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  • Vital Proteins concentrates on collagen to enhance health

    Our forebears consumed plenty of collagen—a basic protein building block of hair, skin, bones, joints and nails that makes up nearly 70% of our bodies—through whole-animal nutrition. As with so many other foods, modern food processing has removed much of this protein from our diets.

    Since 2013, Vital Proteins’ collagen products have worked “from within to rebuild and restore, nurture and enhance,” notes spokesperson Shannon Race. She adds that the objective is to, “help you feel younger, run farther, recover faster, and most importantly, live each day as the best version of yourself.” This is particularly important as we age because natural collagen production declines after 25 years of age. The company’s first product, still a foundation of its offerings, was Collagen Peptides, an odorless and tasteless supplement easily dissolved in hot or cold liquids.

    Shannon emphasizes product purity, noting that Vital Proteins products contain “no additives, no fillers— just clean, responsibly-sourced ingredients packed with proteins that revitalize the natural health of our skin, hair, nails and joints, aid in digestive and cognitive function and even boost athletic performance.”

    To spread the word, the company started with grassroots marketing—attending trade shows and creating an affiliate program with digital influencers. Complementing these efforts is dynamic product presentation that has helped Vital Proteins stand out on the shelves next to competitors.

    Relationship with Lightning Labels, the Nutraceuticals Label Specialist

    Notes Shannon, “Lightning Labels has been an extremely reliable resource for us - especially as it relates to last-minute marketing needs for trade shows and expos. Certainly quality, efficiency and consistency are a few of the words that best describe the relationship we've developed with Lightning Labels. There have been quite a few times Lightning Labels has come through in a clutch for us. When in need of expedited service, we always know we can rely on them!”

  • The Schwartz Yogurt Vape – Custom Vape Labels

    The Schwartz turns yogurt into tasty vaping treat

    With names like the The Upside, The Downside, & Comb the Desert, The Schwartz has helped place the taste of yogurt squarely on the palate of e-liquid aficionados.

    A need to stop smoking caused principal Huy Nguyen to spend months of research and development to create a unique, handcrafted yogurt-based line of e-liquids. In addition to The Upside and The Downside flagship flavors, which are “tasty all-day vapes and fan favorites,” Comb the Desert and a new entry, Ludicrous Speed are more complex and intense, according to Huy.

    Spurred on by popularity generated through personal visits to many shops, positive word-of-mouth and favorable social media reports, The Schwartz decided to expand the selection with two non-yogurt lines featuring combinations of intense fruit flavors, Naked 100 E-Liquid and Unicorn E-Liquid.

    Huy attributes initial success and repeat business to the novelty of the yogurt flavors. He points out, “We were really the first ones to release a yogurt line. People want new interesting flavors to add to their collection and The Schwartz did just that. Not only were the flavors new and interesting but the taste and quality of them stood out to people, which has allowed us to continue growing.”

    Relationship with Lightning Labels, the Vape Products Label Specialist

    Notes Huy, “Labels play a huge role when it comes to product presentation and attractiveness. We wanted the bottles and labels to reflect our product, so they had to be made beautifully and of quality material. It was really important to us that our labels be water-resistant, because being vapers ourselves, we realize that liquid can drip down the side of the bottle, so we wanted our labels to withstand that and be preserved. Lightning Labels has helped us by always providing fast quality service for a great price. Lightning Labels always works to get us our labels fast, especially when we have to place emergency orders.”

  • What the B2B eCommerce Marketer of the Year Award Means to Us

    Honored to Accept, Ready to Progress

    The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition saw some of the giants of online marketing and retail come together for the Retailer Excellence Awards, and we here at Lightning Labels were proud to be in this prestigious group. Lightning Labels was also recognized as the B2B eCommerce Marketer of the Year at the event in Chicago, Illinois, on June 8, and was honored to accept the award thanks to its immense, unique digital marketing efforts throughout the past several years.

