Fizzy as a cascade of sparkling pink Champagne, buoyant as the pink balloons some might choose for a little girl's birthday party, the latest news has been full of the resounding success of Warner Brother's Barbie movie. With global ticket sales, it is rapidly on track to gross a billion dollars. Of course, the film has a built-in audience of women, and people of all genders, who loved the Mattel toy as children. And much of that audience was hungry for cinematic fare that catered to their tastes after a steady diet of action/superhero franchise movies. But a really important factor had to be the creative marketing campaign that saturated the media, eight months in the making, and the visuals that made it so potent.
Making a vivid splash across the worlds of beauty, fashion, home interiors, graphic design, advertising and marketing, comes the announcement of the 2023 PANTONE Color of the Year: PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta. Made official on December 1, 2022, this startlingly colorful message to the world, embodied in the luxurious blend of red and blue, hot and cool, retro and up-to-the minute vibes that is 2023 PANTONE Viva Magenta, positively blossoms with its many possible applications. From paint, to signage, to point-of-sale displays, to our favorite medium for marketing messages, labels, Viva Magenta is a vibrant color that you would do well to explore, to discover what it might hold in store for your product or industry.
Due to their high visual impact, we love to incorporate these new PANTONE colors into our marketing, and as we have in the past, we have taken the liberty to design some logos for the occasion showcasing this spicy shade, featured here.
Happy Gregorian Calendar New Year, Lunar New Year and a Very Peri PANTONE Color of the Year 2022!
Personally I am a proud PANTONE Color Products enthusiast, sipping my coffee from a PANTONE 520 Aubergine-hued mug as I write this post. As we were developing our end-of-2021 marketing, I made sure we weaved in the year’s two colors — PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. So it should not be much of a surprise that I was waiting in anticipation for them to announce their 2022 Color of The Year: PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri.
We are so excited to start using the color in our marketing that the SixB team designed some festive logos for the occasion, featured here, incorporating a solid Very Peri in reverse as well as one with an image of fibers and orbs in reverse, as PANTONE has been highlighting in their materials about the color.
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 Summer is winding down, a refreshing beverage tends to help some folks cool down, and if you're like us you wonder how the bottle label was made. Or maybe you are facing a new project and find 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! While this is especially true in the world of Custom Bottle Labels, we at SixB Labels hope to simplify your labeling process and answer nine frequently asked questions below. And if you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to reach out!
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
Client Chats Series — Our client company, Dallas Distilleries, maker of the Herman Marshall brand of Texas whiskies, hides in plain sight off the main road in Garland, Texas, amid sprawling warehouses in a business park. Behind an unassuming façade, fronted by a shop selling whiskey by the bottle, sits a cavernous space full of open-top cypress fermentation tanks and white oak casks, where a big gleaming pot still, like an engine from a steampunk movie, holds pride of place.
I participated in one of their weekend tours, full of history, chemistry, and fun. We listened to an account of how the whiskey is made, sampled bottled products, including bourbon and rye, and tasted the sour mash as well as the white dog — the new whiskey before it is aged. Along with other customers, I got to fill, cork, and label the bottle of bourbon I bought. Then Herman Beckley, who leads the tours, sat down with me to share some more details of their company’s history and explain how their experience working with SixB Labels has helped them to showcase and sell their products.