Southwest Specialty Food, Inc., producer of the Ass Kickin’ line of hot sauces, is located just west of Phoenix in Goodyear, AZ. They have reduced their food label cost by 30% since installing the Afinia Label L801 Color Label Printer. [Read more…]
As of February 14, 2017 the State of Washington is requiring that all marijuana-infused beverages and foods display cannabis labels containing a special icon, stating that they are “Not For Kids” and also contain a poison control phone number.
The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board determined that the new cannabis labels were needed to make sure that marijuana-infused food and beverage products were easily distinguishable from typical sweets.
Brian Smith, spokesperson for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board said, “A lot of them [marijuana-infused edibles] look like a regular package. We want it to be easily identified as a product containing marijuana,”
This is a reason why organizations in the marijuana-infused edibles industry in Washington state, and other locations where such products are legal, should consider printing their labels in-house. This gives them the flexibility to redesign their labels to stay compliant and print only as many labels as they need, when they need them.
The following article is from the 2016 PACK EXPO International show daily, published Nov. 8, 2016
Digital printer delivers color impact and variable printing on-demand.
Business is good for Kanani Foods, Las Vegas, Nevada. The wholesaler of sushi, salads and sandwiches has grown from an 800-sq.- ft. facility to a 20,000-sq.-ft. operation and added many retail customers to its foodservice base. Tim Cruz, vice president of Operations for Kanani Foods, credits an L801 color label printer from Afinia Label (Booth E-8444) Chanhassen, Minnesota, for much of the company’s growth. He says, “We didn’t realize that our old, thermal printing technology was drastically hindering our growth until we invested in the L801.” …
If you would like to see Afinia Label solutions in action, please note that we will be at WestPack and PACK EXPO East in early 2017. [Read more…]
High-Impact Labels; Low-Impact Cost.
Initially, many start-up businesses and brands have their labels printed by third parties instead of printing in-house with a color label printer. Initially, when the small business is just starting out this makes sense, as there are several advantages:
- Quick start-up
- Professional-looking labels
- No investment in equipment or consumables