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Investing in the future: How new equipment will add value to our customers’ digital labels

We couldn’t be more excited to take delivery of our first big investment under new ownership. It’s a vote of confidence in the future for Label Solutions and provides additional reliability for customers. Furthermore, the custom-built set up will increase digital label manufacturing capacity and add value to our customers. This article outlines some of the key ways in which customers can expect to benefit.

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Tamper evident labels: what are they & when to use them

Tamper evident labels are also known as security labels, tamper proof labels, anti-tamper labels and tamper seals. This article outlines the different styles of tamper seal and explores which industry sectors they are commonly used in and why.

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Variable data labels: what they are & how they can help you

Variable data printing, sometimes known as variable information printing or personalisation, is a technique used to add unique information to each label we print for you. This post explains the different types of variable data labels and how you can use them to enhance your product.

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7 reasons to apply a laminate to your label

In most cases a coat of matt or gloss varnish will be applied to your digitally printed label to add a minimal level of protection. However, if your label is exposed to harsh environments, needs to withstand heavy use, or comes in contact with oil or grease, you might consider adding a laminate. A laminate is a layer of film added over your printed label. It can provide protection for your label from scratching, grease, sunlight or moisture, as well as adding decorative effects.

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9 ways to create a metallic label

If you are developing a premium product, be it an indulgent scented candle, an up-market spirit, or a luxury cosmetics range, you will want your customised label to reflect your brand. Adding embellishments, like eye-catching metallics, to your label is a great place to start. There are many ways to create the metallic effect you want for your label; the best method to use will depend on the look you want to achieve. Creating the perfect metallic label is within your reach.

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Alcohol Labelling Guidelines: Best Practice and Regulations

Read our summary of alcohol labelling guidelines as set out by Portman Group. Their comprehensive guide outlines crucial information and recommendations for alcohol producers in the UK to adhere to when designing their labels and packaging. The aim of alcohol label design is to ensure that essential details are easily accessible to consumers.

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Label Solutions: Our first year under new ownership

As we mark the first anniversary under new ownership MD Leigh Mann, reflects on the first year. Changing the ownership and leadership of any organisation can come with fear and worry caused by uncertainty. Which is why Leigh’s first meeting with the Label Solutions team started with an acknowledgement. Furthermore he made a simple request for staff to carry on their great work and to ask for help when needed.

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Introducing Label Solutions’ Works Manager: Dean Harris

Meet Dean, Labels Solutions’ Works Manager and very much part of the team! His unswerving eagerness to learn punctuates his career with Label Solutions. Equally important is his ability to problem solve and come up with great solutions for our customers. Read Dean's story and meet the man behind the production of your lovely labels.

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10 Ways To Embellish Your Product Label For A Premium Look

Your product label is the window into your brand. Customers will associate your product with top quality if your packaging and label projects a premium look. Furthermore, a quality product warrants a premium price. This article outlines the various label embellishments on offer to give your product label a lift.

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How to Make Your Product Label Standout Online

If you sell your products online, and let’s face it, who doesn’t these days, you are competing in a world of consumer choice.  It’s vital that your product is just right and that your packaging matches your brand values and aesthetic. Furthermore, your product label has a huge role to play in persuading consumers to buy.

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3 Reasons to Add Varnish & Tactile Effects to Your Labels

When it comes to designing and printing labels for your product, adding a varnish has many advantages. Whilst you may think of varnished labels having a glossy finish, there are multiple effects that can be created. In this blog post we will explore the key reasons to add varnish to your labels.

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What are Tactile Warning Triangles and Why We Need Them?

If you manufacture products containing harmful substances, including vape liquids, you are likely to need a tactile triangle, also known as a tactile warning device, on your product. This article gives you an introduction to what tactile warning devices (TWDs) are, and when your product label may require one

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Packaging and Labelling: What is the Difference?

When it comes to selling a product, packaging and labelling are two important factors that can make or break a sale. While they may seem like the same thing, there are some key differences between product packaging and labelling. In this blog post, we will explore these differences and why they matter.

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General Label Printing Artwork Guidelines

At Label Solutions we believe in supplying as much information to our customers so they can achieve the standout labels they have worked so hard on. Therefore, we have provided some printing guidelines for your label artwork.

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What are Polypropylene Labels?