    Lightning Labels leverages a range of digital marketing platforms, channels and more to ensure it is reaching every single prospect and engaging customers through their chosen devices and online preferences. As the award is given to the manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor that had the most exceptional performances in social media network, blog and display tactics, we could not be prouder of our staff and partners for their contributions.

    Making it Happen

    We utilize every available option to best serve our customers, and understand that this really begins with the products and services we provide. In the past year, Lightning Labels has made new products such as custom bumper stickers available, while also putting in the work to streamline the quoting and ordering processes for existing clientele. Our custom labels and stickers have been hot in many areas, including several new industries, as a result.

    Lightning Labels focuses on critical matters in the B2B space such as customer service, efficient ordering and keeping prices as low as possible. Then, we take those exceptional services and products and put them front and center within our marketing tactics, ensuring a consistent experience regardless of which industry or region a company might be competing in. Thanks to the hard and innovative work of our internal team and our partners, we received this prestigious award, and intend to keep moving in the right direction.

    The Lightning Labels Advantage

    Product labels and stickers are always critical to the overall success of a given brand, and Lightning Labels puts the control into the hands of managers and marketers when they are drawing up their packaging strategies. Lightning Labels offers custom labels and stickers with lightning-fast turnarounds on orders. This ensures that you have everything you need to capitalize on opportunities in your market.

  • FDA upends vaping industry with strict new requirements

    Do you know where your vape labels are in the mix?

    By Mark Lusky

    A while back we posted an article entitled, “Keep your branding process nimble…A hard lesson from the e-cig industry.” That article focused on two primary needs—being proactive with planning and organization to be able to move swiftly when needed; and considering multiple options to address various potential challenges.

    For the vaping industry, it’s time to be nimble and swift. In early May, the FDA announced its intent to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigs, vape and other products. A CNN report notes, “Electronic cigarettes and hookahs will now be regulated like tobacco…Children will no longer be able to buy them; ingredients will be regulated; packages will carry warnings...The e-cigarette industry calls the final rule ‘a complete disaster’.”

    That well may be true for e-cig and vape companies unprepared for multiple scenarios. The new regulations will extend to a variety of vape products such as vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (E-Cigarettes), and e-pipes, all of which use liquid containing nicotine that is vaporized and inhaled.

    When it comes to potential vape labeling changes/additions, now is the time (if you haven’t already) to assess with your custom vape label customer service rep about how best to maximize productivity while minimizing price and delivery times for any number of looming changes on the horizon. Among possible outcomes are:

    • A second whammy closer to home combined with the FDA regulations, which could create compliance chaos. Companies trying to be compliant may face a maze of confusing and conflicting requirements about branding, claims, vape labeling, ingredients and more. Local outrage over continuing reports of children ingesting the liquid nicotine and its use reportedly leading to more young people smoking regular cigarettes can continue to lead to more immediate and drastic controls.

    According to the CNN report, “Research has showed that e-cigarettes have become a problem for children. This year, the CDC found that e-cigarette use had tripled among teens in just one year, and recent research found that teens who used them were more than three times as likely to smoke traditional cigarettes a year later.”

    • Delays due to FDA compliance windows and/or legal action, leaving the vaping industry in limbo about what to do when.  Notes the CNN article, “The new rule will not go into effect immediately, since companies will need time to comply…Companies will probably file lawsuits that could delay implementation of parts of the law for decades.”

    • Major vape product labeling changes, with or without other provisions in effect. CNN points out, “The new rules will also require companies to register with the FDA and put health warnings on their packages and in their ads. It gives the agency the authority to evaluate the potential health impact of these ingredients on users.”

    As the world seems to turn ever faster, there’s no time like the present to make sure your company is turning with—or preferably even ahead—of it.

  • Participate in the 5th Annual Lightning Labels Photo Contest!

    Lightning Labels Celebrates its Customers

    Lightning Labels is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year, and has launched its 5th annual Photo Contest to bring the beautiful work of its loyal clientele to light. Participants should know that the submissions period began on May 18, and will run through July 1, and that the contest is open to all legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older who have been Lightning Labels customers within the two years leading up to the submission deadline.

