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Frontier Label

Founded in 2004, Frontier Label is a 100% digital printer of self-adhesive labels and stickers. Our pressure sensitive labels are used in hundreds of applications worldwide, and our customers range from entrepreneurs launching their first product to Fortune 100 companies.

Our goal is to produce high-quality custom labels and stickers for every customer. Whether you need 500 or 5,000 labels, our customer service representatives will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Unique requests are met with enthusiasm, and we strive to make your ordering experience fun and easy. We know your focus is your business - let Frontier Label partner with you for your quick, cost-effective, and high quality custom labels and stickers.

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Are you looking to maximize value without sacrificing quality or time on your custom labels? Our Live Pricing Tool helps you optimize your order - simply adjust label size, total number of labels, shape, colors, and materials to fit your needs and your budget.

With our custom digital printing solution, we can help you avoid plate charges, print setup fees, and artwork setup fees. Multiple designs can be printed in a single order if they share the same size, shape, material, and laminate. And if you need assistance with your existing artwork, just let one of our customer service representatives know

We are a fast-growing leader in our industry, and we want to create the highest quality custom labels and stickers for you.

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This blog is all about labels and stickers.

The Value of Digital Printing

Custom printed labels on bars of soap.

If you don’t print digital, you are paying too much for short-run orders.

With digital printing, you can enhance your product for much less than traditional printing techniques. There are no plate fees, no setup fees and a very fast turnaround time.

1. We don’t use physical plates, so you can have as many colors and designs per order as you would like with a minimal fee per design for managing the file and putting it to press. We don’t have to store thousands of physical plates, taking up space, raising overhead and wasting materials that will eventually get thrown away. Our press electronically draws the images on-the-fly and can reuse its consumables for many different customers before having to replace them. This is better for our customers and better for the environment.

Traditional printing demands a physical printing plate per color you wish to print. That could be upwards of 8 pieces of material that are created for use on only one label or set of similar labels per design you order. No one else can use those plates. The plates are expensive and take time to create, adding cost and delay to your order. You may not be able to use them again if your design changes at all on any of those plates. You could end up paying hundreds of dollars per label design printed, per size printed. If you rebrand and your logo changes, you would have to order a new plate for every color that is involved, even if the rest of the label remains the same.

2. We don’t charge setup fees. We have a proofing fee and an additional design fee. If we spend the time to make you an electronic proof, we will compensate our time with a small fee of $10. If you have more than one design, say 6, in your order, you would pay $10 each for the 5 extra designs. Instead of paying for 24 setup fees of about $25 each and whatever proof fee traditional printers charge, you could pay $60 with Frontier Label.

Traditional printing has setup fees for each color plate you need to purchase as well. This is a fee that is above the cost of plate itself. It is for the time spend separating each color for the build and organizing them so that they can become plates. This process is less expensive than creating the physical plates, but with digital printing is unnecessary. This could be hundreds of dollars to get all of the colors separated and build into artwork with trapping included for the plates to be made.

3. We take about 3 business days. Depending on the options that you order with your labels, you could have them to you in less than a week. Our standard process is quick. We do, however have a quicker option. One business day turnaround. When standard orders are placed before 10am, we ship them out same day. Options that can affect turnaround time include proof approval (if ordered), color matching, custom dies or variable data printing. Even when added up, the options only reach to about 10 business days including our 3 day standard.

Traditional printing is a very slow process. It takes time to setup the art files. It takes time to order and create the plates. If it is not done in-house, the plates must be shipped to the printing house. It takes time to mix the ink colors and load them into the press so that you print the correct colors only. Once the press is made ready, and the job is run, it takes time for the inks to dry. Somehow, printing traditionally takes anywhere between 10 to 30 business days for most companies.

We would love to help you get your custom labels printed quickly and cost-effectively. If you have any questions, give us a call at 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.

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Graphic Design for Custom Labels

Custom Label Artwork

Let us help you put the finishing touches on your custom label artwork.

We have designers on staff that can help you make changes to your current designs, or help you design one from scratch.

If you need to make adjustments to your design, because of new FDA regulations or any other reason, we are more than happy to help.