What are Polypropylene Labels?

Polypropylene is a very versatile material that can be used for a variety of labels. It's durable and flexible, and it has many different uses. If you're looking for a label that will stand up to heavy-duty use, polypropylene is an excellent choice.

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Why is food labelling needed?

Food labelling is a very important part of your products packaging. With so much choice and variety in today’s market, it can be hard to know what you should be eating. That’s why food labelling is so important. It tells us about the ingredients in a food and any special storage or cooking instructions. It provides information on nutrient content, so that consumers can compare different products. And finally, it helps us with dietary restrictions or allergies.

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3 Important Things You Need on Your Product Labels

Product labels are a vital piece of your product. They contain much more information than just the name of the product and its brand, including ingredients, directions for use, and more. This can be confusing to a consumer who might have never used it before or even seen this type of label before! To help you get your product on the shelves and into homes, here’s what we recommend you include on your labels:

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Why Do We Use Labels?

Labels are one of the most common components of a product. They help identify the contents and properties of a package. They can also be used for marketing purposes and provide guidelines for people who handle your products. If you’re wondering why we need labels in the first place, this article will give you some answers.

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The Importance of Consistent Branding to Make Your Product a Hit

If you’re a small business owner, you know how hard it can be to get noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace. When people see your brand for the first time, they need to know that it’s trustworthy and consistent—and that’s where branding comes in. Branding is about establishing a unique image for your business or product and making sure that everyone who sees it connects with it on an emotional level (in other words, making someone feel excited about what they’re selling).

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Top Trends in Alcohol Bottle Labelling 2023

The alcohol industry has no sign of slowing down. With a market increase during covid that has yet to reach its peak and an increase in buying direct from the brand is driving this market. As always it can be difficult to stand out. Especially when you are new to market. Here at Label Solutions we print thousands of alcohol labels throughout the year. Here are some of the top trends we have seen.

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3 Crucial Things You Need on Your Product Labels

3 Crucial Things You Need on Your Product Labels

If you’re not sure where to start with your product labels, it is worth checking out our 3 crucial things you need to include on your product label.

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Process to Making Custom Labels

Making custom labels for your business is a great way to create a unique brand, differentiate yourself from your competitors, and make sure that all your products are easily identifiable. We've created this guide to help you through the process!

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The British Standards Institution – ISO Audit

We are pleased to let everyone know that the Label Solutions team have once again been audited and passed with flying colours.

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Tools your need to make your labels stand out

Tools You Need to Make Your Labels Stand Out

In today's competitive world, good packaging and labelling are more important than ever. In fact, a well-designed label can help your product stand out from the competition. Whether your company is a large manufacturer or a small business, you need your labels to stand out.   So how do you make sure that they do?

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Artwork Supply Help Sheet

No-one likes delays on their orders, so help us to help you by following these quick and simple tips on how to supply us with ‘print ready’ artwork. Should further explanation of these tips be needed, please contact one of our team who will be happy to talk you through, to help you achieve the best possible results.

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Iconic Brand Labels That Make Them Stand Out

Here we have a look at 5 of the most iconic brand labels. What makes them stand the test of time and shine on our shelves today.

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New Plastic Packaging Tax – What You Need to Know

Hopefully you have been made aware of the UK Government’s intention to introduce a new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). Which will come into affect on the 1st of April 2022.

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4 tips to reopen your small business safely

In all of my professional life and 20 years that I have owned and operated Label Solutions, there has never been a time when I felt the need to support the UK small businesses more.

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3 Factors To Consider When Designing Vape Labels

Create custom labels for your e-liquids and vape products that will stand out on the shelf. The team at Label Solutions offers their expertise to avoid mistakes when designing your vape labels and product range.

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4 simple steps to successfully apply bottle labels by hand

Before you order your bottle labels, it’s essential to consider how you plan to apply them. Explaining your application process to your label manufacturer early on will ensure that your labels are supplied in the best possible format

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New EU Label Requirements

As of 1 January 2021, food and beverage products exported from the UK have seen increased label requirements under Union harmonisation legislation.

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3 reasons to consider switching your label provider

Over the last few months, every business has taken the time to reflect on their operations and are finding ways to either streamline, bring out new products or service offerings, or sure-up their supply chain.

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