19 Jul

Luxury Brand Labels: Ways to Set Your Product Above the Rest

Whether it’s designer handbags, premium vodka, or top-end electronics, luxury products are aspirational and desirable. And it’s not just because of the products themselves: Luxury brands carefully manage the entire consumer experience, from the personal attention of expert salespeople to the[...]

23 Mar

Scary-but-True Facts on Counterfeit Goods in America

When people think of “counterfeiting,” they tend to think of counterfeit money. However, there is a hugely lucrative market for counterfeit goods, with cheap knockoffs that attempt to imitate the real thing. Sometimes the imitator is easy to spot, but sometimes they can fool even the savviest[...]

21 Nov

What 50 Years of Experience Can Teach the Label Industry

Like anyone, we always feel good when we hear people saying kind things about us. This story about us is especially gratifying as it not only spotlights our 50-year Anniversary but also shines a light on our own Lori Campbell. We benefit every day from Lori’s leadership and the insights she[...]

17 Apr

A Little Program We’ve Been Working on For the Last Forty-Nine Years

In our Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration post, we launched our celebration of The Label Printers 50th year in business. As noted in that piece, during the company’s second year in business we completed our first job for Underwriters Laboratories, now known as UL. No one could have guessed back in[...]

08 Mar

What Do Hoverboards, UL, and Mark Cuban Have In Common?

One of this past Christmas’ “hot toys” was the hoverboard.  As is often the case with “hot” anything, products are rushed to market to meet that demand.   And, as is also often the case, that rush to market may mean potential issues with the “hot” product – such as the exploding batteries and[...]

20 Oct

The Label Printers A Platinum Sponsor of the 2015 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference

The Label Printers’ Chief Executive, Bill Kane, and Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell recently returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where they attended the 2015 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference – co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Ministry of Security,[...]

20 Oct

Say It Ain’t So, Joe – oh, wait, wrong Chicago baseball team

The Chicago Cubs make the playoffs – and counterfeit playoff tickets hit the market

Chicago media have published articles recently about fake tickets to the Chicago Cubs playoff games.  The Cubs are famously searching for their first World Series win since 1908, and their fans are eager to pay[...]

29 Sep

Fakes and Fire Safety

Eaton has an interesting video/infographic on Fire Safety – 4 Things You Should Know About Counterfeits – thatthey were sharing earlier this month as a back to school “primer” for educational institutions.

As the world’s largest supplier of labels to UL, and a company with expertise in the[...]

07 Aug

Fakes, Fakes, and More Fakes

Consumer Reports, the Associated Press and the New York Times have all featured recent articles about the products that counterfeiters “fake” – the Threats those fakes pose to consumers, and the Impacts they have on the companies and their employees who make the real products.

Some stats from[...]

17 Jul

If It Can Be Made, It Can Be Faked

 

Think That Counterfeits Are Only High End Goods?  How About Table Salt?

China National Salt Industry Corporation (CNSIC) is China's largest state-owned enterprise of salt producers and suppliers. Its annual output has reached approximately 12 million tons, of which approximately one-third is[...]

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