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Custom Label & Packaging Insights

Tips, trends, and design inspiration for a wide variety of products.

What to Include on a Cleaning Product Label

There are many governmental regulations and specialized certification programs related to cleaning product labels. Figuring out what applies to your products and deciding which voluntary programs to participate in can be an overwhelming task. Let us make it easier! In this post, we examine OSHA standards for cleaning product labeling and the EPA’s voluntary program…
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Sttark's Ultimate Guide to Laminates for Product Packaging

The final touch for your label or carton is its laminate, but it can seem daunting with so many choices. Laminates for product packaging can give both protection and style to your artwork. All our laminates listed below are waterproof, but keep in mind that the material it’s placed on might not be. We want…
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Black Vellum: A Specialty Material Highlight

Black Vellum labels or cartons make any product look tasteful and suave. In this article, we’ll discuss what makes this specialty label and carton material unique, highlight its material features, and provide graphic design tips for designing with this material. Design Considerations for Black Vellum What makes Black Vellum so special? This ultra-black, eco-friendly specialty…
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Tips for Designing Captivating Craft Beer Labels

It’s always craft beer season for true enthusiasts. Whether you’re promoting a seasonal flavor or want to highlight year-long products, the right craft beer label helps take your business the extra mile with customer satisfaction and demand. Still, if you’re struggling to produce a craft beer label, don’t fret. Here are some tips for designing…
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Unique Ways To Use Custom Labels for Your Business

Custom labels are a fantastic way to make your product stand out while telling customers a little bit about your brand. From presenting eye-catching images to showcasing your company values, a distinctive custom label for your business presents your product in the best light and helps you make a good impression. Most companies place custom…
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A Guide to Starting Your Own Coffee Brand

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages drunk around the world. The proliferation of coffee cultivators, artisanal roasters, and independent coffee houses has spurred a renewed fascination with the drink to the point where it’s become its own subculture. Coffee drinks are also customizable to suit the preferences of individual drinkers. If you want…
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The Best Label Materials for Plastic & Glass Bottles

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right labels for your plastic or glass bottle. If you’re looking for the best label materials to wrap around your bottles, you must keep the shape of your product in mind, along with environmental considerations, durability, storage, and other details. For example, if you’re selling cold…
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Tips for Designing Custom Labels for Jars

Canned goods offer a nice, cozy feeling. Mason jars almost always contain something good, whether that’s homemade jelly, natural soap, or scented candles. The label on these jars is just as important as the product within. That’s why it’s important to create a label that matches the aesthetic and quality of the product inside the…
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Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof Product Labels

Designing the right product takes serious consideration. There are many variables to keep in mind to ensure your product is superior to the competition. For example, is it weatherproof? You should also consider if it can resist heat, water, or humidity. These environmental conditions are important to note, given their susceptibility to damage or defect.…
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Everything You Need To Know About A Lip Balm Label

They’re all over the shelves. With colder weather sweeping the country, lip balms and glosses remain one of the most sought-after products today. When it comes to designing and marketing these balms or ointments, few people consider the work that goes into it. However, as with any product, the label and design are some of…
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