The Label Printing Blog

Why the Competitive Value of the Pound Makes it a Great Time to Buy From UK Manufacturers

Posted by David lee on Nov 30, 2016 11:10:00 AM

If you’ve been considering purchasing new printing equipment for your business from a UK manufacturer, the low value of the pound is great news. There’s no better time than now to place your order. Our wide range of market-leading printing equipment are on offer for the same rates as earlier in the year. When coupled with the lower value of the pound against the US dollar, this means that you can get your hands on all of our label printing machinery for nearly 20% less than you would have paid just four months ago.

If you had of invested $100,000 in May 2016 you could have purchased equipment worth £64,000. Today the same capital would be worth £79,000 – a huge increase in value.

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Topics: Future of Print

Food Label Printing Explained

Posted by David lee on Nov 23, 2016 10:10:00 AM

If you’re engaged in the food labelling business, you need to be able to communicate information about your customer’s food so that the consumer can make an informed decision. Regardless of whether the food is loose or vacuum packaged, or sold in a supermarket or online, there are certain requirements which must be met on all food labels.

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Topics: Food Label Printing

Printing Machinery Suppliers – What To Look For

Posted by David lee on Nov 16, 2016 2:30:00 PM

For businesses using narrow & medium web printing machinery, there are many products to choose from. There are also many technologies on the market, which can make it difficult to choose which innovations will benefit your label printing requirements most. Looking for the following characteristics in your printing machinery supplier can help you make an informed decision.

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Topics: Printing Machinery Suppliers

Product Label Printing – A Brief Guide

Posted by David lee on Nov 11, 2016 3:00:00 PM


At first glance, flexographic label printing may appear to have a high level of complexity. However, the printing process has several core features that apply regardless of the product or label material. This article will show you how to understand your customer’s print requirements and produce product labels in accordance with your brief. A more in-depth discussion of the technical aspects of label printing is included in our free eBooks: Guide to Printing on Textiles, and The Ultimate Guide to Flexo-Printing.

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Topics: Product Label Printing

Will You Be At Label Expo India This November?

Posted by David lee on Nov 9, 2016 9:15:00 AM

November marks the close of a very productive year for our team here at Focus Labels. And we thought there was no better way to celebrate than at Label Expo India! Focus Labels is excited and proud to be participating in this incredible event. Taking place on November 17th-20th, Label Expo is not very far away, and there are many reasons why everyone in the printing business should make sure they save those dates.

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Topics: events

Hybrid Combination Technology

Posted by David lee on Oct 27, 2016 1:45:00 PM

With relative slow production speeds digital printing & finishing have been regarded as separate processes. With current speeds of some digital technologies approaching speeds of analogue flexo, offset & letterpress machinery it is becoming practical to combine digital printing with traditional print shop equipment to take advantage of ‘ in line’ finishing, cold foil, hot foil & silk screen services in order to enhance and value add to the product label. Hence the term ‘hybrid digital solution’. A hybrid solution can bridge the gap between flexo and digital for a print shop. It can improve the colour gamut limitations of digital. Thanks to its flexibility and ongoing ability to interchange print technologies you can produce labels in either flexo or digital print, or a combination of both technologies, this is the significant long-term advantage of a hybrid press.

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Topics: Hybrid Combination Technology

What Questions Should I Ask A Digital Label Printing Equipment Supplier?

Posted by David lee on Oct 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM

On several levels digital printing cannot be compared directly with conventional printing systems. In fact each of the systems discussed can have a defined appearance compared to analogue printing. This is no different to comparing the subtle differences in gravure, flexographic & lithographic printing. The digital option will have different rules relating to costs & price pressures and anyone expecting this new technology to replace their existing analogue equipment with a simple press of a button will be disappointed. Digital printing requires a lot of advance preparation in the presented files, the saying rubbish in, rubbish out is absolutely true in this case. In asking the right questions & preparing trials you can manage expectations and make the right choice for your market.

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Topics: Digital Label Printing Machines

Digital Label Printing Machines: An Overview

Posted by David lee on Oct 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Almost everyone will have some experience of digital printing either at home or in the office through desktop printers, copiers & scanners. Digital technology has made considerable steps forward in the narrow web & labels industry over the past 20 Years. There are now numerous Digital technologies in the market place with investment from under £5K to an eye watering £1.5M GBP. But are they all equal…??

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Topics: Digital Label Printing Machines

How To Print Labels On Ribbons Using A Fabric Printing Machine

Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Technology in the print industry continues its rapid evolution, especially where label printing is concerned. Thanks to constant change and innovation, there are now several ways to print labels on ribbons. Whether thermal transfer technology, digital offset, dye sublimation, hybrid or ink jet technology is employed, businesses seeking options for printing on ribbon labels are certainly spoiled for choice.

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Topics: Fabric Printing

How To Choose The Best Heat Transfer Press Machine For Applying Tagless Transfer Labels To Garment & Apparels

Posted by admin on Sep 29, 2016 2:39:29 PM

Heat transfers or Tagless labels for apparels offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional fabric labels for label produces to offer garment manufacturers. For the consumer, it means not having to remove an itchy label from clothing. For the manufacturer, the convenience of heat transfer labels means happy customers as well as the high visibility of your brand whenever they don your apparel.

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Topics: heat transfer printing

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