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Nutrition Facts Label
JUL 12, 2017

FDA Delays Compliance Date for Updated Nutrition Facts Label

The FDA recently announced that the launch of an updated Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods will now be delayed for an undisclosed time.  The revamped nutrition panel was designed to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.  The intent of the fresh la...

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Printing Technologies
JUL 5, 2017

Case Study: A Collaborative Approach to Solving Ingredient Label Challenges with Smaller Packaging

Executive Summary: A leading supplier of non-dairy and frozen foods to the foodservice, in-store bakery and retail marketplaces planned to use a 2.25” diameter label to market their variety of flavored whipped cake toppings that were used in major grocery store chains nationwide.  The labels included critical product ingredient and nutr...

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Prepress Terms
JUN 28, 2017

Prepress Terms

Prepress is the term used in the printing industry for the processes and procedures that occur between the creation of a print layout and the final printing.  Having a basic understanding of terminology helps to ensure creative ideas are meticulously transformed into high-quality printed products.  CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black...

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Dyne
JUN 21, 2017

What is Dyne?

When inks or coatings fail to adhere to plastic substrates, it is commonly understood that one reason might be the surface energy, or dyne level, of the material.  What is it and how does this play a part in ink adhesion?  Let us help explain.  The ability of a substrate to adhere inks, coatings, or adhesives is directly related to ...

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Adhesives
JUN 14, 2017

Adhesive Terminology

A pressure-sensitive adhesive is generally a soft, viscous material that is sticky to the touch.  When applied to a substrate with slight pressure, the adhesive will begin to flow into the surface.  There are five primary types of pressure-sensitive adhesives: Emulsions – Emulsions are acrylic polymer adhesives that are suspended...

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Typography
JUN 7, 2017

Typography 101

Typography is the art/process of composing and arranging type.  It plays an extremely important role in packaging – promoting a company, informing customers, and helping the product appeal to a specific market.  In essence, type gives a product its own identity and sets it apart from its competitors with the use of different fonts, ...

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Coefficient of Friction COF
MAY 31, 2017

Understanding “COF” In Packaging

Coefficient of Friction (COF) is a significant topic in the world of packaging and is an important property of all materials that run on packaging lines.  By definition, COF is a measure of slip, or how one surface moves across another.  The importance is in how a substrate moves through and across print stations, conveyor belts, onto the...

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Green Sourcing
MAY 24, 2017

Case Study: Green Sourcing

Lowering packaging costs is a top concern for many companies, and expectations are rising for procurement to drive continuous cost reductions.  There are many elements that go into packaging, from materials to processes.  As a result, the ability for suppliers to identify and prioritize multiple layers of potential cost-savings opportunit...

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Color Terminology
MAY 17, 2017

Color Terminology

Color is a key component in the function of packaging design.  Picking the right colors in any design is crucial to how a product is portrayed in the consumer's mind and in differentiating one product from another.  Because the majority of packaging printing concerns the development of colored images, it is important to have a basic unde...

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Product Life-Cycle
MAY 10, 2017

Printing to Manage the Product Life-Cycle

The life story of most successful products is a history of their passing through certain recognizable stages.  This product life cycle is an important concept in marketing and refers to the different phases a product goes through – from introduction to withdrawal from the market.  The four main stages of the product life cycle ...

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POP Products
MAY 3, 2017

Calling Consumer Attention

When it comes to marketing, point-of-purchase (POP) products are specially designed to draw the consumer’s attention to new products and exclusive offers, as well as to promote special events such as seasonal or holiday-time sales.  Offerings include, but are not limited to:  Hang Tags – These little point-of-sale powerhous...

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Tire Labels
APR 26, 2017

Case Study: Providing a Solution for a Global Automotive Supplier

Executive Summary:  A large international automotive supplier and tire manufacturer experienced complications within several of their plants with labels provided by another supplier.  The issue involved labels not being able to run through their automatic label applicator equipment. Challenges: The tire manufacturer faced two key i...

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Process for Pharmaceutical Label Manufacturing
APR 19, 2017

Our Process for Ethical RX and Consumer Healthcare Applications

Gintzler International guarantees innovation, quality, flexibility and accuracy in all that we produce. Our New York production facility is certified to ISO 13485:2003 and 9001:2008 standard guidelines to meet the stringent quality and service requirements of the medical and pharmaceutical industries.  Following is our process for ethical RX a...

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Swag
APR 12, 2017

SWAG – Gintzler Style

“Swag” has become the term of choice when describing a company’s go-to way of building brand awareness or connecting their offering with consumers.  Custom t-shirts, mugs, pens, and whatever we think might be “cool” at the moment helps marketers cost effectively promote a brand to a community, customers and even s...

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3D Imaging
APR 5, 2017

3D Imaging For Shrink Sleeve Applications

Printed shrink sleeves have continued to grow in popularity, as they offer brand owners a great opportunity to create eye-catching, 360-degree package coverage to guarantee maximum impact on store shelves. Still, designing shrink sleeves can pose slight challenges, as the process can sometimes be labor intensive and may involve a number of trial a...

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