    Winners and runners up from last year received a range of great prizes for their outstanding work on custom labels, stickers and photos, and the rewards for doing so this year are even greater.

    Grand Prizes

    This year's grand prizes, which are rewarded to the top five participants following the vote on social media, include the following:

    Grand prize: GoPro Hero4

    Second prize: 40'' Flat-Screen Television

    Third Prize: Apple iPad Air

    Fourth and Fifth Prizes: Lightning Labels credits toward future purchases

    If you would like to take a look at last year's top five performers in the label contest, check out this rundown on our website. Entrants can enter the contest through the Lightning Labels Facebook page, and are urged to use photos of products that are currently in use.

    What it Takes to Win

    The Lightning Labels contest is certainly a competitive one, as hundreds of participants have gotten involved over the years. Even if an entry in the label contest is not a winner, it is a great opportunity to showcase your finest custom labeling and photo projects, all while getting to peek inside the unique marketing tactics of other contestants.

    Custom labels need to be a bit more unique and artistic to catch the eyes of consumers these days, and only the most vibrant and creative ones will tend to stand out from the crowd on shelves or other places of sale. Lightning Labels has watched its customers create incredible marketing collateral for 14 years running, and takes the anniversary as an opportunity to give them a platform to strut their stuff.

    The winners of this year's event will have a lot to brag about, as we expect a multitude of exciting and top-of-the-line entrants into the photo contest. Again, we thank you for your many years of patronage, and good luck on your custom label contest project!

  • Beard Vape proves hairy proposition

    BeardVapeSometimes, ideas for company branding are as clear as the nose on one’s face—or, in this case, the beard on one’s face. When brothers Brady and Casey Bates (in tandem with close friend Colbey Pfund) started Beard Vape Co. in the back of Nana’s Vape Shop in Venice, CA during 2014, they brainstormed a name and look that would resonate. They found it with their father, whose nickname was “Beard.” And, both brokers sport beards as well.

    The search for their signature flavors was far more intensive. They made nearly 100 flavors over several months, assigned a number to each, and started testing on vape shop customers. After many weeks of marketplace feedback and stated customer preferences, they selected three, and have added three since. The flavors are: Cheesecake with Strawberries, Cinnamon Funnel Cake, Custard with a dash of Custard, Blue Raspberry Hibiscus, Sweet and Sour Sugar Peach, and Chocolate Mint Cookie. New flavors are in the works, subject to the same type of customer input.

    Today, Beard Vape is sold on six continents and in all 50 states. Fueling popularity is the company’s ability to build a strong rapport with fans, customers and prospects—reinforced by the easily-recognized beard logo, present on their vape product labels. Strong social media presence contributes to robust organic growth.

    While healthy company popularity spawns considerable pride and joy, Creative Marketing Director Collin Duddy explains that, “Perhaps the most rewarding thing Beard Vape Co. has ever done is establish a relationship with American Armed Forces across the globe. We hear their opinions on present and prospective flavors, and act on requests for bottles for their bases.”

    Relationship with Lightning Labels, the Custom Vape Product Label Specialist

    Duddy elaborates that, “Lightning Labels has provided Beard Vape Co. with a quality label that matches the attention to detail befitting of the brand. Using an exceptional texture unseen on other labels and a collaborative approach to creativity, Lightning Labels has been accommodating Beard Vape Co. since the beginning.”

  • Customer Spotlight: Smax Custom Vaping Product Labels

    Customer Spotlight: Smax Custom Vaping Product LabelsSmax foregos fad flavors for classic taste

    That’s probably not a claim that would come to mind immediately in the world of vaping and e-liquids. But, it’s at the heart of the e-liquid manufacturer’s operating philosophy.

    Another differentiating factor is Smax’s e-liquid dispensed in an airless pump. Notes Smax co-founder Tyra Pham, “It was intended to provide convenience in a stylized compact bottle since all e-liquids at the time were contained in Boston round bottles with generic droppers and were messy when applied in moving conditions.”

