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    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 received these awards. It is particularly special to garner this acknowledgement of excellence from our peers in the printing industry!

    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

    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

    6 Steps to Outstanding Custom Cosmetic 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
    • Clear cosmetic labels for nail polish bottles
    • Labels for cosmetic tubes (mascara, lip-gloss, eye rollerball)
    • Labels for squeezable bottles
    • Labels for plastic or glass cosmetic bottles

    Event Labels for Angel City Sports

    Non-Profit Corner Series — The story about Event Labels for the non-profit Angel City Sports’ showcase festival and competition, the Angel City Games, is a personal one. A little over 10 years ago, our nephew Ezra was born with physical limb differences. His parents, Bahar and Clayton Frech, immersed themselves in, and introduced our family to, the Adaptive Sports community. Now Ezra — a Track & Field multi-national record holder, Sports Illustrated’s SportsKid of the Year 2014, starting quarterback — is the inspiration of the Angel City Games, where children and adults with physical differences come together and compete to eventually qualify for the Paralympics.

    A Pinch of Sweet Pea Spices Labels

    Client Chats Series — Recently, we took the opportunity to speak with Sophia Stevens about her company's Sweet Pea Spices labels.

    Good as Gold Gourmet Basket Labels

    Client Chat Series — We recently visited with Al Anaglia to talk about their Gourmet Basket Labels. He and his wife Margaret own Al’s Gourmet Nuts.

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