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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?

Lighting wicks on fire: the story of Travis Troyer and Basik Candel Co.

The story of Travis Troyer begins long before my path crossed with his. He owns Basik Candle Co in San Francisco, which is a favorite city of mine. I’d like to think he was elbow deep in coconut wax, lighting match after match, measuring the scent throw of Mediterranean Fig Tree saying, “No, I think…

Making Your PDF Proof Work For You

What is a PDF Proof? A PDF or electronic proof is more than just a digital copy of your label.  Our prepress team takes time to prepare your files for press, making sure all fonts and images are in place, as well as double checking that the format of your label fits neatly within the…

What is Spot White Anyway?

Prime Time In the world of label printing, there are many different names for the same thing. You may have heard the terms “underprinting”, “base white”, or “underwhite.” In our neck of the woods, we call it “spot white.” In the simplest terms, spot white is a primer layer of white that is printed first–before…

Tips for Typography and Your Custom Label

When designing your custom label, the words all the way down to the letter are part of the look. Here are five easy tips for crushing the typography design game. Let’s dot our i’s and cross our t’s like champs! Consider the mood Words tell us what we need to know. They make us laugh…

We are 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…

Let’s Dive In to Waterproof Labels

Does your search for the right label material feel like a never ending game of Marco Polo? Do your labels fall apart at the mere suggestion of moisture?   Waterproof labels might be right for you.    Let’s Dive In….   From beer to shampoo to fancy ketchup, if your product comes into contact with…

I Am Black Vellum

Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the day we get to unveil our newest material addition, and it’s finally here! The newcomer is a suave specialty paper with a suave name: Black Vellum. We wanted to give the material a proper introduction, but decided we would let Black Vellum speak for itself. The floor…

Custom Stickers: Treat Yo Self!

Who doesn’t love stickers? Covering any surface you could find with those colorful, cute little shapes was probably a favorite childhood activity of yours, right up there with drawing on the walls. But these days, stickers are all grown up, and they aren’t just for kids anymore. They’re finding new canvases on the laptops of…

Meet Caroline McDonald, Frontier Design Superstar

Caroline McDonald, one of our rockstar pre-press artists, spends her days at Frontier making sure customers’ designs are pitch-perfect before going to print—and occasionally rocking out to Taylor Swift (or old episodes of “The Office”) while she does it. Caroline joined the Frontier team a little over a year ago after graduating from Clemson University…

Finding the Best Label Material for Your Product

How do you know what is the best label material for your product? This is an amazingly important question to ponder and also one that we get asked quite a bit. You gotta channel your former gumshoe self, back when Carmen Sandiego was your afternoon. Some light sleuthing will provide the answer. Let’s break it…
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