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Shrink sleeve label design: Considerations for reducing shrink distortion

Shrink sleeves —if designed, printed and shrunk correctly — have countless benefits essential to any rebrand: Product differentiation, 360-degree branding, improved appearance retention and maximum shelf impact. Sleeves also add value to a product’s total packaging system by providing added strength (and allowing for the use of lightweight product containers) and enabling easy incorporation of […]... View article »

A comprehensive look at shrink sleeve label costs: Price, brand equity and total package value

  It’s important to frame any discussion about shrink sleeve costs in terms of potential value rather than just dollars-and-cents cost. That’s because a simple price comparison between pressure-sensitive labels and shrink sleeves only tells half the story. Generally speaking, shrink sleeves are about 25% more expensive than pressure-sensitive labels — but sleeves offer nearly […]... View article »

Think beyond 360-degree branding when selecting shrink sleeves for bottled products

Despite their prevalence on store shelves, shrink sleeves are a relatively recent development, dating back to the 1960s where they were used only as a tamper-evident solution. Technology developed quickly, and by the 1990s, we began seeing full-length, fully designed shrink sleeve labels for bottles. And just recently, we’ve seen the emergence of glow-in-the-dark shrink […]... View article »

Cutting label costs by $100,000

Our client is a trusted manufacturer of automotive refrigerant. Many automotive products have extensive regulatory requirements and detailed product-use instructions due to the involvement of hazardous materials. The challenge Printing product labels with detailed, on-package instructions can carry prohibitively high costs. Before working with Resource Label Group, this automotive manufacturer was paying $500,000 a year for the labels they needed. […]... View article »

Your brand’s guide to customizing cosmetic labels

Cosmetic brands live and die by the quality of their labels. Unlike other industries like food and pharmaceuticals, consumers do not need cosmetics. They are merely products of choice. As such, brands look to stand out from the competition — attracting customers with better, cleaner, more striking designs. Vivid colors, consistent color reproduction and eye-catching […]... View article »

6 pharmaceutical packaging trends to look for in 2018

2018 will be a year of change for the pharmaceutical labeling and packaging industry. Up and down the supply chain, the pharmaceutical industry will work hard to achieve traceability per DSCSA standards. Greater consumer demand and a heightened focus of customization at the patient level will force smaller batches and shorter lead times for packagers. […]... View article »

4 health and beauty labeling trends to watch out for in 2018

2018 will be a big year for health and beauty labelers. With emerging label technologies, product manufacturers can capitalize on opportunities to improve security, and even engage customers post-sale. A shift toward greener label materials is an opportunity for brands to help the environment, while attracting environmentally-conscious consumers. And, as always, eye-catching design remains top-of-mind […]... View article »

Four things companies need to know when buying an industrial label applicator

Take control of your production process with an industrial label applicator best suited to meet your needs. With a thorough examination of your manufacturing process and a clear understanding of industrial label applicator capabilities, you can find solutions that will make the labeling side of your operations a smooth and efficient process. Know the ins […]... View article »

Choosing the right label finish infographic

When choosing a finish for your pressure-sensitive label, it’s important to consider design and functionality. Varnishes typically cost less, but have a shorter quality lifespan. They are also versatile enough to mix and match gloss and matte varnishes to customize an individual label. Laminates are more durable and ideal for labels that need a longer […]... View article »

Piece together the ideal coupon label

Coupon labels are beneficial to any retail market. From Instant Redeemable Coupons to coupons for later redemption, coupon labels bring additional branding and marketing opportunities to your product. When done by an expert label company, there isn’t a market that couldn’t benefit from the use of a well-designed coupon label. Coupons have an array of […]... View article »