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    WestPack 2018 — What You Want

    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, WestPacktaking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, Booth 5474, February 6-8, 2018.

    Print Awards — A 2017 Highlight

    As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at one of the year's highlights for SixB Labels in receiving two Certificates of Merit by the Premier Print Awards. These Best of Category awards are within the areas of Flexo and Digital Printing for labels we manufactured on behalf of Herman Marshall and Central Market, respectively

    Established in 1950, the Premier Print Awards is the world's oldest and most prestigious international print competition, conducted by the Printing Industries of America (PIA).  Participating companies — including those from the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia, China, and other nations from around the world — compete for recognition as one of the best in print. The Premier Print Awards Competition recognizes only the highest quality printed pieces in various categories. Over 2,200 entries were submitted for the June 2017 judging. 

    The word meaningful only begins to describe how honored and excited the SixB Family is to have recieved these awards. It is particularly special to garner this acknowledgement of excellence from our peers in the printing industry!

    Happy Holidays!

    All of us observe a variety of holiday traditions, choosing different ways to mark the end of the current year and the beginning of the new.  Here at SixB Labels, we want to take this opportunity to share our heartfelt best wishes with our customers and greater community for a joyous Holiday Season and a bright and bountiful New Year.  

    In lieu of sending a traditional card, we made a donation to the United Way to help with the Thomas Fire relief efforts that will continue beyond the Holidays. We also made a little video sharing our Happy Holidays wishes below, and invite you to take a look.

    6 Points for Superlative Cold Foil Labels

    Cold foiling, also known as cold foil stamping, finds its place as an indoor, decorative accent.  Unlike the choice of metallic labels that might be suitable as asset tags, for example, or be used outdooors, cold foiling is designed to enhance marketing efforts via its visual effects.  A sparkling and colorful approach to labeling can increase visual impact and thus consumer interest. Thus cold foiling lends itself to packaging, products, correspondence, marketing materials and publications.  

    The following are six points to consider if your goal is to create superlative cold foil labels.

    We Are Grateful

    Thanksgiving Day is almost here! And at this point in the year, it is always good to take stock.

    Here at SixB Labels, we have so much to be grateful for:

    • The love of family and friends
    • The abundance in our lives
    • The blessings of liberty
    • Our long-standing clients, and the opportunity to acquire new ones
    • The chance to give our best to keep our clients happy
    • The wonderful people of SixB whose talents, know-how and experience drive our success

    A Guide to Hot Foil Stamping

    What is Hot Foil Stamping? 

    Hot foil stamping is the process used to print hot foil labels or hot stamp labels, among other products. It may sometimes be referred to as hot stamping or foil stamping and is a fantastic way of producing high-quality luxury labels.

    The process involves the use of a hot stamping machine, where a die is heated and the product to be stamped is placed below it. The die is then pressed through a metallized or painted roll leaf carrier and the dry paint or foil is impressed into the surface of the product, in this case a label. Because the materials involved are dry, hot foil stamping is a non-polluting process.

    5 Points for Producing Impressive Die-Cut Labels

    Die-cut labels enjoy a universal presence in  the realms of business and industry.  These labels can be produced with a wide variety of printing techniques and have a multitude of applications.  So if you have shopped for retail products, used labels in your company's operations,  or produced labels, the odds are very high that at some point you will have dealt with  die-cut labels.  

    Point 1: Knowing What a Die-Cut Label Is

    Normally, die-cut labels are created by using a shaped cutting tool, as you would use a cookie cutter or pastry cutter, to slice through material.  This may produce a finished product with rounded rather than  square  corners, (square corners are more likely to catch on things than round) and one that is generally easy to apply.  Often, a custom die-cut label project requires the production of a label that does not conform to any standard shape, but is instead based on a wide variety of images, such as a ribbon shape for an anniversary seal,  a triangle, heart, or football, or some other custom shape.

    Using Custom Packaging Labels Effectively

    For anyone who wants to create a new custom packaging label, there are certain steps to take to ensure that the label will be effective.

    What are the Benefits of Custom Packaging Labels?

    Custom packaging labels have a huge range of benefits, but there are certain steps to take to ensure that the label you use will be effective and fit for your purpose.

    Custom Bottle Labels - 9 Frequently Asked Questions

    Have you ever faced a new project and found yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed?  When it comes to custom label projects, it's easy to feel that way, because there are just so many factors to consider!  This is especially true in the world of Custom Bottle Labels.  

    Custom bottle labels have to suit bottles with a broad spectrum of sizes, shapes and materials. Some of the uses for custom bottle labels include:

    • Wine Bottle Labels
    • Water Bottle Labels
    • Cosmetic Bottle Labels
    • Craft Beer Bottle Labels
    • Oil Bottle Labels
    • Spirit Bottle Labels
    • Vinegar Bottle Labels

    Also, such labels will need to adhere to a wide variety of surfaces, including glass,  semi-squeezable material,  and rigid plastic. Custom bottle labels  will also be subjected to conditions, such as soaking in water and ice, that challenge their integrity.  In addition, there are many different printing processes to choose from.

    Key Digital Approaches To Printing At WestPack 2017

    SixB Labels is set for an interactive experience February 7-9 atBooth 5484 during the 2017 WestPack Expoat Anaheim Convention Center. Thousands of packaging professionals are expected to participate in three days of sourcing, networking and education.

     Simply use our promo code "INVITE" to save 20% off Conference Passes, or claim a complimentary Expo Pass, at www.westpackshow.com/invite

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