their candles within sight, to not place them near combustible items and to keep kids clear of the candles.

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  • With many states legalizing the use of cannabis products for medical use, and a smaller subset legalizing these items for adult recreational use, it is sometimes tempting for high-level media coverage to lose sight of industrial hemp. However, if your company participates in any part of the hemp supply chain, you know how vibrant and far-reaching the industry is. With the latest iteration of the Farm Bill set to legalize industrial hemp for cultivation - albeit under heavily controlled circumstances - progress in production and sale of related projects could move even more quickly in the near future.

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  • The Food and Drug Administration released a new set of e-cig regulations in late 2018. The new rulings are designed to prevent underage consumers from using items that include nicotine. The FDA is especially keen to prevent young people from switching from e-cigarettes to traditional cigarettes, due to the well documented health risks of the latter products.

    The latest regulations will likely have a serious impact on your company, no matter which part of the industry you operate in. Makers, distributors and sellers of e-cigarettes and related products have received a new set of rules to operate under.

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  • Operating a small company is one of the trickiest and most fulfilling ways to make a living. As your independent business enters 2019, with lessons learned and new goals on the horizon, it pays to think in specific terms about how you want to expand your operations in the new year. Business growth in 2019 can take many forms, from expanding into new territories to capturing an increased amount of repeat business from loyal customers. The following are five potential resolutions to get your year started off in a productive way.

    1. Try Out New Digital Media Types

    Showcasing your products online can take a few forms, from setting up a traditional website and blog to partnering with companies and individuals.

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  • If your brand has spent the past few years employing an unchanging label design, it may be time to consider the new packaging trends that have sprung up and make 2019 the year for a visual makeover. Even if you have committed to a redesign relatively recently, it's worth determining the overall direction of the packaging space. Cutting-edge concepts could help your products stand out on store shelves, winning over shoppers in the new year.

    The following are four labeling trends worth noting and potentially using in 2019:

    1. Sustainability will sell: According to branding firm Jam&Co, consumers are interested in reducing their waste.

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  • The Food and Drug Administration requires disclosure of some common allergens on food labels. It's wise to stay aware of which ingredients are included, as failure to include an ingredient may lead to customer health risks, along with the potential fines and recalls that accompany them. This means not just memorizing the FDA's current list but also keeping an eye on the news, because new allergens are periodically added to the list of items requiring warning labels.

    Recent discussions at the FDA have focused on sesame. The FDA has requested more information from industry sources about how prevalent and serious sesame allergies are in the U.

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  • Enlists the support of 1,400 breweries nationwide to donate 100% of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA sales to Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund; “Resilience Night” fundraiser on Dec. 20 spotlights the effort

     Lightning Labels supports the cause with brewery label donations

     If you’re looking for a really good excuse to drink beer, now you have one!

    In the wake of the northern California Camp Fire, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. decided to support long-term community rebuilding by brewing Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, and donating 100% of the sales to Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County recover.

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  • Cannabis labeling laws in Canada have emerged as a hot topic in the newly legalized recreational market. Companies are limited in what they can and cannot print on packaging, which may give entrepreneurial growers and distributors pause, even in provinces where the government is not the sole authorized retail partner for recreational cannabis.

    While generic packaging is naturally a sales and marketing challenge, the opportunity in the cannabis space is too great to ignore. Organizations that can understand the rules laid out by the federal authorities, which are carefully focused on health and safety, will be able to break through to customers in the emerging stages of the industry.

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  • Talk about win-win! Florida-based ScentsAbility, a Lightning Labels partner, has become a major soy candlemaking and scented products manufacturer whose workforce is comprised of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Everyone benefits—from the youthful workforce able to expand their horizons to consumers looking for beautiful, environmentally-friendly holiday candles.

     

    Judging by the joy experienced by their people to joyful reviews landing them an aggregate 4.9+ approval rating on Google, Facebook and Yelp, ScentsAbility indeed scores high on the holiday happiness meter!

     

    AOL also has jumped on the bandwagon, interviewing the ScentsAbility team for its video series “Holiday Heroe

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  • When you customize a Lightning Labels order, you don't just gain control over the content that will appear on your product packaging. Materials and finishes are also selected for each order to suit the exact kind of role you want the finished labels to fulfill. If you manufacture items that are commonly sold, stored or used outside, getting durable labels is a must. Unless you make the labels tough enough to withstand the elements, your branding may fade prematurely in the face of moisture, ultraviolet rays or other outdoor hazards.

    Creating Water- and Weather-Resistant Labels

    Lightning Labels takes such a comprehensive approach to customizable products that you don't just have one single durable option when selecting a material.

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