Monthly Archives: July 2015

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    Ahead of National Chili Dog Day, Order Custom Labels. Get Your Product Labels Ready for National Chili Dog Day

    Every year, July 30 is set aside to celebrate the humble chili dog, a particularly spicy and delicious breed of hot dog. If you're in the homemade chili business, there's no time like the present to get your product labels and stickers ready for National Chili Dog Day.

    According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, consumers in the United States purchase approximately 9 billion hot dogs at retail stores every year. However, the total number of hot dogs consumed by Americans every year is more than double this figure - a whopping 20 billion - thanks to the food's staple presence at sporting events, concerts, festivals and other public events, many of which are held during the summer months.

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  • Reinforce Brand Awareness with High-Quality Custom Labels and Branded Packaging.When Building Brand Awareness, Don't Overlook Labels and Packaging

    A lot goes into building brand awareness. Partnering with other brands, working to develop comprehensive physical and online marketing strategies, expanding the company's social media presence, attending industry events, producing unique content (such as infographics) and hosting contests and giveaways are all viable tactics that businesses can - and do - use. However, you shouldn't put so much time and energy into these tactics that you forget about the extremely simple but effective method of printing your brand name and logo on custom labels and packing tape.

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  • It's UV Safety Month - How Can Labels Help? Use Safety Labels to Raise Awareness About the Dangers of UV Rays

    Most people know that staying out in the sun too long, not wearing sunscreen and engaging in other behaviors that can lead to sunburn should be avoided. However, they may not understand the full gravity of the situation - and that's where safety labels come in.

    For instance, did you know that more than 1.2 million new skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States every year? How about the fact that one bad sunburn during childhood can double a person's risk of developing skin cancer at some point in his or her lifetime? And it may sound strange, but it's actually possible to get a sunburn even when it's cloudy.

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  • Organize Your Summer Vacation Luggage with Custom Stickers and Labels. Stuck for Summer Traveling Ideas? These Statistics May Help!

    Nearly half (45 percent) of Americans take a summer vacation, according to a TripAdvisor study conducted in partnership with Equation Research, Harris Interactive and Money Crashers, and detailed by Statistic Brain. This translates to approximately 657 million long-distance summer trips being taken between Memorial Day at the end of May and Labor Day at the beginning of September. So, what summer traveling ideas do people have, where do they ultimately decide to go, how do they get there and - perhaps most importantly - what do they do when they arrive?

    The top three destinations listed as part of TripAdvisor's Summer Vacation Value Report were all domestic (Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and Orlando, Florida), followed by Mexico's Cancun and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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  • Custom Stickers Can Help Your Move Go Smoothly. Ahead of the Summer Relocation Boom, Let Lightning Labels Provide Moving Help

    The summer is known as peak moving season for Americans looking to relocate. This year, let Lightning Labels offer moving help with custom labels and stickers.

    According to a My Moving Reviews infographic, 13.53 percent of 2014 moves occurred in June, making the sixth month of the year the busiest in terms of relocation. July and August followed close behind with 12.93 percent and 12.75 percent of moves, respectively, with the busiest moving day of the year being August 1. On the other end of the scale, winter proved to be the least desirable season in which to move.

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  • The Importance of Design in Product Label Creation. Standout Labels Offer Much More Than Just Information

    When you get right down to it, stickers and labels exist to serve a function: making shoppers aware of what product lies inside a box, bottle, carton or other container, as well as imparting other important information about the item, such as its place of origin, the company that produced it, the ingredients and processes used to make it, and anything else consumers should know. That being said, just because labels are necessary, this doesn't mean they should be boring. In fact, standout labels can have a significant positive effect on sales simply due to the fact that they demand shoppers' attention.

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  • July is National Blueberry Month. As Blueberry Harvest Season Peaks, Update Produce Labels

    According to the United States Highbush Blueberry Council, an agricultural promotional group composed of farmers, importers and processors, the North American blueberry harvest kicks off in April and draws to a close in September. With the peak of the season falling right around Independence Day, it's no wonder July is National Blueberry Month in the U.S., representing the perfect time for blueberry and other fruit-sellers to update their produce labels for summer.

    This month, people in and around certain areas across the nation - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; Chincoteague, Virginia; and Ely, Minnesota, to name just four - will be heading to their local blueberry festivals.

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  • Announcing New Lightning Labels Website. Changes Come to the Lightning Labels Website

    With the goal of making it even easier for customers to order stickers and labels online, Lightning Labels has revamped its website to deliver a more user-friendly experience.

    Your custom labels and stickers will be the same great quality as always, but now it's possible to place orders with minimal time and effort. Once you access the site, you can head straight to the new and improved account management dashboard. There, you'll be able to duplicate previous orders, reorder specific items, update quantities and make use of our improved order history search options, which allow you to input a date range, order number or P.

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