    She adds, “I was introduced to e-liquids by a few friends who got involved in the vaping industry back in 2014 and randomly met co-founder Roni Nisnisan, a talented e-liquid mixologist. I noticed that his flavors were much better than what was out there. We have a timeless brand, whereas 99% of vaping products are made to sustain for a temporary amount of time. Our flavors are classic and unique so we never fall into those fad flavor categories.”

    Notoriety of the pump style bottle has largely driven the company’s social media-centric marketing. Notes Tyra, “It easily caught the attention of vapers. I began posting images on Instagram and that has still been my main channel of sharing content. We have never spent a dime on advertising. All of our advertising comes from people taking photos of our products and tagging us in them on social media channels. Social media is the only tool I use to introduce products to the market, and the rest is just building meaningful relationships with customers and people in and out of the industry.”

    Relationship with Lightning Labels, the Custom Vaping Product Label Specialist

    Tyra explains, “Lightning Labels has helped with the flavoring and warning labels on the cap and back of the Smax bottle. We have used Lightning Labels for everything manufactured for our other brands, RNR Vapors and Stryker Juices. It’s been such a pleasant experience working with Peggy that I wouldn’t trade it for a better discount from other label manufacturers. Peggy has remedied every issue, and we’ve developed such a valued trusting relationship together that I wouldn’t go anywhere else for labels in the future.”

  • Poofy Organics showcases USDA-certified products

    Poofy Organics showcases USDA-certified products

    Company experiences healthy growth offering best of the best

    Rutherford, NJ-based Poofy Organics was founded in 2006 following Kristina Gagliardi-Wilson’s mother getting a breast cancer diagnosis. Kristina’s entire family became determined to use completely toxic-free products. Unable to find any, she and her mother, Nella, decided to start their own company. Poofy Organics carries an extensive line of USDA-certified products, including baby products, body care, cosmetics, essential oils/blends, facial care, hair care, home products, remedies, bath salts, and mouth care.

    Among other family members involved in the operation are Kristina’s husband, brother, father, and kids. The company name was inspired by her daughter, Mariah, known as Poofy.

    “We promise to avoid toxic ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, parabens, triclosan, PEGs, Triethanolamine, Oxybenzone, GMOs and other harmful chemicals! We use recyclable and biodegradable packaging and never EVER test our products on animals. Our products are safe for our world, children, pets, and expectant mothers,” notes Kristina.

    She adds, “Becoming USDA organic basically makes us put our money where our mouth is. There are very few companies that are USDA certified. Other certifications are less stringent. Anyone can say ‘organic,’ but it doesn’t prove anything. We list every ingredient. We make everything by hand at the facility. We don’t use third-party manufacturing or formulation. Everything is here and shipped from here. And, we’re on the USDA website, enhancing ability of people looking for products like ours to find us. Along the way, we educate consumers where possible, and maintain total transparency.”

    Relationship with Lightning Labels, the Custom Product Label Specialist

    Kristina points out, “I love Lightning Labels…and their free ground shipping. We’ve been with them a long time. There are very few companies where you can go online, order, and you’re done. I go online, the quote is right there, and I upload files. This is so convenient, and label quality is good. I haven’t found anyone that compares. To sum it up, Lightning Labels is convenient, high quality, quick service, and professional…and they’re always improving—such as the new website for easier ordering.”

  • Announcing Our 4th Annual Lightning Labels Photo Contest Winners!

    Don't Forget Back-to-School Labels This Shopping Season Facebook Voters Crown Label Contest's Top 5

    Back in May, we announced the kickoff of our fourth annual label contest and invited our customers to show off the product labels and stickers they printed with Lightning Labels. Once the submission period closed, fans of Lightning Labels on Facebook were encouraged to vote for their favorite product photos. With each entry more compelling than the last, there was some stiff competition, but voters were ultimately able to whittle down the options to five winners.

