As we now enter the final quarter of 2020, SixB Labels looks back with satisfaction over the last four years of accolades received from the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica, a regional division of the larger organization, Printing Industries of America (PIA), covering Texas, Oklahoma Kansas and Missouri. The SixB Labels Family is pleased to be members in good standing with PIA. And we are just as happy to be the recipient of a number of custom label printing awards from this body, because there is no better compliment than respect from a jury of one's peers— the reward for our proud participation in the PIA.
Here at SixB Labels, in order to meet our goal of Simplifying Labeling for our current and prospective clients, we have developed a white paper on the current Food and Drug Administration regulatory requirements governing CBD product labels. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp and its CBD derivative products by declaring it no longer a Schedule I substance, and from that time until the present, the regulatory environment for CBD has tended to be lax. Products in a wide range of formats — from vape pens, to topicals, to consumables — have been marketed and sold.
More recently, the FDA has been making moves to tighten the rules for merchants and distributors. They have been sending out warning letters indicating that they believe CBD to be a drug, and restricting how it can be marketed and sold, declaring it illegal to include in supplements or other consumables, or labeled with health claims. And yet some State laws appear to contradict these regulations.
These rapidly changing laws, and the apparent conflict between Federal, State, and local regulations surrounding these products, have created an uncertain environment. Manufacturers and distributors naturally want to avoid getting into trouble with either the FDA or local or state law enforcement agencies, and the inconsistencies in the patchwork of regulations tend to leave those currently working in, or wanting to join, the CBD industry in the dark. We believe this white paper can help guide CBD product manufacturers and distributors on what is legal to include on their labels and in their advertising and social media copy.
Timing is Everything (Even for Label Printing!)
The Spring season is well underway, and it will be Summer again before we know it! And, because time flies and planning is key, it is never too early to start working on the product labels and marketing labels for your summer-themed goods and services. It is important to consider how and where your products might be used, in order to make the right decisions on the size, style, and materials for your labels and decals. Here at SixB Labels, we manufacture labels for a wide variety of items that make it possible for consumers to enjoy summer fun and adventures with ease and enthusiasm!
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 outdoors, 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.
OK, so you have this amazing personal care or beauty product, and developing your custom cosmetic label ideas is concerning because maybe you have never done one before, and/or despite years of experience are having a difficult time creating a new concept. SixB Labels has manufactured an abundance of personal care and beauty product labels over the years — from lip glosses , nail polish and skincare lines to eye shadows, hair care products and essential oils. We hope the insights in this post give you the necessary tools to make the next steps when creating labels for cosmetic glass jars, bottles, plastic jars or tubes.
Label requirements might be product specific, but often require it to be moisture resistant to withstand wet environments, particularly oils, and durable enough not to wrinkle, scratch or tear from frequent handling or even being carried inside a purse. Custom-designed labels for cosmetic products may be applied to many different types of containers, including
- Labels for cosmetic jars and lipstick tubes
- Clear cosmetic labels for nail polish bottles
- Labels for cosmetic tubes (mascara, lip-gloss, eye rollerball)
- Labels for squeezable bottles, hand sanitizer bottles
- Labels for plastic or glass cosmetic bottles