Labeltronix Celebrates 20 Years as Southern California’s Labeling Leader

Labeltronix, Southern California’s leading producer of high quality wine, food and consumer product labels, and supplier of on-demand label printers and supplies, celebrates its 20th year in business this month.

The company—which has grown at an annualized rate of 30% in recent years—stakes its reputation on having the highest quality printing in the industry, helping its clients advance their brands, and being an innovator.

To become an industry leader, Labeltronix relies on creativity. Originators of Lean Labeling, Labeltronix has developed a new and innovative way to cost effectively produce top quality labels. This innovative process has proven to give customers a profound payback. Labeltronix also developed “high definition flexo” color printing, a technology that produces photo-quality labels with color producing a “real-life” look—an innovation that comes at no extra cost to the customer. Last year, the company also rolled out its own labeling materials, Arctic Shield and Midnight Vellum.

Founded in Orange, CA by Dan Blair and Eric Shepard, Labeltronix began by selling printers and labeling supplies. Ten years ago, the company bought its first printing press—a bold move to enter the market and compete with printers that have been in the business for 30 to 50 years.

As Labeltronix expanded, it outgrew the Orange facility and relocated in 2011 to a new 50,000-square-foot headquarters not far from Disneyland and Angel stadium. The Labeltronix building is strategically designed to make the labeling process run smoothly, and to inspire creativity among those who visit it for tours or educational seminars on printing and branding.

“We started from scratch. This month will be another record month in manufacturing—a real milestone. Every one of our labels is custom, high-quality and requires fine printing, so great effort and care goes into making them,” says John Trail, Labeltronix president and partner with Shepard and Blair.

Indeed, quality is number one at Labeltronix, which has been a “gold” award winner in the international Flexographic Technical Association awards annually for the past five years. In 2010, Labeltronix earned its ISO 9001:2008 certification, a quality standard designation that it continues to uphold annually.

Labeltronix distinguishes itself by partnering with clients to make them more profitable. “We find Labeltronix to be a teammate, a problem-solver,” says Dennis Stroud, partner and vice president at Plata Wine Partners, a Labeltronix client that produces 50 brands each year. “Some of our label requirements are very, very complex and difficult, but Labeltronix is always up to the task. And that Lean Labeling concept; they practice it, they don’t just preach it.”

“Labeltronix quickly responds to manufacturing outages with experienced personnel to get the job done right. They care about our business relationship and continue to strive for excellence,” says Frank Aloisi, global operations desktop manager at Abbott Vascular Inc., which has been a Labeltronix customer for 15 years.

“Our 20-year milestone is a source of pride, as we have established ourselves as delivering the highest quality in printing in the industry—with only 10 years doing label printing ourselves. It’s also a launching pad, as we plan to ‘innovate forward,’” Trail said.  

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Usages of Plastic or Synthetic Label

Usages of Plastic or Synthetic Label

A label is an identity of a product. Labels are used for product identification, name tags, advertising, warnings, and other communication. There are various types of label according to materials. But Plastic label is stronger and more durable than other kinds of labels.

Special types of labels called digital labels can also have special applications such as RFID tags, security printing, and sandwich process labels.

Why use plastic label:

1. Synthetic plastic label is strong and durable, even in extended exposure to sun, heat, cold and wind. It withstands extreme temperatures (from -100°F – 270°F, -56°C – 104°C)

2. Water and chemical resistant for harsh environments and resists tearing, puncturing and weathering.

3. Can be sewn or glued without losing strength.

4. FDA direct food contact approved. Resists fading for long-lasting colors.

5. Resists rot and mildew, perfect for outdoor use

6. Reasonably priced and easy to print

There are various types of synthetic labels such as-Recyclable, Apparel Tags & Labels, Automotive Labels, Barcode Tags & Labels, Brick Tags & Labels, Carpet Label (Sew-in), Chemical Drum Labels, Compliance Labels ,Law Labels, Pharmaceutical Labels, Pressure Sensitive Labels, Weather-Resistant Labels, etc.

Uses of different types of synthetic labels:

Data flex Synthetic label: This is the only synthetic label you can use with an inkjet printer – and it’s weatherproof too! The ink doesn’t run, because the softer porous surface of the label absorbs the ink. Because of its flexible nature it’s available in a limited number of shapes.

Starburst Synthetic Labels: Starburst shaped labels are used for displays – in vibrant fluorescents and colors, soft tints, or cool whites. Use gold or silver foil stars for school merit certificates.

Oval Synthetic Labels: Oval labels can add an interesting touch to your project or product. They are ideal for labeling such things as cosmetics.

Bottle & Other Synthetic Labels: You can use this label on bottle. These labels are designed to look right on bottles. Bottle labels are available in every material and every color.

Media – CD/ DVD Synthetic Labels: It is used on CDs, DVDs, Audio cassettes, Video tapes.

The cost of synthetic labels is not that much greater than paper but often gives a better finish as well as being longer-lasting. These labels can be plain or printed and are produced in various formats such as rolls for thermal transfer printing and sheets for laser printing.

