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.
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
As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at one of the year's highlights for SixB Labels. This year, SixB Labels was recognized by the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica (a regional division of the Printing Industries of America) by receiving two Graphic Excellence (GraphEx) Certificates of Merit . 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.