Monthly Archives: September 2015

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    Food label debates coming to a head

    Food distribution and relevant management frameworks have had to remain somewhat flexible in the past few years, thanks to the seemingly perpetual state of change taking place in federal regulations and compliance requirements related to labeling. This has been one of the more widely discussed debates for several years now, especially with consumers becoming more aware of potential hazards in their eating habits and a more robust landscape of health-conscious individuals. 

    At the same time, a range of federal efforts have worked to reduce the rate of improper or misleading labeling on behalf of food and beverage companies, as well as others in the clothing industry and beyond.

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  • Announcing Online Ordering Capabilities for Lip Balm Labels

    Online Ordering Capabilities for Lip Balm LabelsAnnouncing Online Ordering Capabilities for Lip Balm Labels

    We are proud to announce that it's now easier than ever to get your hands on some of our popular lip balm labels. They're durable, vibrant and now available to order online, not just over the phone or via email. You don't need to pick up the phone or type up a long message anymore - just head to LightningLabels.com and with a few clicks, your personalized lip balm label order will be placed. Just like our name, our turnaround time is lightning-fast: Following proof approval, you can expect a turnaround of just two to three days. In short, if you need your custom labels sooner rather than later, we've got you covered.

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  • Kick off Autumn Craft Fair Season with Custom Labels

    Kick off Autumn Craft Fair Season with Custom LabelsGet Ready for Fall Craft Fairs with Customized Labels

    There's a lot to love about fall. Pumpkin-flavored everything, leaves changing color before falling off trees, the heat of the summer slowly giving way to the crisp air and slight chill that constitute what the kids call "hoodie weather" and, of course, craft fairs. Kick off autumn craft fair season in style with customized labels to help make your handmade wares pop. At even the smallest of local craft fairs, competition can get fierce, with artwork, jewelry and assorted tools and trinkets everywhere you look. Give yourself every advantage in terms of standing out from the crowd by making sure your stickers and labels are eye-catching and unique - just like your products.

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  • Legendary Recall Due to Inaccurate Labels

    All in the Details
    The fine print tends to be far more important than many individuals would give it credit for, including business owners. When leaders begin to lose sight of the smaller aspects of their corporate responsibilities, the chances of experiencing significant instances of financial loss and brand reputation damages will be inherently higher, as small details are so critical in the modern economy. 

    When looking around the national and international news headlines, it never really takes long to see one major story about an otherwise beloved company taking one step - no matter how big or small - in the wrong direction.

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  • Use Custom Labels and Stickers to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Use Custom Labels and Stickers to Support Breast Cancer Awareness MonthRaise Awareness of Breast Cancer with Custom Labels

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative intended to raise awareness of not only the disease itself, but also methods of early breast cancer detection that could ultimately help save the lives of those affected. As you plan for a sponsored walk or run, prepare for a bake sale or get ready for another function in observance of this time of year, don't forget that custom labels are an inexpensive and effective way of getting the word out. In fact, you can use customized labels for everything from making sure people know pertinent details about an upcoming event to sharing facts and useful resources related to breast cancer.

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  • Lessons from the Headlines: Do Not Mislead Customers with Labels

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    Over the past few months, there have been relatively constant reminders that mislabeling food products will land a brand in hot water in the form of recalls demanded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration. Increased public outrage regarding misrepresented products - largely the result of expanding food allergies and plenty of communications tools to get the word out about subpar business practices - is fueling regulator activity with respect to investigations and penalties. 

    In many ways, a lack of accuracy and consistency in labeling strategies can hurt a company from several different angles, including the immense costs of a recall, the fines associated with being found to have misled the public and the damage to brand reputation that can last for year

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  • Ensure High-Quality Political Labels and Stickers with Lightning Labels

    Ensure High-Quality Political Labels and Stickers with Lightning LabelsGet Political Stickers Ready Sooner Rather Than Later

    Despite the fact that the next presidential election is still more than a year away and the first state primaries and caucuses won't take place until February, campaigning is in full force, with political stickers and other material already being snapped up by supporters eager to declare their allegiance to a particular candidate even at this early stage. This represents an important lesson for individuals involved in smaller elections, from gubernatorial campaigns to bids to join the city council and even take local positions in a town or village.

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  • Prepare for Oktoberfest with High-Quality Custom Beer Labels

    Prepare for Oktoberfest with High-Quality Custom Beer LabelsCelebrate Oktoberfest with Custom Beer Labels

    Since its humble beginnings in Germany in the 1800s, Oktoberfest has grown to become a festival celebrated across the globe, which makes this time of year perfect for brewers based in the United States to start thinking about producing custom beer labels for the event. But first, some statistics. According to its website, the original Oktoberfest, which is held in the Theresienwiese area of Munich every year, is the world's largest folk festival. Figures provided by Oktoberfest Tours revealed that the 2014 event attracted approximately 6.3 million visitors who downed an impressive 6.

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  • Get Ready for National Honey Month

    Get Ready for National Honey MonthRevamp Jar Labels in Honor of National Honey Month

    September is a banner month for a number of different industries and causes. According to Holiday Insights, the ninth month of the year is a time to safeguard the youngest members of the population (Baby Safety Month), cheer on those who are growing up way too fast (Little League Month), have some fun on the dance floor (International Square Dancing Month) and become better people (Self Improvement Month). It's also National Honey Month, which is a great thing for honey-makers to showcase on their jar labels.

    What's the Buzz About Honey? Offer Insight Using Food Labels

    Beyond the (admittedly very cool) fact that honey comes from nectar and is produced by bees, most people don't know a lot about this humectant, so why not include some information about the product on food labels? First question: What's a humectant? As the National Honey Board's Honey.

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  • Get Ready for Baby Safety Month with Hazard Labels

    Get Ready for Baby Safety Month with Hazard LabelsUpgrade Hazard Labels for Baby Safety Month

    As September approaches, manufacturers and retailers will likely be updating and checking the hazard labels on products, while consumers should be paying particularly close attention to the warning messages on their purchases. Why? According to Holiday Insights, as well as being a time to become a better person (National Courtesy Month and Self Improvement Month), enjoy favorite foods (Chicken Month, Honey Month) and celebrate passions (Classical Music Month, National Piano Month), September is also Baby Safety Month. Every Baby Safety Month has a particular theme, and this year, it's A Room with A Safe View.

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