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Is an In-House Label Printer Right for Your Business?
Is an In-House Label Printer Right for Your Business?

There are many reasons to bring label printing and production in-house. Consider these 5 questions to determine if in-house labeling is the right solution for your business.

How V-Shapes Uses AstroNova’s TrojanLabel® T2 Label Press
How V-Shapes Uses AstroNova’s TrojanLabel® T2 Label Press

V-Shapes® is the creator of innovative unit-dose packaging sachets and the machinery to produce them. V-Shapes sachets are a brand-new way to safely, affordably, and sustainably pack products in unique single-dose packaging that can be opened in a single gesture using one hand, ranging from hand sanitizer to honey and more.

Effortlessly Design, Manage, and Print Your Labels In-House
Effortlessly Design, Manage, and Print Your Labels In-House

In the labeling industry, it’s no secret that having in-house labeling software can improve efficiency, saving time and money by effortlessly managing the combination of artwork and data that make up a label file.

Create a Valuable Customer Experience Guaranteed to Build Brand Loyalty
Create a Valuable Customer Experience Guaranteed to Build Brand Loyalty

Everyone loves to receive and open a package. Regardless of age, the anticipation someone feels when their package arrives and it's time to dig in is a universal feeling. Now more than ever, with saturated markets and ever-changing marketing tactics, brands are fighting to find ways to stand out from the crowd, build brand loyalty, and satisfy current customers.

Useful Packaging & Labeling Industry Terminology
Useful Packaging & Labeling Industry Terminology

The world of packaging & labeling is quite complicated and can be littered with complex terms and legalese. The origins of the USA’s current regulatory framework can be traced back to the Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation (UPLR) that was first adopted in 1952. The UPLR requires that consumer packaging bear a label specifying the following:

Is Your Labeling Process Inefficient & Costly?
Is Your Labeling Process Inefficient & Costly?

The labeling process can be timely, expensive, and cumbersome – but it doesn’t have to be. Like with anything, the more you understand about the labeling process, the more you can work on integrating efficiencies.

How to Find a Tabletop Label Printer That Fits Your Needs
How to Find a Tabletop Label Printer That Fits Your Needs

Once you’re aware of the different printing technologies and the pros and cons each one offers, here are some helpful tips for identifying which tabletop label printer fits your application needs.

Which Printing Technology is Right for You?
Which Printing Technology is Right for You?

While no single printing technology is perfect for all applications, it’s important to understand your specific application and the unique challenges it presents. From there, you can find the best printing solution specific to your needs. There are a variety of printing technologies on the market today, but which one is the best fit for your business or personal needs?

Top 10 Benefits of Printing Labels In-House
Top 10 Benefits of Printing Labels In-House

It’s no secret that printing labels in-house offers businesses a breadth of benefits and has become an integral part of a company’s packaging production process. Today, thousands of manufacturers, processors, and retailers around the world are increasing their sales revenue and profit margins by producing their own color labels in their factories and offices.

7 Tips for Evaluating a Color Label Printer
7 Tips for Evaluating a Color Label Printer

While there is undoubtedly a breadth of benefits labeling in-house and on-demand provides, there are several factors to consider before making a decision. Considering label printing systems for your business is more complicated than evaluating a standard at-home desktop printer.

Best Practices for Cleaning Your Label Printer
Best Practices for Cleaning Your Label Printer

At AstroNova, we understand right now with current events, depending on the industry, keeping up with demands may be more critical than ever. As part of AstroNova's commitment to our customers in maintaining a safe and hygienic workplace, we've provided an outline that includes recommended disinfection materials and procedures you may find helpful when cleaning your printer.

Not Your Average Licorice, Not Your Average Label Printer
Not Your Average Licorice, Not Your Average Label Printer

During a trip to Denmark, AstroNova met with luxury licorice company Lakrids by Bülow to see how they print quality, high-end labels to complement their brand.

Domaine De Baudry Prints Marmalade & Confectionery Labels In-House
Domaine De Baudry Prints Marmalade & Confectionery Labels In-House

Local French favorite confectionery, Domaine De Baudry, uses a QuickLabel® QL-300 to efficiently print premium, high-quality confectionery labels on-site. In the quaint town of Saint-Hilaire de Pionsat, located in the heart of the Auvergne region, in a scenic, charming village, you’ll find Domain De Baudry.

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Printing Prepared Food Labels In-House
Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Printing Prepared Food Labels In-House

Many companies outsource their product labels to save on costs and maintain production efficiency. But when you break it down, is outsourcing really the most efficient route? Depending on your business size and needs, it could be more beneficial printing prepared food labels in-house. Here are the top four reasons why taking label production in-house can be the better option:

4 Reasons Why You Should Be Making Your Own Food & Beverage Labels
4 Reasons Why You Should Be Making Your Own Food & Beverage Labels

Many companies outsource their product labels to save financially and produce efficiently. But is outsourcing really the most efficient route? For small to medium-sized business owners, outsourcing is not always the best solution. Depending on your business size and needs, you may be better off making your own food & beverage labels in-house.

Jody’s Popcorn Labels POP!
Jody’s Popcorn Labels POP!

In Virginia Beach, Jody’s Popcorn sells freshly made, caramel-coated, chocolate drizzled and savory popcorn snacks. With their unique line of product flavors, they rely on their Kiaro! label printer (our updated printer is the QL-120X) to produce the famous popcorn labels that pop!

Amoretti Prints Beautiful Gourmet Food Labels
Amoretti Prints Beautiful Gourmet Food Labels

In Oxnard, California, just a short drive north along the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles, is Amoretti, one of the country's premier makers of gourmet ingredients and high-end flavors. How Amoretti perfects their high-end flavors so perfectly is a secret, known to only a select few who work in their kitchens. How they package those products at a professional level is a different story: they use the QuickLabel printer.

O&H Danish Bakery Adds to Their Sweet Success
O&H Danish Bakery Adds to Their Sweet Success

AstroNova visited O&H Danish Bakery in Racine, Wisconsin. This family bakery is a tradition in the area, and all over the world. Their most well-known product is the traditional Danish kringle. This labor-intensive flakey buttery pastry with delicious filling is popular not only in all of their Racine retail locations but also all over the world.  O&H ships their melt-in-your-mouth kringles globally.

La Crema Coffee’s Prints Artistic Coffee Labels
La Crema Coffee’s Prints Artistic Coffee Labels

As I walked through the front doors of the pink and green painted building, I was enveloped in the smell of butterscotch, vanilla, and caramel coffee. This heavenly scent is otherwise known as freshly brewed Grumpy Grog from La Crema Coffee Company. One look at the colorful coffee labels and bright green packaging and I was sold.

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