From Farmers’ Market to Supermarket

We love a good farmers’ market, and summer is prime time for these open-air affairs. Local growers and makers show up and peddle their wares to further fund their growing and making capabilities. Not only are they fun for quality minded shoppers, farmers’ markets spark local economic growth. That barbecue sauce, jam, coffee, or what-have-you (with its crafty hand-drawn label), is priced to move…and so the customer stocks up and everybody is happy. But, eventually, the end of the season comes and foot traffic isn’t readily available. How can local producers continue to sell their wares when they’re so reliant on the farmers’ market crowds? Read more

A Day in the Life of a Digital Label Printer

If you’re able to sit down with Phil, consider yourself lucky. He’s a busy guy, and he wears many hats. Having been with Blue Label for over four years, Phil’s official title is Systems Manager, but he’s also (unofficially) known as our Jack of All Trades and Fixer of All Problems. What do all of these titles mean? Let’s hear it from the man himself.

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What You Need to Know About Label Adhesives

The most important part of a label is what is underneath it, the adhesive. Underrated and often forgotten, beverage label adhesives will absolutely make or break your label. Dramatic? Maybe. Wrong? No way. We want to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into when it comes to customizing your beverage label, and that begins with the all-too-essential sticky stuff.

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5 Show-Stopping Custom Beer Cans (Just in Time for Summer)

Summer is around the corner, which means patio sessions and ice-cold cans of your favorite beer. These 5 show-stopping examples of beer packaging are summer-ready and totally Instagram-worthy. Check ‘em out!

Nothing says summer like a can of your favorite beer. But what makes a beer can label truly summer-ready? Here are five of our favorites to get you pumped for the summer sun.

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8 Steps to Great Label Design: Part 2

A while back, we talked about label design with a quality designer about the secrets behind her process. To add to the expert insight, we recently chatted with Jack Muldowney, a Chicago-based designer listed in our Designer Directory, who was gracious enough to share his thoughts on the subject. Here some of his secrets (eight, to be exact) to creating a great label design:

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