AstroNova had the pleasure of visiting CJ’s Unique Boutique in June to interview them for a video. We got to meet everyone behind the brand, see their extensive line of scented and unscented “BUTTer” products, and watch their Kiaro! label printer (also known as “Kiki” around their office) in action.
Check out the video for yourself, and see just how CJ’s creates its own beautiful cosmetic labels!
Have you ever tried every product imaginable to find a solution to your problem? CJ Miller has.
She was simply trying to find a product to cure her son’s terrible diaper rash, but nothing worked. So, she decided to take matters into her own hands and stood over her stove until she created her own diaper cream to help relieve her son.
CJ’s Unique Boutique, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has been producing its all-natural BUTTer since 2008. CJ and her husband Mark Miller, CEO of CJ’s Unique Boutique, use only the finest, all-natural ingredients in their products. Except now, they are no longer limited to diaper cream – but also offer lotions, body sprays, lip balms, and bug spray, among many other products.
Their company grew so fast that in no time they went from their kitchen to a fully equipped facility in the city. Last year, CJ stood in her new production facility, with hundreds of bottles, tubes, and tubs surrounding her. Although she had expanded far beyond her original kitchen, she knew that there was one big component missing from her amazing products: an equally amazing label.
So, what did CJ do? She brought on the Kiaro! inkjet label printer (now the QL-120X).
As their business grew, so had the demand for labels. CJ and Mark realized that they needed a label printer capable of meeting their high standards and complementing their wonderful products.
The importance of packaging and labeling is just one of the lessons that CJ and Mark have learned since starting their business.
Because CJ’s has so many products and over 30 fragrance options, they needed to find a label printer capable of printing cosmetics labels in large batch volumes, in a variety of sizes, in any color, and with astonishing detail. The durable, quality labels that the Kiaro! produced for CJ’s was everything that the company was searching for.
Ryan Flynt, Webmaster and Social Media Coordinator at CJ’s works with the Kiaro! often. So often, in fact, that he even began calling his Kiaro! by the affectionate nickname of “Kiki.” Ryan designs the label artwork, prints labels daily, and handles everything concerning his label printer, Kiki.
Ryan loves his Kiaro! and says that “It’s a cost-effective time-saving printer. It creates excellent quality labels for our packaging, and I couldn’t be happier.”
As the Kiaro! prints quickly (at 1200 dpi) it never fails to print beautifully, without any wasted labels. The Kiaro! has saved CJ’s a great amount of time and money, especially because of their need for moisture-resistant and scratch-resistant labels that look great no matter what they may encounter.
After CJ’s began printing their own labels for each of their products, Heather Hodge, general manager of CJ’s Unique Boutique, immediately noticed a difference in the durability and overall look of their labels. The Kiaro! labels don’t wash off CJ’s products when wet, don’t scratch off, and stay intact throughout daily travel and wear and tear. “We no longer have people calling and saying I think this might have been your product- can you help me try and figure it out?” Heather said.
Hodge said that one of the best qualities of the Kiaro! is how simple it is to use. The software is easy to learn, and any adjustments are easy to make. Training staff members is a breeze, according to Flynt. “It doesn’t take a long time even to show someone how to load the labels into the printer,” Webmaster Flynt said.
“If time is money, and you want to spend less time working with what needs to get produced,” Flynt said, “this is the printer for you.”
If you would like to check out CJ’s products and try some BUTTer yourself, visit CJ’s Unique Boutique’s website!
For any direct questions or inquiries about CJ’s and their products, you may contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We had an excellent experience visiting CJ’s Unique Boutique and look forward to seeing all of their coming success!