HP Indigo digital printing press for variable data printing.

Advantages and Uses of Variable Printing for Labels

You don’t need to personally meet your customers to give them a personalized product experience. Thanks to digital printing technology, your product label can do that for you.

Variable data printing allows businesses to customize and personalize their labels through digital printing. Back in 2013, Coca-Cola started a personalized brand campaign in which it printed “nearly 800 million personalized bottle labels for the campaign, using more than 10,000 names, in more than 10 languages and five alphabets.” In 2016, Diet Coke launched the “It’s Mine” campaign, in which every single 12-ounce glass bottle label featured a different design.

While Coca-Cola had a lot of success with their campaigns, you don’t need to be a massive company to leverage the benefits of variable printing. All it takes are a few ideas and a digital printing company with the technology to make it happen.
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Bottle labels printed for a distillery.

Bottle Label Printing Considerations for Distilleries

No spirits bottle deserves a boring label. Distilleries live and die on the success of their products, and labels give you a chance to tell your story and give consumers a sense about the quality and personality of your products within a few seconds, whether they’re in the store shelf or behind the bar.

Of course, great designs don’t automatically translate into a great spirits labels for distilleries. There are many parts of the bottle label printing process that can factor into the end result, whether it’s a special printing capability or a challenge with the bottle itself. Here are a few factors you should consider when your distillery needs a new bottle label.
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Waterproof labels in an ice bucket.

Considerations for Waterproof Labels

After investing time and money to create great labels for your products, it would be a shame for them to peel off. Certain products are destined to encounter moisture, whether they sit in a cooler, sweat after being refrigerated, or encounter water during the application process. While not all labeling plays well with water, there are ways to allow labels to stay strong and look great even after they’ve been exposed to moisture. Here’s what you should consider when investing in waterproof labels.
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Embossed labels for distilleries and spirits.

What are Embossed Labels?

Who doesn’t want their labels to stand out on the shelf? The aesthetic appeal of a label plays a crucial part in whether people will purchase your product. Fortunately, embossing is one printing method that can make your labels stand out, both figuratively and literally.

Label embossing is a special technique that presses specific designs into your labels, thus making them actually “stand out” from the typical flat label surface. This capability is a popular feature for a variety of products, such as wine labelshealth and beauty labels, and other options.
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Digital printing company that uses a vairety of label adhesives.

What to Consider When Selecting a Pressure Sensitive Label Adhesive

A container and a label each play pivotal roles in selling your product, but the adhesive is literally the glue that holds it all together. However, there really isn’t one standard option. There are many different types of label adhesives, and each of them can offer certain advantages and drawbacks.

There are many different factors that can help you determine which type of adhesive would be best for your pressure sensitive labels, such as environmental and material concerns. Here are some things you should consider when choosing which adhesive would be best-suited for your label’s needs.
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A digital label printing company that uses different types of label adhesives.

The Types of Pressure Sensitive Label Adhesives

When people think about labels, they often consider what goes on the front. A great design is critical, but it won’t do much good without a good adhesive on the back.

Adhesives for pressure sensitive labels are generally soft, viscous substances that are sticky to the touch. As you’d expect, these adhesives are applied to a surface—in this instance, a label material (paper, polypropelene, vinyl, etc.)—which will then adhere to the surface after pressure is applied, causing the label to stick to its intended container.

There are a variety of factors that can differentiate label adhesives. These include what it’s made of, how it’s applied, and if it’s permanent or removable.
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Digital labels from a digital printing company.

The Advantages of Digital Label Printing for Small Businesses

A good label plays a key part in promoting your product. Digital label printing allows small and startup businesses to enjoy the same level of quality as big corporations, even if they don’t want or need to order labels in huge quantities.

Zeroing in on the right number of labels for your business instead of over-ordering can provide you with several attractive benefits. Here are three ways that picking and choosing your order size through a digital label printing company can make sense for your business.
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Man looking over beer bottle label design.

Designing Beer Labels: Other Design Considerations

Sizing and color selection are two critical parts of label design, but there are several other factors that can impact how you design beer bottle labels and beer can labels. Elements such as custom shapes, mandatory information, and label adhesives are all important to the success of a label. Here’s what you should consider about these features when you design your beer labels.
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Image of a beer bottle label design.

Designing Beer Labels: Sizing and Dimensions

A good beer label design needs a proper canvas. When it comes to beer bottle labels, that canvas only affords you a few square inches of space, so it’s crucial that you know what dimensions you’ll work with for your next masterpiece.

The overall size and dimensions of your bottle or can label depends on a few key factors. Once you identify what you have to work with, you can create a canvas that will hold your new beer label design.
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