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:
We hate to nag, but when it comes to custom beer labels, there are factors to consider. Are we properly representing our brand? Are we giving our product optimum visibility? Do our bottles sing louder than their neighbors? Are we following all the legal requirements? (Yep, those exist.) These simple do’s and don’ts will help you stay on point.
As we all know, commitment can be intimidating. No one likes being stuck in a bad relationship, and a partnership with the wrong label company is a lot of time and money invested with very little room for moving and shaking. Over time, minds change, budgets shift, and art varies, so flexibility is key. You need a low-cost, low-maintenance printing option with maximum benefits. Short run labels are a forever kind of love, and a major plus in the world of ever-improving products, expanding product lines, and rapidly changing business plans. They save you money. They save you time. And they give you complete control of quality (and quantity).
Give your product a finely crafted, premium flair with custom embossed labels from Blue Label Digital. Our HP Indigo WS6600 and WS6800 digital presses allow us to print the highest quality labels in the industry without sluggish turn around times. Our top of the line ABG finishing lines allow us to add hot foil stamping, spot varnishes, and, of course, embossing. So why is embossing with Blue Label is such a game changer? Let us explain.
When it comes to beer, everyone has a favorite. But what does it take for you to step out of your norm and try something new? A recommendation from a friend? A discounted price? Science says it’s all in the label. In fact, there is a heavy correlation between your fixation duration and product selection when it comes to beer. So how do you make your label stand out? That’s where Blue Label comes in.
Whether it be labels for beer, ejuice or salsa, producing a custom product label is a complex process. From file errors to material mistakes to winding the labels the wrong direction, each project requires an extreme attention to detail. Blue Label’s process ensures your satisfaction the first time. We are dedicated to doing the job right, and doing it fast. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the steps required to efficiently produce high quality custom labels.
Before a label can be produced, before it can be priced, and before the artwork is drawn, it has to be designed. What does that mean? It means the correct materials must be selected. It means the shape of the label has to be determined, options like hot foil stamping and embossing have to be evaluated, and a slew of other decisions must be made. At first it seems overwhelming, and it is. There are myriad options when it comes to labeling your product, never mind deciding on the packaging format in general. So how do you evaluate your options? How can you be sure you’re getting the best possible bang for your buck? Make sure you have the right digital printer.
Your appetite for a certain food or drink probably starts before you even smell or taste it. A high quality, well-designed label can make that product as irresistible to the eyes as it is to the mouth. So what goes into great packaging design? We’ve compiled some of the most enticing custom food and beverage labels we’ve printed to help answer that.
When it comes to your product’s labels, quality comes first. So while digital printing tends to be less expensive than the offset or traditional printing for small to mid-sized projects, that does not necessarily mean digital is “cheaper”. Can you really “afford” to execute the entire label making and printing process digitally? Absolutely. In fact, it will pay off.
Beer labels, crowler cans, and wine bottles, oh my! Standing out amongst the competition is an art in itself. Conveying your brand’s message while grabbing your consumer’s attention can be tricky. Specialties like hot foil stamping and embossing certainly catch the eye, but nothing competes with an amazing original design combined with quality label printing. Check out some of our favorites below.
Blue Label Digital Printing
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High Quality Digital Labels
Blue Label Digital Printing is a label printing company specializing in custom label manufacturing for beer, wine, specialty foods, spirits, health and beauty, ejuice and more. Our HP Indigo Digital Presses give us the ability to run small and large batches with three to five business day turn around times.