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With over 50 years of experience in producing high quality product labels you will receive the very best advice and support to help you sell more beer.

28Oct

Ensure Your Product Labels Are Straight

By Ian Renton | Essential Oil Labels, Food Labels, Label Material Types, Product Labels, Uncategorized | 28 Oct 2020 |

To present your products in the best possible way, you must ensure your product labels are straight. Whether you apply your labels by hand, use your own…

8Sep

Tamper Seals For Your Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Honey Labels, Jam Labels, Jar Labels, Label Printing - General Knowledge, Label Stocks, Packaging Labels, Product Labels, Uncategorized | 8 Sep 2020 |

Before printing tamper seals for your food labels , you should consider what can go wrong without them. Security is not just about your buildings, your …

23Jun

Digital Label Printing Is The New Norm

By Ian Renton | Colours for Labels, Digital Label Printing, Label Material Types, Label Printing - General Knowledge, Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Label Printing Processes, Machinery for Label Printing, Trends in Label Printing | 23 Jun 2020 |

Twenty years ago, almost all product labels were printed on offset machines but today digital label printing  is the new norm. This is because the …

3Jun

How To Minimise Anxiety Around Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Egg Labels | 3 Jun 2020 |

We strongly believe we can show you how to minimise anxiety around product labels. You have developed your products, sourced your containers and now…

11May

Seven Ways To Choose Your Preferred Label Printing Company

By Ian Renton | Digital Label Printing, Label Printing - General Knowledge | 11 May 2020 |

Our labels are printed locally in our factory at St Peters, close to Sydney's airport.[/caption] Before I look at the seven ways to choose your preferr…

23Apr

Eight Roll Directions For Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Label Material Types, Label Printing - General Knowledge, Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Label Printing Processes | 23 Apr 2020 |

There are eight roll directions for product labels on rolls. Product labels must be printed to suit bottling companies. When you print bottle labels for…

9Apr

Liquor Manufacturers Need Hand Sanitiser Labels

By Ian Renton | Essential Oil Labels, Food Labels, Hand Sanitiser Label, Label Material Types, Label Printing - General Knowledge, Product Labels | 9 Apr 2020 |

Liquor manufacturers need hand sanitiser labels because they have many of the ingredients as well as the licenses and equipment to make hand sanitisers.…

16Mar

Spread Some Cheer With Chocolate Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Printing Processes, Product Labels | 16 Mar 2020 |

In these tough times, it is good to spread some cheer with chocolate labels  on your own chocolates. Chocolates in a box in a plastic wrapper or labell…

3Mar

The Advantages Of Label Printing in Australia

By Ian Renton | Label Printing Processes, Product Labels | 3 Mar 2020 |

The advantages of label printing in Australia are many. The biggest one is reliability. When you import your product labels, there are just so many thin…

20Feb

The Link Between Food Labels And Marketing

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 20 Feb 2020 |

The link between food labels and marketing is that the message must be consistent and brief. What makes your food product special? Is it healthy?…

28Jan

Save Money On Your Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Digital Label Printing, Prices of Printed Labels, Product Labels | 28 Jan 2020 |

In order to save money on your product labels , there are lots of things that can be done. It is not always what you think. Essentially, the price is de…

13Jan

New Digital Label Printing Equipment for Renton's Labels in 2020

By Ian Renton | Digital Label Printing, Product Labels | 13 Jan 2020 |

New digital label printing equipment for Renton's Labels in 2020 will help us to deliver your product labels more quickly than in 2019. What else will h…

20Nov

Health Benefits On Your Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Christmas Labels, Food Labels | 20 Nov 2019 |

Before you can demonstrate the health benefits on your food labels, it is important to understand the law. There are penalties for making false claims. …

5Nov

The Top Seven Problems In Product Label Design

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips, Product Labels | 5 Nov 2019 |

Before any of your product labels get printed, you should be careful to avoid the top seven problems in product label design. Before, I list them, let's…

29Oct

Two Choices For Your Barcoded Labels

By Ian Renton | Barcodes, Product Labels | 29 Oct 2019 |

You have two choices for your barcoded labels. As a label printing company, we don't provide all services for your product labels  but we can steer you…

14Oct

Seven Benefits Of Getting Your Product Labels On Rolls

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Product Labels | 14 Oct 2019 |

