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Steven Label publishes guide

July 19, 2005

Steven Label publishes guide
to label engineering
Steven Label, of Santa Fe Springs, CA, a custom manufacturer and distributor of labels, has announced the publication of “Label Engineering Principles and Guidelines.”
“Over 50 percent of defects in label manufacturing are the result of engineering errors made prior to manufacture,” says Steve Stong, president of Steven Label. “Most of these defects result from failure to account for important engineering requirements during design. These unknown requirements are the ‘Achilles heel’ of the label business. This manual is dedicated to helping engineers avoid these pitfalls.”
Contents of the 16-page manual include guidelines for selecting materials and adhesives, based on temperature requirements, thickness, the surface energy of the material receiving the label, and other important criteria. There are directions for properly blueprinting label specifications, as well as a glossary of terms. The book includes a checklist of the “15 most common engineering errors” made during label design, as well as guidelines on how to avoid them. Finally, there are guidelines for selecting presses, selecting the right software to create art, and directions for the creation of the art used to print labels.
“Label Engineering Principles and Guidelines” is available at no charge by contacting Steven Label at 800-752-4968; e-mail
Steven Label was founded in 1954. Its products include overlays, nameplates, roll labels, barcode, variable data and serialized labels, medical products, UL/CSA approved labeling, membrane switches, and more.