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Anatomy of a Proper Label Design File

May 7, 2019

Anatomy of a Proper Label Design The graphic below demonstrates the differences between vector and raster. Vector Graphics Vector design elements are created with mathematically-drawn lines and shapes and are typically used for logos, text, flat areas of color, and barcodes. As a helpful note, always keep the vector elements vector. Do not rasterize them before you print them. Otherwise,... View Article

The Evolution of Desktop Label Printing

November 19, 2018

Empowering Businesses: The Evolution of Desktop Label Printing In the past few years, outsourcing and the use of ‘for-hire’ remote services have taken the world by storm. For certain industries, it has been a groundbreaking move, empowering businesses and boosting revenue. But just because you can outsource doesn’t mean you should. Label printing is a perfect example. Not only is... View Article

How to Determine Label Costs

October 23, 2018
Let’s take a look at the importance of cost per label and production volume when buying a label printer. What most businesses don’t realize is that it’s often ink consumption, not the upfront price, which determines the real cost of any label printer. Depending on the number of labels you need, the cheapest machines can actually be the most costly.

Why Print Your Own Labels?

October 23, 2018
Explore the benefits of in-house label printing. Break the cycle of third-party outsourcing and realize the cost savings, conveniences, and competitive advantages owning your own label printer offers companies like yours.

Stop Outsourcing Your Labels Now

April 4, 2018

Owning your label printer is better than ordering printed labels Many companies order pre-printed rolls of labels from a print shop or online label store. Let’s talk about the three main (and often hidden) inconveniences and unnecessary extra costs associated with this method. 1) Minimum orders and price breaks When you need labels, you’re thinking it makes sense to pre-order... View Article

Infographic: Quick Cannabis Labeling Guide

November 21, 2017

A go-to guide for labeling and packaging in the three main cannabis states Thanks to the folks at Memjet, we’re able to share this quick guide to cannabis labeling with you. While you should always double check your state’s official regulations via their website, this graphic does a great job of concisely summarizing the requirements and differences between three of... View Article

Labeling the High Life

October 9, 2017

Afinia Label’s Mike Atkins was recently interviewed by Printing News to provide insight into labeling challenges and solutions surrounding Cannabis labeling. Here’s an excerpt from that article:

Afinia Label at Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels

October 2, 2017

We were excited to be at Labelexpo this year to showcase our new products, but more importantly, prove how easy it is to print your own labels in-house. Nathan Daniel, of our UK office, explains. Video source:    Memjet Blog

The Evolution of our Digital Label Finishers

June 27, 2017

Expanding and Improving We introduced our first digital label finisher back in late 2014. The DLF-1000 was the beginning of our extensive product range expansion. Two years later, we announced our second-generation Digital Label Finisher, the DLF-220L. The new model delivers the same on-demand production style as the DLF-1000, but with many other advancements.

Why Food Companies are Choosing Afinia Label

April 7, 2017

Food industry interest in our in-house label printing solutions has been growing rapidly—and we’re not surprised. In-house digital label printing can save businesses time and money, and minimize hassle.

Industrial Label Printers and Barcode History

March 30, 2017

Industrial label printers have come a long way since they were invented by Texas Instruments in 1965 and first sold in 1969. The age of the industrial label printer had begun and became the “go to” technology for printing labels, especially those with barcodes. A number of things had to happen before industrial label printers would become a staple. The... View Article

Lessons to be Learned from Summer 2015

March 10, 2017

In the summer of 2015, many were caught short by the deadline for GHS-classified labels. Reports of last-minute rushes on label orders and delays on customers receiving product were common from June onwards. What is CLP? CLP Regulation, or simply ‘CLP’ as it is now known, is the new EU legislation on classification, labeling, and packaging of substances and mixtures.... View Article