Oct 12 2016

McLoone now offers Metalphoto: the process for the most permanent labels that endure the toughest conditions in the harshest environments. Click here to learn more about MetalPhoto!

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Holiday Cards and Well Wishes

Oct 27 2016
Holiday cards diagonal view

Extend a Memorable Greeting Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, or even Happy New Year; However you wish others well during the holidays it should be unique. Odds are the phrase you use is going to fall into one of the three mentioned, or some variation thereof. But when your card gets inevitably placed in a festive holiday […]

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Digital Process Snippet

Jun 9 2016
Digital Process Walkthrough

Curious what digital printing actually looks like? We thought you might be. Above is an abbreviated walk-through of how labels start on an unprinted roll and finish as crisp and durable labels. In the graphic we show the printing, laser cutting, and sheeting processes, but there is much more that goes on than that. To […]

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What’s so great about Digital Printing?

Apr 6 2016
Screen Printing vs Digital Printing on our Advanced Label Production System

ALPS = Advanced Label Production System Last month, we posted a precursor post about the impact of our Advanced Label Production System (ALPS) here at McLoone. Now we’re ready to show a little more detail on exactly how it does help us to ultimately help you. Ready to dive a little deeper into the world […]

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The Impact of Digital Printing at McLoone

Feb 15 2016

Last month we talked about the implementation of our Advanced Label Production System, ALPS, at McLoone. Our digital system allows us to save time on processes and costs on materials. With ALPS we no longer need tooling or color mixing on jobs compatible with the digital system. By streamlining these processes we are able to […]

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McLoone Boosts Label Production

Dec 22 2015

McLoone, an industrial label converter and nameplate maker in La Crosse, WI, installed a SPGPrints DSI® UV-inkjet label press close to two years ago in order to bring about production efficiencies and penetrate the mid-run self-adhesive decorative label market. Their digital printing market continues to grow. From a previous article: Keith Rosenthal, vice president of manufacturing at […]

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New bill aims to establish manufacturing universities

Jun 5 2015

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a new bill to Congress that aims to establish so-called manufacturing universities.

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Advocacy group demands changes to diet soda labeling

May 18 2015

Soda companies are once again under attack for their labeling practices.

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New Anheuser-Busch label gives consumers a beer experience

May 15 2015

Beer label laws and corporate identity strategies are giving consumers a peek at what’s inside those glistening bottles, and it’s not just about the alcohol content.

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59th annual FPA winner results

May 4 2015

The Flexible Packaging Association has announced the winners of the 59th annual Flexible Packaging Annual Achievement Awards.

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Potential in traffic light labeling

May 1 2015

An Obesity Society study evaluated the effects traffic light labeling have on consumer choices.

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US South sees increase in craft breweries

Apr 29 2015

The U.S South, a longtime bastion of Budweiser and Bud Lite, has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of its craft breweries.

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Business card design tips

Apr 24 2015

The world of business has few traditional rituals, but off the few that exist – framing the first dollar earned or the after work happy hour – none matter as much as the business card exchange.

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Craft beer exports surging

Apr 22 2015

Buoyed by record sales at home, the Brewers Association reported overseas markets are also clamoring for more U.S. craft beer choices.

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Product labels driving millennial shopping trends

Apr 17 2015

The use of labels to distinguish name brands and store brands is losing its marketing allure.

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QR code benefits

Apr 17 2015

Quick Response codes are hot and trending on product packaging, and they have reason to be.

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Younger generation entering manufacturing industry

Apr 10 2015

The baby boomer generation is retiring from the manufacturing industry, so more jobs are opening up for a new age group.

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Building corporate identity

Apr 8 2015

A 2013 Strategy& survey determined that companies that who had an abilities-driven approach to their corporate identity surpassed other companies in three-year growth of total stakeholder return.

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Consumers demand clean labels

Apr 1 2015

Consumers are becoming more dissatisfied with unfamiliar ingredients such as Carboxymethyl cellulose or Butylated Hydroxyanisole appearing on their labels.

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Process Expo coming to Chicago September 2015

Mar 30 2015

The most prominent trends in food and beverage packaging will make their appearance at this year’s Process Expo, to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 15-18.

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Small manufacturing on the rise

Mar 25 2015

Small-scale manufacturers are cropping up in cities around the U.S., catering to you a younger generation of consumers who are more concerned with quality, ethics and local production than they are with cost, said BBC news.

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Colorado Craft Beer week begins

Mar 23 2015

Capitalizing on the unheralded industry growth in the state, the Colorado Craft Beer week will take place March 21-29.

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Craft beer summit coming to Sacramento

Mar 18 2015

Sacramento is looking to get in on the craft beer action this year as it prepares to host the California Craft Beer Summit in September. Partnering with the California Craft Brewers Association, the event will feature more than 200 breweries on site, according to The Sacramento Bee.

