…. All with CQL Pro Labeling Software
In the labeling industry, it’s no secret that having in-house labeling software can improve efficiency, saving time and money by effortlessly managing the combination of artwork and data that make up a label file.
With the help of professional labeling software, like CQL Pro, artwork can exist in various image types like png, jpg, pdf, tiff, etc. Data can come from multiple data sources such as your company’s ERP or another external database. Additionally, enjoy the ability to add other common label elements, such as barcodes, QR codes, date of manufacture, expiration dates, lot codes, etc.
Label Image Types
If you’re looking to print high-quality labels, it requires a suitable, high-quality printing file. Here’s a brief outline for anyone who may be newer to the industry:
Vector: vector graphics are mathematically-drawn points, lines, curves, and shapes. When scaling a vector image file, as it’s not low resolution, there’s no loss of quality, so it can be sized to your desired scale. Vectors are widely used for logos, line art, 3-D renderings, text, and variable data like barcodes.
Raster: raster graphics consist of individual, colored pixels that compose a single image. While great for photographic elements and textures, these files can be sized smaller but not larger as it’ll compromise the resolution quality. A sufficient resolution of at least 300dpi is recommended for these to avoid poor print quality. ( jpg, png, and tiffs are common raster image types)
PDF: As PDFs can use both vector and raster graphics, they’re typically the optimal choice for label designs.
How Can CQL Pro Labeling Software Help?
First, what exactly is CQL Pro? Compatible with any label printer in the market with a Windows® driver, CQL Pro is AstroNova’s advanced labeling software that allows users to easily design and print custom labels for color and monochrome label printers. Complete with Label Designer and Print Manager, users can create and edit label designs, design printer profiles, and easily monitor or create print jobs across any label printer model.
With an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, this software makes creating and accessing your label files simple and allows users to quickly print multiple jobs with differing designs and varying quantities, all without interruption.
Additional features include a label converter for easy conversion, job monitoring for in-process print jobs, and an easy-access launcher with shortcuts to your recent designs, print manager, print jobs, and more.
Learn more about CQL Pro labeling software and how integrating it can help you design, manage, and print your labels in-house.
Download CQL Pro today for a FREE, full-featured 30-day trial!
Questions? Let us know, we’re here to help!
At AstroNova, we offer a total labeling solution. We provide the tools you need to integrate production efficiencies into your business and keep up with industry demands from a wide variety of label printers, materials, technical support, training, and a library of support videos. Contact us to schedule a free, web-based demonstration and to speak with one of our specialists!
Learn How to Surprise and Delight Customers and Why it’s so Important in Today’s Market
Everyone loves to receive and open a package. Regardless of age, the anticipation someone feels when their package arrives and it’s time to dig in is a universal feeling. Now more than ever, with saturated markets and ever-changing marketing tactics, brands are fighting to find ways to stand out from the crowd, build brand loyalty, and satisfy current customers. One way to create an impressive, valuable experience? Create a unique unboxing experience for your customers.
Understanding an Unboxing
What is an unboxing experience exactly? To put it simply, it’s the act of unpacking a box or package that strives to create a memorable experience and interaction with a customer when first unboxing a product. This is an effective way to gain a competitive edge over the competition and stay top-of-mind for customers. First impressions count – use the tactics below to create positive interactions and promote your brand.
Build your Brand
This may seem like the most obvious piece, but brand your packaging and, more importantly, make it unique to your brand. Above all, creating this type of experience for your customers is an excellent way to stand out against competitors and build brand loyalty. This gives you an opportunity to garner a response from your customers – studies have shown 40% of consumers are more likely to make repeat purchases from a vendor that stands out and has premium packaging.
Personalize the Packaging
Everyone wants to feel special. So, you can ensure your customers feel valued by adding simple touches to make the experience memorable. For instance, examples of this include notes within the package or personalized messages.
Utilize Unique Materials
Consumers crave sustainability and are conscious of a brand’s values and priorities. Therefore, opt for reusable or environmentally-friendly materials and avoid appearing wasteful or careless, which can ultimately be harmful to your brand image—looking for high-performance, eco-friendly options? Browse GetLabels.com for a variety of materials to meet this demand.