We receive a lot of artwork from our customers that is ready to print, and well designed. Some times, we receive artwork that needs some help from a professional designer. Our in-house designers have received degrees in fine art and graphic design. They have a keen eye for balance, unity and use of typefaces. They can help transform an ordinary label design or a template style design into a truly custom piece to better express your product or event.

We love helping people maximize the potential of their product by elevating the packaging. Our design services are especially handy for people who are unfamiliar with design programs on computers, or who have a hard time executing a vision in their head.

If you need any help with your orders, give us a call at 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.

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Custom Foil Labels

Automotive Additive with Custom Labels

We don’t limit you to a handful of foil options. Choose any color you want.

Because of our digital printing technology and the metallic materials we use, you can turn any color you want into a foil look. We are constantly looking for ways to leverage our machines and capabilities to bring extra value to your custom labels and stickers.

Our semi-transparent inks will allow the natural color of whatever material upon which they are printed to shine through. Normally, we would print white ink behind portions of the artwork that you don’t wish to look like the material. But in the case of our metallic paper or plastic, you may want portions to look like foil.

When you order a metallic material, you can specify in your artwork where you would like to print white ink and where you would like the metallic areas to be. We ask that when you set up your artwork file, please include a layer or spot channel with 100% magenta in all of the places where white ink should print behind your artwork to make it opaque.

Custom Label for a Surf Wax

The effect of foil on your custom label can be quite stunning. If you choose not to back areas of your artwork with white ink and use a gloss laminate, it can look great, unless they are low percentage colors (CMYK values under about 20%). It can be further enhanced by choosing to use matte laminate for areas with low percentage colors like in the surf wax product image above. The low percentages in the gold color build and the black ink used in the waves really stand out.

If you have questions about how to set up your artwork with a white ink layer, or any other questions, give us a call at 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.

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Indie Craft Parade

We are very excited to be helping sponsor the Indie Craft Parade this year.

In March, we had the privilege of partnering with these fine folks for the event called Makers Summit. It was incredible, so we were really excited to get involved again for this fun community event.

Talented artisans around the Southeast submit examples of their craft to a jury of peers for admittance as a vendor at the event.

Last year, around 6500 people attended the event, held in downtown Greenville, SC. This is a great chance for both the vendors and the public to become acquainted with each other.

Here is a video of last year’s event.

Indie Craft Parade 2013 from Traveling Storytellers on Vimeo.

We hope that you will be able to join us this year!

Custom Milk Jug Labels

Dairy farm in black and white except for red barn.

Not enough people talk about “farm-to-fridge” when it comes to quality foods.

If you are in the business of raising and caring for dairy cattle, we have a label for you. For all of the time and effort that you put into your business, you should treat your end product to some custom attention and packaging.

The dairy section of the grocery store or the local farmers’ market are no different than any other section when it comes to packaging theory. If you want to sell your product, the package is often your best and last salesman, according to Marty Neumeier.

We would love to help you take your milk or dairy packaging to the next level. Specifically, we have a custom label size that is perfect for half gallon milk jugs.

Custom Milk Jug Label

You can click on the image above for a quote for this exact label. It is a 2.625″ x 4.125″ rectangle with rounded corners. Our default round is 0.125″. With a white plastic material, it is great for use in environments that change temperature and moisture levels, such as going in and out of the fridge.

With our digital press, you can print all of the skus for your dairy product at once to save time and money.

If you have any questions, or would like some help with your quote, give us a call at 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.

September 2014 Discount Code

The heat is dissipating from this Summer, and so is the pressure of purchasing incredible custom labels this month.

We value our customers and want to help first time customers with a break in the price of an order.

Enjoy $25 off of your first order this month when you enter the following code on the Address and Payment information page.

Discount Code: 136530

If you need help with placing your order or have any other questions, give us a call at 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.

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Free Reading for All

by Cara Harris

Small Free Library

This month we installed a free neighborhood library to promote literacy and reading for all ages. The community library is a concept that has been growing for the last 5 years or so. This type of library is basically a glorified birdhouse installed outdoors where books are donated and free for the taking. This being my first-ever wood working project, the Frontier team came together to help me figure out things like wood filler and windows. We worked together to build a beautiful library (including a plexiglass door—thanks to one of our Frontier convertors, Kilton!) and donate books that are now available to one of our local communities. The finishing touch? A custom sticker of course! The clear plastic window sticker explains that all books are free for the taking (thanks to one of our printing staff, Caleb, for making that happen).

