Covered! On-site Rebuilds for SATO Print Engines

  Our service option, Covered! for Print Engines, provides on-site replacement of worn parts on SATO print engines. This fixed price service plan includes parts, travel and labor. Printers covered by this plan inlcude the SATO S84-ex, S86-ex, 8485Se and S8408.   How Does Covered! Work? Covered! is an all-inclusive service plan for your SATO […]

Pressure Sensitive Label Adhesives

Much of a label’s effectiveness is due to its adhesive. An artful label designed to encourage a purchase or a heat-resistant label made for track and trace applications will fail miserably if it doesn’t stay where it belongs. Quality graphics and print, scratch or fade resistant coatings, and sturdy substrate materials are all important features […]

Labeling and Coding Solutions for the Wine Industry

The wine industry is faced with changing consumer preferences and demands. The wine connoisseurs of today require transparency, as well as traceability. They want access to information about the wine in order to compare prices, ingredients, and products. To accommodate this, some wine makes provide a detailed list of the ingredients used in the production […]

Labeling and Coding Solutions for Candy and Confections

Like many products in the food and beverage industries, the trend in candy and confection is towards reclosable bags, containers of bite-sized products, and a desire for innovative flavors and healthier ingredients.  As a result, confections and candy are packaged into different types of plastic materials in addition to the paper outer wrapper or box. […]

Decoding Nutrition Labels for Allergens

The FDA food allergen label law requires that food labels specify if they contain a top eight food allergen (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, crustacean shellfish). Some foods, however, are not covered by this labeling law, so you need to know how to read and decode the label for allergens.  The Food […]

Food Labels, Traceability, and the FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act  (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011, creating some of the largest changes to food safety in over 70 years. The new regulations in the FSMA affect the entire supply chain from farm-to-fork. The FSMA requires changes for most food retailers and gives consumers important tools to determine safe food. […]

Labeling and Coding for Logistics

Elements of a successful logistics systems are visibility into the supply chain, optimized processes that operate at a low cost, and consistent and timely receipt and shipping of inventory and product. How can you use labeling and coding to achieve a successful system? By implementing innovative labeling systems that keep your warehouse moving to reduce […]

Product Promotion

Promotional packaging is an effective marketing strategy to attract attention to your product using an incentive to persuade the consumer to make a purchase. Knowing your target customer is key to communicating your image and brand. Classic promotional methods include coupons, in-store promotions, discounts, and rebates. After you’ve developed your message and crafted your promotional […]

Labeling and Coding Solutions for Produce

Since produce is a highly perishable product, maintaining safe handling and extending its short shelf life is a challenge. Post-harvest yield loss costs growers, processors, retailers and consumers billions each year. Effective packaging increases shelf life and makes the product more appealing to consumers, while labeling and coding solutions meet the labeling requirements of the […]

Labeling and Coding Distilled Beverages

The distilled spirits market is crowded and competitive. With the introduction of new flavors and products, plus the growing craft distillery industry, your message can easily be lost in the crowd. In this business, labeling and coding are important for a number of reasons; marketing, authentication, and tracking are just a few. Your packaging plays […]