Innovations in labels promote products and accommodate expanding drug facts requirements.
A supplier of pressure-sensitive label materials offers a clear polypropylene film for a no-label look on glass, clear PET, opaque, and pearlescent containers. Opticlear-Plus is available with PC5000 series acrylic adhesives and 1.5 mil clear PET liner for optimum adhesive wet-out. The film label features a top-coated face stock suitable for all printing processes. It is easy to print on and die-cut against. The film also has high tear resistance and can be dispensed at high speeds. MACtac Printing Products, Stow, OH; 800/473-2054; www.mactac.com.
A company provides a variety of labels, including pressure sensitive, heat-seal, and extended-text labels. Its advanced printing and production facility uses state-of-the-art equipment to handle a diversity of printing substrates, including paper, film, foil, and laminated structures. Each step of the production process, including prep, platemaking, printing, roll inspection, slitting, and miniature folding, is monitored by the quality control department. Altwood, Elmwood Park, NJ; 201/794-7855; www.altwood.com.
A company produces complete product information in miniature booklets. The booklets can contain up to 40 pages, which are printed, folded, glued, and trimmed in sizes from 3 3/4 x 5 in. down to 1 5/8 x 2 in. Flat sheets are made into booklets in a single operation, saving time and money. Also, booklets are glued instead of stapled, saving money over stitched bindery methods. They can be made to affix to vials and bottles. Pharmaceutic Litho & Label Co., Chatsworth, CA; 800/882-9743; www.pharmaceuticlitho.com.
Peel and Seal
Designed specifically for the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries, a booklet in a label fits on a variety of cylindrical products. The design features a durable, full-color prime label and a full-color paper construction within. Coupons can be added, allowing the label to effectively communicate multiple messages to both existing and potential customers. The company offers a variety of other labels, including standard booklet labels, hang-tag booklet labels, and pressure-sensitive labels. Edwards, Ventura, CA; 805/658-2626; www.edwardslabel.com.
A resealable prime label provides up to three times more printing space than a normal label. The construction allows ample room for printing product-use information, ingredients, or mail-in offers. Any portion of the label can be peeled back to reveal more product information underneath the label or on the back of its top layer. The top panel can then be resealed for repeated use. Full-color graphics are available for the front and base panels, and text can be printed on the backside of the top panel. Depending on the specific application, any portion of the label can be designed to be peelable and resealable. The construction is also suitable for both round and flat-sided containers. Weber Marking Systems Inc., Arlington Heights, IL; 800/843-4242; www.webermarking.com.