    Scentsational Soaps Claims Grand Prize in Image Contest

    Scentsational Soaps of California came out on top in our image contest and took home the grand prize - a Canon EOS Rebel camera. When she founded Scentsational Soaps back in 2007, Toushonta Hogan's wares were limited to glycerin soaps. Eight years later, she has transitioned into an expansive range of offerings that includes cold-pressed soaps, bath salts, body butter, sugar scrubs, candles, body mist and body souffle. Each product comes with a vivid label that describes the item not just with words, but also pictures. For instance, Scentsational Soaps' Caribbean soy candle label features palm trees backlit by a beautiful sunset, printed in vivid color by Lightning Labels.

    Candle-Makers Seize Second, Third Places in Lightning Labels Photo Contest

    Milwaukee Candle and Apothecary of Wisconsin, which won second place in the Lightning Labels Photo Contest, was awarded a 40-inch high-definition flat-screen TV. Meanwhile, third-place winner Art Scents of Hawaii got a Kindle Fire HDX. Like Scentsational Soaps, Milwaukee Candle's wares are more expansive than its name would suggest. In addition to candles, the company sells lip balm, aftershave, soap and more, all elegantly packaged by labels featuring refined designs. Art Scents is another business that sells candles, but with a twist: Every candle features art prints by business owner Chris Neil Conner. What's more, the containers are meant to last much longer than the candles themselves. Durability is a must in terms of this company's packaging, which makes Art Scents the perfect candidate for Lightning Labels' heat-resistant candle labels.

    Southern Girl Soapery and Sweet Tea Junkie Earn Lightning Labels Credit

    To round out the top five, Southern Girl Soapery of Arkansas and Sweet Tea Junkie of Florida received $500 and $300 in Lightning Labels credit. Southern Girl Soapery's handmade bath and body wares run the gamut from shaving products and bar soaps to body scrubs and creams, each infused with a little slice of the South. The rich colors and elegant fonts featured on Southern Girl Soapery's labels are a perfect extension of the company's brand. Sweet tea is another staple of the South, and Sweet Tea Junkie celebrates this delicious beverage by selling "tea shirts" and a range of premium, handcrafted blends. The teas' black labels combined with Sweet Tea Junkie's off-white logo and lime green text strike a balance between being refined and eye-catching. Interested in entering next year's photo contest and potentially nabbing one of these great prizes for yourself? Watch this space for details!

  • The Importance of Design in Product Label Creation

    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.

    What Makes Unique Labels… Well, Unique?

    When every product has a label, companies must focus on making their packaging stand out from that of their competitors. Design is what makes unique labels truly different from the rest, but uniqueness can cut both ways. Just as a design that's superior to the other offerings on the shelf can make an item seem particularly appealing to consumers, one that misses the mark can be a real turnoff. The latter will still separate products from the pack, just not in a positive way. There are many aspects of design that businesses can use to set their packaging apart, including:

    • Color
    • Label shape and size
    • Label texture and finish
    • Typeface
    • Size and placement of product name and company logo
    • Information about attractive attributes ("Fat-free!" or "Made in the USA," for instance)

    How Can Custom Printing From Lightning Labels Help?

    The first step toward making a particular company's products seem more compelling than those being sold by its rivals is to come up with an eye-catching design to attract shoppers. However, even after a product has consumers' attention, there's still another hurdle to jump. This is where the quality of the label comes into play. A cheap-looking label with low-quality printed images, washed-out colors and illegible text - especially the small font sizes often used for nutritional information and ingredient panels - doesn't exactly reflect well on a company. Custom printing from Lightning Labels will head off any negative associations at the pass, delivering professional-grade labels that are vibrant, durable and easy to read, all while still being affordable. Smaller enterprises may not have the budgets of multinational corporations, but shoppers shouldn't be able to tell that from their labels. For businesses that use Lightning Labels, such differences will be indistinguishable to consumers' discerning eyes.

