02 Dec

Fakes for the Holidays - "Better Watch Out"

Below is an article about counterfeit goods that really struck a chord.  There are so many products being counterfeited and so many ways that counterfeit goods are harmful.  It is truly an epidemic.  $1.77 Trillion is the 2015 Projected Value of Global Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods.

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14 Nov

What are you Selling? Who is your Customer?

We've recently found an excellent and thought-provoking essay on iBeacons and QR Codes.  Well, really, the article isn't about those technologies, it's about basic, age-old sales and marketing mantras - What are you selling? Who is your Customer? Where do you meet them in the marketplace? And[...]

26 Sep

Degrees of Separation

 Someone asked me the other day who our top competitors are in the area of anti-counterfeiting/brand protection.  As a business professional I should know this, right?  Shouldn’t even have to think about it.  But as we talked further it occurred to me that the challenge isn’t so much with us[...]

15 Jul

New Counterfeiting Gallery in D. C.'s Crime Museum

Did you know that there is a Crime Museum in Washington, D.C.?  I didn’t – but I received a Google Alert (subject anti-counterfeiting) about it recently because the Museum just opened a permanent exhibit about counterfeiting, a crime that is increasingly being recognized as one of great impact. [...]

06 Jun

Interpol Announces Their "Turn Back Crime" Series

We focus a lot of our time working with customers and prospective customers who are looking for anti-counterfeiting solutions.  And so we focus a lot of our time on learning about this market. In many ways it’s like any other market – products, prices, channels of distribution, etc.  But, in[...]

22 Apr

Manufacturing, Millenials, and Robotics

Autoline is a PBS show that discusses all things automotive. This week, the show is about “Manufacturing’s New Generation” – a really interesting look at manufacturing in the 21st century – how it’s changing, and how it has to change to attract younger workers.

From their web site: Though[...]

11 Apr

The Label Printers Wins TLMI’s Eugene Singer Award For Management Excellence

The Label Printers has once again won TLMI’s Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence.  Bill Kane, The Label Printers Chief Executive said, “We don’t run our business to win awards – but awards are a good outcome of a business well run. The Eugene Singer Award is always an honor – and a[...]

28 Feb

The Label Printers Sponsors Geneva [IL] High School's FIRST Robotics Team

The Label Printers has been a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) sponsor for six years.  It's an outstanding program.  There are so many studies about the global market - and how important it is for kids to get interested in the STEM (Science, Technology,[...]

23 Dec

The Label Printers Wins Environmental Awards – TLMI’s Environmental Leadership Award, and the State of Illinois’ Governor’s Sustainability Award

The Label Printers has won two prestigious awards for their efforts in making the company’s operations more environmentally sound and sustainable.  The company has won TLMI’s (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) Environmental Leadership Award for the second time in a row (the first time a[...]

08 Nov

The Label Printers was a Gold Sponsor for the 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference in Dublin, Ireland

The Label Printers’ Chief Executive, Bill Kane, and Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell recently returned from Dublin, Ireland where they attended the 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference – co-hosted by INTERPOL and An Garda Síochána in partnership with[...]

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