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Why Are You Being So "Pressure" Sensitive? No More Cut'n'Stack!

What exactly does pressure sensitive mean and what exactly is a pressure sensitive label? If you are labeling a product then you should know that you have choices. Have you ever heard of a cut and stack label? How about a paper label? Often times, these can be the direct competitors of a pressure sensitive label.

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Paper labels or "cut and stack" labels are applied to a product with a glue application process. Picture a stamp being licked and stuck to an envelope- it is a similar process when applying a paper label. Most beer bottles have a paper label on them. Sometimes the glue doesn't get applied consistently to the back of the paper label and what you end up seeing as a result is a label that is peeling up on the edges or corners. Paper labels are also very thin by nature of the material that is being used to print. As a result, paper labels can rip very easily. Whether you are making a custom product label, a custom food label, beverage labels, or any other kind of labels, it is good to know that you have choices in quality as well as durability. How your label is printed could very easily determine its shelf appeal.

So what is a pressure sensitive label? Put somewhat simply and a tad technically: pressure sensitive labels form a bond by simply applying pressure to the face of the label and in doing so the adhesive backed material adheres to the adherend! Put very simply- a sticker! Pressure sensitive labels are designed for a multitude of applications OTHER THAN being permanently placed on a product. There are a wide array of pressure sensitive adhesives that can achieve various results ranging from: permanent, removable, repositionable, static cling, freezer grades, light tack or even heavy tack adhesives. The list goes on. 

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The most important part of choosing label adhesives should be done by your printer. If you are having issues with your label not sticking then maybe it's time to look at some other adhesive solutions. Who knows- maybe your current printer doesn't know how to solve your problem! If you have any specific adhesive needs then you should call in an expert. Label manufacturers can bring in their material suppliers to mix and match adhesives with face stocks to find what best works for your label application. If your printer is looking to form a longstanding relationship with you and your company then he should be eager to solve your printing problems!

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Topics: coupon labels Pressure Sensitive Labels Pressure Sensitive Labels beverage labels food labels flexographic label printing bottle label Custom Food Labels Product Labeling Food Label

Label Tech Sticks Custom Food Labels on Bove's of Vermont!!

Family businesses like doing business with other family businesses and Bove's of Vermont is no different. Dick Bove, second generation family business owner had this to say about it:

"partnering with companies that are family business' is so much  better than dealing with the corporate nonsense. -Dick Bove."

Label Tech Inc has been making custom food labels since 1985 and when Mark Bove met up with Label Tech he immediately liked the way they did business. Bove’s of Vermont, a premium pasta sauce company with roots in a 3rd generation family-run Italian restaurant, is committed to producing authentic sauces, frozen lasagna and meatballs using only the finest all-natural ingredients and time-tested recipes, at a reasonable and fair price point.

If you are looking for a vodka sauce that will knock your socks off then look no further!! Bove's Vodka Sauce has already climbed the charts to celebrity status being featured on Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay! What is the secret to their success? Great ingredients and staying true to their roots when it comes to recipes. This vodka sauce is made with local vodka, crushed and diced tomatoes, sheeps milk pecorino romano, hand peeled garlic, Vermont cream, and a touch of red pepper for an even heat! Oh, did we forget to mention that it's gluten and sugar free!!

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As Bove's business has continued to grow the search for a great label manufacturer has been a priority. Your label is your on-shelf store front, if it doesn't look good then it just doesn't sell. Bove's knows that Label Tech Inc has been making custom food labels since 1985 so the decision to have them as their premier label company was a simple one. There are many label companies out there to choose from however, having a local label manufacturer with the capacity to run high volume pressure sensitive labels was key for Bove's success. Here is what Mark Bove had to say about family business:

"Staying local and supporting your local community is what being a family business is all about. When people buy products in the grocery store today it's really hard to imagine who actually makes the product- at Bove's, being family oriented and engaging to our family of supporters we speak to everyone who may be interested in what we have to offer. Bove's celebrates 70 years this year serving countless generations of patrons. - Mark Bove."

Here's a brief clip from the Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Mark Bove!

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