    Don't Wait to Get Custom Labels and Stickers

    Some companies make their customers wait weeks for custom labels, but Lightning Labels will turn your custom stickers order around in 48 to 72 hours. Speed is frequently associated with paying through the nose, but that's far from the case with Lightning Labels. In fact, Lightning Labels offers free ground shipping for online orders in the United States and Canada, plus no plate fees, setup fees or added fees for unlimited color. Make your labels stand out with Lightning Labels today!

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Material Descriptions

Materials

BIOSTONE

One of our eco-friendly options that is actually made of stone—no trees are used. This material should not laminated.

CAST GLOSS

This is another material specially designed for the wine industry. It is paper-based with a high-gloss white finish. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CHROME (SILVER) BOPP

This material has the same water and oil-resistant properties as our White BOPP and Clear BOPP, but has the "mirror-like" look of shiny chrome.

CLASSIC CREST

Best suited for wine labels, this is a white paper stock with a dull matte finish. It is not suitable for lamination and is therefore not waterproof. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CLEAR BOPP

This is the clear version of the Polypropylene (BOPP) material. It has the same waterproof qualities as the White BOPP. It provides more of a "no label" look and is also suitable for window stickers (where reverse printing of the image allows the label to be applied to the inside of a glass window and be viewed from the outside).

ESTATE #9

This is a great option for wine labels, gourmet foods or applications where a textured finish is desired. Being a paper stock, it's not as water-resistant or durable as BOPP, but its light cream color and textured feel add a touch of the "unusual" to the right product. It features a special adhesive (removable in 100+ degree hot water) and a stronger liner particularly suited to machine application. Not suitable for lamination.

GOLD POLYESTER (METALIZED)

This material will make your labels shine! Suitable for most labeling applications, it has a strong adhesive backing and must be laminated. Choose glossy laminate to make your label designs pop, or matte for a unique, elegant look.

KRAFT (RECYCLED)

This is a recycled 100% post consumer waste material. It is a 55# paper material that is a wonderful option if an “earthy” appearance is desired. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water. It is not suitable for lamination; therefore, it is not water or oil resistant.

REMOVABLE WHITE BOPP

This material is the same as our standard BOPP, but has a special, "less aggressive" adhesive designed to allow the label to be removed or re-positioned after application. Depending on the surface it will be applied to, customer testing is strongly recommended. We can provide samples for this purpose.

SATIN CLOTH

Quite the unique material! Yes, it is woven satin acetate cloth. Think wine or spirit labels! This material will make your product packaging POP. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

SQUEEZABLE

A white, 3mil film that is better suited for squeezable applications. This material has proven to work well in a variety of applications, so you can be confident it will perform well for you.

VELLUM (RECYCLED)

A great “green” choice, this 60# vellum is 100% recycled with 100% post consumer waste material. Cannot be laminated. Is neither water nor oil-resistant. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

WHITE BOPP

This is our most commonly used material and is suitable for most applications. It's a polypropylene material with a permanent adhesive. It is impervious to water and oils, and is particularly suitable for bath and body products, as well as food containers.

WHITE EARTHFIRST PLA

A more environmentally friendly alternative to White BOPP. The PLA stands for Polylactic Acid (a biopolymer made from corn rather than petrochemicals). Similar look and feel to BOPP and suitable for most applications, but should not be used directly on candle containers.

WHITE FLEXIBLE VINYL

This is our most substantial material. The vinyl is thicker than BOPP, and is most suitable for outdoor applications where greater strength and durability are needed, or where lengthy exposure to the elements is an issue.

WINDOW DECAL (CLEAR/ULTRA-REMOVABLE)

We offer this window decal option as an alternative to static cling. The face stock is clear with excellent clarity. The adhesive is an ultra-removable featuring excellent weatherability and UV resistance. It removes cleanly from a wide variety of substrates without staining or ghosting. Why worry about static clings staying on when you can have removable adhesive there to hold it in place?

CAST GLOSS

This is another material specially designed for the wine industry. It is paper-based with a high-gloss white finish. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CHROME (SILVER) BOPP

This material has the same water and oil-resistant properties as our White BOPP and Clear BOPP, but has the "mirror-like" look of shiny chrome.