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One-night-only craft beers becoming more common

Mar 13 2015

Showcasing just how popular craft beer has come, many restaurants and pubs across the country are hosting craft beer events whereby brewers cook up a few unique concoctions and serve them to eager customers – but just once, and that’s it.

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COOL labels have no real negative impact

Mar 11 2015

Country of origin labels went into effect in 2005 and are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Craft beer market still growing

Mar 9 2015

New data from Nielsen indicated craft beer sales jumped 75 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to Reuters.

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Beer options changing for many people

Feb 23 2015

As markets react to consumer tastes, the craft beer industry is upping its commitment to form a relationship with individual customers

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The key to your next trade show: Mcloone label services

Feb 18 2015

Interacting with potential customers and business partners on a daily basis is a part of every job.

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Though manufacturing has grown, more investment still needed

Feb 16 2015

With the unemployment rate ticking down steadily each month and the manufacturing sector continuing to strengthen, many companies and investors are renewing their interests in domestic goods and stateside production.

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Craft beer industry venturing into light beers

Feb 13 2015

Though light beers have long been a staple of larger corporations, craft brewers are making moves to take a larger share of the market.

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Could your business benefit from a trade show?

Feb 11 2015

When it comes time to transition from a small, locally-owned business into having a larger presence in a certain region, it’s necessary to take a look at the exposure your company is getting.

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Key to selling wine? Labels

Feb 9 2015

For wine companies looking to push their products, the best way to do so is to focus on the label, according to a study from the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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Expanded label offerings aid the sight impaired

Feb 4 2015

While many Americans don’t take the time to properly read labels on a variety of appliances and food products, the information displayed is still very important to understand.

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Craft beer expanding into homes

Jan 28 2015

The craft-beer craze has propelled small-time brewers into regional spotlights as consumers continue to make their preference for flavor known.

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Bud Light switching up its label strategy

Jan 26 2015

In an effort to rebrand itself as a fun and spontaneous beer, Bud Light manufacturer Anheuser-Busch has opted to display completely random messages on its bottles in the upcoming year, according to Advertising Age.

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Labels to have an effect on food industry in 2015

Jan 21 2015

As consumers become more aware of the products they are buying, the demand for healthier alternatives and transparent labels will likely rise as well.

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Many appliance labels may be incorrect

Jan 19 2015

For homeowners looking to update their appliances, energy-efficient products are the way to go.

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How will manufacturing grow in 2015?

Jan 16 2015

As more signs point toward a promising, high-growth economy in 2015, the manufacturing sector stands to be a beneficiary of expansion.

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1.5 craft beer breweries open every day

Jan 14 2015

With Americans showing their preference for small, independent beers, the Craft Brewers Association indicated 1.5 craft beer breweries open every day.

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New app can help you select drinks

Jan 12 2015

Ever go to the store in search of a new beer or wine that you haven’t tried yet, but aren’t sure if you’ll like it?

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Manufacturing a highly skilled industry

Jan 9 2015

When most people draw up an image of manufacturing in their minds, an assembly line filled with thousands of workers and large equipment is usually the first visual.

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Beer cans on the rise

Jan 5 2015

While new demand for beer has produced a boon for the craft beer industry, another trend is underfoot: beer cans.

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Custom labels improve brand awareness

Dec 19 2014

Starting a new business can be a hectic process filled with many unexpected curves.

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Get your tickets to the World of Beer Festival in 2015

Dec 17 2014

Tickets are on sale for next year’s World of Beer Festival promoted by All About Beer Magazine.

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Updated alcohol labels could improve health

Dec 8 2014

In both the U.S. and Europe, alcohol manufacturers are not required to place nutritional facts on their printed labels, which has some in the health community calling for a change, according to Quartz.

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Small Business Expo coming to Los Angeles

Dec 3 2014

The Small Business Expo will be held in Los Angeles on Nov. 6 at the California Market Center, according to 10times.

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Don’t forget to register for the Craft Brewers Conference

Dec 1 2014

The nation’s largest craft beer expo will open for registration on Dec. 3, according to the Brewers Association.

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Stadium tours and road cases

Nov 26 2014

As music acts try to outdo one another, they typically go for the largest stage possible.

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Liquor bottles could benefit from new labels

Nov 19 2014

After the recall of the fan-favorite Fireball cinnamon whiskey occurred last week in Europe, new concerns regarding the labeling of liquor products have reached the forefront of the minds of many alcohol enthusiasts.

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World of Beer School offering 4-week long classes

Nov 18 2014

Ever wanted to become a craft beer connoisseur?

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