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2 RFID applications that unlock the power of smarter labels

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are rising in prevalence, and quickly. In fact, the market volume is expected to grow about 271% by 2021. Consumer trends are catalyzing this immense growth, according to research from Avery Dennison and The Future Laboratory. From a business perspective, RFID tags provide a unique opportunity for brands to track […]... View article »

Comparing different types of RFID tags

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are a broad category of smart labels encompassing near field communication (NFC) tags, ultra-high-frequency (UHF) tags and more. If you’re considering deploying an RFID solution, it’s important to understand the differences between each RFID type and partner with a label converter experienced in delivering tags for your business application. Here, […]... View article »

Wine label facestock choices and their customization options

When selecting materials for a wine label, choosing the right facestock leads to a strongly conveyed brand vision, optimum performance in its intended environment and allows for eye-catching customization options. The three choices for facestock —paper, film and a paper-film hybrid— each lend specific aesthetic and embellishment opportunities. The right choice also ensures the label […]... View article »

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 »