Nutrition Facts Label Changes: What They Are and What They Mean

What Has Changed and Why : In early May of 2016, the FDA released new regulations for the Nutrition Facts labels we are so used to seeing appear on a large portion of food and beverage packages. These new regulations are designed to highlight scientific information specific to various foods enjoyed by the American consumer. In addition…

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Why Flexo Uses 8 & 10 & 12 Color Presses?

Narrow Web Flexo printing has grown very fast in the last 20 years.  Many food and household items packaging is printed on narrow web presses (20” and under) that are as little as 4 colors to sometimes 12 colors.  So why so many color decks? Without going into too much detail regarding ink densities, spectrophotometer…

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How To Choose Different Types Of Label Adhesives

It’s a little known fact that every supplier to a label manufacturer has their own proprietary adhesives.  Label buyers should always keep in mind that label converters like Apogee purchase label stock with the adhesive already on the substrate. Did you ever notice that labels from one company or one product may stick better than…

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What Is A Barcode Or Thermal Printer?

We all recognize a barcode when we see one, but knowledge of the barcode or thermal printer behind that prints these barcodes is less common.  Think of the last time you purchased cold cuts from a local delicatessen or supermarket and saw the barcode label sealing the package, this label was printed on a barcode…

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Blank Label Options and Solutions

Apogee Industries provides blank labels to customers as a result of the large growth of thermal printers, laser printers (both monochrome and color), and now ink jet printing for both cut sheet and roll labels. With these printers, customers are able to print labels for their applications on their own; however the label selection is…

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Common Automatic Labeling Problems and Solutions

Automatic labeling systems may run into occasional problems. The labeler is typically the equipment that either fully automatically applies a label or semi-auto applies a label. A customer may have an issue where the label is not applying properly, which is typically either a problem with the label printer or the piece of application equipment.…

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