Attending NPEW? Here’s Why You Should Visit Booth 3464

 

  • Award-winning labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging and prototypes
  • SGP Certified (Sustainable Green Printing Partnership) and a leader in the eco-friendly printing movement
  • An extensive background in all phases of co-packing and filling
  • Over 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including nutraceuticals, sports nutrition pet, food, beverage, health & beauty
  • Expertise in high-end finishes, foils and specialty varnishes

    Free Possibilities Kit

    Click for a free sample kit or email: samples@overnightlabels.com

  • All processes, including plate making, ink mixing, and proof generation, are done in-house.
  • Low minimums and set up costs
  • 14 presses that produce over 400,000,000 printed units per year
  • One of only five U.S. Label printers with a Platinum Level GMI Certification for Target, Walgreen’s & CVS

 

IS 2020 FINALLY THE BREAKOUT YEAR FOR A SUSTAINABLE LABEL?

Last year one of our blogs pondered the question: Is Sustainable Packaging a Fairy Tale? Until now, eco-friendly choices have been limited and have not performed as well as traditional materials.  When clients come to us with a long list of requirements for their packaging including sustainable labels, often we need to manage expectations on what is actually achievable.

However, with the start of 2020, we’ve been testing out a few new eco-friendly substrate options, and we’re feeling a bit more optimistic! Click for a free sample kit.

Under Pressure

In the pressure sensitive category, Hemp label stock is a newer alternative that we are excited about.  It’s high quality, durable and brighter than previous recyclable choices.

Film At Eleven

Given the rise in popularity of shrink sleeves and flexible packaging, breakthroughs in film are especially needed.  We are starting to see some significant advances in plastic resins and extrusions, resulting in both recyclable and compostable options for film packaging:

  • In the shrink sleeve category, we are working with SmartCycle, which is actually produced from recycled PET bottles. This option is more resilient than previous shrink films and has the potential to be a sustainable packaging game changer.
  • For flexible packaging, we are currently testing a plastic-free compostable film product that’s heat sealable and resistant to oils and greases.

We’ve Already Got The Green Light 

Because Overnight Labels is a certified member of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), we are at the forefront of what is available today.  These new options round out Overnight Labels current portfolio of eco-friendly products, which include:

  • CleanFlake™ Adhesive – Too much recyclable PET plastic ends up in the waste stream because of contamination from conventional labels, which don’t separate cleanly during the recycling process. This breakthrough adhesive allows the label and package to neatly detach during the recycling process, resulting in pure PET flakes, the conservation of virgin PET resources, and less landfill waste.
  • Additional eco-friendly stocks like ,tree-free stock made from bamboo, bagasse, and cotton linterseco friendly labels
  • Water-based inks with limited VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

Although the packaging industry has just scratched the surface, it has made great strides regarding sustainability.  We are starting to see the gap between what brands’ desire and what is possible narrowing.  While it’s still about choosing what works best, these recent developments suggest that sustainable packaging is not just a fairy tale…it’s a true story that’s here to stay.

 

IS 2020 FINALLY THE BREAKOUT YEAR FOR A SUSTAINABLE LABEL?

Last year one of our blogs pondered the question: Is Sustainable Packaging a Fairy Tale? Until now, eco-friendly choices have been limited and have not performed as well as traditional materials.  When clients come to us with a long list of requirements for their packaging including sustainable labels, often we need to manage expectations on what is actually achievable.

However, with the start of 2020, we’ve been testing out a few new eco-friendly substrate options, and we’re feeling a bit more optimistic!

Under Pressure

In the pressure sensitive category, Hemp label stock is a newer alternative that we are excited about.  It’s high quality, durable and brighter than previous recyclable choices.

Film At Eleven

Given the rise in popularity of shrink sleeves and flexible packaging, breakthroughs in film are especially needed.  We are starting to see some significant advances in plastic resins and extrusions, resulting in both recyclable and compostable options for film packaging:

  • In the shrink sleeve category, we are working with SmartCycle, which is actually produced from recycled PET bottles. This option is more resilient than previous shrink films and has the potential to be a sustainable packaging game changer.
  • For flexible packaging, we are currently testing a plastic-free compostable film product that’s heat sealable and resistant to oils and greases.

We’ve Already Got The Green Light 

Because Overnight Labels is a certified member of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), we are at the forefront of what is available today.  These new options round out Overnight Labels current portfolio of eco-friendly products, which include:

  • CleanFlake™ Adhesive – Too much recyclable PET plastic ends up in the waste stream because of contamination from conventional labels, which don’t separate cleanly during the recycling process. This breakthrough adhesive allows the label and package to neatly detach during the recycling process, resulting in pure PET flakes, the conservation of virgin PET resources, and less landfill waste.
  • Additional eco-friendly stocks like ,tree-free stock made from bamboo, bagasse, and cotton linterseco friendly labels
  • Water-based inks with limited VOCs (volatile organic compounds)

Although the packaging industry has just scratched the surface, it has made great strides regarding sustainability.  We are starting to see the gap between what brands’ desire and what is possible narrowing.  While it’s still about choosing what works best, these recent developments suggest that sustainable packaging is not just a fairy tale…it’s a true story that’s here to stay.

 For a free sample kit, email your contact information to samples@overnightlabels.com

OVERNIGHT LABELS IS NOW CERTIFIED BY GMI TO PRINT LABELS, SHRINK SLEEVES AND FLEXIBLE PACKAGING FOR TARGET

We are very excited to announce that Overnight Labels have been certified by GMI to print flexo and digital labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging for Target.  This means that we are now included in an elite network of certified printers approved to produce packaging for the retailer’s in-house brands. ONL is certified by GMI to print labels for Walgreens and CVS, and we were recently awarded Platinum level status by GMI.

GMI, which stands for Graphic Measures International, partners with brands to ensure consistent brand appearance by establishing detailed requirements and monitoring each aspect of print quality and color management. It ensures brand integrity, ongoing production run sample measurement and in-store packaging assessments. Overnight Labels is one of only 5 label printers nationwide to have achieved the Platinum designation, which is the highest available in the GMI ratings system.   In order to achieve Platinum level, printers must score 95% or above on their submissions for at least 36 months running.

“Overnight Labels is proud to add a celebrated retailer like Target to our GMI certification. Our philosophy has always been that quality + color consistency = label printing excellence, said Don Earl, president of Overnight Labels.  “Extending our reach within the GMI network shows all of our customers that we work hard every day to achieve stellar results.”

Our original certification was awarded in 2016 following an intensive on-site audit involving independent testing and inspections of company-wide processes and capabilities.  It included an in-depth focus on graphics and color management. Other areas evaluated included press quality (registration, trapping, die-line accuracy, finishing) and quality assurance (process implementation, audits, traceability, barcode readability, non-compliance protocol).

Attending NPEW? Here’s Why You Should Visit Booth 3464

 

  • Award-winning labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging and prototypes
  • SGP Certified (Sustainable Green Printing Partnership) and a leaders in the eco-friendly printing movement
  • An extensive background in all phases of co-packing and filling
  • Over 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including nutraceuticals, sports nutrition pet, food, beverage, health & beauty
  • Expertise in high-end finishes, foils and specialty varnishes

    Free Possibilities Kit

    Click for a free sample kit or email: samples@overnightlabels.com

  • All processes, including plate making, ink mixing, and proof generation, are done in-house.
  • Low minimums and set up costs
  • 14 presses that produce over 400,000,000 printed units per year
  • One of only five U.S. Label printers with a Platinum Level GMI Certification for Target, Walgreen’s & CVS