An example of how labels can be laid out on rolls.[/caption] Before considering the seven benefits of getting your product labels on rolls , you should…

1Oct

How To Get The Best Quality Printed Labels At An Affordable Price

By Ian Renton | Digital Label Printing, Label Printing - Miscellaneous | 1 Oct 2019 |

The common goal that most of our clients are trying to achieve is how to get the best quality printed labels  at an affordable price. A third and fourt…

19Sep

Get The Right Stock For Your Egg Carton Labels

By Ian Renton | Egg Labels | 19 Sep 2019 |

[caption id="attachment_2322" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Its good to test the stock of the label against your egg carton. For example the Lachies …

3Sep

Keep Costs Down When Your Product Labels Have Multiple Sizes And Designs

By Ian Renton | Label Printing Processes, Product Labels | 3 Sep 2019 |

To keep costs down when your product labels have multiple sizes and designs is not easy. This is virtually impossible if your labels are printed the old…

16Aug

Get The Best Colours For Your Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips, Product Labels | 16 Aug 2019 |

[caption id="attachment_2314" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The black labels on Thirteenth Sparrow radiates an elegant and mysterious feel to their p…

2Aug

Your Product Labels Should Appeal To A Niche Market

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Product Labels | 2 Aug 2019 |

[caption id="attachment_2311" align="aligncenter" width="686"] Paudha Healing at the Sydney Vegan Markets. Click here to visit their website and view th…

8Jul

Do My Product Labels Need A Barcode?

By Ian Renton | Barcodes, Product Labels | 8 Jul 2019 |

Before you can answer the question, Do my product labels need a barcode?, you have to know where your products will be sold in the short term or the med…

19Jun

Add Foil To Your Product Labels Without Paying For It

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 19 Jun 2019 |

Did you know it is possible to add foil to your product labels without paying for it. Let me explain in a few moments. As a supplier to the small busine…

12Jun

When To Use Synthetic Labels Or Vinyl Labels For Your Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Product Labels, Vinyl Labels | 12 Jun 2019 |

On many occasions this year, I have been asked when to use synthetic labels or vinyl labels for your product labels . There is no right or wrong answer …

28May

Store Your Product Labels In A Cool Place With Low Humidity

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge, Product Labels | 28 May 2019 |

It is important to store your product labels in a cool place with low humidity to prevent them from losing their adhesive. All self-adhesive labels …

7May

Do Your Product Labels Need A Laminate or Varnish Finish?

By Ian Renton | Label Printing Processes, Product Labels | 7 May 2019 |

When printing product labels for the first time, it is important to use the most appropriate stock. Testing is recommended under actual conditions. The …

17Apr

Five Ways To Ensure Your Product Labels Actually Stick To Your Product

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge, Product Labels | 17 Apr 2019 |

This week, I want to list five ways to ensure your product labels actually stick to your product. I have done this because problems can be avoided b…

1Apr

Get Jar Labels To Go From The Side Of The Jar To The Lid

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Jar Labels | 1 Apr 2019 |

Many jars use one, two or three labels but one option is to get jar labels to go from the side of the jar to the lid. You can see how this is done below…

25Mar

You Need The Very Best Graphic Designers To Design Your Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips, Product Labels | 25 Mar 2019 |

When I state that you need the very best graphic designers to design your product labels , it is said to help you. Like all label printing companies…

11Mar

Getting Your Product Labels Cut To Size In The Best Way

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 11 Mar 2019 |

There are a number of ways we can help you in getting your product labels cut to size in the best way. Label printing is more complex than regular print…

27Feb

Design Your Candle Labels To Encourage Safety And Sales

By Ian Renton | Candle Labels, Label Design Tips, Product Labels, Warning Labels | 27 Feb 2019 |

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11Feb

You Need Warning Labels Today More Than Ever

By Ian Renton | Product Labels, Warning Labels | 11 Feb 2019 |

You need warning labels today more than ever because society is different today. If something goes wrong then many are looking for someone to blame. Per…

22Jan

Faster Label Printing Available With The Delivery Of The Epson Surepress L-4533AW

By Ian Renton | Digital Label Printing, Label Printing Processes | 22 Jan 2019 |

This year, we will have faster label printing available with the delivery of the Epson Surepress L-4533AW.  Since the great majority of our printing is…

7Jan

The Big Advantage of Matt Labels

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 7 Jan 2019 |

Most of the label printing we do involves gloss printing but the big advantage of matt labels is that the rougher surface makes it easier to overprint. …

17Dec

How Important Are Your Food Labels?

