Monthly Archives: August 2013

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    How Custom Product Labels Can Help Pet Goods Stand Out

    custom product labels for pet goods from Lightning Labels Custom product labels flaunt the qualities of your pet goods.

    In a competitive market, custom pet product labels for your pet goods can play a vital role in the health of your marketing strategy. It's no secret that the pet product market is a competitive one, and your brand can stand out from others with the right packaging.

    Even in uncertain economic conditions, consumers are devoted to their furry friends and want to ensure they're buying the best products for them. As the economy picks up steam, people are likely to be even more willing to spend on their pets, suggesting they're looking for the best items out there.

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  • It's Not Too Early to Think About Custom Packaging Ideas for the Holidays

    Denver, CO, (August 27, 2013) - Lightning Labels, custom label and sticker printing leader, is encouraging brands to start thinking about custom packaging ideas for the coming holiday season. With temperatures still at summertime highs, it's hard to imagine the winter holidays coming any time soon. However, much like the back-to-school shopping season was seemingly upon brands just days after classes let out for summer, end-of-year holiday marketing is just around the corner. Manufacturers can prepare by coming up with unique packaging designs earl

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  • Custom Food Labels for Gluten-Free Products Have New Rules to Follow

    gluten-free food product labels Wheat is among the ingredients that cannot be featured on gluten-free food product labels.
    Many businesses that sell gluten-free products may want to reconsider the information they place on custom food labels. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released new guidelines outlining what products can be labeled gluten-free. Manufacturers must now bring their product packaging into compliance with the final rule by Aug. 5, 2014, one year after it was published. According to the FDA, for items to be labeled "gluten-free," "free of gluten," "without gluten," "no gluten" or with any similar message, they must not contain any type of wheat, rye, barley or crossbreeds of these grains. Continue reading >
  • Cops Hand Out Doritos With Product Stickers to Increase Safe Marijuana Use Awareness

    At Hempfest, a Seattle festival that celebrates the legalization of marijuana, local police reportedly handed out bags of Doritos with product stickers explaining rules and restrictions that govern cannabis use in the city.

    Under Initiative 502, which was enacted in December, adults over the age of 21 can carry up to 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use, the Seattle Police Department blog stated.

    The department recently launched "#OperationOrangeFinger," a campaign aimed at increasing awareness of local marijuana legislation.

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  • New EPA Custom Product Label Places Limits on Pesticide Use to Protect Honey Bees

    Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new pesticide custom product label aimed at curbing the damage certain chemicals pose to honey populations.

    "Multiple factors play a role in bee colony declines, including pesticides," said Jim Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. "The Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to protect bees from pesticide exposure, and these label changes will further our efforts."

    Products containing the neonicotinoids midacloprid, dinotefuran, clothianidin and thiamethoxam will soon have to display the EPA's label.

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  • Memorial Stickers Commemorate Local Resident

    In the month following the death of Kelly Boyce Hulbert, a 29-year-old who was killed in a hit-and-run accident while biking, friends and family in Traverse City, Mich., have sold more than 1,000 stickers and wristbands to honor her memory, according to Up North Live, the local NBC affiliate.

    The initiative is aimed at raising awareness about the tragedy and keeping the accident at the top of residents' minds, as police investigations have not yet determined who was driving the vehicle that struck Boyce Hulbert. Shortly after her death, friends and family began selling wristbands, which sold out

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  • Drync App Scans Wine Bottle Labels to Facilitate Learning About, Purchasing Wine

    The iOS smartphone app Drync allows users to scan wine bottle labels, billboards or magazine images to learn more about a specific wine, keep track of searches and order bottles online.

    Once a user scans a label or image, the app searches its database of about 1.7 billion wines and identifies the bottle by its variety, region and price, Clickz explained. If consumers want to purchase a new bottle of whatever they're scanning, they can have the product shipped to their address via a supplier. Drync employs GPS technology to locate vendors near the use

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  • Turkey Mandates Alcohol Warnings on Labels for Bottles

    The Turkish government recently introduced labels for bottles warning consumers of the dangers of unhealthy alcohol consumption. According to local newspaper Hüriyett Daily News, companies have 10 months to comply with the requirement to place these labels on bottles of alcohol sold in stores.

    The warning statement, which was created by Turkey's Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority, includes three graphic messages. The first addresses underage drinking; the legal alcohol consumption age in Turkey is 18. The second warning is against drinking during pregnancy and the third confronts drunk driving.

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  • New Gluten-Free Packaging Requirements Call for Custom Food Labels

    Consumers are scrutinizing gluten-free custom food labels
    Lightning Labels, custom label and sticker printing leader, is urging gluten-free product makers to examine how the new rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may affect their custom food labels. On Aug. 5, the FDA published rules governing whether products can be labeled "gluten-free," "free of gluten" and "no gluten." Under the terms of the rules, foods must have no more than 20 gluten parts per million, which the federal agency stated is consistent with the maximums set by other countries and international organizations. Continue reading >
  • Design Essential Oil Labels that Portray Product Quality

    Design essential oil labels that portray product quality. It's easy to build essential oil labels online with Lightning Labels.
    While an aesthetically pleasing design is important for essential oil labels, it's also necessary to include information that will sell your product. More than ever before, consumers today are concerned about what's in the products they use every day. The demand for long-lasting goods has increased the number of artificial additives and unpronounceable chemicals found in household items. As new research consistently suggests these ingredients are harmful, many consumers have decided to focus on buying products that are 100% natural. Continue reading >
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