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Profoundly Small

July 20, 2015


Gold is NOT the New Black

March 17, 2015


The world may never be the same after a minor-freak out over a dress that looked both blue and black and white and gold.

At Associated Labels, we promise we’ll never make you think you’re going insane over the colour of your label printing, pouch printing, or flexible packaging printing. Blue is blue and gold is gold, and in order to make sure that is always true, Associated Labels invests in cutting edge ink and colour matching technology to insure we are the leaders in the label printing and packaging industry.


Our label printing facility is the first in Canada to incorporate the Pantone Digital Library,  X-Rite IFS and Color IQC colour matching system. “This program reviews and analyzes every aspect of colour operations— from preflight, file preparation and proofing, to ink formulation and mixing, and process control in the pressroom. This creates total quality management based on industry best practices and procedures that drive consistent and repeatable colour.”

Associated Labels is proud to announce its partnership with Sun Chemical, the largest ink supplier in the world.


Associated Labels uses X-Rite Ink Formulation Software which provides a fast, accurate and consistent ink formulation, storage, approval and retrieval solutions for flexographic, gravure and screen-printing inks. It formulates any colour from the Pantone Colour Book or library consistently and accurately.


Whether approving production samples or finished goods, Associated Labels employs the X-Rite Color IQC for colour control. It’s the industry’s most complete set of quality control features, which includes: colour standards, tolerances, and measurement conditions.


All inks at Associated Labels are mixed using an automated digital dispensing system that offers the highest degree of colour accuracy possible, batch after batch.

End of the day, this all means you’ll never have the same problem as @swiked did on Twitter:

So I just looked at this like, it’s blue and black obviously and all my friends were like no it’s blue and gold. Now I’m super confused, what is eyesight?

Undeniably Awesome Digital Label Printing

February 20, 2015


Think about what digital technology did to your TV, now imagine that same high definition technology being used to print your labels and flexible packaging. Like dolphins on the Nature Channel your digital labels will look undeniably awesome. If our ocean-going mammalian counterparts of the sea is too much of a stretch for your brain, think about how you feel when you watch Georges St-Pierre in the UFC Octagon, it’s impossible to look away! That’s how we get when we see your labels being printed digitally – the details POP like a flyweight kick in the mouth.

Associated Labels, always leads when it comes to printing technology. We invest in technology because it keeps your labels and packaging looking fresh. Last year we upgraded our Digital Printing Division with the HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press. HP call it the most productive, flexible and high-quality solution for printing digital labels and digitally produced flexible packaging.

The Digital Label Printing Division enables Associated Labels to meet growing requirements for shorter run lengths and higher print quality. Innovation in digital label printing is offering a wealth of opportunity for brands. Digital print is having a great impact on how brands behave and interact with consumers, opening up new opportunities for instant connection and gratification. Digital printing enables brands to optimize time, energy and rewards and create more tailored experiences for their consumers by creating print that sits seamlessly within an integrated world.

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