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Label Design Tips | 17 Dec 2018 |

Have you ever stopped to think how important are your food labels ? On Friday, I received a phone call from one of our new customers in 2018. We helped …

3Dec

When To Use Roll Labels And Sheet Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous | 3 Dec 2018 |

[caption id="attachment_1045" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Examples of roll labels[/caption] We are often asked when to use roll labels and sheet…

21Nov

Label Printing at Christmas Time

By Ian Renton | Bottle Labels, Event Labels | 21 Nov 2018 |

When it comes to label printing at Christmas time, our biggest challenge is to keep up with all of the orders before we close for a few days from Decemb…

6Nov

The Challenge Of Getting The Right Essential Oil Labels

By Ian Renton | Event Labels | 6 Nov 2018 |

[caption id="attachment_2149" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Examples of essential oil labels[/caption] The challenge of getting the right essentia…

23Oct

Impress Everyone With Your Event Labels

By Ian Renton | Event Labels | 23 Oct 2018 |

It is important to try and impress everyone with your event labels. NFL coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi, was famous for many things. One …

10Oct

The Pitfalls of DIY Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Uncategorized | 10 Oct 2018 |

The pitfalls of DIY label printing are many. You can get caught out if you attempt to do your own plumbing or your own electrical work. The ramifica…

24Sep

Terms and Conditions For Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous | 24 Sep 2018 |

As a member of my local BNI chapter, I am reminded by the commercial lawyer in the group that we need terms and conditions for label printing and ever…

10Sep

Free Marketing Advice With Your Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge, Marketing Your Food Products | 10 Sep 2018 |

As a business owner of 27 years and a keen student of marketing, I am often asked to provide free marketing advice with your label printing .  If you a…

20Aug

Label Printing Cutting Options

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge | 20 Aug 2018 |

There are three label printing cutting options available today. 20 years ago, all labels were printed on a roll and then die-cut to the required shape. …

7Aug

Seven Uses For Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge | 7 Aug 2018 |

I can find seven uses for label printing which will surprise many readers. Unlike billboards and large signs and big catalogues, printed labels often go…

24Jul

Get The Right Design For Your Printed Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips, Label Printing - General Knowledge, Uncategorized | 24 Jul 2018 |

It is absolutely vital that you have the right design for your printed labels. To get the very best label design, I really only see two options. You c…

5Jul

Get The Best Food Labels For Non-Priority Foods

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Labelling Laws | 5 Jul 2018 |

[caption id="attachment_2092" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Non-priority foods such as bottled water do not require a full country of origin label[/c…

18Jun

Use Verbal Persuasion And The Best Food Labels To Sell More Of Your Food Products

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 18 Jun 2018 |

It is important to use verbal persuasion and the best food labels to sell more of your food products. Before you can do this, you really need a reason t…

8Jun

Just Three Weeks Left To Comply With New Laws For Your Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Labelling Laws | 8 Jun 2018 |

The new country of origin food labelling laws come into effect on July 1, 2018. This means you have just three weeks left to comply with new laws for yo…

15May

Seven Ways To Use Custom Labels To Market Your Business

By Ian Renton | Marketing Labels | 15 May 2018 |

The most successful businesses are those that are the best marketers so I have listed seven ways to use custom labels to market your business. Did you k…

7May

Use By Dates On Your Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 7 May 2018 |

It is essential to include use by dates on your food labels to make sure your food labels are legal . You need to include a detailed list of ingredients…

23Apr

Laws Governing Your Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Labelling Laws | 23 Apr 2018 |

The advantage of having strong laws governing your food labels is that it enables you to compete on a level playing field. In other words, all food …

4Apr

Free Range Egg Labels

By Ian Renton | Egg Labels, Food Labels | 4 Apr 2018 |

[caption id="attachment_1875" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The chickens pictured here belong to Robyn Renton, production manager at Renton's Labels.…

23Mar

How to Get The Best Bottles and Bottle Labels For Your Products

By Ian Renton | Bottle Labels | 23 Mar 2018 |

Before you can sell a single beverage, cosmetic item or other product kept in a bottle, you must know how to get the best bottles and best bottle la…

