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"I just wanted to say thank you for all of your efforts in getting us the Syndion Labels so quickly. They look great! We should now be able to meet our deadline for the Defeat Autism Now conference…so thank you again!"
2017-04-21 09:00 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Throughout your label project process, you will hear the words “custom die”. A custom die is essentially a cookie cutter style tool that cuts through your printed material to create your custom label. This process is very particular as your die needs to cut through the label material, but stop short of cutting through the material backing or the liner. Dies can be made to your exact specifications, whether you need to add a tamper section to your cap label, or a main label in the shape of a sun.
Though custom dies do carry a fee, a unique shape can make all the difference when your product is competing for shelf space. Dion Label Printing also houses an impressive library of dies. If you’re looking for a shape that is not quite so specific, we may already have the perfect die in house.
Which direction will you go in for your label project? Contact us for a quote today!
2017-04-17 08:00 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)
Material and Adhesive Selection
Choosing a material for your label can be a confusing process; there are so many options! Here are a few factors to consider when choosing your label material:
Look: What look are you going for? A textured paper material can be used to create a high-end label look, or a more natural, organic look, depending on the label design. A metallic film is just as versatile, appropriate for applications from candles to nutraceutical products. There is no one size fits all material, adjustments will likely need to be made for each application.
Environment: Will your labels be exposed to an environment other than a retail shelf? Environment is a huge factor in material selection. If your product will be labeled or stored in an environment other than room temperature, this should be taken into account. There are materials and adhesives made for refrigeration and water resistance.
Product: Is your product a liquid or spray? Oils and sprays can drip on and eat away at some materials over time. There are specific materials we can suggest for maximum shelf life.
Container: What are your labels being applied to? Coated papers, glass, and plastic each have their own considerations and will interact differently with different materials and adhesives.
Imprinting & Writability: Some craft products, food and beverage, will write in their batch number. Some pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products will print their batch numbers and expiration dates on their labels as well. Depending on the material, some labels can be printed on directly. Others will need a specific coating to ensure the print doesn’t smudge.
We offer comprehensive sample packets, specifically tailored to your label project. Contact us today and we can help you narrow down the options!
2017-03-27 12:16 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)
Dion Label Printing offers a variety of specialty coatings, ranging from outdoor laminations to the more decorative prismatic effect. The prismatic effect is essentially a holographic finish that can be used as an integrated part of your artwork, as seen in the Mila label above. The colors in the coating will shift as your vantage point and light source shift. The prismatic effect can be used as an all-over coating or in select areas to enhance parts of your artwork. Markets that would benefit from this effect include wine & spirits, health & beauty, and candles.
Additionally, the prismatic effect be used as a security feature to prevent counterfeiting. This is especially helpful in the ski and recreation industry to avoid fraudulent ticket use.
Contact us for a sample packet today and see for yourself!
2017-03-09 09:44 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)
Dion Naturals - Hot Stamping
Hot stamping is a process in which foil is transferred to a material surface by a hot stamping die. The die is heated then sandwiches the foil into the material. This relatively simple process adds a decorative aspect to your label and can be incorporated into your label design as it has a sharp, crisp appearance. Hot stamping will create a slightly raised surface and depending on your varnish, a matte or gloss metallic finish. It can be applied to both smooth and textured materials, making it a highly versatile decorative option in the label printing world. In addition to using hot stamping as a decorative finish to create a high-end, luxury look, it can also be used as a security or anti-counterfeiting measure.
In house, we carry a variety of hot stamping colors including gold and silver foil. If you project requires a more specific color, you our team can assist picking out the perfect hot stamp foil.
You can find hot stamping on:
Are you interested in seeing some samples of hot stamping? Request a sample packet today!
2016-11-16 09:30 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)
This past week, the 98th annual New England Museum Association Conference took place in Mystic, Connecticut. Just over 50 companies exhibited at this intimate conference with over 800 attendees.
Dion Label Printing exhibited in booth #18 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa. Dion Label showcased their flexo and digital ticket and label printing capabilities, with a focus on their 45 years of experience in the admission, ski, and recreation industry. Dion Label will work with each client individually to ensure their custom ticket specifications are met, from the art to finishing process. Some specialized features they offer include: hot and cold foil stamping, clear fraud seals, black light features, sequential numbering and custom perforations.
If you are interested in seeing samples of ski, recreation and museum tickets, request a sample packet today!
2014-04-28 12:16 by Ashley (comments: 0)
Thirsty Watch packaging design
Remember when we blogged about the underwater watch pouch packaging where a waterproof watch was actually sold submerged in water? Packaging innovation is more than the design of a label or shrink sleeve, and it involves the entire delivery of a product from the outer packaging to the marketing campaign. One French watch brand was looking to release an exclusive collection of brightly colored time pieces and named their company Thirsty Watch. Each watch is surprisingly packaged in a drink bottle and marketed as being a specific “flavor” depending on the color. For example, in the image above, the green bottle is kiwi, the pink bottle is dragon fruit, and the yellow bottle is papaya.
The almost four year old company worked with French design firm, Agence K2, to design the bottled watch packaging shown above. Each white base container has a show through center circle revealing the vibrantly colored watch held within. The cap and base of the container match the color of the watch and minimal text is printed above and below the show through circle for a clean design. To finish off the container, a small hang tag is included around the bottles neck with an image of the fruit being mimicked such as an image of a kiwi on the top left container. Consumers can easily lift off the top section of the container (including the cap and white body) and remove it to gain access to the timepiece.
What other innovative packaging designs have you seen out of the market that we could feature? Leave us a comment today!