Custom Label & Packaging Insights

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

Choose the Right Custom Printed Boxes for Your Products

When it comes to packaging your products, the right box can make all the difference. Not only does it protect your items during shipping, but it also serves as a representation of your brand. Custom printed boxes are a great way to create memorable unboxing experiences for your customers. In this article, we’ll discuss the…
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5 Reasons to Request Sample Packaging from Your Printer

When it comes to packaging materials, it’s important to ensure that they meet your standards and requirements. One way to do this is by requesting samples from your supplier. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of requesting sample packaging and how it can benefit your business. Why Request Packaging Samples? Materials Testing Requesting sample…
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The Future of Smart Packaging Technology

In today’s fast-paced world, consumers are constantly looking for convenience and efficiency in their daily lives. This has led to the rise of smart packaging technology, which combines traditional packaging with innovative technology. Smart packaging creates a more interactive and engaging experience for consumers. But what exactly is this new packaging technology, and what does…
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A Guide to Tamper-Evident Packaging for Product Safety

No brand should overlook this key aspect of product packaging – security. Product tampering and counterfeiting are becoming more common. Companies need to use tamper-evident packaging to protect their products. In this article, we will talk about how secure packaging helps protect your customers and your brand’s reputation. With features like safety seals, shrink bands,…
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Potential TTB Updates to Alcohol Labeling Requirements

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently announced potential updates to the federal alcohol labeling requirements for 2024. The changes, if accepted, would affect the labeling and advertising rules for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverage brands. As a company dedicated to supporting your success with custom label printing for alcoholic beverages,…
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Custom Wine Labels: Materials, Sizes, and Design Ideas

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, wine is one of the top purchases for this romantic occasion. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, 32% of consumers are planning to spend money on an evening out in 2024. Not only is wine the perfect pairing for a dimly lit dinner for two, but a well-chosen…
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Sttark's Ultimate Guide to Folding Carton Packaging

You’re researching product packaging solutions and came across the term “folding cartons” and want to know more about what they are and whether you need them for your products – we’re here to help. In this guide, we’ll explain what you need to know about folding carton boxes. Your packaging should protect your products from…
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Rich Black Explained: Choosing The Right Black Ink for Printing

Color accuracy is key to achieving the best look for your brand. Surprisingly, the most critical color to get right in printing is often the most overlooked: black. That’s right! Not all black inks are created equal. How your black colors will look when printed depends on how you build the black colors in your…
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The Future of Roll Labels in Packaging

Roll labels have been a popular choice for many businesses. We should know – we’ve been in the custom product labels business for nearly two decades at Sttark. However, with the rise of new technologies and changing consumer preferences, the future of roll labels in packaging is constantly evolving. In this article, we will explore…
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Barcodes: Unlocking the Secrets of the Hidden Code

Barcodes are everywhere. We see them at the grocery store, on our packages, and even on our tickets to sporting events. But what are they, exactly and how do they work? Barcodes are optical symbols scanned electronically to retrieve data. They contain a series of dark and light bars that represent different characters. When a…
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