Direct to Plate (DTP) for Flexographic Label Printing

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | June 3, 2015

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 …

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3 Steps to Creating a UL Recognized Label

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | January 9, 2014

If you discover that you are going to need  UL Recognized Labels, follow the 3 steps below: As a new client, you will need to register with UL on their website. After you register, you will request a quote from UL for the recognition of …

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New Customer Discount on Flexographic Labels!

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | June 10, 2013

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 …

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How to answer all of your custom label questions

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | April 25, 2013

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 …

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Digital Label Printing vs. Flexographic Label Printing

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | March 11, 2013

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 …

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

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | February 20, 2013

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 …

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MicroMate® Labels – 17 years and going strong

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | January 29, 2013

MicroMate® is not a household word for most people but for Valley Forge Tape & Label, the name means a great deal – and has an interesting history. Back in the 1990’s a very good customer ask if we could develop a special kind of …

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A few quick tips regarding foil stamping

By Valley Forge Tape & Label | January 23, 2013

When looking for a way to have your label stand out from others, many people look into the option of Foil Stamping.  I sat down with the Valley Forge Tape & Label Co., Inc. Vice President and General Manager, Dennis Hulton, to discuss Hotfoil printing as …

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