Client Chats Series — Talking with Erin Freeman from our client company, Good Vapes, a supplier of hand-crafted e Liquids and vaping hardware, which gave her an opportunity to share her vision and passion for her company. As she filled us in on its past, its current growth, and its prospects for the future, two important points emerged from her company story. These are the impact on her business of a fast-moving, ever-changing regulatory environment for her product lines, and the significant role that SixB Labels has played in the growth and success of her business.
SixB Labels can offer many years of experience in the production of Cosmetic Labels. Part of the expertise we have acquired in our years in the label printing industry lies in making clients aware of necessary labeling regulations in order to help them comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidelines, while simplifying the intricacies of clients’ Cosmetic Labels. To further meet our goal of Simplifying Labeling for our clients, we have composed a white paper on the Food and Drug Administration's current requirements for cosmetic labeling.
In the United States, the packaging and labeling of cosmetic products has been regulated since 1938, when Congress passed the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling (FP&L) Act. The goal of these Acts was to protect consumers from cosmetics that contained harmful substances; bore labels that were false, misleading, or lacked required information; or sold in containers made or filled in a deceptive manner. In this white paper, we offer you an overview of Cosmetic Labeling requirements.
As part of SixB Labels' focus on Simplifying Labeling for our clients, we have developed a white paper on the proposed Food and Drug Administration nutrition label revisions that were supposed to go into effect this year. While the FDA has placed the revisions deadline on hold, we still believe the white paper is a valuable resource for food manufacturers to evaluate their labeling.
Most Americans surveyed have said that they use the nutrition facts label on food products to make better shopping choices. As a result, the FDA has spent more than two years working on updated guidelines for food labels, meant to incorporate the latest information from nutrition science, in accordance with the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the newest Institute of Medicine recommendations. The format changes should also make it easier for consumers to access this information, to help them make the right food choices for themselves and their families.
For the last couple of years, SixB Labels has been very excited about the capabilities of our newest print technology— color digital printing. This blog post will explain a little bit about why we have chosen the approach that we take to color digital printing, based on ideas such as color theory, and go on to detail the advantages of certain techniques and printing devices to achieve the best results — the widest possible range of complex images, vibrant colors, and extremely high definition in the printed product.
The Impact of Color Theory on Digital Printing
There are two different applications of color theory: additive and subtractive. Additive color (the color used with a computer monitor or TV screen) consists of red, green, and blue (RGB). At lower values, a mix of these colors creates varying shades of grey. At maximum intensity, all three combined colors create a white image.
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!
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.
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.
These types of custom labels have to suit bottles with a broad spectrum of sizes, shapes and materials. They will be applied to many different beverage containers, including those for water, juice, wine, beer and spirits, as well as bottles for oil, vinegar, marinades, and an abundance of other condiments. Also such labels will need to adhere to a wide variety of surfaces, such as glass, semi-squeezable material, and rigid plastic. They 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.
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.
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This blog post was originally published on March 1, 2016 in Packaging World as an Article By