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Direct to Plate (DTP) for Flexographic Label Printing

In recent years, DTP technology, sometimes referred to as digital platemaking, has become the standard for top quality photopolymer platemaking in the label printing industry. As the name implies, DTP eliminates the costly and time consuming photographic film processing steps by transferring the digital art files to an electronic laser imager which directly etches or […]

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New Customer Discount on Flexographic Labels!

One of the biggest obstacles for creating a new label project (or any printing project) is the Preparation Cost.  Prep charges are those costs that are required in order to create the best possible printed piece as per the customers requirements.  The three components of these costs for any custom flexographic label (including Food Labels, Promotional […]

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How to answer all of your custom label questions

TECH TALK Have a Technical question or problem? Our award winning tech service and production management team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of label printing and manufacturing including: Art & Prepress Platemaking Label stock materials Face stocks Adhesives Liners Printing processes Die cutting Inspection and finishing Label Application If you […]

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Digital Label Printing vs. Flexographic Label Printing

Label Printing and Manufacturing: Digital vs. Flexography The label industry was first impacted by digital printing in 1993 with the introduction of the Indigo Omnius digital press. While the Indigo label press employs an ink based digital/offset print technology, other systems include toner based, heat fusion technology or direct ink jet printing, either water based […]

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3 items to have ready when you place your rush custom label order

Turnaround time on orders is becoming one of the most frequently asked questions in the label printing industry.  The average industry turnaround is about 2 weeks, sometimes 3 weeks on new orders.  Rush orders, generally speaking, are orders that are needed in hand in ten days or less. If you have a custom label request […]

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Valley Forge Tape & Label Co., Inc. goes to the Extreme!

Valley Forge Tape & Label Co., Inc. recently received a call from the Design Producer for the Television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  Extreme Makeover renovates homes for people who are experiencing financial problems or some other kind of stress, like health problems or a recent death in the family. The Design Producer, who reports to […]

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