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  • Polypropylene vs Polyethylene Label Materials:

    14th Feb 2017

    We’re often asked at Paramount Labels about choosing between a range of Polypropylene based label materials and Polyethylene. The fact the synthetic label stocks are all cousins, they have quite different applications and uses in mind, but what are they?   Clear Polypropylene Labels: Clear PP labels are a transparent format of Polypropylene (PP) material. It has all the resistant qualities as White PP but Clear PP Labels cater more aesthetically for a range of products for the famous “no label look” – popular with brands looking to reduce ink usage and blend label designs onto their packaging.   White…

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  • 4 Simple Tips To Choosing The Right Custom Label Printer:

    9th Feb 2017

    Choosing the right label printing company isn’t always straightforward. With rapidly advancing technology, customer expectations and brand requirements paving the way companies choose their labelling supplies and the types of label printing service they want. As printers and manufacturers ourselves, when producing projects it’s critical that products achieve an extensive level of quality when rolling off the printing press. Especially to be able to provide for the meticulousness of Fortnum & Mason, M&S and Bentley Motors. An indication Paramount Labels know how to achieve specialist branding objectives at fair prices better than most. We have the knowledge and expertise to…

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  • The Right Product Label Could Make Food Taste Better:

    25th Jan 2017

    Since our company started in 2008, we’ve printed labels for brands in almost every market imaginable. One of our favourite kind of assignments is design makeovers on new materials or using a new finishing technique, especially for food packaging... At Paramount we have worked on packaging labels for biscuits, jams, teas, wine, chocolate, ice cream and plenty more. We believe that improving the label, branding or logo for food has a direct impact that goes beyond just the aesthetics. Quite simply put it and this may sound strange but a good packaging label design can even go far enough to…

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  • Home Printing Inkjet Labels vs Professional Label Printing:

    25th May 2016

    A desktop printer and a pack of A4 sheet labels are perfect for any small startup business, but there comes a time when turning to the specialists becomes the sensible choice… The options of print-your-own labels can bring out the inner designer in any branding-crazed entrepreneur. But how do you know when to make your own and when to reinforce your branding with a professional label printing company? Die-cut labels can be purchased in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials and finishes. Your business logo may work well on one of these options and with a bit of ingenuity, printing…

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  • How To Save Money On Custom Printed Labels:

    12th Apr 2016

    Cut costs and boost print quality, with help from Paramount. Businesses are always pushing ways to get the most out of their printing companies without spending too much – especially without compromise of quality print. Continuous innovation in materials, inks, printing techniques and digital display integration means every printing company wants to offer “next-generation printing” experiences to customers. This often begins in print marketing which turns out to be extremely costly – reducing the return of investment. It sounds like a paradox, but you certainly don’t need a 24 carat gold plated adhesive label varnished in unicorn tears to be…

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  • How To Choose The Right Packaging Colours

    5th Nov 2014

    The first seven seconds of coming into contact with someone or something are the most important when it comes to making a good first impression. In the world we live in today; aesthetics count even more than ever - particularly in this predominantly digital era. Colours tell a story, they give off a strong first impression and a rough template of what the product, business or person in question is about. It’s fair to say you would associate an opticians with green and white. Like you would a funeral directors with gold and black but what does it all mean?…

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  • The World Of Bottle Labels

    8th May 2014

    Thanks to the whisky and brandy merchants of Europe that we in the self-adhesive label industry were one of the key early market sectors to notice the potential of our labelling technology and adopt it. I think you will agree with me that there is nothing like a full-on, solid gold foil label, featuring a sleek-cut, emblem shape for promoting the extensive capabilities that is self-adhesive labelling!   It wasn’t just whisky and brandy labels that led the way back in the 1970s, pharmaceuticals are orchestrated kick-starting our industry’s advance into the public eye too. Today, as well as prime…

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  • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Office Stationery

    10th Apr 2014

    At least 25% of us in the United Kingdom work in an office, and our stereotype and tools of that environment are often the same. So here are 10 fascinating facts about our everyday office life and stationery:     1) There are more than 1.1 Billion inkjet cartridges used annually worldwide. - That's the equivalent of the entire population in Africa!   2) If everyone in UK offices saved one staple a day that would be 72 tonnes of metal each year! - Weighing more than two locomotive rail cars!   3) A typical lead pencil can draw a…

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  • Special Inks: Standing Out On The Shelf

    2nd Apr 2014

    Special effects: Whether seen in the movies, on photographs, or on the labels of a new product they’re designed to do one thing: draw attention. Advancements within the label industry have afforded brand owners the luxury of multiple options in terms of holographic papers, specialty inks and sophisticated substrates to make their product stand out on the shelf. Here we will be looking at special inks, what’s currently big and what could be in the near future...   Pearlescent: Available in a wide range of colours and effects. Due to particle size of the pigments they are ideally suited to…

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  • The Science Behind Freezer Labels

    26th Mar 2014

    Withstanding temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as 64°C. Freezer labels today have a special requirement when it comes to food. The material must be able to survive diverse temperatures as well as moisture. These products are often labelled in a moist to wet environment, and then subjected to what is known as “flash freezing” (submerging the sample in liquid nitrogen or a mixture of dry ice and ethanol). The next step will then be defrosting the product and possibly heating it in the package (microwave or boiled). The ink applied has to be capable of handling all…

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  • Self-Adhesive Labels: What You Didn’t Know.

    25th Mar 2014

    Ever since their introduction, self-adhesive labels have become increasingly popular to the point where they are now one of the most beneficial and overlooked print advertising mediums available to businesses. They have been used to identify products since the 1880’s after being introduced to Americans by European artists.   Why Do I Need Self-Adhesive Labels? It’s easy to refer to a self-adhesive label as "just a sticker”. However with a variety of finishes, adhesive strengths and printing methods you will see where a self-adhesive label becomes a lot more sophisticated than just being a sticker. Due to the vast range…

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