8Mar

Be Patient With Your Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 8 Mar 2018 |

When ordering eye-catching labels for the first time, the temptation is to apply and use them straight away. Instead, we recommend that you be patie…

19Feb

Ten Things You Need To Do To Get The Very Best Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Stocks, Product Labels | 19 Feb 2018 |

I was prompted to write a blog about ten things you need to do to get the very best product labels when Janice, a reader of my blogs, and a writer f…

12Feb

It Is Important To Test Your Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 12 Feb 2018 |

When you are getting labels printed for the first time or are changing stocks, it is important to test your product labels to ensure your labels sti…

19Jan

Printed Labels For School Children

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Product Labels | 19 Jan 2018 |

School is back next week so have you considered whether your products need printed labels for school children? Children often have personalised address …

11Jan

Safety With Your Candle Labels

By Ian Renton | Uncategorized | 11 Jan 2018 |

Do you educate your customers about safety with your candle labels ? Safety is important when it comes to toys for children, food products, cosmetic…

19Dec

Seven Easy Steps To Ordering Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 19 Dec 2017 |

This year, we have helped more startup businesses than ever before so here are seven easy steps to ordering product labels . The biggest dilemma we have…

5Dec

5 Tips To Get The Very Best Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 5 Dec 2017 |

To get the very best food labels , there are several things you need. Before you plan your design or marketing or sales tactics, you need to make su…

21Nov

Benefits Of Vinyl Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Stocks, Vinyl Labels | 21 Nov 2017 |

Vinyl labels are typically more expensive than permanent paper labels or synthetic labels but they are also stronger and more durable. We generally only…

14Nov

Microwave Labels Need A Special Stock

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Freezer Labels, Microwave Labels | 14 Nov 2017 |

Microwave labels need a special stock because many labels will melt when exposed to extreme heat, even for a short time. For example, plastic labels are…

17Oct

How To Use Colour Effectively On Your Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips, Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Wine Labels | 17 Oct 2017 |

When you use colour effectively on your product labels, it is just one tool to help you sell more of your products. Your product label must stand out an…

10Oct

Custom Labels At Christmas Time

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous | 10 Oct 2017 |

Custom Labels at Christmas time is possible today because of the advent of digital label printing technology. It is easier today than ever before to pro…

19Sep

Label Printing For The Service Industry

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous | 19 Sep 2017 |

Even though less than 10% of our orders involve label printing for the service industry, it is still an important marketing tool. If you are not usi…

11Sep

How To Market Your Olive Oil Effectively?

By Ian Renton | Olive Oil Labels | 11 Sep 2017 |

Before you can begin to market your olive oil effectively, you need to develop your target market. In other words, who do you want to buy your olive…

21Aug

Product Labels For Unusually Shaped Containers

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Product Labels | 21 Aug 2017 |

Today, containers come in many shapes and sizes so we have had to become experts in printing product labels for unusually shaped containers. Last wee…

4Aug

5 Important Points To Consider Before You Can Get The Very Best Bottle Labels

By Ian Renton | Bottle Labels | 4 Aug 2017 |

Before you can get the very best bottle labels, you need to get the best bottles for your products. It is not just drinks but many other liquids includ…

18Jul

Label Printing Quotes What Information Should You Provide?

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge, Label Printing Processes | 18 Jul 2017 |

There has been many a time when we have been asked to print labels for a customer because they were not happy with the labels provided by an alternative…

11Jul

Do Your Product Labels Focus On Your Customer?

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips | 11 Jul 2017 |

When it comes to designing product labels most us think of just including vital information such as name of the product, its size and the brand. For sma…

20Jun

The Importance Of Bleed In Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips | 20 Jun 2017 |

The most fundamental part of label printing is to prepare the artwork correctly. This means the label design must be the right size but it should also i…

6Jun

Printed Labels For Marketing Your End Of Financial Year Specials

By Ian Renton | Event Labels, Marketing Labels | 6 Jun 2017 |

[caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Custom labels are essential for getting your brand and products noticed at events.[/capti…

16May

How To Get Silver And Gold Colours Onto Your Custom Foil Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Material Types | 16 May 2017 |

Silver and gold are common ingredients for jewellery and as such are considered highly valued. Gold is valuable because it is so rare. Its current spot …

5May

Clearer Food Labels Will Help Consumers

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Labelling Laws | 5 May 2017 |