Custom printed label on the door of a small library

Frontier actively seeks out ways to give back to our amazing community. What are some ways that you’ve been able to be involved in your community? If you have a free community library or have any tips for us with ours, give us a shout!

Custom Coffee Labels

A custom bumper sticker for a coffee roaster.

A high quality custom coffee label or sticker can elevate your brand.

A local roaster worked with us to product the bumper sticker that you see above. It is on a clear vinyl material with a UV laminate. It has an incredible design and helps Due South get their brand seen outside of their location in a repurposed textile mill in Taylors, SC.

We have had the pleasure to work with many different coffee roasters and retail locations over the years. We understand that quick turnaround, ability to diversify designs at a low cost, and reliability for applying them by hand or machine really matters.

Custom Coffee Bag Label

Another of our customers is Black Rock Coffee Bar, a great company out of Oregon and Washington state. They matched their bag’s flat black look with an incredible matte label made to look like it is a burlap coffee bean sack. Because of our digital press, they are able to have fine detail in the pattern in the background of the label. These guys have a rock star attitude and it comes across in their packaging.

We have many great materials and interesting sizes and shapes for elevating your coffee packaging. You can even order a custom size or shape if we don’t have what you are looking for, currently.

Let us know if you have a special request or a tricky project, we love a challenge. Give us a call at 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page, and let us help you get started with your very own high quality custom labels.

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Budget Friendly Custom Labels & Stickers

Looking for budget friendly custom labels?

For startups and entrepreneurs, budgets can be both a friend and an enemy.

We like to shake hands with your budget. We don’t know anyone with stacks of cash laying around. You probably don’t either. (If you do, they have probably made you an offer you can’t refuse.)

As a digital printer of custom labels and stickers, we don’t have to charge silly fees. There are no plate fees. There are no setup fees. We don’t need them and neither do you.

We also have no minimums.

You can order 1 label. It may not be a cheap 1, but you can do it. We have a low startup cost, and we recommend starting at about 500 labels so that your price per label is reasonable. The more labels you order, the lower your price per label.

We don’t have price breaks, either. We don’t make you order 400% of the quantity that you need in order to see savings. You can place an order for any number you want (that is a positive, rational integer). When the cost to make that quantity goes down, your price goes down.

Our pricing is growth oriented. Small price hurdles early on, and as the order size grows and the price hurdle increases accordinglycreating a better price per label. We want to help you get on the shelf with the least amount of barrier as possible. This is one way that we try and look out for our customers. We know it can be difficult to get a high quality product for a low price, so we try to make that easier without sacrificing excellence.

Let us know how we can help you get started with custom labeling for your product or event. Just give us a cal at 877-277-4682 or click the “Live Chat” link at  the bottom of this page.

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Custom Bottle Labels

Custom labels on 4 beer bottles

Do you have a beer bottle that needs a custom label?

To make the most of your product’s packaging, you need to put time and money into how it is presented. What size and shape should the bottle be? Will it have direct printing on it, or will it have a custom label to vary the appearance and texture?

We recommend a label, which probably does not shock you. Having a custom label means that you can vary your package decoration to create different effects, without having to vary the package itself. This can save you money and time, especially with our digital printing technology.

We would be happy to help you get the exact custom label that you need. With over 1400 sizes in stock, we can provide almost anything you want.

If you want a more high-end feel for your bottle labels, try our Estate® materials used in the photo above. They are a thick paper based stock with a laid finish for some great texture. This material has “wet strength” to hold up when submerged in an ice bucket or put in a cooler.

For a more economical option, try our white paper. It goes well on bottles of all types that will not have a lot of moisture contact. It is our most economical option, and paired with the gloss laminate, provides some excellent looking custom labeling. This material is great for finished mason jars that will be stored in a pantry.

Bottles with custom labels.

Our ultra clear plastic is an amazing option for bottles that want to show off their contents, like in the photo above. This material is our most transparent and looks amazing on  beverage bottles of all types. Ultra clear plastic works best with a gloss laminate to help accentuate the transparency.

We would love to help you with any custom bottle labels that you might need. If you need design help, we can lend a hand with getting your artwork ready for print.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to give us a call at 877-277-4682 or by clicking the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.

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