Customers Will Market for You
Personalizing your packaging or creating a WOW unboxing experience for customers may seem like an unjustifiable cost. But, people enjoy sharing positive or unique experiences. Now, thanks to the power of the internet and with online unboxing videos being wildly popular, a single customer’s experience can be seen by any number of people with a simple upload or share. This creates an authentic experience that people enjoy viewing, and others may anticipate having the same experience themselves, encouraging a purchase, or creating simple brand recognition at the very least.
Trusted Solutions to Make Your Products Pop and Get You Started
QuickLabel QL-300 – a five-color tabletop digital label printer with the added capability of printing in white, allowing you to expand your labeling possibilities. This system enables brand owners to create high-quality labels with the utmost durability, ensure a competitive cost of ownership, and set their brand apart with vibrant, impactful product labels.
TrojanLabel T3-OPX – this wide-format overprinting system is designed to print on a wide variety of ink-receptive surfaces such as cardboard, postcards, boxes, paper bags, wooden planks, or thicker objects like blister envelopes or folded boxes ready for shipment. Create a variety of customized pieces with the T3-OPX.
TrojanLabel T2-C – a one-of-a-kind, a high-volume tabletop label printing press that incorporates the features and functionality of a traditional large production press into a footprint small enough to fit into any size print department. This solution also offers the opportunity to print glossy and polypropylene labels guaranteed to make your branding shine.
TrojanLabel T2-L – the world’s first industrial-grade, professional digital press for flexible packaging utilizing water-based inks. This flexible packaging water-based inkjet press also comes with inline cold lamination. Therefore, the T2-L accommodates a wide range of flexible packaging solutions, expanding your options and unboxing possibilities.
Interested in any of the above labeling solutions? Let us know. We’re here to help!
At AstroNova, we offer a total labeling solution. Above all, we provide the tools you need to integrate production efficiencies into your business and keep up with industry demands. From a wide variety of label printers, materials, technical support, training, and a library of support videos. Contact us to schedule a free, web-based demonstration and to speak with one of our specialists!
Essential Oil Labeling –
the rules, regulations, and solutions
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils.
A trusted partner in the essential oils industry, doTERRA defines essential oils as naturally occurring, aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.
For hundreds of years, essential oils have been used for medicinal, beauty, and cleaning treatments. So how can you make your oils stand out from the rest?
1. We Make Label Creation Simple
We know that makers of essential oil products don’t just need a lot of labels – they need a lot of different labels.
Instead of dealing with the hassle of an outside printing vendor, with the risk of costly re-prints, overstock, delayed shipments, or wasted expenses, we give you the ability to control everything in-house.
Our in-house color label printers print labels in any quantity. They are perfect for short-runs of seasonal products and ideal for printing custom labels for new scents, sizes, and formulations. That means growing your line of essential oils doesn’t have to be difficult. With a QuickLabel printer, you can start printing off your new scents as soon as they are designed.
What’s more, our printers are designed to be user-friendly and specifically designed for narrow labels.
That means you can focus on creating beautiful aromas, and we can take care of the rest.
2. We Meet All Labeling Rules & Regulations
As you know, being a producer of personal care products in the USA, your essential oil labels must comply with the FDA standards.
With a QuickLabel printer, you can print ingredients lists, allergen warnings, barcodes, organic and natural certifications on demand; ultimately giving you the advantage of keeping up with the constant changes being made to label requirements as they go into effect.
We’ll help keep you one step ahead and easily producing FDA-compliant labels.
3. We Let Your Beauty Shine Through
We want your labels to be as beautiful as you’ve imagined.
At QuickLabel, we know the importance of personalization. Your brand has to be able to tell your company’s story to stand out from the crowd. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our label printers allow for complete customization of your labels. And they don’t only look good on screen.
Our label printers have the ability to print in up to 1600 dpi at 12 inches per second. That’s fast, photo-quality imagery!
Especially helpful for narrow labels, our systems precisely print 3-point font to list every ingredient, percentage, and note you need.
5. Finally, We Are Always Here For You
You can always reach out to us without hesitation. With representatives throughout the nation and around the globe, we are here for you.
Having over 40 years of experience and reliability, we not only have the support but the resources to guarantee the best quality product on the market.
Interested in our in-house color label printers?
Contact us today to start learning more or set up a free in-person demonstration.