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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?

Customer Highlight: Spoto Family Wines

We have the distinct privilege at Frontier to meet and interact with many dedicated, creative companies and small businesses. Not only do they inspire us as creatives and entrepreneurs, but they also challenge us to incorporate innovative methods to meet their label needs. Without these makers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. To show…
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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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Having Problems with Applying Labels for Lip Balm Tubes?

The weather is cold and people’s lips may be getting routinely chapped. The solution? Your awesome product! When applying labels to tubes of lip balm, or other curved surfaces with health and beauty products, the label will sometimes try to peel off. That is such a frustration and can cause more headaches than learning billing…
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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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