At the time of this post's initial writing, it is the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century and actually in the midst of a 10-day period where we will witness in palindrome with the number's making up each day's date being in the same sequence whether it is read forwards or backwards. So on these auspicious days, it makes the most sense to share the backstory on a business initiative of ours that was about 5 years in the making: launching an e-commerce arm to our business that was mutually beneficial to our customers and those garnering such a title, all the while being sustainable to our business.
ESSENTIALS SERIES | We are kicking off this blog series on essential product labels, looking at how businesses are rising to the occasion of the COVID-19 health crisis offering products like hand sanitizers to fulfill those deemed "essential needs." Keeping in mind that during this unprecedented period in our history, SixB Labels has a special responsibility to stay open safely — with more information on our operations here in the blog post "We're Here For You." — particularly serving industries such as those in medical, healthcare and food & beverage.
Facing a shortage of essential cleaning supplies we are seeing numerous entities forming, adding to, or even changing, their production lines to include hand sanitizer products. More and more operations are offering these sanitizers for free to the likes of municipalities, discounted prices and/or maintaining typical pre-high-demand price-points. SixB Labels has joined the effort from donation initiatives to prioritizing production on these essential hand sanitizer labels. This piece will focus on hand sanitizer labels in variations of design, technical specs and printing options.
As we enter the 20s of the 21st Century it will be interesting to see how spectacular the decade will truly be. The SixB Labels family is optimistic about what the new year and decade will bring. Trade shows have their own "roaring" natures and for being one of the largest annual packaging events, WestPack Anaheim is no exception. This is why we are happy to exhibit in Booth 5152 from February 11-13, 2020 at the Convention Center. We invite you to join us, and if by any chance you won't be in Southern California on these dates, ask you to stay tuned for some offers we will also make available to you, our blog readers!
While you continue to read our post, let us first go through this Checklist to get you ready for the show!
SixB Labels WestPack 2020 Checklist
- Register For The Show — Visit registration site here and use code “SPECIAL” to receive your complimentary WestPack Expo pass and/or 20% off a conference pass!
- Schedule a 20-minute Consultation with the SixB Team — Make more use of your time during the WestPack trade show where you’ll have a dedicated time to talk about your product and goals. Click here to schedule your meeting!
- Bring Specs and Thoughts — to our Booth 5152 at WestPack Anaheim and get ahead of your next labeling project!
Folks have been talking about the death of trade shows for decades and yet they are still going strong. At SixB Labels we like to put the morbidity to the side and make ourselves available for more start-ups, as well as small businesses and global companies, and are going back to one of the largest annual packaging events, WestPack Anaheim, exhibiting in Booth 5154 from February 5-7, 2019 at the Convention Center.
Our focus for the 2019 WestPack trade show is essentially to be available for those businesses starting up and/or in a transition phase, unsure what their next step is, who could use some inspiration for their labeling operations, as well as for those businesses whose programs are established and open to another provider path. In all scenarios, we are available to be the labeling source for businesses' labeling operations, regardless of their company size or prospective order volume.
- Blank and Foil-Stamped Labels for Inkjet Printers, such as the Epson C3500 and C7500
- Blank Labels for Sheet-Fed Inkjet or Laser Printers
- Digital, Flexo-Printed, Foil Stamped and Embossed Labels, in Rolls or Sheets, Line or Process Work
- Labels For Single Color Thermal Transfer or Direct Thermal Printers
- Combinations of Digital, Flexo, Foil Stamped and Thermal Transfer Printed Labels
- Producing Digitally Printed Labels In Your Custom Set-up Until Ready To Purchase Applicable Products
- "Labeling Add-Ons," Such As Applicators, Dispensers and PremiumWax/Resin Ribbons
Anytime someone asks my father what SixB Labels’ minimum order quantity requirement is, he simply responds, “One.” Now he, Fari Bakhshian, SixB Labels Vice President, is being completely genuine with this statement, believing projects with smaller quantities shouldn’t have barriers to high quality design and functionality. Of course the cost of one label could be the same as 100 labels; and if you really don’t want the other 99, we won’t ship them to you.
If past years are any indication, this will probably be the No. 1 judgement question we will be asked during one of the largest annual packaging trade shows, WestPack, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, Booth 5474, February 6-8, 2018.
We are beyond happy to announce our latest digital marketing platform and site for SixB Labels. Like much of our story, this new age includes a more customer-centric web site, as well as blog and email marketing content customized to the wants of individuals and our markets. Thank you in advance for taking this journey with us!
Wind positions, re-wind, simply wound are terms commonly spoken in the label printing world, although some folks might not be too familiar with what these terms really mean. SixB provides a safe space for all questions, and no one is here to judge you.
Label roll outputs are commonly wound into one of the eight positions recognized by the labeling industry. The standard is influential for post-label production when rolls are then placed into the likes of printers and applicators for additional packaging processes. Keep in mind that rewind positions are mostly used for machine applications.
Here are some considerations for making orders where labels will involve machine applications:
- A Roll Wind Number, based on the image below
- Inside Core Diameter
- Maximum Outside Roll Diameter
On Monday, February 8th, eager with anticipation, we walked into the Anaheim Convention Center to set up our booth for WestPack 2016, surrounded by colleagues, competitors, forklifts, golf carts and much more.
The event, which offered us a medley of surprises, ended up being one of our best years yet with the WestPack family.
Any time we meet someone new, and learn about their business and journey, it is a pretty joyous surprise. Well, we had a happy amount of such situations, meeting with businesses in a variety of industries, including Food, Beverage, Cosmetics, Beauty, Packaging, Electronic, Technology, Manufacturing and beyond. We were also given opportunities to connect with such partners as Sato and Epson, and to share their printers with our booth visitors.
Motivation Mondays Series — As we continue through the first weeks of 2016, some of us might have let go of exercise-based New Year’s resolutions. To those going strong on such resolutions: power to you, and keep it up! Meanwhile, many in our group are not so physically inclined when it comes to running.