Field Report


  • Making the bottle fit the label

    Everyone's heard about how long the gestation period for an elephant is, right? Twenty-two months in case you've forgotten. Well, how about three companies beginning work on a label in 2007 for a prod…
    01.15.10

  • Shrink labels on probiotics

    PHD Probiotics come in colorful shrink labels produced digitally by Century Marketing, and feature an unusual dispensing cap developed in Sweden. G…
    11.16.09

  • Winning by a neck

    The neck hanger on Reggae Jam wine is printed on an HP Indigo digital press. Image is No. 1 in importance in our business," says Tommy Johnston, sales and marketing director…
    10.07.09

  • One label, many applications

    How do you satisfy different requirements for customers and still run an efficient operation? That is a question that Hub Labels answered for a large pharmaceutical and medical supply house, which ships out everything via mail order that a regular la…
    09.03.09

  • Labels for champion wines

    "I look at the labels on our wine bottles as silent salesmen," says Christopher Cornett, owner of CMD Marketing Communications and also the designer/marketing consultant for Casa Larga Vineyards, located in Fairport, NY, USA. Cornett is a believer in…
    07.07.09

  • The evolution of socks

    Recession bankruptcies bailouts Amidst all this, BBS Hosiery of West Carrollton, OH, USA, went headfirst against the odds and opened up its warehouse for sales of its Bamboo EcoSox directly to consumers in November 2008. Judging from the crowds at…
    05.08.09

  • The label is the messenger

    Nature's Gate of Chatsworth, CA, USA, began making its line of organic products some 30 years ago when the owners of a Venice Beach herb shop collected rainwater, added fresh herbs and made a shampoo that they gave to friends and customers. The produ…
    03.31.09

  • Extra-virgin shrink sleeves

    In the midst of a downward spiraling economy, one industry has been enjoying phenomenal growth by comparison. Annual sales of olive oil in the United States have grown 15 to 25 percent or more for ove…
    03.06.09

  • Gourmet labels on gourmet foods

    Labels for Norpaco, a Connecticut gourmet food manufacturer, are produced by Dion Label Printing of Massachusetts. Norpaco, a gourmet food manufacturer in New Britain, CT, USA, that speci…
    01.14.09

  • Business scents

    A selection of products from Brio Fragrance, featuring labels from S&K Label. What do you look for in a label supplier when your manufacturing business often consists of rush orders? Brio…
    11.13.08

  • The power of service

    Service with a capital 'S', that's what we get from Springfield Label and Tape," says Edith Burek, purchasing administrator for OnCore Marketing Systems of Springfield, MA, USA. OnCore is at the forefront of supply chain management and contract manuf…
    10.08.08

  • Saving lives, reducing costs

    The University of Kentucky's Chandler Medical Center, named after former Governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler, is a 473-bed facility and the only Level I Trauma Center in eastern and central Kentucky. The facility is also the only one in the region with a…
    08.21.08

  • Sweet, juicy and green

    When citrus shippers think green, the labels are part of the solution. W.G. Roe & Sons, one of the country's oldest citrus and juice suppliers, is leading the way into the "green" 21st Century with it…
    05.13.08

  • Wrap artist

    What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there especially if it's Xbrand Fluids energy drink with custom process color full-wrap sleeves. With a claim to fame as the "smallest minimum order" in the energy drink field a single case of 24 cans a…
    04.08.08

  • Hang it all

    Nioxin is a $40 million dollar hair care industry provider that sells a wide variety of hair cleansers, conditioners and treatments through professional salons. The goal of the company, as stated by founder Eva Graham, is to provide natural solutions…
    03.14.08

  • A diecutting challenge

    An innovative use of an 11" x 17" pressure sensitive label is featured in a new offering from Heartlites Inc. of Centerport, NY, USA. According to President Marcy Neumann, this is a personal development program called Create UR Mate. Neumann says Cre…
    01.15.08

  • Cool (and hot) labels

    American Thermal Instruments (ATI), of Dayton, OH, USA, has been in the business of manufacturing a wide range of temperature monitoring products since 1981. Included in its product offerings are reversible (liquid crystal) and irreversible temperatu…
    11.02.07

  • 'Exponential growth' in flexo label quality

    Rodney Strong Vineyards of Healdsburg, CA, USA, has been in business since the late 1950s and has been constantly evolving. According to John Leyden, vice president of packaging and distribution, a 37-year company veteran, the winery is currently pro…
    09.27.07

  • Millions and millions of wine labels

    Ever wonder how those rows of wine labels in your local market get to the shelves looking like newly minted $20 bills? And keep on looking fresh and crisp, even when they're highlighted by that "label killer" called fluorescent light? One person who…
    08.31.07

  • Shrink solution

    Decades before Euell Gibbons made the term "organic gardening" popular with his book Stalking the Wild Asparagus, H.G. Sanders was selling his Espoma Organic fertilizer in the northeastern United States. Production of this now immensely popular brand…
    06.28.07