We wish our customers, suppliers, and employees a Happy New Year. Thank you for a great 2019 at JH Bertrand. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Use these tips to save a lot of money.
- Do you actually need a booklet label? Take a serious look at your text to see if it can be pared down. Certainly, a single-ply label is cheaper than a booklet label.
- Increase Volumes. The larger your run, the cheaper each label is.
- Use a foldout rather than a stapled or glued booklet. Paper that folds out is cheaper than a stapled or glued booklet.
- Reduce Colors.
- Standardize Sizes. It’s cheaper to have fewer sizes and more volume with those sizes rather than a lot of small runs with a variety of sizes. We can sequential run the projects. Fewer setups saves money.
- Don’t print the base label. Companies print the base label when they want a label to remain if the booklet is removed. If your product has a label in addition to the booklet label, you can save money by not printing the base label.
- Use an existing die size. Booklet Label dies are expensive. If you can use a die size we have on hand, you won’t have to buy a die.
- Follow the supplied template. Many of our customers like to do their own art based on a template we supply. This is fine if you follow it. If you don’t follow it such as not watching “copy hold-ins”, we will have to fix it which may create art chargebacks.
- Eliminate tabs. Many booklet label manufacturers like to add tabs because tabs supposedly make the booklet labels easier to open. In truth, booklet labels are easy to open without a tab. Furthermore, tabs add a step in the process which increases costs and reduces label manufacturing speed.