Sticky Situations: The GCI BLOG

Specialty Labels & Unique Partnership Meets Cannabis Industry’s Unique Needs

By Loretta Andrews | September 1, 2022

The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States; expected to hit $100 billion in sales by 2030. As more states legalize medical and/or recreational marijuana, the market will continue to become increasingly competitive. This means in order to stand out from the competition, you must offer products and packaging…

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What Should Be On A Nutrition Label?

What Should Be On A Nutrition Label?

By Loretta Andrews | February 25, 2022

We’re not nutritionists or regulators, but we know from experience that you’ve got to have certain elements on your nutrition labels, and we as label printers need to have everything in order to get the job done right. We print a lot of nutrition labels so we wanted to ensure you had at least this…

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What Are Serialized Labels

What Are Serialized Labels

By Loretta Andrews | February 11, 2022

In general, serialized labels are created to be part of the track and trace printing process. These labels contain a serial number so the product can easily be tracked and/or traced at any point in the life cycle of the item. The creation of these labels is also considered to be an important aspect of…

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Why White Space Is Important in your Label Design

Why White Space Is Important in your Label Design

By Loretta Andrews | January 28, 2022

When you are designing product packaging, you want to make sure that consumers are able to easily view, read and understand the text, colors and label design on the package. During the design process of creating product labels, there is a chance there might be too much “stuff” on the labels which will make them hard to…

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Label Printing Trends for 2022

Label Printing Trends for 2022

By Loretta Andrews | January 14, 2022

It’s a new year and that means a lot of articles that share the latest trends for various businesses. This is also true when it comes to label printing trends that give your custom printed labels a design that is professional and eye-catching. You can think of custom label printing as the topping on your product that…

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Inventory Management Solutions for Private Brand Labels

Inventory Management Solutions for Private Brand Labels

By Loretta Andrews | December 30, 2021

As a business owner, you know there is a tradeoff between keeping too much product on hand (which can result in damaged products or goods or the expiration of the products) or risking not having enough product available to meet the demands of consumers. This problem can be quite an issue for private brand labels…

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Health and Beauty Product Labels that Last

Health and Beauty Product Labels that Last

By Loretta Andrews | December 15, 2021

The cosmetic labels on your health & beauty products not only need to appeal to the eye but they also need to be able to withstand the elements such as moisture. Most cosmetic products are stored in moisture-filled environments or they are handled on a regular basis so the beauty product labels need the ability…

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5 Medical Labeling Considerations

5 Medical Labeling Considerations

By Loretta Andrews | November 30, 2021

When it comes to medical labeling, there are many considerations to keep in mind to make sure the products are used by consumers according to the instructions from the manufacturer. The labels also need to contain necessary information to protect the manufacturer from litigation. There are times when medical device labels are almost an afterthought…

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Upcoming Trends for Custom Beer Label Design

Upcoming Trends for Custom Beer Label Design

By Loretta Andrews | November 15, 2021

The New Year will be here before you know it which means it is the perfect time to refresh your branding. Custom beer labels tell  a story and are considered to be your “calling card”. The label will get the attention of potential customers if they find the design to be unique, appealing and attractive.…

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Barrel & Drum Labels for Industrial Market Needs

Barrel & Drum Labels for Industrial Market Needs

By Loretta Andrews | October 29, 2021

Custom industrial labels are tested on a daily basis under the harshest of conditions and environments. Barrel and drum labels need to be durable and easy to understand when showing operating instructions or safety warnings. These labels should also comply with industry regulations while also showcasing your company name and/or logo. On top of all…

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