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

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[...]

07 Jul

Fighting Fakes Around the Globe

 

Interpol’s Turn Back Crime Campaign Wins the 2015 Global Media Award Europol’s IPCrime Unit Wins the 2015 Global Anti-counterfeiting Awards

        

The Label Printers is proud of our continuing involvement with and sponsorship of the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference[...]

08 May

Trying to Quit Smoking? Will This Help?

 

Counterfeit cigarettes 'high in heavy metals'

A study of counterfeit cigarettes seized in the US supply chain has found that are almost always loaded with lead and cadmium, heavy metals known to be hazardous to health.

17 Apr

Knocking Out Knock Offs: Brand Protection & The World of Counterfeits

[An article by Chief of Operations, Lori Campbell, appearing in FTA's April 16 FLEXO Prepress]

I think it is safe to assume that I’m not the only one in the converting industry who scrutinizes labels on products and in stores. Don’t you sometimes just look at a print and let out a “tsk tsk” over[...]

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.

As[...]

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