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Label experts writing about labels

It's actually a lot more interesting than it sounds. At the Frontier blog, we talk about trends in label production, cool new label innovations, label conventions… OK, are we the only ones getting excited here?

Summer Design Trends 2019

We finally made it through March, which is right in the middle of what we like to call our “busy season.” Lately, it seems like the past year has been our busy season, but in truth March proved to be a record month. Around springtime is when most makers start ordering labels for their summer…
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Complete Guide to Creating Custom Vape Liquid Labels

Something we at Frontier Label have noticed over the years is the massive rise in vape usage in the US. We love not only that people are sidestepping traditional cigarettes for a cleaner nicotine delivery system, but also that businesses big and small are trusting us to print their labels. The one thing that all…
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Now Hiring!

We have an opening in our Prepress Department! Prepress Artist: –Prepare customer artwork files for Press using the Adobe Creative Suite –Create and send both digital and physical proofs to the customer -Make necessary technical or creative adjustments to customer files -Review files in our Press software to ensure quality and accuracy -Communicate with the…
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How to Design Custom Clear Labels

If you’re looking to take your label game to the next level, you might want to consider going clear. Clear labels can do anything. They practically disappear when adhered to glass, giving your product a highly-coveted “no label” look, and they show off the product inside as well. We all know you have a great…
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Guidelines for Small Text on Custom Labels

The UPS truck just dropped off your first box of custom labels! Inside the box are hundreds of brand new labels that you spent hours designing, pouring over the color scheme, and listing each and every ingredient with meticulous dedication. You pop open the box and take out a roll of labels to admire your…
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Why Won't My Barcodes Scan?

F L A S H B A C K — You’re standing in a ridiculously long line of fresh-off-of-the-clock human beings. Walmart has one check-out lane open, and you just want to get home where Netflix and Velveeta instant mac-n-cheese are calling your name. But no! You and everyone else will have to bare a…
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Methods for Applying Your Labels by Hand

So you’ve finally got your labels! Now what? It’s time to start labeling your product! If your business is just starting out, you might be looking to apply your labels by hand instead of using a machine. Hand applied labels might seem intimidating at first, but it’s easier than you think. Follow the steps below…
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The History of Labels, Part 1: Fruit Crate Labels

  -Fruit crate label from the 1920’s, artist is unknown.-   Indomitable, robust, and knuckled with the last of bare-fisted fighting, the 1880s was a time brimming of savagery and brilliance. Coca-Cola had coke in it. Sheriff Wyatt Earp was a real guy gunning down outlaws at the O.K. Corral. The Brooklyn Bridge was built, but…
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Label Design Trends to Look For in 2019

-Photo courtesy of Pantone- 2019 is coming for us! Shake it off or embrace them, here are the trends we will be seeing more of in design. The colors will be tasty, the style will be unexpectedly smart, and the intention will be warm and personal.    Color Bright and bold are here to stay,…
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Labeling Your Boston Round Bottle

Did you know that glass is both a liquid and a solid? Yup. Molecularly, it’s both! And to make glass, you just need sand, liquid sand. If you heat sand hot enough, it melts, turns clear and cools into glass. So when you are holding a glass jar, you’re basically holding the beach…which is kind…
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