Last week, I heard a radio advertisement spruiking the advantage of clearer food labels to help consumers. This government website is quite new and prov…

18Apr

Sticker Labels For Mother's Day

By Ian Renton | Event Labels | 18 Apr 2017 |

I am a great believer in time of the year marketing as it helps enter the conversation going on in your customers minds. Easter has just finished. Anzac…

18Apr

Five Rules For Packaging Design To Make Your Product Labels Stand Out

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips, Product Labels | 18 Apr 2017 |

Last week, Aldi announced that it will be increasing its range of products to 1450. This is still well short of Coles and Woolworths which both hold abo…

10Apr

Marketing Your Cakes And Pies Starts With Bakery Labels

By Ian Renton | Bakery Labels, Food Labels | 10 Apr 2017 |

Late last month, I had the opportunity to go to a local growers market in the Blue Mountains. This market only opens once a month so it was popular with…

14Mar

Trends In Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Digital Label Printing, Trends in Label Printing | 14 Mar 2017 |

On Friday, I went To Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush. It wasn't to see the Adele concert. Instead, I got there a little earlier in the day for the last …

3Mar

Printed Labels In Two Runs

By Ian Renton | Barcodes, Label Printing Processes, Lamination For Label Printing | 3 Mar 2017 |

When I visit my local supermarket, I see labels being printed on demand in three places. The first place is the cold meat section where labels are print…

12Feb

Stocks For Your Printed Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Material Types | 12 Feb 2017 |

When it comes to printed labels , we are asked many questions but by far the most common relates to assisting our customers in choosing the right label …

6Feb

Use Your Freezer Labels Correctly

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Freezer Labels | 6 Feb 2017 |

Freezer labels are commonly used on food that has been precooked and then frozen for use or sale at a later stage. In most cases these labels are rea…

23Jan

Many Variations of Clear Labels

By Ian Renton | Clear Labels, Label Material Types | 23 Jan 2017 |

When it comes to label printing, you have many choices for label material types . Most of the time, you have to come to a compromise between quality and…

6Jan

How To Start Or Grow Your Essential Oils Business

By Ian Renton | Essential Oil Labels | 6 Jan 2017 |

Recently, we have received several enquiries for essential oil labels. Only last week, we received a new enquiry seeking advice as to what labels are ne…

19Dec

Why Bother With Lamination For Label Printing?

By Ian Renton | Label Material Types, Label Stocks, Lamination For Label Printing | 19 Dec 2016 |

Lamination is a clear film or protective layer that goes over the top of the printed item. The transparent film actually makes the printed item thicker …

12Dec

The Customer Service Dilemma For Label Printing Companies

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge, Wedding Labels | 12 Dec 2016 |

The label printing industry is a diverse one. There are some suppliers who operate out of a garage whilst others have millions of dollars in capital equ…

15Nov

The Dilemma of Printing Essential Oil Labels

By Ian Renton | Essential Oil Labels, Label Stocks | 15 Nov 2016 |

Last week, I took two different enquiries for essential oil labels . On both occasions, the businesses were just starting up so both owners were not in …

8Nov

Use Custom Labels For Your Next Event

By Ian Renton | Event Labels, Wedding Labels, Wine Labels | 8 Nov 2016 |

The great majority of our label printing is for products such as food, drinks, cosmetics, candles and machinery. However, we also print a lot of labels …

17Oct

Is A Same Day Label Printing Service Possible?

By Ian Renton | Digital Label Printing, Label Printing - Miscellaneous | 17 Oct 2016 |

If I was to ask this question 20 years ago, the answer would almost certainly be no. This is because almost all labels were printed with artwork, conver…

30Sep

Checking Your Options For Bottle Labels

By Ian Renton | Bottle Labels, Event Labels, Label Stocks, Labelling Laws | 30 Sep 2016 |

As there are so many products that are stored in bottles, there is a big demand for bottle labels . It is not just drinks that are stored in bottles. As…

21Sep

The Right Product Labels Will Keep You Out Of Trouble

By Ian Renton | Labelling Laws, Packaging Labels, Product Labels | 21 Sep 2016 |

When it comes to labelling your products, it is important to have an eye-catching design which will stand out on supermarket shelves, at your local mark…

7Sep

Getting The Right Bottle Labels For Your Products

By Ian Renton | Bottle Labels, Label Stocks | 7 Sep 2016 |

Before you can bring any of your products to market, you need to do two things. Firstly, you need the right container. That might be a bottle, a plastic…

16Aug

How to Label and Sell Your Honey Effectively and Legally

By Ian Renton | Honey Labels, Labelling Laws | 16 Aug 2016 |

If you harvest your own honey, then the chances are that you will have surplus honey and you will want to sell it. That means using appropriate honey la…

10Aug

What Printed Labels Should You Use When You Are Starting Out In Business?

