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Custom Label & Packaging Insights

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

Best Sizes and Materials for Coffee Bag Labels

Running a coffee business can be an extremely fun and creative endeavor, from inventing delicious new blends to designing the coffee bag packaging. We work with coffee roasters all across the country, and we are blown away by the ingenuity and creativity we’ve seen in coffee bag packaging and design. We want to help your…
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Best Ice Cream Label Sizes and Materials

In the hot summer months, nothing is quite as refreshing as a frozen confectionary treat. Alternatively, nothing pairs better with a weekend of binging Netflix than a pint of ice cream. Whatever the reason and whatever the season, creating ice cream labels to suit your brand doesn’t have to give you a brain freeze. We’ve…
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Dropper Bottle Size Guide

Dropper bottles are a sturdy, easy-to-use option for holding a wide variety of products — from serums to CBD to essential oils. Dropper bottles can also be used as tincture bottles for dispensing a variety of plant compounds. In this post, we’ll be exploring the different dropper bottle sizes, types, and recommendations for what each…
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Sttark's Prepress Checklist: Prepare Your Custom Label File for Print

Designing the perfect custom label is one thing, but it’s quite another to have it printed. Examining your digital files from a prepress standpoint is a crucial step in the label creation process, and should always be conducted by you and your designer first because you possess the vision of your final product. Though prepress…
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How to Determine Your Label Roll Direction

Knowing the correct roll direction for your custom product labels will save you a lot of headaches down the road. The good news is you don’t need to have a degree to figure it out. When ordering your custom label follow these steps to get the right roll direction for your project. What is roll…
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Guidelines for Small Text on Custom Labels

The UPS truck just dropped off your first box of custom labels! Inside the box are hundreds of brand new labels that you spent hours designing, pouring over the color scheme, and listing each and every ingredient with meticulous dedication. You pop open the box and take out a roll of labels to admire your…
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Why Won't My Barcodes Scan?

F L A S H B A C K — You’re standing in a ridiculously long line of fresh-off-of-the-clock human beings. Walmart has one check-out lane open, and you just want to get home where Netflix and Velveeta instant mac-n-cheese are calling your name. But no! You and everyone else will have to bare a…
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Sttark's Guide to Applying Your Labels by Hand

So you’ve finally got your custom labels! Now what? It’s time to start labeling your product! If your business is just starting out, you might be looking to apply your labels by hand instead of using a machine. Hand-applied labels might seem intimidating at first, but it’s easier than you think. Follow the steps below…
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Sttark's Guide to Using a Spot White Layer

Prime Time In the world of custom label printing, there are many different names for the same thing. You may have heard the terms “underprinting”, “base white”, or “underwhite.” In our neck of the woods, we call it “spot white.” In the simplest terms, spot white is a primer layer of white that is printed…
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Sttark's Guide to Preparing Your Custom Label File for Printing

Even with the least competitive of souls, there is something so deeply instilled in us, so primal, so paramount, that we have to, and I mean have to, try and get all of the groceries up the steps and into the house in one trip. Bags rip, oranges roll, and muscles reach a true max,…
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