David Worgan from Label Planet writes about Plastic Labels. To know more about Plastic Labels, visit http://www.labelplanet.co.uk

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Making your Own Herbal Hair Shampoo

Making your Own Herbal Hair Shampoo

In 1990 I decided not to use the commercially made shampoos after reading Aubrey Hampton’s book, “Natural Organic Hair and Skin Care.” In this book Aubrey tells you how to read the label on any product that you put on your skin or hair.

Manufacturers are constantly using toxic chemicals in their skin and hair products and disregard their toxic effects on your body. This is easily seen in the list of chemicals that they use. Here are a few of these chemicals found in many product labels:

* propylene glycol or glycol– a petrochemical used because it is cheap

* cetearyl alcohol – emulsifier that can be synthetic or natural

* methylparaben or propylparaben – typical synthetic preservatives

* distearate – this is polyethylene glycol or polypropylene glycol which are petrochemicals

* isopropyl alcohol – used as a cheap solvent to carry synthetic oils.

Here is a natural shampoo that you can make. This formulation is something that I have been using for many years. First collect the following items:

4 oz of castile soap with any scent is that available – plain, peppermint, eucalyptus.

½ oz of rosemary – stimulates the hair follicles and helps to prevent premature baldness

½ oz of sage – has antioxidants and keeps things from spoiling and is antibacterial

½ oz of nettles – acts as a blood purifier, blood stimulator, contains a large source of nutrients for hair growth

½ of lavender – controls the production of sebaceous gland oil and reduces itchy and flaky scalp conditions

2000 mg of MSM – provides organic sulfur to your scalp, which improves the health and strength of your hair. It also helps to drive herbal nutrient into the skin and follicles where they can do the most good.

one empty 8 oz plastic bottle, or any other empty shampoo or soap bottle.

Mix the herbs in a mason jar, which has a lid. Boil 2 cups of distilled water. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the mixed herbs into the boiling water. Pull the boiling water and herbs off the stove. Let the herb mixture sit for 30 – 40 minutes. Put the 2000mg of MSM into the herb mixture after 30 minutes of cooling. After 40 minutes and the MSM is melted, strain the herbal mixture into a bowl.

Pour 2 to 2 1/2 oz of strained herbal tea into the 8 oz plastic bottle. Now, pour the 4 oz of castile soap into the 8 oz plastic bottle. Cap the bottle and shake to mix the ingredients.

The shampoo is now finished and ready for use. Use this as a base for all of the shampoos you make. You can add different herbs as you learn what these herbs do and how they help your hair. You can vary the ingredients according to your taste. But now you have a shampoo that has no additives that can harm you.

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Labeling Machine used in various Industries

Labeling Machine used in various Industries

Labeling machines are machines that dispense, apply or print-and-apply labels to various items, products, containers or packages. Labeling machines can apply labels to a variety of products and packages. Different types of label are able to adhere to a variety of surfaces such as fiber drums, aluminum and glass, steel, plastic. Label dispensers are used for various purposes. There are various types of labeling machines available in the market. Many manufacturers use automatic label dispensers because they have to dispense, apply or print and apply labels on various bottles, jars, containers or packages. In small scale industry, manual dispensers can be used due to less work. Labels are available in various designs and colors; make sure that proper label is applied for each product. Labels are made for various purposes like shipping address, product information, bar codes and inventory control and pricing. Because the demand for labels is great in many situations, labeling machines are integrated into the processes of various companies that have a high volume of packaged products being moved out for shipment. One of the popular labeling machines is automatic labeling machine which works without the help of an operator. This machine is made up of a labeling applicator, a conveyor to transport the products and a control system. Compliance labeling is another type of labeling machine that many manufacturers combine these machines into their overall plant process. This type of labeling machine has widespread effect on retail manufacturers and other warehousing facilities. Labeling machines are used in various industries like pharmaceutical, food and beverage, cosmetic, mail, electronics, construction and communications. Label printers, label applicators, printer-applicators and labeling systems are some of the equipments that are used to apply labels to various products and packages. Do remember certain things on mind while selecting labeling machines like whether special coding is needed like bar coding, volume of labels that need to be printed at any given time and different kinds of labels. Labeling machine is equipped to run the labels that are needed to go on the product, as they come in many different sizes and uses.

Labeling machinery is an integral part of the industrial manufacturing process. Labeling machinery can be used for wine bottles, cylindrical plastic bottles, DVD cases and other unique shapes.

Bottle labeling equipment is used to stick labels in bottles, jars and cans due to their curved shape. Labels come in variety of shapes and designs. For labels arranged front and back on the bottle, a bottle labeler with a duel feed screw makes for rapid application of both labels. Technology allows the finished label to be applied to any angle. Labels can be achieved by one of several methods like Tamp, Tamp-blow or air-blow.

Richard is an expert author for label dispenser and Bottle labelers. He had written many articles about label dispenser,label dispensers, Dispensa-matic,Bottle label applicators and Bottle labeler machine.For more information visit our site www.labeldispenser.com Contact me at richard.rinfo@gmail.com

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