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A Little Program We’ve Been Working on For the Last Forty-Nine Years

In our Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration post, we launched our celebration of The Label Printers 50th year in business. As noted in that piece, during the company’s second year in business we completed our first job for Underwriters Laboratories, now known as UL. No one could have guessed back in 1968 when the first order came through that we would go on to produce billions of labels for UL – more than a billion in some years – and become [...]

Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration

Inside the pressroom and offices at The Label Printers, there is a strong sense of pride in being part of something great. Right now, there is a sense of excitement, too, as we begin to celebrate a major milestone in the company’s history. You see 2017 marks 50 years since the founding of the company. We are launching the celebration now because it was in April of 1967 that everything got started. Throughout the remainder of 2017, we will be [...]

Mohawk Mountain Lift Tickets

Pressure Sensitive Ski Lift Tickets/Resort Passes One of the more popular formats for lift tickets is the pressure sensitive adhesive backed style. These are the ones that are attached to the guest’s clothing by peeling off the liner and folding the ticket back on itself with a wicket in between. This style of ticket can be printed in a variety of colors and finishes on natural or synthetic paper or other weather resistant materials. Treatments to accommodate direct thermal, thermal [...]

Labels and Printed Materials for Hardware

Located in North Aurora, Illinois, the owners of Hardware restaurant describe their establishment as a “sustainable gastropub and brewery, complete with greenhouse and organic hop farm.” We have been delighted to work with Hardware to develop and produce a variety of custom products that help them communicate about the variety of unique offerings available there. From menus and flight cards to keg wraps, keg toppers and tap handle labels, and more. The Label Printers’ design and production teams have [...]

What Do Hoverboards, UL, and Mark Cuban Have In Common?

One of this past Christmas’ “hot toys” was the hoverboard.  As is often the case with “hot” anything, products are rushed to market to meet that demand.   And, as is also often the case, that rush to market may mean potential issues with the “hot” product – such as the exploding batteries and intellectual property fights that have plagued these boards. We are pleased to count among our customers the global safety science company, UL – which found itself [...]

The Label Printers Celebrates 20 Years of ISO Registration

We are very pleased to announce that on December 15, 2015, The Label Printers was presented with a plaque for 20 years of ISO certification. The Label Printers is the largest supplier of UL labels in the world and one of the 100 largest converters in the United States, so we understood the long-term value of ISO registration to our customers and to us. We registered originally to ISO 9002:1994.  We're pleased that we've been able to continue to earn [...]

The Label Printers A Platinum Sponsor of the 2015 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference

              The Label Printers’ Chief Executive, Bill Kane, and Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell recently returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where they attended the 2015 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference – co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Ministry of Security, Argentina, in Partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, the conference sponsor and co-organizer. The Label Printers was a Platinum Sponsor of the Conference, which brought together hundreds of attendees from around the world, representing the law enforcement community, IP and [...]

Say It Ain’t So, Joe – oh, wait, wrong Chicago baseball team

The Chicago Cubs make the playoffs – and counterfeit playoff tickets hit the market[Photo courtesy of Crain's Chicago Business] Chicago media have published articles recently about fake tickets to the Chicago Cubs playoff games.  The Cubs are famously searching for their first World Series win since 1908, and their fans are eager to pay some pretty hefty bucks for playoff tickets.  But many of them are now some pretty hefty bucks poorer after going to the ballpark with their excitement [...]

Fakes and Fire Safety

Eaton has an interesting video/infographic on Fire Safety – 4 Things You Should Know About Counterfeits – that they were sharing earlier this month as a back to school “primer” for educational institutions. As the world’s largest supplier of labels to UL, and a company with expertise in the anti-counterfeiting marketing, we thought that sharing this information on our blog would be of value.  In doing a bit more research, we were reminded that the week of October 4 – [...]

Fakes, Fakes, and More Fakes

Consumer Reports, the Associated Press and the New York Times have all featured recent articles about the products that counterfeiters “fake” – the Threats those fakes pose to consumers, and the Impacts they have on the companies and their employees who make the real products. Some stats from Homeland Security, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, and more. Estimates of the costs of product counterfeiting have grown from less than $30 billion in the early 1980s to $200 billion by the end of [...]