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    June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

    Summer Means Produce

    A whole host of different fruit and vegetable varieties are becoming ripe as spring gives way to summer. If you can and preserve produce, you can save this freshness all year round. Those canned goods are also great to give away or sell, provided you can give them the proper pizzazz.

    "It's time to think about harvesting, preserving and canning your goods."

    When you're ready to turn your green thumb into a small business, launching your own line of food products, you'll want eye-catching labels and stickers to mark the products. Preserves and canned foods made from your own fruits and veggies are great to give away to family and friends or, if you have enough on hand, they can be a big hit at farmers' markets and local stores.

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  • Lightning Labels Marks 15 Years of High-Quality Custom Labels

    There's Never Been a Better Time to Revise Your Labeling Strategy

    Whether people interact with your products on store shelves or browse through pictures of them online, the custom labels you employ will set those consumers' expectations. Packaging gives your brand a face and enables you to set your items apart from competitors' offerings. If you're looking for a third party to help your products look their best, Lightning Labels is on your side. This month is the company's 15th anniversary, and it's made it this far by embracing technology and customer service. When you design new labels for printing, Lightning Labels should be the first name you think of.

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  • Grow Your Garden and Lawn Care Product Sales with Custom Labels that Stand Out

    Seize the Day During National Lawn and Garden Month

    There's no season quite like spring for the lawn and garden care industry. If this is your field, now is the time to act and capture customer attention. This is especially true during April - National Lawn and Garden Month. Whether you want to tie your items in with this gardener's holiday or just celebrate spring in general, custom labels are a great choice. Dressing up your products with colorful and vibrant reminders of the season can get customers excited to do some gardening - and help your items stand out in a world of competitors.

    Be Colorful, Helpful and Exciting

    There are two ways of looking at gardening: It's either a chore or a fun activity.

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  • Looking at the Road Ahead for Food Labeling

    Eyes on Upcoming Changes

    If you operate in the food manufacturing industry, your product labels change every few years. Even if you decide to stay aesthetically consistent, there are shifting regulations to comply with. In a way, these new rules are a good thing. If you have to switch up the way you list ingredients, nutrition facts and more, these enforced changes serve as great reminders to change other parts of your label designs and keep them fresh. Provided you have a helpful and capable third party handing your labeling needs, making periodic adjustments is a good approach to design.

    Now, with 2017 just underway, it's time to think about which requirements and rules are likely to either change this year or at least move toward new drafts.

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  • 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 war

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  • Make St. Patrick's Day Count with Custom Stickers

    StPatricksDayNothing Better than Shamrock Stickers for St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick's Day is a beloved holiday in the United States, despite tracing its origins back to ye olde country of Ireland. It is a colorful time in which many cities will host massive parades, revelers will line the streets and fill the pubs, and adorn themselves with virtually anything green and sparkly. This presents firms with a unique opportunity to get the word out about their brands through the development and distribution of stickers for St. Patrick's Day.

    For obvious reasons, shamrock stickers are likely to be the most successful in terms of individuals actually accepting the items and wearing them on their clothing or placing them on cars, backpacks and other possessions.

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  • Polar Bottle Case Study

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    CHALLENGE

    Polar Bottle® is tasked with creating customized labels and stickers that feature impeccable color-matching and fast turnarounds for organizations and companies engaged in private labeling worldwide. Its high-profile clients include the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), for whom Polar Bottle serves as an official licensee. With typically tight deadlines and strict budget parameters, there’s little room for “do-overs,” so Polar Bottle must do the job right the first time, and deliver it on time.

    SOLUTION

    Team up with Lightning Labels to handle high-quality custom label jobs —ensuring capacity to meet commitments for timely and cost-effective deliver

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  • January is National Hobby Month

    January is National Hobby Month

    Get Moving on those Hobbies

    Hobbies are a wonderful way to pass the time, and individuals from around the country have an eclectic range of proclivities when it comes to keeping busy in their spare time. In many instances, individuals with hobbies will reach a point at which they have too many of the goods in their house, and have honed their skills to the point of feeling comfortable enough to try and sell them on the Web or at craft shows.

    Whether you're making soap or candles, craft beer or jelly preserves, your handiwork deserves high-quality labels and stickers. With all of the work that you've put into the handmade items, and the fact that this is likely your passion outside of normal day-to-day life, the packaging and labeling should have just as much personality.

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  • The Value of Custom Political Campaign Stickers

    The Value of Custom Political Campaign Stickers

    Custom Campaign Stickers Help You Stand Out

    The past few months have shown just how competitive the political landscape has become, with individuals on the federal level beginning their campaigns more than 18 months ahead of the November 2016 elections. State and municipal politicians are likely readying their campaigns to kick off the new year, and one of the more difficult challenges involved is differentiating one candidate from another given the sheer volume of those electioneering.

    However, custom campaign stickers can help to put a more unique spin on your image and voice, pointing voters who were otherwise on the fence in your direction.

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