Your FDA Checklist for Personal Care and Beauty Product Packaging Requirements

All personal care and beauty products manufactured in the US or imported are monitored and regulated by the FDA. The FDA’s Fair Packaging and Labeling (FP&L) Act protects consumers from unsafe and deceptively packaged or labeled products by outlawing interstate commerce of adulterated or misbranded cosmetics. Producers of personal care and beauty products, including soap […]

Digital vs. Flexography: What is the right printing process for your labels?

“I don’t care if my labels come out of a cereal box, as long as they look as expected, perform properly, and meet my price point.” We’ve actually heard some customers and prospects say things similar to the above.  And this attitude does have some merit when you think about it. If the customer is […]

Supply Chain Challenges

Nearly every aspect of our lives has been affected by one or more supply chain issues recently. Whether it is the decrease in the supply of oil and it’s affect on gas prices, or the shortages of many consumer goods, we’re all aware of how interconnected the world has become. And it seems like every […]

Recycling: It’s not automatic.

Even though a package is labeled as “recyclable,” it doesn’t mean you can just toss it and forget it. You’re a consumer goods manufacturer, and you’ve invested time and effort into making sure yourproduct’s packaging is sustainable. For example, perhaps you’ve worked with a packaging supplierto develop a flexible package that can be recycled, and […]

Understanding the Total Applied Cost of Label Procurement

The traditional approach to purchasing product labels is to obtain price quotations from an approved vendor list, and then select the supplier with the lowest cost per thousand. Other factors such as timing and experience with the vendor might come into play, but generally the key determining factor is price per thousand.  It’s simple, straight […]

Pet Food Pouch Packaging Positivity

Trendy, user-friendly packaging is quickly taking over the pet food market! Increasing consumer demands are motivating the specialty pet food market to expand and diversify its packaging options.  As a result, pet food companies are saying “goodbye” to old style, multi-wall paper bags/metal packaging and saying “hello” to flexible plastic packaging solutions such as re-closeable […]

3 Ways Digital & Flexographic Printing Work Together to Save You Money

Cost-Effectiveness of Combining Flexographic and Digital Printing When it comes to choosing the best printing process for your label job, it can be confusing to know when to choose flexographic or digital printing. They both have pros and cons individually, but did you know that both processes can be utilized during the same product life […]

$ave Some Green with Flexible Packaging

Flexible packaging is taking over the shelves both in stores and at home and it’s pretty easy to see why. It’s quite economical to produce, easy to transport, and takes up less storage (as well as landfill) space when compared to many of the rigid packaging options out there. With consumers and brand owners alike […]

Medical Device Labels and the Impact of Branding

As new medical devices are introduced to the market in ever-increasing numbers, it also becomes increasing critical to have effective, concise, brand identity-oriented messaging on their labels and packaging.  Between sterile barrier issues, tamper indicating features, and FDA mandated label information, ensuring that the label and package both complement and advance a device manufacturers brand […]