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Is it time to break up with your label supplier?

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Aug 19, 2016 2:03:49 PM

Does your label supplier give you what you need?  Do they provide you with customer service?  Do they respond in a timely manner to your questions and concerns?  Do they provide you with a durable solution built to withstand the test of time?

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Topics: Durable Decals: Select a Supplier

Rapid Response Centers: The Benefits

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Aug 9, 2016 9:34:44 AM


When your company depends on labels arriving on a timely basis, it is important they are there when you need them.  Can you count on your current label provider to provide labels even if there is an issue at their production facility?

DuraMark provides a system of Rapid Response Centers (RRCs) that are located in 3 states across the country in Westfield, Indiana, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and Woodinville, Washington. 

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Topics: Rapid Response Centers

Stupid Stickers Can Get You Sued

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Jun 22, 2016 8:19:34 AM


In a world of "sue happy" people, one would think that we would be more aware of labeling.  For the most part, we go about our daily business not really paying attention to the labels that are around us.   We mindlessly use our washing machine, drive our cars, use our hair dryers and don't usually take the time to read the labels of the products we are using.  However, when something doesn't go as planned while using a product, a warning label becomes important.

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Topics: Durable Labels

Summer Begins, Construction Equipment Rolls In

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Jun 14, 2016 1:41:30 PM


As summer begins, so does summer construction.  As most of us find this season to be a bit frustrating with longer travel times and detours, we understand it is something that must be done to keep our roads running smoothly later.

Each year, thousands of construction workers continuously work with equipment that is necessary and beneficial to the projects, but that can be dangerous to the operator or bystanders if not used properly.  This is where the application of safety labels on the equipment is important to protect the onsite workers as well as those who are around the area.

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Topics: Construction Equipment

The Importance of Lean

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Jun 7, 2016 10:51:05 AM


Duramark Technologies strives to assist their customers in achieving a lean manufacturing process with our durable label solutions.  With the value DuraMark sees in lean processes, the entire company has recently began an effort to make the entire building lean.  To accomplish this goal, the employees at the Westfield location have been divided into 3 teams that are working to improve lean processes in production, the kitchen and the restrooms.
Each team is competing to see which can create the best process
. After each team has completed their plan, they are to execute it for a month.  At the end of that month, the teams that created plans for other areas of the building will switch areas they are responsible for and test the process of the team before them and make any improvements they think will help improve the process.

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing

Labeling Agricultural Equipment

Posted by Stacy Gudas on May 19, 2016 2:17:50 PM


With farming season underway for most farmers, the importance of warning labels and equipment is relevant for those using the equipment.  Agricultural equipment is safe, but in order for it to be safe, it must be used correctly.  When used incorrectly, dangers accompanied with injuries become more prevalent.

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Topics: Agricultural Equipment

Construction Equipment and Durable Labels

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Apr 25, 2016 1:58:52 PM


Construction is an industry surrounded with the potential for injury.  According to OSHA statistics, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites.  The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.

 

 

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Topics: Construction Equipment

Variable Data and Its Benefits

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Apr 18, 2016 12:25:57 PM


What is variable data?

Variable data is just data that varies, right?  Yes, but there is more to it that can add value to your labels and the value they can bring to your manufacturing process and end product.

 

Variable data allows for the manufacturer to provide a label that can be modified from label to label that is specific to the product being manufactured.  Some information is able to remain unchanged or static, while the other information can vary from label to label.

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The Anatomy of a Durable Label

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Apr 8, 2016 3:46:24 PM


One durable label contains multiple parts.  Each of these parts are important to include and can have an impact on the end user and their safety as well as contributing to the visual appeal of the product.  Below are the different parts of a label to consider when making sure to meet safety standards to keep your end user informed and safe and your company out of court!

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Topics: Anatomy of a Durable Label

Kitting: Parts of a Kit

Posted by Stacy Gudas on Apr 1, 2016 2:30:00 PM


Kits aren't something that are new to the label industry.  Most manufacturers have been accosted by the sticker guy at a sales show or who shows up at their company to sell stickers on a sheet that will "fit their needs".  However, are these sticker sheets really getting the job done?

Technology has evolved over the years, as should your labels and the process you use.  Settling for mass produced quantities of generic kits is a thing of the past.

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Topics: Kitting