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Marketing Your Food Products, Product Labels | 10 Aug 2016 |

let's say you have your products ready to sell. It might be honey, jam, cosmetics or some other product. Before I make a recommendation as to the best w…

18Jul

Use Wedding Stickers To Create Lasting Memories

By Ian Renton | Wedding Labels | 18 Jul 2016 |

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend a large Lebanese wedding. The sheer size of the event, estimated at 600 guests, made it a really mem…

12Jul

PMS Colours For Your Printed Labels

By Ian Renton | Colours for Labels, Label Printing Processes | 12 Jul 2016 |

It was only 25 years ago when all labels were printed using artwork, film and plates. A lot of labels are still printed this way. It is called offset la…

14Jun

Food Labels at the Federal Election

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 14 Jun 2016 |

How Can You Market Your Food Products in a Novel Way? The federal election is less than three weeks away now so it will be time to vote very soon. Even…

1Jun

The Advantage of Clear Labels

By Ian Renton | Clear Labels | 1 Jun 2016 |

When you walk through the cosmetics and skincare section of your local chemist or supermarket, you have probably noticed many cans and tubes and other c…

17May

Use Custom Shaped Product Labels to Sell More

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Product Labels | 17 May 2016 |

The key to designing effective product labels is to make your labels stand out. The most obvious way to do this is with colour. You could even include s…

2May

The Process Of Double Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Label Printing Processes | 2 May 2016 |

You are probably wondering why anyone would print something twice. It is done primarily to have your company name, logo and other information as a backg…

25Apr

New Laws for Food Labels Begin on July 1, 2016

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Labelling Laws | 25 Apr 2016 |

In my blog on July 27, 2015, I forecasted that it's time to plan for new food labels . Well these days, Commonwealth, federal and territory ministers do…

8Apr

Printed Labels for Charity

By Ian Renton | Charity Labels | 8 Apr 2016 |

One thing we feature on our home page is that Renton's Labels is actually a division of Renton Management Services Pty Ltd, ABN 17 001 307 900. We are l…

15Mar

Use Chocolate Labels At Easter

By Ian Renton | Chocolate Labels | 15 Mar 2016 |

Easter is early in 2016. In fact, Good Friday is on March 25 this year. Maybe you wished your clients a Happy Christmas and thanked them for their busin…

7Mar

Use Event Labels To Spice Up Your Events

By Ian Renton | Event Labels | 7 Mar 2016 |

Apart from sporting events, one of the biggest annual events must be the Academy Awards. It was great to see so many Australians win awards earlier this…

15Feb

Important Questions You Must Ask Your Label Printing Company

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - General Knowledge | 15 Feb 2016 |

As a label printing company , we need to be ready for all kinds of uses for printed labels. When talking to your company that prints your product labels…

2Feb

Breakfast Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 2 Feb 2016 |

Last week, as students were going back to school, the importance of eating breakfast was being emphasised in the media. It seems that the trend of stude…

21Jan

The Importance Of Colour In Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Colours for Labels | 21 Jan 2016 |

Most companies involved in label printing will print your labels in colour but will not assist you with colour choices. It is not their job. They are pr…

13Jan

Printed Labels For Valentine's Day

By Ian Renton | Valentine's Day Labels | 13 Jan 2016 |

Christmas is well and truly over now. The next big celebration for Australians is Australia Day on January 26. This is a time for barbecues and picnics …

21Dec

Keep Your Product Labels Consistent

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 21 Dec 2015 |

You may be surprised to know that I have been doing the weekly shopping for myself and in more recent times for my wife and baby daughter for many years…

8Dec

Five Uses For Sticker Printing At Christmas Time

By Ian Renton | Christmas Labels | 8 Dec 2015 |

If you are in business, then in the lead up to Christmas you probably have a lot on your mind. If you are a retailer, then December might be your bigges…

