Resource Guides


From preparing fonts to managing file size, we’ve gathered the most frequent questions in handy guidebooks. Of course if you have any additional questions give us a call. We’re happy to help!

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FAQs

We do not have a minimum label quantity, but our minimum order amount is $200. How many labels you can get for that amount will vary depending on the design of your label.

It is three to five working days after receipt of the approved proof and signed purchase order.

If your label requires the purchase of custom dies or a special substrate it can take a little longer, as we are required to wait on the supplier.

We keep our focus on providing great printing but have a look at our designer directory for your graphic design needs.

Our preferred file format is high resolution PDF, EPS or Adobe Illustrator document, with the type converted to outlines and all links embedded. File artboard should be created to exact label size and include appropriate bleeds. If label bleeds, it must extend at least 1/16″ outside the label size.

For more information, view our Artwork File Standards guide.

We primarily use CMYK, which allows us to use 98% the PANTONE color gamut.

We can add white, orange, violet, and/or green to help boost our color quality even further.

Four-color process is a conventional method of printing. CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Using a combination of these four colors, printers can recreate most colors in the PANTONE gamut.

We do our best to match your color swatches if you supply them. We can also provide hard copy proofs right off the press.

We have a variety of stocks in house, and access to many, many more. The list of materials we can’t print on is probably smaller than the list of materials we can.

Paper

  • Semigloss
  • Gloss
  • Textured
  • Linen
  • Felt
  • Estate
  • Metalized (silver)

Polypropylene (BOPP)

  • Clear
  • White
  • Metalized (silver)

Polyester (PET)

  • Clear
  • White
  • Vinyl

Polyolefin (for squeeze applications)

  • Clear

As always please contact us if you’d like to discuss a special stock.

Your size should be determined by your application. If you’re starting from scratch, we recommend cutting pieces of paper and placing them on the product until you find the right size.

Any time we have to order a die it is considered custom. The client is responsible for the one time order charge, but if the die ever needs replaced Blue Label pays for it.

We supply a PDF proof for every job we print. You can also have a ‘live’ or ‘hard copy’ proof straight from the press for a minimal charge.

A proof is a representation of your label. On a PDF proof, you should check that all text, color separations, spacing, and barcodes are current. On a hard copy proof you should check all of the above and color.

It’s simple, we do not use plates!

Our digital printing technique uses a ‘blanket’ to transfer ink to the label material. The blanket is heated, which melts and blends the ElectroInk particles into a smooth film. This produces an image that is completely defined on the blanket and then transferred to the material by direct contact.

Yes, our digital presses can print multiple versions in the same run. Because each project is unique, versions charges will vary.

We invoice at the time of shipment, there are three easy ways to pay:

1. Check
Blue Label Packaging Company
Attn: Billing Department
3750 Lancaster-New Lexington Rd SE
Lancaster, OH 43130

2. Online
Visit our online payment portal and enter your invoice number as the description and the amount as the item price.

3. By Phone
Give us a call at (866) 506-2583 and dial option 4 for our Billing Department.

Still have a question?

 

We’ll be happy to assist wherever we can. For the quickest response, chat with us online, contact us using our form, or call 866-506-2583 during business hours (9:00am to 6pm EST).

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Materials


The materials we use define the quality of our product. Which in turn, displays the quality of yours. So never settle for anything less than the best. We sure don’t.

Film

White BOPP – Gloss

ID

800981

Finish

Gloss Laminate

Print

CMYK

White BOPP – Gloss

White BOPP – Matte

ID

800848

Finish

Matte Laminate

Print

CMYK

White BOPP – Matte

White BOPP – Soft Touch

ID

800899

Finish

Soft Touch Laminate

Print

CMYK

White BOPP – Soft Touch

Paper

Semi Gloss

ID

801286

Finish

Spot Gloss
Satin Varnish

Print

CMYK

Semi Gloss

Kraft

ID

800974

Finish

Satin Varnish

Print

CMYK+W

Kraft

Classic Linen

ID

800843

Finish

Emboss
Satin Varnish

Print

CMYK

Classic Linen

Specialty

Black Vellum

ID

800879

Finish

Double Hot Foil
Satin Varnish

Print

CMYK+W

Black Vellum

Powder Glitter

ID

801050

Finish

Gloss Varnish

Print

CMYK+W

Powder Glitter

Sunset Gold

ID

801145

Finish

Hot Foil
Gloss Varnish

Print

CMYK+W

Sunset Gold

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Designer Directory


Browse our national network of Approved Label Designers to find a perfect partner who can help convey your vision for your next label or packaging project.

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