Q Why are both the size and shape of my label important to consider?
A When applying a label to a bottle you must consider the shape of the label. Labels with round corners (die cut) adhere to the bottle much better than those with ... Read On
Q We recently upgraded to a Meheen 4-head filler, and would like to know what other brewers out there have done to set up automatic labeling with this particular system. Previously, we were bottling using a single-head filler, hand-labeling with pressure sensitive labels, which was all we needed at the time. Now that we have this new system tho, we'd like to know what our labeling options are to create a more streamlined system.
A I would tend to agree that an in-line pressure-sensitive applicator may be a little more cost up front, but many will last for 10 or even 20 years with little ... Read On
Q Unfortunately, our printer designed a label for our bottles that makes it difficult to figure out what type of labeler we need to purchase to apply them. Just to give you an idea of the current layout of these labels: the bottom (or "bikini") part wraps almost all the way around the bottle, while the top label (so essentially, the main one) only covers the front part of the bottle. Any ideas/recommendations for a labeler that would correctly align these labels each time, despite their unique design?
A If you'd like to send a picture, I may be able to provide some solutions. we print labels and we also have a prepress team that might be able to ... Read On
Q We're currently trying to decide between an in-line rotary labeler or pre-printed bottles. The printed bottles are pretty neat plus we could use our glass blower to make custom glasses from the enameled bottles. The in-line labeler, which we'd most likely use with pressure-sensitive labels, obviously allows for much more flexibility though. How do these two options compare cost-wise? What are the pros and cons of both the labeler vs. the printed bottles?
A Pre-printed bottles are very cool and offer a much cleaner, more specialized look but unfortunately, this option only allows for one print per beer. The level-sensing process required to produce ... Read On