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A Designer's Guide to Color Matching in a Graphic Overlay

on 2/28/22 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Graphic Overlays
Color can be a very subjective, even emotional topic. We all have our favorite shades and hues that we prefer in our personal lives. But when you’re creating a custom graphic overlay, color can (and should) be very objective and precise. That’s why color-matching techniques come in during the design and printing processes.
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3 Ways to Improve Recyclability of Labels and Packaging

on 1/24/22 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Labels Sustainability
By now, most companies understand the importance of a sustainability plan – the challenge is knowing where to start. Labels and packaging are often a reasonable entry point into sustainable manufacturing since they contribute to a high level of waste. Plus, modifying these items rarely directly impacts the quality or performance of the primary product, resulting in lower risk. Here are three relatively simple ways to improve the recyclability of your labels and packaging through more sustainable materials selection and printing techniques.
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Thinking Outside the Box – Materials and Printing for Sustainable Labels

on 8/25/21 9:30 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Labels
When making a product, it’s always important to keep the user in mind. This target audience could be quite specific for a medical device or broad for a consumer product. However, as the effects of climate change continue to emerge, product designers and OEMs must consider a much larger audience – all 7.6 billion people in the world. Improving the sustainability of products and packaging plays a significant role in reducing the environmental impact that will affect us all and future generations. 
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One-of-a-kind Opportunities with Variable Data Printing

on 5/3/21 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Labels
When the printing press was invented in the 15th century, it revolutionized the world with the ability to reproduce printed material in mass quantities. However, as the business landscape has become more complex and segmented in the 21st century, a new need has emerged to create unique printed pieces at scale. While this would have sounded impossible a few decades ago, it’s now possible thanks to another revolutionary technology – variable data printing (VDP).
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Made to Last – Uses and Manufacturing Considerations of Industrial Labels

on 4/26/21 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Printing Labels
It’s wise not to judge a book by its cover. But it’s also prudent not to ignore important safety warnings found on many products, packaging, and transportation containers.
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Choosing the Best Sterilization Method for Your Product

on 3/1/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Manufacturing Printing Printed Indicators
We all know that cleanliness is next to godliness, but it’s also imperative to many products, especially medical devices, electronics, and industrial equipment. After a product is manufactured, shipped, store, and handled, there’s no telling how many germs or contaminations are on the surface. That’s where sterilization comes in.
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Graphic Overlay Options for Membrane Switches

on 1/4/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing Membrane Switch
What’s more important – style or substance? If you’re talking about membrane switches, it’s actually a trick question because you can have both, thanks to the graphic overlay. Allow us to explain why this hardworking component of a membrane switch is way more than just a pretty face.
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10 Benefits of Membrane Switches for User Interfaces

on 11/17/20 8:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Membrane Switch
First impressions can make a lasting impact. When it comes to most electronic equipment, the initial experience a user may have is with the interface. At the same time, device manufacturers need the user interface to fit within the product’s overall design and budget. Often, a membrane switch is a solution that checks all the boxes and satisfies everyone.
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Super Material: Benefits and Applications of Printing on Tyvek®

on 10/21/20 8:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Manufacturing Technology Printing
In the movies, superheroes rely on their special powers to overcome challenges and, in the end, save the day. Of course, we understand that the ability to fly, invisibility, and super-speed are purely fiction. In the real world of industrial and durable printing, there is a certain product that seems to have an array of material superpowers. But in the case of Tyvek®, it comes down to scientific innovation, rather than science-fiction.
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