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Key Benefits of RFID in Warehouse

Looking for ways to incorporate RFID in your customer's warehouse? Here are some common uses for RFID in this setting.

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Beginning in 2012, OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard was amended to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, also known as GHS. Learn more about these important safety labels, and how you can help your customers.

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Thermal Transfer Ribbon Options

Do your customers want to know more about the different types of ribbons? Here is our guide to explain the different ribbon types and their uses.

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Cold Resistant Labels

Extreme cold temperatures present some of the most challenging conditions for labels. Take a closer look at the effects cold can have and how you can help ensure your customer’s labels will perform in low temperatures.

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Matching Label Supplies to Printer

Here are our reasons for why you want to have the correct label supplies for your printer.

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Top Ten Label Markets

Label sales have remained strong despite all the ups and downs of the last couple of years. We expect these ten markets to remain strong for label sales.

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Buying Labels From a Distributor

Here is a guide to explain why it's beneficial for customers to buy labels through a Value-Added Reseller instead of a manufacturer.

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Color Basics

Color plays a huge role in the design of labels that are meant to stand out, attract customers or portray consistent branding. Learn some of the basics of how to design and print with color, as well as how to avoid some of the common pitfalls.

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Warehouse Safety Signs and Labels

One of the most affordable and effective ways to enhance warehouse safety is by implementing warehouse safety signs and labels. Learn more.

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Reflective Vinyl

Reflective vinyl label tape is a specialized thermal print media infused with light reflective plastic particles. It provides high visibility both at night and in the daytime.

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Choosing the Right Label Materials

When creating a label, there can be a lot of materials to choose from. Learn more about the basics of label materials and find out which ones are right for your customers' needs.

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Six Label Questions

Getting the right label for the job requires asking the right questions. Asking your label customers these six questions will give us all the information we need about the label construction - so we can get you a quick, accurate quote.

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RFID Walmart Validation Steps

Walmart RFID Submittal

Essential steps to prepare for and submit RFID tags to the Auburn University RFID Lab to comply with the Walmart RFID mandate.

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Basics of Digital Label Printing

Digital printing technology has revolutionized the label industry with options for short and medium print runs, variable printing and high-quality printing on a wide variety of print surfaces and label stock.

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RFID Retail Mandates

RFID Retail Mandates

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the essential steps to comply with retailer RFID label mandates.

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Mobile Citation Printing Supplies

Municipalities and parking authorities looking to streamline and economize their citation processes are increasingly looking to mobile parking citation printing, or ecitations. Learn more about the benefits and supplies needed for mobile citations.

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Sustainable Labels

Overview of sustainable label options as well as pricing and availability considerations

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Sustainable Label Production

To appeal to larger brands and environmentally conscious consumers, you should look for sustainable suppliers. DLS takes several key steps to ensure the sustainability of our label production.

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Understanding the Value of Trade Shows

Learn how trade shows and conferences are valuable for our team, as well as why you should consider adding them to your marketing plan.

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Healthcare Labels - Key Communication for Patient Safety

Labels play an extremely important role in medical facilities. A wide variety of label types can help to organize workflow and improve efficiency; secure and track patient documents, medication and specimens; comply with regulatory requirements; and reduce errors to enhance patient safety.

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2022 Label Industry QA

With all the current supply chain issues, allocations and oppressive price increases, we caught up with our CEO, Jim Kersten, to get a better sense where he sees things headed the balance of 2022.

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Vinyl Label Tape - A Durable Alternative

Vinyl label tape is a durable label choice for industrial, commercial, or manufacturing label applications including labels, signs, tags or identification in a harsh environment. Learn more about the ways your customers can benefit from this versatile material.

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Barcodes v RFID

Auto-ID labels like barcodes and RFID are both used to track and capture information about products, assets and inventory. So what is the difference? And which one is right for your customers?

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Supply Chain Label Solutions

Labeling is a critical component to a well-managed supply chain process. Any warehouse, regardless of its capacity, can reduce labor costs by implementing supply chain label solutions.

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Linerless Labels

Linerless labels are a greener alternative to traditional pressure sensitive labels. Learn about the additional benefits of linerless labels as well as some of their uses.

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Improve Customer Interactions While Selling More Labels

As a salesperson and reseller, it’s important to grow and improve your customer interactions. Now more than ever, to stay ahead of your competitors, you must offer them exceptional customer service. Every interaction counts. DLS knows your reputation matters.

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2021 State of Label Industry

The label industry has never been busier. But the high demand for labels, supply chain interruptions and an inflationary environment are also creating industry-wide challenges. Learn more about these challenges and how you can help your customers navigate them.

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An Introduction to Cannabis Labels

As a DLS distributor, you have access to our custom print capabilities that allow you to quote cannabis and CBD projects. Target this market during this crucial growth period with DLS as your guide.

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2021 raw label update

2021 Raw Materials Update

DLS CEO, Jim Kersten discusses the market dynamics behind what has become an excessively long, erratic production and shipping process for labels.

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Brand Protection Labels

Brand Protection Labels help thwart counterfeiters. Counterfeit and stolen products, from medication to electronics, account for a staggering market share. Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods are worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, or around 2.5% of global imports.

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HP Indigo Cannabis Labels

HP Indigo print capabilities can help you and your label customers meet a number of challenges unique to the cannabis industry.

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Direct Thermal vs Thermal Transfer Labels

What labels are right for your customer? Learn more about the differences between thermal transfer and direct thermal labels so you can give your customers accurate recommendations.

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Outdoor Labels

Outdoor labels need to withstand a mix of wind, sun and rain, as well as extreme heat, cold or both. Learn more about the effects that the outdoors can have on labels, what you can do to help minimize these effects, and what types of companies depend on outdoor labels.

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How to Sell Labels

Labels are important to most businesses. From product labels to shipping labels, many companies have a label need. It’s a segment of the print industry that continues to grow and change over time.

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Ten Benefits of Partnering with DLS

Why should you choose DLS? When you work with DLS, you get more than just a label supplier, you get a partner. Our motto is "We only succeed when you do." This means that we do everything we can to help you succeed—by providing the tools and services you need to sell more labels. Want to learn more? We've created this brief video highlighting 10 Benefits of Working with DLS.

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Advantages of Flexographic Printing

At Diversified Labeling Solutions, we use the flexographic printing process to create custom and stock labels for our customers. Besides labels, flexographic printing can be done on tag, metallic films, plastics, and fabric.

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Warehouse Label Installation Outsourcing

Seven reasons to outsource warehouse label installation and use a professional warehouse label installation like DLSwarehouse.

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California Prop 65 Warning Labels

DLS offers Prop 65 compliant custom labels for products sold to California. As of August 2018, your customers need to be compliant.

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HP Indigo Benefits

We continue to be impressed with the capabilities of our HP Indigo 6900. Curious if this print technology can benefit your customers? Here are some of the benefits.

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Connecting with Distributors

As a trade-only label converter, our customers are our sales team. DLS works hard to reach distributor customers through digital marketing, networking events and industry organizations.

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