CLASSIC CREST

Best suited for wine labels, this is a white paper stock with a dull matte finish. It is not suitable for lamination and is therefore not waterproof. Same adhesive and liner as Estate #9.

CLEAR BOPP

This is the clear version of the Polypropylene (BOPP) material. It has the same waterproof qualities as the White BOPP. It provides more of a "no label" look and is also suitable for window stickers (where reverse printing of the image allows the label to be applied to the inside of a glass window and be viewed from the outside).

ESTATE #9

This is a great option for wine labels, gourmet foods or applications where a textured finish is desired. Being a paper stock, it's not as water-resistant or durable as BOPP, but its light cream color and textured feel add a touch of the "unusual" to the right product. It features a special adhesive (removable in 100+ degree hot water) and a stronger liner particularly suited to machine application. Not suitable for lamination.

GOLD POLYESTER (METALIZED)

This material will make your labels shine! Suitable for most labeling applications, it has a strong adhesive backing and must be laminated. Choose glossy laminate to make your label designs pop, or matte for a unique, elegant look.

KRAFT (RECYCLED)

This is a recycled 100% post consumer waste material. It is a 55# paper material that is a wonderful option if an “earthy” appearance is desired. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water. It is not suitable for lamination; therefore, it is not water or oil resistant.

REMOVABLE WHITE BOPP

This material is the same as our standard BOPP, but has a special, "less aggressive" adhesive designed to allow the label to be removed or re-positioned after application. Depending on the surface it will be applied to, customer testing is strongly recommended. We can provide samples for this purpose.

SATIN CLOTH

Quite the unique material! Yes, it is woven satin acetate cloth. Think wine or spirit labels! This material will make your product packaging POP. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

SQUEEZABLE

A white, 3mil film that is better suited for squeezable applications. This material has proven to work well in a variety of applications, so you can be confident it will perform well for you.

VELLUM (RECYCLED)

A great “green” choice, this 60# vellum is 100% recycled with 100% post consumer waste material. Cannot be laminated. Is neither water nor oil-resistant. The stronger liner is well suited for machine application. Depending upon face, substrate, water temperature and dwell time, label may be removed in hot water.

WHITE BOPP

This is our most commonly used material and is suitable for most applications. It's a polypropylene material with a permanent adhesive. It is impervious to water and oils, and is particularly suitable for bath and body products, as well as food containers.

WHITE EARTHFIRST PLA

A more environmentally friendly alternative to White BOPP. The PLA stands for Polylactic Acid (a biopolymer made from corn rather than petrochemicals). Similar look and feel to BOPP and suitable for most applications, but should not be used directly on candle containers.

WHITE FLEXIBLE VINYL

This is our most substantial material. The vinyl is thicker than BOPP, and is most suitable for outdoor applications where greater strength and durability are needed, or where lengthy exposure to the elements is an issue.

WINDOW DECAL (CLEAR/ULTRA-REMOVABLE)

We offer this window decal option as an alternative to static cling. The face stock is clear with excellent clarity. The adhesive is an ultra-removable featuring excellent weatherability and UV resistance. It removes cleanly from a wide variety of substrates without staining or ghosting. Why worry about static clings staying on when you can have removable adhesive there to hold it in place?

Artwork Specifications

Laminates

High Gloss

High gloss is our most popular laminate. It is the least expensive option and provides protection for the label and a high gloss shiny finish.

Matte

The Matte Laminate provides your label with a dull, non-glossy finish. Some customers consider this achieves a more "natural" look.

Thermal Transfer

This is a gloss laminate that is designed to work with most over-printing thermal transfer printers. We do recommend you get samples first to test through your own printer before placing an order with this laminate.

UV Outdoor Gloss

As the name implies this is best used for labels that will be used outdoors. It has a high gloss finish with excellent UV resistance. It is best paired with our vinyl material for the most durable outdoor label.