Private label branding is where a line of products or brand is available exclusively to the customers of a specific store or chain of stores, instead of being sold publicly by the manufacturer through many different distributors and retailers. The retailer offering this private label may or may not be the manufacturer. The history of…Read More
Visit Apogee Industries at Pack Expo East, Booth #1920
Apogee Industries will be exhibiting at Pack Expo East from April 16-18, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Stop in and visit us in booth #1920 to meet our team and learn more about our label solutions.Read More
What Are: Booklet Labels, Instant Redeemable Coupons and Extended Coupon Labels?
If you look at the title of this post and have no idea what any of those types of labels look like, do not fear for you have probably touched, seen, opened or have come across all of these labels when purchasing various items. These labels are commonly found on many different products in grocery…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Everything Barcodes: Barcodes, Barcode Labels, and Barcode Label Printers
Barcodes have come a long way from a simple UPC (Universal Product Code), invented in the 1960s. The adoption of the Universal Product Code, on April 3, 1973, transformed bar codes from a technological curiosity into a business juggernaut. At that time, everything was run through the register by hand. Fast forward in time and…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More