Are you looking for the top label printing companies in America?
As the wine industry continues to grow and new businesses take root, top label printing companies across the country are competing for the opportunity to produce your custom printed wine labels. Feel free to actually take a look at the leading 400 printing companies in 2015 here to get an idea of how many options are out there. As this decision can seem overwhelming considering those are just the companies at the top, we at Frontier Label want to help make that decision easier. To make sure you have a great custom label experience, we’ve put together a list of key characteristics below to look for when choosing a wine label printing company.
1.) Label Material
One of the most important things to note when choosing a wine label manufacturer is that you’re pleased with the label material you’re receiving. There is a wide variety of materials out there of varying quality that usually fall under the categories of paper, plastic, or vinyl. In the wine industry, some winemakers prefer a waterproof label to stand up against the moisture if the bottle is going to be chilled in ice. In that case, a standard paper material may not be your best option, but materials like plastic or vinyl, which are waterproof, might better suit your needs. If you’re set on the look and feel of unlaminated paper material, there are, however, options out there for you. Some specialty materials, such as Estate 4 paper and Estate 9 paper, fall in between and have what we call wet strength. This means that you get some resistance to liquid without forfeiting that unique look of an unlaminated paper label. Whichever company you choose to partner with, we recommend requesting samples of the products they offer and testing them for your specific application to make sure it performs as expected. You can request a Standard Sample Pack from Frontier Label here.
2.) Turnaround Time
From working with a broad range of customers over the past decade, there’s one question that’s always asked; ?How long will it take to get my labels? Nearly as important as the label itself, getting your labels in a timely manner sets the rest of your production up for success. Having your product sitting in your warehouse waiting to be labeled can be frustrating. As custom label production can vary widely, make sure the company you’re ordering from fits well into your timeline with a little wiggle room just in case of unforeseen delays. That being said, Frontier Label offers two types of processing times for your labels. Standard Processing is approximately three business days. Keep in mind that Standard Processing is not guaranteed to ship on the third day as production time can fluctuate depending on the volume of orders in our system and some selectable options that add days to production. The second processing time is our One-Day Guaranteed Processing. This expedited option will have your order ship out the same day if placed before 10 a.m. EST. As a note, there are still options that can add days to our expedited processing such as a printed proof or new custom die order. For more info on processing times please contact our Frontier Experience Team.
3.) Ease of Ordering
The third important characteristic in a label printing company is an easy ordering system. As winemakers, the last thing you want to be doing is leaving your work to figure out how to order labels on a complicated website. Even if you’re able to get the order placed, you may be unsure that you’re getting exactly what you’re needing or that you did it correctly. Look for a company that makes this process simple and easy so you can spend less time working on an order and more time doing what you love. We know time is a resource, and we want to help you spend it efficiently. Our user-friendly website and Live Pricing Tool is designed to walk you through an order step by step including how to put your order together, upload artwork, add to cart, and checkout. We even have a mobile version of our site allowing you to place a custom label order from the palm of your hand! If you have questions while using our Live Pricing Tool to place an order or to simply get a quote, please do reach out! We’d love to help walk you through the process.
4.) Customer Service
Finally, every customer wants to feel comfortable when entrusting their business to a new company. Your wine label sticker manufacturer should make themselves available to you and be a resource you can count on. When you have questions or if you’re not sure what the next step is, representatives should be standing by ready to work through it with you. Great customer service is not only crucial when unexpected issues arise but can be a viable resource at the onset of a project to avoid issues before they happen. Having access to a friendly customer service team will make all the difference in making the process run as smoothly as possible. Our Frontier Experience Team is available during regular business hours via phone, email, and our online chat service. Whether you have questions about any of the points made here or if you’d just like to discuss what your future order might look like, our team is eagerly waiting to help!
Keep these key business characteristics in mind when researching your custom wine label printer. Being able to count on each step of the process will improve your label ordering experience and get your business the great-looking labels it deserves!