23Nov

An Unusual Use for Warning Labels

By Ian Renton | Warning Labels | 23 Nov 2015 |

When most of us think of warning labels , we are probably thinking of any of the following: Cleaning labels on various kitchen chemical products to…

9Nov

The Five Biggest Trends In Label Printing Today

By Ian Renton | Trends in Label Printing | 9 Nov 2015 |

I tend to agree with Josh Roffman, the Vice-President of Product Management at Loftware, that the five biggest trends in label printing today are: …

7Oct

Your Olive Oil Labels Will Help You Sell More Olive Oil

By Ian Renton | Olive Oil Labels | 7 Oct 2015 |

You know your olive oil is as good as anything around. Your olive oil is extracted from the very best olives so how do you stand out from all of the oth…

1Sep

Legal Cosmetic Labels Prevent Allergies

By Ian Renton | Cosmetic Labels, Labelling Laws | 1 Sep 2015 |

Whenever you print product labels , you are subject to a variety of laws. These laws are designed to protect the consumer and ensure the consumer is inf…

27Jul

It's Time To Plan For New Food Labels

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 27 Jul 2015 |

Last week, the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and the Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce announced proposed new laws for food labels . These are to be …

7Jul

The Best Branded Product Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips, Product Labels | 7 Jul 2015 |

What makes some product labels better than others? Well, I did a Google search and came up with these images for the best branded product labels . So…

25May

The Strangest Warning Labels

By Ian Renton | Warning Labels | 25 May 2015 |

We live in a strange world today. Nothing is considered obvious. Everyone seeks to protect themselves from being sued, no matter how silly they may look…

21Apr

Are Award Winning Printed Labels Really The Best?

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous | 21 Apr 2015 |

Did you know that Australia and New Zealand compete with the best label printing designs from USA, Europe, Japan, China and India in an annual label des…

13Feb

How To Market Your Homemade Jam

By Ian Renton | Jam Labels, Marketing Your Food Products | 13 Feb 2015 |

It is great to make homemade jam and give it to friends and relatives. My late mother made magnificent apricot jam using dried apricots, sugar and passi…

10Nov

Use Your Food Labels To Educate Your Customers

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 10 Nov 2014 |

One of the challenges all business owners have is to educate your customers about what you do. What makes your product and service better than your comp…

14Oct

Your Honey Labels Will Help You Sell More Honey

By Ian Renton | Honey Labels, Label Design Tips | 14 Oct 2014 |

Your honey labels must be effective and eye-catching as in many cases, the first time your customers come in contact with your honey is through your lab…

16Sep

Use Jam Labels To Market Your Jam Effectively

By Ian Renton | Jam Labels, Marketing Your Food Products | 16 Sep 2014 |

According to an American survey in 2013, there is an average of 38,718 items per American supermarket. I have visited America several times and they onl…

18Aug

Do Product Labels Influence Buying Decisions?

By Ian Renton | Product Labels | 18 Aug 2014 |

Have you ever been to the supermarket and come back with much more than was on your list? Weve all done it. What prompted you to make these impulsive…

18Jul

Your Food Labels Must Highlight Your Benefits

By Ian Renton | Food Labels | 18 Jul 2014 |

Being in the food business brings with it obvious responsibilities. There are certainly government regulations regarding the manufacture of your food pr…

4Jul

Putting The Fun Back Into Label Printing

By Ian Renton | Label Printing - Miscellaneous, Product Labels | 4 Jul 2014 |

As a student of marketing for over 20 years, the biggest sin in marketing is to be boring and bland. The same goes for your printed labels . The las…

13Jun

Increase Your Sales By Having Better Designs For Your Printed Labels

By Ian Renton | Label Design Tips | 13 Jun 2014 |

There is a definite link between the sale of a product and the way it is marketed. And an important part of marketing is the printed label. Understandin…

5Jun

Product Labels In Relation To Imported And Exported Goods

By Ian Renton | Labelling Laws, Product Labels | 5 Jun 2014 |

The Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act of 1905 is over 100 years old but is still used to determine the legality of all imported products that come i…

28May

Make Sure Your Food Labels Are Legal

By Ian Renton | Food Labels, Labelling Laws | 28 May 2014 |

According to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 , Australian businesses must not provide any information to consumers that can be construed as being …

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